W4985 County Road FF
Elkhart Lake WI 53020
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.
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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Horse Welfare
Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.
Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our sanctuary offers safe care and refuge to all horses who pass through our gates. We provide all their needs be it shelter, feed, vet or farrier care, and most of all unconditional love and attention.
We take in unwanted surrendered horses (up to our capacity of about 20) and provide health/farrier care, training, boarding, grooming, whatever is needed to make them adoptable. We carefully screen adopters and have strict policies re: adoptions. Horses that cannot be restored for adoption stay at our sanctuary for the rest of their lives. During times with no waiting list, we may purchase a horse or two destined for slaughter, and start them on a journey to a new life in a loving home. We also hold a monthly "visitors' day" so the community has a chance to visit our horses and learn about unwanted horses. We especially enjoy having children at these events so they can learn how to be kind to animals.<br />We also have done tours for youth groups including 4-H horse project participants and Girl Scouts working toward badges. We also have had groups of volunteers, both adults and youth, spend one day working on a specific maintenance project at our facilities.
We invite as many local animal rescue groups as are interested to attend and display for free at our annual open house/fund-raiser. They are welcome to do fund-raising activities, show animals for adoption or just to make people aware of their programs.
Horse Care VolunteerMinimum Age: 14Cleaning up stalls; Brushing and grooming horses; Getting skittish horses used to physical contact; Talking to the horses (giving them attention to make them feel more comfortable in their new environment); Spraying horses with fly repellent.
If you do not already have experience around horses, an orientation session usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month. Volunteers cannot begin prior to orientation.
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