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


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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.

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

 

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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.

 

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 It was birthed in 2012 when a law was revoked, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA.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

Tenderness makes a giant difference!


Tenderness, our giant draft mule, is the embodiment of her name. This big, beautiful, gentle girl was unwanted because she has a club foot. Her teammate was lost and she was depressed and discarded at a Pennsylvania feedlot. No one could understand how very special she is because they could not see past the imperfection of her foot. Time and time again Tenderness was passed over, each time becoming more scared and alone.

That is, until our excellent friends at Ark Watch stepped in and rescued her from slaughter. She arrived at the sanctuary ready for a new life and a stable home. In the first days, her head was low and she seemed to be missing her past friends and feeling uncertain that she could believe that her surroundings weren't just temporary. Our team quickly focused on putting her mind at ease. We took special measures to build her an extra tall, super comfy stable with super soft shavings to cushion her clubfoot. Our team wrapped and bandaged and cared for her. They groomed her and sang to her! And then...it happened, we saw her head rise! We knew she was tall, but a little tenderness and her new-found happiness soon had her standing proudly, at over 17 hands high! Tenderness is the same in mules and life.. perfection is not a prerequisite! Good intentions, love, and compassion can create giant miracles!

We all have the power to make another feel tall...if we try a little tenderness!


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.

-Anonymous