In the United States, over 100,000 horses are sent to Canada or Mexico for slaughter for being unwanted or lame each year. This does not take into account the actual number of abused and neglected horses. There is a huge need for people and organizations to care for these horses. Working with other organizations including local, state, and federal agencies the hope is to eradicate horse neglect and abuse.
Valley of Refuge Horse Rescue and Therapy Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing, rehabilitation [including but not limited to: health care, shelter, training and proper treatment] and adoption services for lame, abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. Simultaneously, the organization seeks to provide therapy for those in need through the use of rehabilitated horses that are naturally inclined to do so. Through many ways, the organization will seek to provide community services, awareness and education.