FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MORRISTON, Florida, October 9, 2017
B eauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., is honored to be the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society. This award will greatly assist the rescue with the mounting veterinary fees of their 32 plus equines, many of which have special needs.
As the recipient of this award, Beauty’s Haven can continue its most important mission of raising public awareness about the standards of care that are necessary to keep horses safe and healthy while providing assistance, when possible, to horse owners experiencing a short period of financial hardship. Beauty’s Haven also provides information to members of the community, regarding the steps that must be taken when one encounters an equine that is being abused or neglected. As Theresa Batchelor, President and Co-Founder of Beauty’s Haven so aptly states:
“Horses are majestic creatures that have helped mankind for thousands of years – they give so much and ask for so little. They help mend hearts, they forgive and love unconditionally.”
At Beauty’s Haven, horses that have been neglected, abused, and/or abandoned are given a second chance at life, a life without pain and worry, a life with dignity and respect. Equines that are no longer needed, wanted or are useful to their owners are welcomed at the rescue with the goal of eventually placing them in loving, forever homes. Working together with other organizations, Beauty’s Haven tries to find placement for as many equines as possible before they end up in the slaughter pipeline where they would be at a high risk of being sold to kill buyers, then trucked across the borders to Canada and Mexico, where they would be brutally slaughtered for human consumption.
Beauty’s Haven offers sanctuary to a limited number of horses with special needs regardless of age or breed. The rescue has taken in babies as young as two hours old, pregnant mares and senior horses – the oldest rescue was 43 years old! Oftentimes, Beauty’s Haven accepts equines into their program that other rescue organizations may refuse, due to the time consuming and/or costly rehabilitation needs of the horse. Quality of life is always a determining factor in deciding the future of each horse. Beauty’s Haven is pro-life and never is an equine euthanized to make room for another.
Beauty’s Haven has an excellent care team that includes professionals in both traditional and holistic medicine, dentistry and equine podiatry. A horse will be humanely euthanized, however, when they appear to be experiencing more pain than pleasure, are terminally ill or critically injured and all courses of treatment have been thoroughly explored. An animal is never permitted to suffer. Beauty’s Haven has accepted horses with birth defects, broken bones, mutilations, cancer, blindness, COPD and Cushing’s disease as well as those that were starved and extremely emaciated and had other serious diseases. Other animals in need such as dogs, cats, pigs, birds, goats, a lamb and a baby calf have also found sanctuary at Beauty’s Haven, ‘Where Life Begins, Again!’
About Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc., founded in 2006, is a 501(c)(3) grassroots Non-Profit Organization registered in the state of Florida (EIN: 20-4783950). They are not funded by Local, State, or Federal funds but operate totally from donations from the public. Please consider making a one time or recurring donation to help the horses. No amount is too small and all donations are very much appreciated. Donations are tax deductible.
Beauty’s Haven was awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) in 2012. GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. Awarded November 2014 Equine Hero and 2017 Eagle Rare Life Award for Heroism. A Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant and a GreatNonprofits Top Rated Non-Profit in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 53, Morriston, FL 32668