United States

Farm History & Horse Blogs

Sanctuaries
(If one is close to you give them a call they probably have adoptions or fosters from time to time or know of one.)


Best Friends Animal Society - Kanab, Utah
Bethlehem Farm & the Center for Women in Racing - Paris, KY

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary



Blue Star Equiculture - Palmer, MA - draft horse sanctuary and organic farm located at Burgundy Brook Farm

Circle P Sanctuary - Marengo, OH
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Dream Catcher Farm Horse Sanctuary - Rocky Mount, VA
United in Light (Draft Horse Sanctuary) - Livingston, MT
Duchess Sanctuary - Oakland, OR

Equine Advocates - Promoting the Humane Treatment of Horses
Equus Sanctuary and DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro

FRIENDS, Inc - EIA Horse Sanctuary

GEVA - Equine Retirement Home for Injured, Retired or Abused Horses- Glen Ellen, CA
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc.
- adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals serving the entire state of Ohio!
Horse Play Equine Rescue & Sanctuary - Exeter, RI

Horse Protection Society of North Carolina
Horse Savers - Sanctuary dedicated to protection of horses and the environment along with youth education

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary - Mehoopany, PA - A place for rescue groups to turn when they are faced with un-adoptable animals that would otherwise have to be euthanized.
International Society of the Protection of Wild Horses and Burros (ISPMB) - Eagle Butte, SD

Montana Horse Sanctuary - Simms, MT
Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary - Cornville, AZ
New Dawn Livestock Rescue & Sanctuary - Tonopah, AZ


Old Friends - Georgetown, KY (Retirement & Rescue)
Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, Mena, AK (Publishers of Horses of Proud Spirt!)

Jack Auchterlonie Memorial Equine Sanctuary (JAMES) - Twentynine Palms, CA
Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Carmel, CA

Swan Center Outreach Inc. - Silverthorne, CO


Retirement Home for Horses - Mill Creek Farm - Alachua, Florida
Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary - Lompoc, CA
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines - Pottstown, PA

Safe Home Equine Rescue & Sanctuary - Chatham, NY
Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary - Maricopa County, AZ

Willow Pond Ranch Foundation - Soquel,CA

Animal Rights & Humane Organizations

American Humane Association - Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals - The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today. Whether it’s saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse or sharing resources with shelters across the country, we work toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear.

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Since its founding in 1951 the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has sought to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by people. In the organization’s early years our particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. In the decades that followed we expanded the scope of our work to address many other areas of animal suffering.

The Humane Society of the United States - The mission of The HSUS is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We seek to forge a lasting and comprehensive change in human consciousness of and behavior toward all animals in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect, and to protect wild habitats and the entire community of life.


In Defense of Animals In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by raising the status of animals beyond that of mere property, and by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. IDA’s efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi and Cameroon, Africa.

The National Humane Education Society provides humane education, rescue and relief assistance for animals, as well as screened adoption services. Through the Humane Education Department, we provide educational presentations to all ages and information services to members as well as to the general public.

Society for Animal Protective Legislation - the first non-profit organization formed in the United States specifically dedicated to the passage and promotion of federal, international and local legislation to ensure and protect animal welfare.

United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.