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 horse 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

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.

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.

Sharing..... All the way from Texas ! The rescue had visitors yesterday. Lottie Royall follows the stories of the rescue and sent me a message that she was traveling and saw that she would be close to the rescue and could she come to visit. She loves the family of minis…. Gracie and her babies, Lily and Gabby. The horses were in the far pasture over the knoll and the plan was then to bring the minis down to the barn area to make it easier to visit them. I always feel so thankful for people who believe in this mission of saving horses. When Lottie asked to visit I had no idea where she was coming from until her truck pulled into the driveway and had Texas plates. It seems she and her best friend Glenda enjoy traveling together and this time she made LSHR one of her stops. I am so very honored. Sharing my life with others is important to me. Thank you Lottie for loving this family of minis. Thank you for helping me to always “Believe in Miracles”. ...

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Farrier Day for Otis and Kathleen …. I am so very proud of these two donkeys. Both had been left without attention for such a long. When I told Health, our farrier, that I had two new donkeys that needed feet done and both had been without care for a long time I am sure he wondered why type of day this would be for him. The condition of their hooves meant that no one had touched their feet in a very long time. Kathleen’s back feet were turned in on the sides so that when she walked they made her feet turn under as she stepped. These pictures tell the story of two perfect little donkeys. Having a kind and patient farrier makes for a successful day. ...

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Yaffa Brautigam arrived to Georgia from PA to visit the rescue and to meet Benny and all the horses this past weekend. I saw a special connection with Benny and Yaffa. He wanted to be with her, follow her, stand with her. He seemed so much older and wiser to me as he spent each day with her. Hard to truly explain. There is such truth to the words, "souls connected". Yaffa has been a wonderful supporter of the rescue for some time now. Always wanting to help and wanting to be part of all that is good here at the rescue. As we sat in my cabin this weekend, Yaffa shared with me a special song "Imagine". Please take a moment and watch this video( my gift to Yaffa) and listen to the words of this song. Imagine if..........
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My daughter shared with all of you the Easter Story of two donkeys , Otis and Kathleen, carrying a baby. We were made aware of a situation several weeks ago that involved several animals on land where no one was living. During this time I also knew that my focus had to be with the ones at the rescue. Beau’s scheduled stifle injection, Jack’s continue hoof care and health, Sunshine’s cut to her eye, Chance’s sudden weight gain along with all the needs of the other horses at the rescue. But after spending the day at the farm, I did head over to this property each day to keep watch over 7 donkeys, a miniature stallion and 5 cows. This was also my first experience with Hall County Animal Control in Georgia. After several conversations , they did arrive with their own trailer to assist. To watch my daughter be part of a state rescue, working side by side with the animal control officers, and then be the one to load a difficult donkey onto the horse trailer was a moment that I am most proud of. It was important to us to remain nonjudgmental and to offer our help. Sometimes things happen and things get out of control. Yes, there were things that were very upsetting but we both decided to only share the positive outcome as we moved forward. Otis, a white donkey who seemed to be the head of this herd, started following Toni everywhere she went with each visit. Toni shared with me that it felt almost “spiritual” the way this donkey “spoke” to her. Asking for her to help him. I reminded her that this was the same way Jack “spoke” to me also. They do speak…. And they do ask for us to help them. This little donkey who we now call “ Otis “ would be coming with us to the rescue. There was another, a timid donkey close to giving birth who we now call Kathleen. She would be joining Otis here. During this three week period, we brought hay and grain. Not until I knew that “Otis” and “Kathleen” with her baby were safe here, animal control was involved, and homes for the others were arranged, could I share about our involvement. Both donkeys were brought to our intake location on my own land were my cabin is also located. To expedite bringing the two donkeys here temporary fences was put up. This intake location will provide a place for new horses, quarantine, gelding, farrier, blood work, vaccinations, and the place for a baby donkey to be born. My biggest concern when bringing Otis to the rescue is that he is a stallion and must be gelded asap. Dr Pam Milligan is aware of him arriving and as soon as funds are available he will be gelded. This morning I looked out my front door of my cabin and said good morning to Otis and Kathleen. I do believe that sometimes we find ourselves in situations and we cannot walk away without helping. I do believe it was fate that we were put in a direction to offer our help. Welcome Otis, Kathleen and baby to Last Stop Horse Rescue. ...

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Jack…. All the horses are shedding nicely but Jack must want to keep that long hair a little longer. It is getting hot here in Georgia and of course I worry about him. Yesterday I decided to help him with clipping some of that long hair that is causing him to be very sweaty in the afternoons. I put the lead on him but didn’t want to tie him in case when I turned on the clippers the sound made him panic. If he needed to move his feet quickly “to get away” I would let him move until he calmed down and understood that I wasn’t going to hurt him with the clippers. I was prepared to take as long as needed to introduce the clippers to Jack. The sound alone can scare a horse. BUT… Jack stood still and with a loose lead line draped over my arm. He never moved and I clipped for a long time. I do believe that there has never been a horse as good as Jack. No matter what I do, he is ready and even willing. Those eyes still tell a story the same way they told a story when I first put my hands on him. This time the story is one of love and thankfulness. He is Jack of Hearts and he is perfect. ...

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