The Dorset Equine Rescue is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Dorset, Vermont. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of neglected, abused and slaughter bound horses. Horses come to us from a variety of situations, including many from owner surrenders. Our organization gets contacted regularly by people who wish to surrender their horses to us for many different reasons. In some cases, there has been a loss of job, serious illness, divorce, foreclosure or death of an owner. Due to lack of funds and space, we are forced to focus on the ones who are in the most dire situation.
We are happy when we can help not only the horses in these tough situations, but also the people who have fallen on hard times and have no other option for their horses. By intervening, we prevent the horses from ending up in a worse situation or going to auction which would put them at a high risk of shipping to slaughter. We also receive horses through law enforcement who seize animals due to severe neglect. When we have room, we also pull horses from auction or kill pens to prevent them from ending up on a slaughter truck bound for Mexico or Canada.
Often these horses arrive at the slaughterhouse seriously injured from transport due to the extreme overstocking of trailers. It’s common for them to be severely dehydrated having had nothing to drink or eat for days. It’s an exceptionally long and grueling trip for them. Slaughter is a terrifying and brutal end to a horse’s life and is not the answer to the overpopulation of our horses. Horses have played a major roll in building our country and deserve better.
We invite you to join us in our journey as we continue to make a difference in the lives of neglected and at risk horses. To sign up for our mailing list, please click here: http://www.dorsetequinerescue.org/contact/
The Dorset Equine Rescue runs entirely on private donations made by the generosity of people like you. The horses that come to us come from situations of abuse and neglect. Watching them heal mentally and physically throughout their rehabilitation with us is incredibly rewarding, but we need your help to continue our life saving work. If you would like to make a contribution to support our mission, please use this link:
Thank you for your support!