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US Horse Welfare and Rescue Org, Inc

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community


Waterville RdAVON, CT 06001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


Would you recommend US Horse Welfare and Rescue Org, Inc?
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by Michelle T. from FL (May 18, 2023)
This has been one of my best experience in life and I will always be grateful, working around the farm gave me back part of my life. I adored all the horses, volunteers and specially the founders of this magnificent organization. Thank you Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this organization.
by Susan M. from Avon, CT (Administrator for this Organization) (March 11, 2018)
There are so many hard working caring people with great goals and huge hearts who join USHWR’s mission. It’s a very therapeutic place to spend a few hours hanging with horses.

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