Humanity for Horses is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Humanity for Horses is Accredited by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee for 2015.
Humanity for Horses is grateful to TCA for being the recipient of a grant to support the care of our Thoroughbreds!
Thank you California Retirement Management Account (CARMA)! Humanity for Horses is grateful for your generous grant to care for our Thoroughbreds and for making us a grantee for 2015.
Thank you to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)! Humanity for Horses is so thankful for your financial assistance.
Save an animal - Save an angel
Be an angel - Save an animal
Humanity for Horses is a 501C3 non-profit organization, Tax ID:27-4116043. It was birthed in 2012 when a law was revoked, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA. The reason for this name is obvious - humanity must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Fortunately, after much hard work, in January 2014, the U.S. Government effectively eliminated horse slaughter.
The more money we can raise, the more animals we can save. We are completely dedicated and devoted to putting an end to their needless suffering and untimely deaths. We provide them sanctuary for the rest of their lives and no animal is adopted out. This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment. Since we opened, we have also helped other animal rescues in financial need or stress.
To date, we have rescued over 500 animals. People who come to the sanctuary, whether they be staff, farriers, veterinarians, visitors or those delivering horses, have all had the same reaction. When they first enter the gate, they have stated that they felt overwhelmed with a sense of peace and hope. It could be the way we have thought out and built the sanctuary, but we suspect that the animals are sending this message. When animals come in, we always try to tune into who they would like to live with. We have all felt that families are being reunited.
One of our major concerns is the Thoroughbreds. Our primary focus is to take in the Thoroughbreds that are too injured to go into any other program. We have become known as The Place of Last Hope. We are committed to nurture and doctor them for the rest of their lives. However, they do participate in a hugging program we have. The Thoroughbreds and other breeds that can be healed will be trained for our up and coming therapeutic programs.
Because 99% of the horses we rescue are very injured, sick or lame, Humanity for Horses is really just a very large hospital. Sometimes we think we are likened to all the big children’s hospitals, but we are dedicated to animals. We have recently purchased a laser which has helped considerably. We have had great success with the healing process, but very few of our animals can heal 100%. They have just been through too much wear, tear, starvation or abuse. However rare, when one can run, we turn them out into a large pasture to go like the wind, but even with this, we must be careful and not overdo it. The victory of seeing them saved and cared for makes our hearts sing and our souls soar.
100% of donations are allocated to taking care of our angelic animals. We are blessed to have a corporate sponsor that supports all our administrative costs. The sanctuary is located on 388 acres at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California.
Story of the Week
One of our personal horse caregivers was having a bit of a rough day. When she went into Golden, one our OTTB’s, pen, he picked up on it immediately. He went over to give her a hug. It was the best medicine she could have received. She said she felt better immediately. If only humans could be so perceptive and giving, don’t you think?
New Mandate for Humanity for Horses
Humanity for Horses has made a heartfelt decision to now also rescue the smaller breeds of animals. We took in 26 chickens who now live in a coop that looks like a mansion. We have built a home for 38 rabbits that will be taken care of and live off the sanctuary site. As well, we have built a cattery for 64 cats that will also be taken care of and live off the sanctuary site.
We welcome all these souls to our magnificent H4H family. We feel blessed to be able to do this because we truly believe that an animal saved is an angel secured.
Look back at our struggle for freedom.
Trace our present day's strength to its source
And you will find man’s path to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.
Caring is a way to show that, though different, we can bond and love.