LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE

THEIR ABUSE STOPS HERE, AND THEIR NEW JOURNEY BEGINS.

Horses Rescued to Date

Horses Adopted into Loving Homes

Networking Adoptions

Total Horses Currently in Rehabilitation & Sanctuary

Other Animals Rescued

Kimberly & PierogiOUR MISSION STATEMENT

Last Stop Horse Rescue (LSHR) is a horse rescue/sanctuary, adoption and rehabilitation program for abused, starved and neglected horses. Benny Before & After

We provide a safe, loving environment for horses, and allow time for each to heal at their own pace.

We do not operate any “for profit” businesses under our Federal 501(c)3 charitable license.

Any proceeds generated in conjunction with our organization, such as fundraisers, children’s book sales, and natural horsemanship training clinics are exclusively used to benefit the welfare our horses.

We feel it is important the public and our supporters know their donations are going nowhere else but where intended… for the horses!  

IMG_1202Having this philosophy has helped maintain our reputation of honesty, integrity, and our “for the horse” oath which we take great pride in upholding to the highest of standards.

In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted horses, LSHR funds gelding services for those taken in as colts/stallions and have a “no breeding” policy; your donations help make that possible… thank you!

We are dedicated to making a better life for horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or starved.

We assist local law enforcement, animal control, and animal welfare agents by helping in their efforts to rescue horses in need and to provide food, shelter, medical care, and compassion to horses in our care. 

The principles of love, language, and leadership in equal doses will be followed.

There is no force or intimidation, and we rely on gentleness in our leadership.

Aidan Spirit

Natural Horsemanship

We rehabilitate using Natural Horsemanship methods.

“Put your heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart.”

Pat Parelli

“Put your heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart.”Put you heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart – Pat Parelli

Joyce with

 

Joyce Pomeroy, Founder

SET UP FOR SUCCESS

Our use of Natural Horsemanship sets these horses up for success in their rehabilitative process.

There are 7 important things

we want our horses to have

when they are in our care,

or in their adoptive homes.

NOURISHMENT

CURIOSITY

SENSITIVITY

TRUST IN HUMANS

CONFIDENCE

LOVE

DIGNITY

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

SOMETIMES MIRACLES COME IN THE FORM OF SAVING A LIFE.

SOMETIMES THEY COME IN THE FORM OF A LIFESAVING FRIENDSHIP.

GRACIE

Gracie is a miniature horse who arrived at the rescue with a herd of other “minis” when her owners died. We took the whole family so they could stay together.  Gracie soon had a baby here at the rescue that we named “Lily.”  She was very protective of Lily, not wanting her to leave her side, and we soon realized that Gracie was going blind.  She eventually allowed Lily to explore and be independent, but she was still nervous and frightened until an unlikely guardian befriended her on the farm.  Don’t you want to know who that was?!

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LUCKY

In the summer of 2010 we rescued Lucky, a 12 year old mare who had a body condition score of 0 (near death).  We eventually discovered that she needed a life-saving dental surgery that would help her chew her food!  Through the wonderful support of so many volunteers and donors, we were able to get that surgery done at Cornell University.  She still had a lot of weight to gain and a lot of healing to do, though!  Would you like to know the outcome of Lucky’s surgery and recovery?

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MURDOCK (MILO)

Murdock, originally named Milo, was a very angry and wounded boy.  He was scared.  When Joyce moved to the new rescue location in Georgia, she decided to give him a new name and a fresh start.  She picked the name, “Murdock,” after her Grandmother Murdock who had always been strong, and whose home had always been a safe place for her growing up.  Not long after arriving in Georgia, Murdock met a young boy, also a wounded warrior.  What happened next changed both of their lives.  Do you want to know the rest of Murdock’s story?

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Believe in Miracles

Believe in Miracles: Lessons from the animals at Last Stop Horse Rescue, was written to teach children heartwarming lessons of love, hope and friendship. It is a collaboration of beautifully illustrated true stories about how the animals found their way to Last Stop Horse Rescue.

ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE

AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Your Book Purchase Helps Pay for Hay, Grain and Medical Care! BUY HERE!

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

Last Stop Horse Rescue provides education to the general public about the unnecessary suffering of unwanted, abused, and starved horses. We provide education and support to horse owners through natural horsemanship.

Goal # 1

To raise awareness of the need to stop passing around “problem” horses.

Goal # 2

To help people understand that it takes time to reveal the “real” horse that has put walls up around it’s heart because humans mistreated it.

Goal # 3

To put in perspective that each “problem” horse started out life as the innocent new born foal, a spirit for life, and with the protection of its mare.

BENNY - OUR MIRACLE BOY

ASPCA featured  Benny “Horse of the Year” 2014

At the ASPCA, helping horses isn’t just something we preach—it’s something we practice in our work every single day. Intelligent, sensitive, and true American icons, horses have been at the heart of our mission since the very beginning, and in honor of our second annual National Help a Horse Day on April 26, we wanted to share the amazing story of Benny.

LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE saves “Benny!”

True Stories from the LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE:

True Stories from the LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE:

This heartwarming (non-profit) book written with love by Toni Helen is a true story for children of all ages about Benny’s journey. You will read and see pictures of how a horse named Benny was found near-death in a field, a prayer that was answered, and a rescuer who with the help of friends, saved his life! It is a story of faith with lessons of love and hope the whole family will enjoy.

 

All proceeds go directly to the horses at Last Stop Horse Rescue and are tax deductible.

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ASPCA featured Benny "Horse of the Year" 2014

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EXPENDED TO A SECOND LOCATION IN GEORGIA!

Licensed in Maine and Georgia

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Monty Featured in Equus Magazine

We continue to be supported by Tractor Supply locations in both Maine and Georgia.

I was looking. For my horse. He's unusual too. Wonder,have you seen him if he's. Alive. Your little. Horse, he's. Beautiful and well loved. Miss mine, I only was given. Because I knew. What color he was, before born. That made him mine.if he's alive he'd be old, Big C forehead- white, chocolate and black face. White blanket, more. Chocolate, black, white, left quarter hind same, but has white chicken with white snake coming up hoof. If you have him I want to see him, miss a lot.I made him promise. His. Mother died at3mths from west Nile,u understand. But, I,could' nt provide enough to keep him. Just. Really want to see.
Thanks, Cher,Bond
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Sharing a special picture from yesterday's visit with this high school student. " the orbs" This picture gives me chills. I never know why a person chooses or needs to come to the rescue. But in time I begin to understand that we all are looking for something, a safe place to be, a place of acceptance and a place to belong. Murdock was standing off in a distance and walked right to Heather. I asked her to stand quiet and let him explore her. Soft face, soft ears. He walked away and turned and looked at her. Just stood so quiet looking at her and then returned and stood next to her. When I downloaded the pictures of the day, many pictures of each visitor and many pictures of the horses this picture and several others of Murdock and Heather had orbs in them but none of the others did. I believe that something special was happening. Not sure what but in time and when she continues to visit, I will understand more.
****Orbs may appear in different sizes, as a single spot or as a multitude of spots grouped together. Some people believe that orbs are more than dust particles or drops of moisture on the lens--they are proof of guardian angels, captured on camera.****
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A busy day of several visitors at the rescue but a wonderful and important day.
This week I was contacted by a high school student asking if she could come to the rescue. She is doing her senior paper/report on a rescue and she wanted to visit LSHR. She is also preparing for a presentation with her advisors in preparation for college and I was invited to attend. It is so very important to me to represent this world of rescue in a way that helps others to know how important this is....how important this is to me and to all horses that are in need of a safe place to be. To share the beautiful moments and then explain the sad moments that turn into very angry moments when the reality of why a horse needed to be rescued. And then the rewards when a horse that was once fearful or angry start to let their walls down. Today Heather and I walked the pasture and I told her the story of each horse. I feel Heather truly understood why this is so important. As she was getting ready to leave she turned and asked if she could come back and volunteer at the rescue. This is how it starts….
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Sharing for a friend…. The previous owner of this white mini is reaching out to see if anyone has seen this little guy. "Tom Tom" is now about 10 years old and with two blue eyes. Due to life changes several years ago she gave this miniature horse away to a friend and then the mini was sold to a women in Southern Maine. It has now been five years that she has continued to search for this mini. She just wants to know that he is safe and in a loving home. Any information please send a message to me or to Elaine Thibodeau. Please share and help find "Tom Tom" ...

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Chance <3 This little boy is now in need of his own sponsorship. Chance was loved dearly before coming to the rescue and this love now and will always continue with me here in Georgia. When he arrived I promised him that he would stay. Chance was two years old when he arrived and a stallion and is now 5. He was immediately gelded and started enjoying his life with his buddies. He has been lovingly called “bad boy” many times. If trouble was to be found, Chance would be the ring leader. All who meet Chance fall in love with him. His best buddy here at the rescue is Murdock. They can play for hours until Murdock sends him away and Chance goes and finds another friend. Sponsorship for the horses that live here on the many acres of green grass, barn and abundance of round bales. This is very important to secure a future for each of these very special horses. Please visit the “sponsor a horse” page on the website (www.laststophorserescue.com) and consider sponsoring this little man. Chance just told me that he promises to be a good boy. "for a day or two only" ...

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