US Horse Welfare and Rescue at Nod Hill in Avon, CT seeks volunteers to help with everything from barn chores (mucking, feeding, watering, turn out, grooming and training of horses) to assisting with ambassadorships, community outreach, fundraising, event planning, marketing, social media, website, writing pamphlets and brochures or promoting horse welfare at events, fairs, horse shows, etc. Multiple committee positions are available also. There is something for everyone! At USHWR, if animals tug at you the horses will feed your soul. The advocacy, education, community outreach and supportive programs we offer horse owners are a critical part of what we do to help save America's horses from the little known, dirty business of the horse slaughter pipeline. With our eyes set on developing affiliates all around the country, arming them with the tools necessary to become effective ambassadors and advocates for America's horses, your involvement can help us reach that goal and forward our mission. PLEASE INCLUDE A GOOD CONTACT PHONE NUMBER IN WITH A SHORT EMAIL TO US TO STREAMLINE COMMUNICATION. THANK YOU!
Our Mission is to promote the safety and well being of all equines through educating the general public, providing supportive programs for horse owners and assisting in the rescuing of horses from the slaughter pipeline.
We are a 501c3 non profit, all volunteer group working hard to care for our rescues as well as provide outreach programs for horse owners in need and educating the general public regarding the plight of America's horses as too many end up in the slaughter pipeline.
Our developmental programs include a hay bank, foster home programs, safe surrender for those no longer able to care for their horse, low cost/no cost gelding programs, assist qualified horse owners with low cost/ no cost euthanasia when appropriate and the retraining, repurposing and rehoming of rescued horses such as OTTB's.
Through our programs and our rescue volunteers often state they find inner peace, relief from anxiety and depression, diminished stress levels, and serenity all the while developing camaraderie with others. For others it is the opportunity to reconnect with horses after an absence from being with them. For many teens who love horses they just can't get enough of being around them.