Humanity for Horses is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.


Humanity for Horses is Accredited by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee.


Humanity for Horses is grateful to TCA for being the recipient of a grant to support the care of our Thoroughbreds!



Thank you California Retirement Management Account (CARMA)! Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee for 2015.



Thank you to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)! Humanity for Horses is so thankful for your financial assistance.



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 It was birthed in 2012 when a law was revoked, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA.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 eliminated 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 500 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.

Protect U.S. Horses Now

In July, The House of Representatives voted to use taxpayer dollars on horse slaughter plants. This means this cruel industry could reopen in our country. A week after this vote, the same committee voted to allow the mass culling of wild horses—opening the doors for them to be sold to slaughter. Next week your U.S. Representative may vote on the Buchanan-Royce-Roybal-Allard-Blumemauer Amendment, which will prevent the use of federal funds on horse slaughter inspections. This amendment is a necessary step to end this gruesome practice permanently in our country.

Please call the Capitol Switchboard now at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your U.S. Representative’s office in DC. If you are unsure who your legislator is, visit our Legislator Lookup.

Ask your legislator to:
Vote YES on the Buchanan-Royce-Roybal-Allard-Blumemauer Amendment to prevent slaughter plants from reopening in our country

Thank you for prompt action on this lifesaving matter.

Save Horses Now

Story of the Week

Humanity for Horses sanctuary is home to many animals, but did you know that many, many of them have special needs?

We have a treatment center as well as a special care area - an entire street of shelters – where our herd members that require special care reside.

Sanctuary animals with curable ailments are moved after their recovery into our main sanctuary living areas - We have many success stories of complete and unexpected recoveries!

While others require daily medication and special attention for chronic, severe or lifelong conditions and are permanently housed in our “TLC” paddocks for their veterinary advised care and close monitoring.

Our team members are dedicated to the compassionate care of all animals, and take a very personal interest in the well being of each sanctuary resident. Our special care unit is a place where every team member leaves a bit of their heart, every day. We truly believe that LOVE plays a major role in the health and well-being of our animals. Despite their physical struggles, these wonderful souls are gentle, friendly and grateful – often showing their affection with kisses during their treatments!

The most “SPECIAL” thing about our special needs unit is the love and care that connects animal to human and human to animal. Love is the key ingredient to healing. Love makes every day at the sanctuary special!

Our Meow Family

Humanity for Horses today has rescued 148 cats. Some of the cats are feral, some are domesticated and some are in between. We have them spayed and neutered and then we try to figure out who they want to live with. Some live in the house and the others have a cattery. Truly they are a riot, funny and mischievous. For those who prefer to live outside, we keep them safe from predators.

Our Woof Woof Family

We are happy to announce that our family is expanding again. Our dog siblings have grown to 50 strong. They are all rescues and each member of our team has homed them. We have every size, from three pounds to 150 pounds…never do we get bored!

Look back at our struggle for freedom.
Trace our present day's strength to its source
And you will find man’s path to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.