Our Mission: Providing rescue and rehabilitation, adoption or sanctuary for at-risk equines
and serving as a voice against all abuse.
From sanctuary animals to owner assistance programs, we do more than adoptions.
How to Adopt
Interested in adopting one of our horses or donkeys? Here’s what you need to know.
How to Help
Your generous donation of time, money or materials helps animals most in need.
Volunteers at Equine Aid make a difference in the lives of formerly neglected or abused horses.
News & Events
In September 2016, Equine Aid received the great honor of being officially verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries(GFAS)! Their process scrutinized every aspect of our rescue/sanctuary practices. Thank you GFAS staff and Dan Paul of HSUS, for the instructions, encouragement and support that lead us to be verified! GFAS certification assures government officials, individual donors and foundations, and the public at large that a facility conforms to standards of excellence in animal care.
Equine Aid was also featured in the news in September for participation in the rescue of a very special equine named Henry. Thank you to the Monroe Monitor for sharing the story of Saving Henry. Henry was fated to be one of the 100,000-plus equines that are sent across our borders to slaughter annually. Support the SAFE Act today to finally put an end to horse slaughter practices in our country.
Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate our Third Annual Open Barn event on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
In addition to recognizing our long-time friends and supporters, we would like to acknowledge the many new visitors who braved the heat to meet our adoptable and sanctuary equines.
Petey kisses were abundant!
A special thank you to Field Roast for donating delicious veggie fare for the grill.
We look forward to sharing more adoption success stories and progress updates soon!
Are you looking for a new companion?
Adoption of the equines in our care is our ultimate goal. However, not all of the animals in our program are ready to be placed. We classify our animals according to their abilities and status.
Once an animal has had their health care fully updated and had their training addressed, we list them for adoption. Their skills vary from wonderful pets to good trail riding partners. Our policy on equine placement is full disclosure of what we know. We are happy to connect you with our vets and farriers if you have further questions.
Our training process for equines who have not been handled often takes many months. On the other hand, some animals just need a brief refresher course. We vary the type and amount of training time for each equine depending on their individual needs. Our policy is to work without force at each animal’s pace.
New arrivals go through at least thirty days quarantine and have their health care fully updated. In some cases their physical and mental rehabilitation takes much longer. You are encouraged and welcome to inquire about our animals’ health histories.
Some qualities make an equine less appealing to adopters (unless just the right adopter comes along, that is)! If we accept an animal that isn’t likely to be adopted, we provide for them for life. Many of our sanctuary animals can be adopted as companions, please contact us if you are interested.