Mandate for Humanity for Horses
Though our goal is to rescue and save as many horses as possible, we also extend our hearts and hands to other breeds who desperately need a home. On-site we presently have 442 horses who live with minis, ponies, sheep, mules, donkeys, alpacas, goats, llamas, chickens, guinea hens, geese and cats. Off-site we house rabbits, cats, dogs, chinchillas, birds, a rooster and a few guinea pigs.
We welcome all these souls to our magnificent H4H family. We feel blessed to be able to do this because we truly believe that an animal saved is an angel secured.
SAVE AN ANIMAL • SAVE AN ANGEL • BE AN ANGEL • SAVE AN ANIMAL
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. Fortunately, after much hard work, in January 2014, the U.S. Government effectively revoked horse slaughter.
The more money we can raise, the more animals we can save. We are completely dedicated and devoted to putting an end to their needless suffering and untimely deaths. We provide them sanctuary for the rest of their lives and no animal is adopted out. This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment. Since we opened, we have also helped other animal rescues in financial need or stress.
To date, we have rescued over 700 animals. People who come to the sanctuary, whether they be staff, farriers, veterinarians, visitors or those delivering horses, have all had the same reaction. When they first enter the gate, they have stated that they felt overwhelmed with a sense of peace and hope. It could be the way we have thought out and built the sanctuary, but we suspect that the animals are sending this message. When animals come in, we always try to tune into who they would like to live with. We have all felt that families are being reunited.
One of our major concerns is the Thoroughbreds. Our primary focus is to take in the Thoroughbreds that are too injured to go into any other program. We have become known as The Place of Last Hope. We are committed to nurture and doctor them for the rest of their lives. However, they do participate in a hugging program we have. The Thoroughbreds and other breeds that can be healed will be trained for our up and coming therapeutic programs.
Because 99% of the horses we rescue are very injured, sick or lame, Humanity for Horses is really just a very large hospital. Sometimes we think we are likened to all the big children’s hospitals, but we are dedicated to animals. We have recently purchased a laser which has helped considerably. We have had great success with the healing process, but very few of our animals can heal 100%. They have just been through too much wear, tear, starvation or abuse. However rare, when one can run, we turn them out into a large pasture to go like the wind, but even with this, we must be careful and not overdo it. The victory of seeing them saved and cared for makes our hearts sing and our souls soar.
100% of donations are allocated to taking care of our angelic animals. We are blessed to have a corporate sponsor that supports all our administrative costs. The sanctuary is located on 388 acres at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California.