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.

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.

Exciting news for Last Stop Horse Rescue “South”. I received a phone call from Jenny Linn from the Gainesville Times Newspaper asking if they could visit the rescue and do a story on the horses here in Georgia! Jenny told me that she received an email from Linda Sartore after her visit to the rescue letting them know about the rescue relocating to Gainesville. So many proud moments as I shared the many stories with this reporter as she touched each horse. Thank you Linda for believing in the rescue and wanting to share this world with others. The story of the rescue will be featured in the Mother’s Day newspaper addition here in Gainesville Georgia. ...

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Belle.... My big sweet girl who came to Last Stop Horse Rescue 10 years ago and continues to live a life of "sanctuary" with me. Maine to Georgia <3 ...

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SAVE THE DATE June 1 and join me for a “Sisters in Rescue” online auction. This auction will benefit all the horses at Last Stop Horse Rescue “North and South”. This month, 20 round bales arrived at the farm in Prentiss to feed the horses along with many bags of senior grain, beetpulp, haystretcher, and supplements ordered from Aubuchon’s in Lincoln,Maine. This month I also sent out support for the care of Journey, Willow, Denali, and Monty to last for several months. The horses here in Georgia are enjoying the “little bit of heaven” on the land and barn that I am leasing. Time to get busy again…. And the online auction will be a great way to gather together, have fun, and to help the horses “north and south”. If anyone would like to donate an item for the auction that would be GREAT. I have many things that I will be listing also. And a new item… A Charlie Valentine Tshirt ! I will update each week as I get closer to the June 1 start of this one week auction. Remember this is 'online" and will be part of a Group Page. Thank you for all that you do for all the horses that have found their way to sanctuary. <3 ...

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While visiting my grandson's school and sitting in his classroom, I looked over at the book shelf and saw my book that I had donated to the school. "Believe in Miracles" children book. I was watching the students explaining the different projects that they worked so hard on and felt so very grateful that each day they were able to see these words "Believe in Miracles" on the book cover. I knew that inside this special book were true stories from the rescue of hope, trust, and never giving up when life is difficult.
I have many new books printed with the added story of Chipper, one of Farmer Bill's horses. Paypay by going to my website and clicking on the donate button or PO Box 580 Gainesville GA 30503. $15 plus $2 for shipping.
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Just returned from an awesome 1/2 day spent with Joyce at her Gainesville rescue location which is like 10 minutes from my home. It was wonderful meeting all of these beautiful horses and learning some of her natural horsemanship techniques. Bill, the owner of the property, welcomed me too and told me to feel free to make it my second home. It is my hope to become very involved in this rescue, helping Joyce out as much as I can while learning from her how to care for and train these beautiful creatures in the most humane way possible. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this! ...

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