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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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?

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE HOW!

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?

SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN HOW!

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.

Joyce I just sent my payment to your Paypal account for the auction items.
Had so much fun!
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Princess Anna Update Today we felt it was time to ask Dr Pam Milligan to come to the barn to evaluate Anna. We were very thankful for being able to go to Dr Pam’s home and pick up oral prednisone and steroid ointment a few days ago. After two days we felt that Anna should be getting better but the raised areas were spreading over her body. What appeared to be “fire ants” bites and only one side of her face and nose was now both sides, legs, back of her butt, under her stomach and now her eyes. Dr Pam immediately headed to the barn after hearing that she was getting worse and areas were appearing rapidly. We are now treating her with antibiotics, an injection today of prednisone, another oral tube of prednisone to give in two days. A medicated shampoo (Chlorhexidere Scub) to bath her every few days. This doesn’t appear to be the typical hive/welts that is normally seen in allergies. I guess it is hard to determine what or how this happened. We went though lists and lists of reasons but Dr Milligan decided to treat the symptoms and to keep our little girl comfortable. Desitin Ointment for around her eyes is safer than the Steroid ointment. ( Triamcinolone Mystatin/ Neomycin) that we continue to use over each area on her neck, face and body. It is such a pleasure to help care for this girl along with her “human momma” Sherry Dickson ...

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Princess Anna… This little girl will be a year old next month. A year of healthy living until yesterday. When we all arrived to the barn in the morning we noticed that Anna had bumps/bites on one side of her neck, face and nose. There are many theories as to what might have happened, but the one thought that we all have including our vet is red ants. She loves to sleep outside in the pasture with Jack standing over her. We feel that she must have put her head right in a red ant pile. Yesterday, we did what we felt we were able to do. Put Benadryl on the areas and spray with Vetericyn. This morning Sherry Dickson met me at the farm to check on her little Anna and it hadn’t changed since yesterday. It seemed worse with raised areas on her other side of her face. After several pictures and videos sent to our Vet, Dr Pam Milligan, she felt that Anna needed a dose of oral prednisone and a prescription Prednisone cream. Dr Pam was heading in the opposite direction of the farm but she offered to leave the medication in the pick up box at her home. We are so fortunate to have a vet that is willing to leave a prescription for us so that Anna didn’t have to wait for treatment. Trip to Cleveland and back was so worth it to make sure that Anna had what she needed. Bill Truelove immediately started to spray the different areas that he felt she might have put her head in. This little girl is so loved by all at the rescue, including her momma Sherry Dickson. ...

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Our gift to the family of Ricky Stover, our farrier and friend. Sharing our memories..... As the family gathered to dedicate our intake location to Ricky, a rainbow appeared. And then a second rainbow. Love knows no distance....
Joyce, Toni and all the horses.
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SISTERS IN RESCUE ONLINE AUCTION ...

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