Who We Are and What We Do
We are Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue. Every week, trucks jammed with American horses barrel down the highway toward hell: the slaughterhouses of Canada and Mexico. Horses are shoved onto the truck where they are trapped in darkness without food or water, crushing and trampling each other, consumed by terror. Some are prized show horses. Others taught camp children to ride. Some are even mares in foal. All have been sold by the pound for meat. The trip is cruel. Their death is unspeakable. And it’s perfectly legal.
At Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue (HPF – Rescue – Rehab – Rehome), we believe that horses deserve better than this. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming equines that are at direct risk of slaughter. Through a grassroots effort, since 2014 we have facilitated or directly rescued and rehomed more than 300 horses. We are dedicated to giving horses a second chance.
What We Need
As the horses come back to life, the barns at Hidden Pond Farm are dying. Every dime we raise goes to the rescue and care of our horses— hay and grain, medicine and supplements, veterinary visits, and farrier trims. As time passes, the barns have fallen into serious disrepair. Roofs are peeling and leaking, wood panels are rotting, stall doors are broken. We are backed against a crumbling wall. Horses and volunteers need a safe, dry environment to live and work. Without a new structure, we can’t continue to rescue horses and bring them to Hidden Pond Farm.
We have a plan: to install three sets of pre-fabricated shed rows from Horizon Structures that will house 12 horses, plus a 12’ x 24’ run-in shed that will house an additional 4 horses. These solid structures are delivered already built. We supply site preparation, electricity, and plumbing. Our goal is to move the horses in by winter 2017.
How You Can Help
We need $70,000 for the new structures. Help us raise a new barn without hammering a single nail! Your donation to HPF – Rescue – Rehab - Rehome is completely tax-deductible. Our Tax ID # is: 47-5424382.
Visit our website at: Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue
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