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Circle F Horse Rescue Society: The Circle F Horse Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization established in 1997. The founder felt that all horses should have Freedom - freedom from neglect and abuse and freedom to have a good home. That's what the "F" in Circle F stands for. Circle F Horse Rescue Society is governed by a board of directors and is member and volunteer based. - British Columbia, Canada -

Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue: This Equine Rescue was started by Claire Malcolm in 1997 to help save horses and ponies from slaughter, and take in any unwanted horse or pony and find them a new, loving home. - Cameron, Ontario, CANADA -

Horse Rescue Ontario: The A compassionate group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing as many Ontario horses from slaughter as possible and to find these horses the best possible committed loving homes. - Ontario, Canada -

Humane Society International/Canada: A leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. Works as an effective voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare. HSI/Canada works to protect all animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy, and field work. - Toronto, Canada -

Mitchell Centre or Equine Rescue and Education: The Mitchell Centre is a non profit, non political, charitable organization. Their main purpose is to rescue reusable and young horses from needless slaughter and return them to the equestrian public. - Alberta Canada -

United States of America:

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today. Whether it’s saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse or sharing resources with shelters across the country, we work toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear. - USA -

Another Chance 4 Horses: Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Pennsylvania with an international network. Located in a densely equine populated area they assist horses from race tracks, auctions, surrenders, neglect cases and local auctions. Bernville, Pa - USA -

H.O.R.S.E Rescue and Sanctuary: Milestones Reached by the Rescue are Fifteen Years of saving horses(1993-2008); Eleven Years as a 501(C)(3)not-for-profit corporation(since 9/12/97; One Hundred Ten Horses Taken in by the Rescue since relocating to New York in 1998. - York, NewYork -

PMU Rescue Org: was launched in December 2003 in response to the massive production cuts in the Premarin industry. is a project of United Animal Nations (UAN) which is recognized as North America's leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals. - Sacramento, CA-

United Kingdom:

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The British Horse Society: The British Horse Society works tirelessly for every horse and rider throughout the regions of the UK. Focusing on horse welfare, horse and rider safety, access and rights of way, training (register of instructors) and approving livery yards and riding schools. BHS Welfare aims to prevent cases of cruelty and neglect through education. This is achieved through its network of welfare volunteers, advisory literature on issues such as ragwort awareness, and a team of experienced and dedicated staff who handle all your enquiries. - Kenilworth, Warwickshire -


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The Brooke: The Brooke is the UK’s leading overseas equine welfare charity whose aim is to improve the lives of horses, donkeys and mules working in the poorest parts of the world. These animals form the backbone of the economy in many developing countries, supporting countless poor communities where many people earn less than a dollar a day. The Brooke’s mobile vet teams and community animal health workers and partner organisations worldwide, provide free treatment to animals and train animal owners, local healers, farriers, saddlers, feed sellers, harness and cart makers. Currently The Brooke operates across nine countries in Asia, Africa, Central America and the Middle East. - International -

Official Bodies

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Bureau of Land Management: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protects, manages, and controls wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands. The BLM manages these living symbols of the Western spirit as part of its multiple-use mission under the 1976 Federal Land Policy and Management Act.- USA -

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies: The CFHS plays a crucial role in farm animal welfare in Canada. The Federation was the only animal welfare organization involved in the development of Codes of Practice for the care and handling of various types of farmed animals, from the 1980s until recently. Those Codes of Practice are now under revision, and the CFHS is a founding member of the newly-formed National Farm Animal Care Council that is tasked with developing a new system for standards of care in the livestock industry. - Canada -

World Horse Welfare: World Horse Welfare is the new name for the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH). As one of the world’s leading equine welfare charities WHW works towards a world where the horse is used but never abused. -UK -

PLEASE NOTE: This is a partial and ever evolving list of rescue organizations available in various areas. We do not accept liability for any errors or omissions in this material. This listing is for reference purposes only and guarantees no outcomes. You are soley responsible for the contact and any interactions with a rescue organization prior to placing any committment or monies with them. As such, this site is a listing and does not guarantee the actual viability of any organization referrenced on this page. Please contact us if you are aware of any substantiated illegal dealings with any name listed above or if a link does not work.