Bergen County Horse Rescue

$11,078 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 106 people in 37 months
Danielle Carmen
for Bergen County Horse Rescue
 MAHWAH, NJ
Our mission at Bergen County Horse Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, protect and prevent the cruelty of horses.  We feel that providing a healthy environment for the mind, body and soul of our horses is crucial to their well being. The sad reality of abandoned horses is that they are either left to die, or auctioned off to slaughter houses. Bergen County Horse Rescue is doing our best to change that. For most of our horses, this is their forever home; and they couldn't be happier! With that said, we are in need of your help!

In addition, our facilities need to be updated for our current horses and new facilities need to be built so we can save and rehabilitate more horses! Listed below are few of the many things that the money we raise will be used for:
-Rescuing more horses!! 
-Fencing 
-Quarantine barn for new arrivals 
-Wash stall 
-Existing stall maintenance 
-Structural support for barns 
-Veterinary care 

Bergen County Horse Rescue wants to create a safe, stable (pun intended) environment for our horses. With your help, we can achieve this for our current horses, and future rescues. Not only do the horses consider our rescue their home, but so do our volunteers. Our rescue is changing the lives of these beautiful animals for the better, and with your help we can save even more. 

Any amount is helpful to our cause, and our horses and everyone associated with Bergen County Horse Rescue thank you!

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Phoenix and Olive at auction  before we rescued them..

A few weeks after we rescued them...

Now they are haltered and starting to trust humans! A huge step in the rehabilitation process.

Goldie our 41-year old rescue..

..he is alive, thriving, and enjoying endless amounts of hay!

Some of our rescue boys enjoying the fall weather :)

Winter at the rescue 





We need donations to help fix our fences and turnouts!

More donations needed to get the proper fencing please!
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I'm calling this update "It's Never a Dull Moment."

As many of you know, BCHR was featured on Fox 5 News last week. This was a great/memorable moment for us, as well as an opportunity to reach a new audience. We were so grateful for that moment, but unfortunately it was cut short.

The night of the Fox News broadcast, we had to rush one of our original rescues, Friendly, to Mid-Atlantic Equine Hospital. He was in major distress and pain from what appeared to be signs of colic...(the whole story is available on our Fighting For Friendly campaign, but I will summarize this ongoing event for the purpose of this update).

Once Friendly arrived at Mid-Atlantic, they treated him the best that they possibly could for his symptoms of colic. It wasn't long before they realized he was in need of colic surgery- a very intensive surgery in which results are never guaranteed. Our President had to make the difficult decision to either proceed with the surgery or euthanize Friendly. Although it was a risk, she knew we had to at least attempt the surgery if there was any shot at saving Friendly's life.

Hours later, we got a call that Friendly made it through surgery, but it was even longer and more difficult than anticipated. During the surgery, it was discovered that Friendly was experiencing colic, but it was due to lipoma tumors strangling his small intestine. To resolve this issue, they had to remove 4 feet of Friendly's intestine.

Friendly is still at Mid-Atlantic under constant supervision and care. He is currently stable and fighting every day. The doctors are even surprised at his strength and will to survive as odds weren't exactly in his favor. We hope to bring Friendly home within a week or so, as he has been at the hospital since last Tuesday.

It's clear that we love our rescues and will do absolutely anything necessary to save them. However, Friendly's hospital bill has already totaled to over $15,000. We currently have a campaign linked to our Facebook page as well as our website entitled "Fighting For Friendly." Friendly is fighting for his life, and it is up to us to support him.

Please share this post, or our Fighting For Friendly campaign- we accept donations through both sites. Any amount helps toward saving Friendly and bringing him home. Thank you for your support, we wouldn't be able to save these beautiful rescues and give them a second chance at life without your help.

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/fighting-for-friendly/bergen-county-horse-rescue
Friendly in Mid-Atlantic
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Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed this weekend as much as our horses did, we finally got some warmer weather!

We wanted to reach out and let all of our supporters know some exciting news. This Tuesday (4/17), BCHR will be featured on Fox 5 News at 6pm! Tune-in to watch Ernie Anastos interview the President of our rescue, Erin McKegney Giannios. We are so excited to be given this opportunity; there are endless possibilities for what this could mean for our rescue!

Please tune-in, share, continue your support and keep an eye on our social media for more updates! We appreciate your endless support and encouragement... without you we wouldn't be able to accomplish our mission. Thank you!!
One of our Founders being interviewed!
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Hello everyone! Happy (almost) Spring! We have several updates since our last post that we are excited to share. First off, we wanted to let our followers know that our annual Trot Into Spring event is this Saturday (3/24)!! The event will run from 12-4pm with 3 egg hunts scheduled as well as tours of the farm! Check our Facebook page or Instagram for details on times/activities… spread the word, we hope to see you all there!

We recently celebrated two anniversaries at the farm. One was our oldest horse Goldie; he turned 43 years old on the 19th! For those that may not know, that’s really old for a horse to still be alive and thriving. Goldie still trots over to his stall every day for dinner time! His last few years at the farm have truly been wonderful to witness. He is so loved and spoiled that he gets to roam the farm freely and as much as he wants… we figured he deserves it at his age. Another anniversary we just celebrated was our 2nd official ‘birthday’ as an established nonprofit rescue. Although we have been rescuing horses for many years, we only became an established 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue 2 years ago. We couldn’t continue our work without the help of supporters/donors like you; thank you so much for your continued support!

On a more serious note, this is the latest update on Leo. In our previous GoFundMe update, we linked a separate fundraiser that was started for one of our horses, Leo, who was diagnosed with Purpura. Purpura is a complicated and life-threatening disease that Leo was probably exposed to years before he came to our farm. Although Leo and all of our horses are vaccinated properly and get routine veterinary care, this disease was simply not preventable. Luckily, Leo pulled through his treatment and is getting stronger every day. The cost of his treatment totaled to well over $10,000. Thanks to our supporters, we were able to raise a portion of that money back. Leo is still not out of the woods, but he continues to show his strength and fight every day. We are extremely proud of Leo, our volunteers who check on him day and night, as well as our supporters who contributed what they could in his time of need.

Thank you all for your continued support, it means so much to these horses and our volunteers. With your support, we continue to give all that we can to rescue these horses and give them the proper care and life they deserve. We hope to see you Saturday at our Trot Into Spring event!
Goldie's 43rd Birthday!
Leo healing.. shaved for ultrasounds
Trot Into Spring!
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URGENT!! We have a new, separate campaign we are launching for a sudden event that has occurred to one of our horses, Leo. We need YOUR help. Below is a link to the story/explanation as well as the campaign itself. The link might not be active on here but feel free to copy and paste it into your browser, or check it out on our Facebook page. Donations can still be accepted through this GoFundMe account!! But the story is only accessible through the new campaign link. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters, without you we wouldn't exist. More updates to come but we need your help/support!!

https://www.crowdrise.com/leos-cause/fundraiser/bergen-county-horse-rescue
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$11,078 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 106 people in 37 months
Created May 7, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Bergen County Horse Rescue
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Mahwah, NJ
EIN: 475330083
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