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

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.

Benny Before & After

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!IMG_1202

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

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 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.

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.

A huge thankyou to all the volunteers that worked so hard to get Lily and Gabby ready for tomorrows Memorial Day Parade. Both have had baths and hair brushed.. not once not twice but THREE times. Thank you Sherry Dickson for making these outfits for Lily and Gabby. Thank you Izzy Rose and Faith Bater for giving both "little ladies" a bath. Linda Sartore, you have truly done an amazing job getting this organized. ...

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Last Stop Horse Rescue will be part of the Gainesville Memorial Day Parade tomorrow. We are honoring the veterans including those that are from the different families that are part of the rescue. Thank you Linda Sartore for contacting the City of Gainesville and letting them know that we would be happy to be part of this parade and handling all of the arrangements. Thank you Sherry Dickson for working so hard on the outfits for Lily and Gabby. A huge thanks to Rebecca for offering to drive her convertible where the Veteran sign will be displayed. A special guest appearance from “Snow White and Dopey” ! I am so very honored to share with you this picture of veterans that we personally know. ...

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Chesterfield 4/20/2004 - 5/27/2017
A sad time for my daughter, her family and for me. Last night, Chesterfield, her 13 year Sphynx was laid to rest. She brought Chesterfield home as a kitten and last night she held him as she said goodbye. A promise made and a promise kept… to always take care of him. Dr Pam Milligan is the vet that takes care of the horses at the rescue and is our large animal vet. When Chesterfield had started to lose weight a year ago we asked for her advice and she referred us to a local vet who specializes in cats and dogs. Last night Toni knew that Chesterfield was letting her know it was time. We contacted Dr Pam and she told Toni to bring him to her home and she would be the one to help him leave this world. This amazing vet opened her home and her heart to Toni and Chesterfield late last night.
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Sharing…. Today my daughter and I made a decision. We both wanted a way to honor this man who helped put the rescue in so many perfect directions here in Georgia. Because of Ricky… LSHR found the place to call “Home”. Because of Ricky we also found the best vets.. And because of Ricky’s love for the horses here, he sent us Heath Hanlan to take on his role as farrier. We are honored to announce ….
LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE INTAKE LOCATION is being dedicated to and in memory of Ricky Stover. This sign will be at the beginning of our driveway for all who enter and to remember a man who truly made a difference in the lives of the horses at LSHR.
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One of the books that Toni wrote last year was “Last Stop Horse Rescue Plays Cupid”. The two main characters were Sunshine and Pierogi. Because of our feelings toward Ricky, there was a page with his picture giving Sunshine a “pedicure” so she would look good for Pierogi.

As Ricky Stover's family is preparing for his funeral today and tomorrow, many memories are being shared. This picture was also shared as one of the memories of Ricky. This morning I found a message from his wife letting me know that Ricky had given each of his family members and children a copy of our book for Christmas.
From Jeannie his wife. “ This is at Christmas and Ricky is personally giving Landon our great nephew a signed copy of your book that you wrote about Ricky in. He bought many copies so our grandson Charlie and all our our grand nieces and grand nephews could get a copy. He wanted to give them personally. He was excited to tell each one of them as best he could then about the rescue farm and trimming the horses. That was so special to all of our family. Love y'all bunches.”
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