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Hope Equine Rescue, Inc. is devoted to the care and placement of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. Our goal is to provide for the horses when no one else can or will. We are putting hope back into the lives of horses one at a time.
1. How does HER acquire its horses?
We acquire horses several different ways. We are currently primarily working with local sheriff’s offices across Central Florida on seizure cases. Occasionally, our rescues are surrendered to HER by owners who can no longer afford to care for them. In rare cases HER has to buy the horse to get it out of a bad situation. This is always a last resort to save the horse.
2. Who can I contact if I need to surrender my horse and HER cannot take it?
3. How does HER provide for the horses in its care?
HER is run solely off of public donations. We are a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. The more donations we receive the more horses HER can help.
4. How do I adopt a horse from HER?
We have a simple process for adoption. First you must fill out an adoption application. HER keeps your application on file and when a horse comes in matching your request HER will call you. You are required to do an in person interview as well as come out and work with that horse to make sure it is a good match. If everything checks out okay then you will pay an adoption fee. Adoption fees are $200 for mini’s and donkey’s, $500 for green horses, and $1000 for finished ready to ride horses.
5. What kind of adoption contract is used?
HER keeps a lifetime contract on all horses. This means that the horse you adopt will remain the property of HER and may never be sold or given away. If you ever not want that horse it has to come back to HER. This contract provides a safety net for the horses so that they will always have a safe place to return if needed.
6. Who qualifies to adopt a horse?
We determine qualification on a case by case basis. As long as you are dedicated to caring for the horse and can provide: food, shelter, water, and veterinary care, you can qualify.
7. What if I don’t want to adopt a horse but want to help the cause?
There are many ways you can help without adopting a horse. HER always needs horse supplies: brushes, water buckets, hay, Nutrena Senior Feed, shavings, fly spray, medicines, etc..
We also need monetary donations to help pay for other expenses. You can also foster a horse at your facility. HER will be responsible for the vet care but you would supply the care, feed, hay, worming, etc.