Humanity for Horses is a 501C3 non-profit organization, Tax ID:27-4116043. It was birthed in 2012 when a law was passed, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA. The reason for this name is obvious – humanity must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. We are dedicated to rescuing and saving animals that have been abandoned, abused or dumped.  We have made a commitment to always be a home to hundreds of horses. 

Today, over 650 animals, 500 of them being horses, live at the sanctuary. Because 99% of the horses we rescue are very injured, sick or lame, Humanity for Horses is really just a very large hospital. It is a hospice to some, a hospital to others and a spa to those who have healed. Our policy is that no one is ever adopted out.  This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment.

The sanctuary has become a home where animals sometimes find their birth families that they were previously separated from, or fall in love with new partners. Unbeknownst to us, several that have been saved were or are pregnant, so we had to build special birthing shelters.  We are a United Nations of animals because we also save and home alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, mules, donkeys, cows, guinea hens and geese.  As well, we support off-site homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, peacocks, pigs, chinchillas and birds.

We are blessed to have a corporate sponsor that supports all our administrative costs.  Therefore, 100% of donations are allocated to taking care of our angelic animals, who we call Avatars.  The sanctuary is located on 3,000 acres at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California.


Saving thoroughbreds is one of our most important missions.  Right from the inception of Humanity for Horses, we have rescued more thoroughbreds from the feed lots than any other breed of horse. The atrocity is that once a thoroughbred has broken down, to no fault of their own, and can no longer win anyone money, far too often they are sent to feedlots to be sold to slaughter houses.  Our goal is to rescue as many Thoroughbreds as possible.  In truth, the racetrack industry must be held accountable for their abuse, or simply stopped. 

We have a relationship with nonprofits that try to rehome thoroughbreds.  However, more often than not, they are too injured to be ridden.  Therefore, we love when they come to us, so that they can live out their lives being served by humanity, rather than being inappropriately used by humanity.

Recently the Humane Society of the United States put out a call for help.  This is what they wrote:

“In the world of horse racing, many unscrupulous trainers prioritize winning over the lives of horses. Between the multitude of performance enhancing drugs injected into these beautiful animals, and the lack of uniform medication policy or punishments, racehorses are at major risk.

No victory in a race is worth the amount of pain and suffering these drugs can cause in horses. In the worst cases, injured horses are drugged and forced to race, which can result in tragic falls, collapses and even death.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act has passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives! It’s now up to the Senate to pass this bill in order to restore fairness to the sport of horseracing and improve the welfare of racehorses. This bill will ban race-day medication, create a national and uniform medication policy, increase out-of-competition testing and improve racetrack safety. Your Senators need to hear from you, today! Please help protect racehorses.”

Please pay attention to this.  Horses are such magnificent souls.  They deserve our attention and caring.


Research completed by equine veterinarians has compared the stages of human ages to horse ages.
According to the research, here at the sanctuary, we have many horses who are 100 years and older in human years!

Over 100 years old in human years