Rescue and Adoption

Horse adoption and rescue groups for the United States, Canada, the U.K. and other locations throughout the world.

Adoption Information - Choosing a Horse Adoption or Rescue Group star[offsite link]
Loads of information on adopting horses, what to look for in an adoption agency (i.e., how to verify they really are a non-profit), abuse reporting, and some very good info on horse theft all horse owners should read.

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign star[offsite link]
Grassroots movement to preserve and protect the American wild horse and burro in the wild, and from being sold for slaughter.

Central New England Equine Rescue, Inc. star[offsite link]
Located in Massachusetts, a valid non-profit group that helps rescue horses in New England.

Dusty Trails Horse Rescue star[offsite link]
Located in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Equine Advocates, Inc. star[offsite link]
A non-profit rescue group for the carriage horse industry, among others. Good information on the PMU industry as well as other horse abuse across the USA. Now offering adoption to reputable homes.

Exceller Fund star[offsite link]
Not an adoption or rescue group per se, but a fundraising organization that collects and donates to those groups - specifically for Thoroughbreds after their racing careers are over.

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) star[offsite link]
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred adoption group.

Horse Rescue Groups by State star[offsite link]
Sadly, many horses are neglected, abused, or raised for eventual slaughter (such as PMU horses). Find out where and how you can help in your area.

J&M Arcres Horse Rescue star[offsite link]
Horse rescue in British Columbia - specializing in re-homing track horses

Midwest Horse Adoption Foundation, Inc. star[offsite link]
Located in Wisconsin, a valid nonprofit organization with forum and many adoption needs.

New England Horse Resue star[offsite link]
A resuce working in the New England area dedicated to placing horses in need of a new home - specializing in aged horses.

Red Wings Horse Sanctuary star[offsite link]
A Carmel, California rescue group. You can aid their cause simply by using, an Internet search feature that donates with every click. Visit Red Wings to learn more.

ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption star[offsite link]
Dedicated to placing retired Thoroughbreds in new homes.

The Horse Protection League star[offsite link]
A group dedicated to improving the welfare of ponies, horses, mules and donkeys in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S.

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue star[offsite link]
Located in Virginia, a group dedicated to rescuing Appaloosas. New address as of 10/2006: 1688 Burkes Tavern Rd Burkeville, Va. 23922 Phone- 434-767-2839

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