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

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Established in 2005, Last Stop Horse Rescue (LSHR) is a 501c3 non-profit equine rescue, sanctuary, adoption and rehabilitation program for abused or neglected horses, including “off track” thoroughbreds.

We believe in miracles for both the horses we save and our supporters who love them. It is our solemn promise to provide a safe, loving environment for each horse and allow them time to heal at their own individual pace. Love + Patience= Trust!

We believe in educating the public- children especially– on the importance of animal welfare and kindness. LSHR practices relationship-based natural horsemanship, no-force training methods.

OUR VALUE STATEMENT

LSHR does not operate any “for profit” businesses under our Federal 501(c)3 charitable license. Any proceeds generated in conjunction with our organization such as: fundraiser items, children’s book sales, natural horsemanship training clinics, and our new line of custom jewelry, “Finish Line Gems”, are exclusively used to benefit the welfare of our horses.

We feel it is important that our supporters know where their donations are going- directly to the horses! Having 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 effort to reduce the number of unwanted horses, LSHR has a “no breeding policy.” We ensure gelding services to any stallion and/or colt taken into our facility or under our care; 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.

BENNY - OUR MIRACLE BOY

LSHR was honored by the ASPCA as Rescue of the Year 2014 for “Saving Benny!”

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.

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 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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HELP PAY FOR HAY!

 

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: 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.

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.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

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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.

Danny Boy….With each horse that arrives at the rescue I have always shared what I feel is “safe” for me to share. It isn’t so important for me to share the conditions or the facts, but more the first day to a new life. I also believe that pictures tell the story much better than I could or dare to. For me to accept a horse there has to be that moment when I say… I cannot, will not, leave them where I have found them. This morning started with time at the barn, soaking Jack’s hoof. A quiet morning of routine barn chores and checking all the horses. This morning I had no idea that there was a horse that needed help. But….it wasn’t long and Linda Sartore and Rebecca headed out with me for a road trip. Knowing of a horse only by a picture and needing to find out where he was and his condition. We could not leave him where we found him. As we touched his sweet face, a drop of water fell from his eye. It was as though he was crying. He had a gentle way of watching our every move as we stood looking at him. Touching his very thin body. Wondering how he became this way. He was so very beautiful. Tonight, Danny Boy is at the rescue and has had his first of many buckets of grain. There are times that we look into a horse’s eyes and they are saying… “please help me”. This is what happened to Linda as she shared his picture with me. There has to be a reason for this feeling. And so we left to go find him. Danny Boy was waiting for us, we all felt it in our hearts as we stood telling him we would be back for him. Tonight is a new beginning for this sweet gentle boy. Welcome Danny Boy…. And I know without question that there was an old boy watching over you named “Daniel” that led us to you today. ...

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Last Stop Horse Rescue welcomes "Danny Boy". A 12 year old palomino gelding. I will share more of his intake pictures and some of his story. But very excited to be able to bring this boy to a safe place. Thank you Linda Sartore and Rebecca for being part of this day, a very important part of finding Danny. A road trip we wont ever forget. Tonight Danny Boy is resting with plenty of food and fresh water, shavings and he has finally felt loved. Height 15,2 weight 860. This is rescue ...

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Jack
After being off Bute for two days, Jack had difficulty putting weight on his back foot. Not as bad as before the farrier came but not the way he has been. Tonight I headed back to the barn with Epson Salt. I decided to "try" to soak Jack's hoof while he ate his nighttime bucket of grain with Bute mixed with applesauce. I truly wondered if he would even allow me to put his foot in the bucket of warm water with Epson Salt. I felt that this would be just the extra thing needed to help heal his foot. I lifted his foot and placed it in the bucket and that is where he kept it for almost 30 minutes until I lifted his foot out and took the bucket away. There has never been a horse like Jack... Allowing everything because he understands. I didnt think I could love this boy more than I already do, but tonight I believe that I do.
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Feel better Jack.....love Kimberly ...

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Today is Princess Anna's first birthday. I had never experienced the birth of a foal. It was early in the morning when Momma Horse gave us a gift of a foal. Toni and I helped deliver this little girl. A miracle....
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