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.

Please join in the online auction to benefit the horses at Last Stop Horse Rescue "North and South". Lots of fun bidding on items!
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When I first arrived at this beautiful farm here in Georgia with my gang, there was this beautiful 8 year old palomino quarter horse that greeted me. I would head each day with my bag of grooming supplies to my gang and always stopped to groom Beau also. He had a slight case of rainrot and I worked on this day after day and finally he was smooth on his back near his topline. A few days later as I walked the pasture all of Farmer Bills horses were resting and Beau was sleeping on the ground. I sat with him on the ground and loved him. This boy captured a piece of my heart. A few months later I noticed Beau was off by himself and knew that if he didn’t approach me he was in trouble. I rushed to him and I noticed that he was having difficulty stepping on his back foot. He didn’t belong to me… but he sure did own me in all other ways. At first “they” thought it was an abscess of the foot and he was treated appropriately. But in time he still was very lame. There is a lot that went on between the moment I found him lame and the moment that I welcomed him into the rescue so that I could care for him and know without doubt that everything that could be done for him would be. It was thought next that he had bone chips. Multi xrays were done of the foot, hock, and finally the stifle area. Dr Milligan called me this morning to inform me that Beau does NOT have bone chips. He feels that his problem is the stifle area. Both Dr Pam and Dr Rob Milligan will be returning with a higher powered xray machine to retake some of the xrays of the stifle. Sharing….
“””The stifle joint (often simply stifle) is a complex joint in the hind limbs of horse. It is the equivalent of the human knee and is the largest synovial joint in the animal's body. The stifle joint joins three bones: the femur, patella, and tibia. Stifle injuries can affect soft tissue, bone or cartilage and are usually either traumatic, developmental or degenerative in nature. Regardless of the cause, insult to the stifle will usually also cause instability elsewhere in the joint, which makes diagnosis and treatment challenging in horses. The stifle joint is both very large and very complex in structure. Two individual joints make up the stifle and it is determined by the bones that join together there. The femoral-tibal joint is used to communicated between the large bone in the upper leg called the femur and the smaller bone below it called the tibia. Communication from the patella or kneecap is sent to the femur through the femoral-patella joint. The stifle is made up of these two joints. A thin capsule surrounds the entire stifle joint that has a specialized fluid to help with shock absorption and lubrication.
Structural stability is also provided through ligaments in this joint. The inside and outside of the stifle has specific ligaments that keep the leg from bending excessively in either direction. These ligaments are referred to as collaterals and can be either torn or damaged if a horse slips or falls. In the front of the thigh the largest muscle is the quadriceps. In humans this muscle is attached to the kneecap by one thick ligament and another thick ligament attaches the kneecap to the lower leg bone or tibia.
The same job is done in horses by three patella ligaments that help to make the horses stifle stronger. While standing this allows the horse to lock their leg by shifting their weight and rotating the patella so that one of these ligaments locks over a ridge located on the femur. This is what allows the horse to sleep while standing with a minimum of energy.””
Beau will live under the care of Last Stop Horse Rescue. It was important to me to make decisions regarding his life and his future by ‘facts”. Hopefully there will be an answer and treatment. He sure is worth it all.
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A huge day at Last Stop Horse Rescue "South". Dr Rob Milligan from Chattahoochee Veterinary spent the day, the entire day, at the farm yesterday. I am so thankful for this husband and wife team that are both "teaching vets". Dr Pam Milligan was the vet who cared for our sweet Charlie the day he arrived.
I scheduled the vet to evaluate Lucky and her teeth and eating problems. Lucky had her molars removed during her surgery at Cornell. Next, Pierogi a 15 year old Buckskin QH was evaluated for teeth missing in the front of his mouth that is causing his tongue to always hang out. And finally Beau, a 9 year old gentle palomino QH who lives at the farm with my own horses. LSHR has now taken over the care of this boy. Extensive floating was done on Lucky and Piergo and multi xrays were taken on Beau of his stifle/hock area. Dr Rob Milligan sharing a piece of his apple pie with Beau. A very kind and caring vet. Not only was this a huge day, the vet bill was also huge. "For the horse" and this day was extremely important for finding answers for three worthy beautiful horses.
Chattahoochee Veterinary 915, Lothridge Rd
Cleveland, GA 30528
678-936-3868
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There are moments late at night when all is quiet that memories of my Maine horses creep into my mind. All the faces, the stories, the day they arrived, the days in between, the day families were found, and the ones that continue to be under the protection and support of the rescue. I know that all are loved... but my heart loved them first. Last night was one of those nights that tears fell thinking of each one and how much I miss them. Then this picture was shared with me of my sweet Regalo who was born at the rescue 6 years ago and spent those 6 years growing and learning. These are the moments that I know without question that all my decisions were the right ones. The love that started with me... continues with others. Thank you Nichole Booton for taking such loving care of Regalo. She truly is a gift to all... "Regalo and Rylie" ...

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