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Paws Ranch Equine Rescue is dedicated to Promoting the Humane Treatment of Horses and Mules through Legislation, Education, Investigation and Intervention if necessary. We work with our local Veterinarians and Humane Societies to ensure the proper Rehabilitation needs for each animal received at our farm. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit humane volunteer based organization. We are dedicated to the support and rehabilitation of the animals that come to our facility. We are dependent on your donations and the dedication of our community volunteers to provide the best quality of life for our rescued equine friends.
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to the compassionate care of equine. We are a volunteer based hoofed animal welfare facility. Paws Ranch was established in 2006 and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization March 4, 2010 to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education, and outreach in Rutherford County North Carolina. Since our beginning, Paws Ranch has been a haven where horses, mules and donkeys have found a safe environment to thrive free from abuse, hunger and sadness and given a purpose and not just an existence. We provide care for unwanted, abused or neglected horses Since its inception, Paws Ranch has gone from a small farm that sheltered only a few horses to a full service well-respected rehabilitation facility housing up to 20 horses at any given time. We started helping these majestic creatures with a story of abuse and neglect about a horse in Anderson South Carolina.
We had sold a paint horse of our own Princess and found out a year later she was starving in South Carolina. A lady in Georgia had purchased a horse trailer from the current owner of Princess. She stated she obtained our phone number from the registration transfer documents. I asked her where Princess was located when she told me that there were other horses on the premises that were starving. I drove down to Anderson South Carolina to meet her and I saw Princess, another mare with a foal and gilding. Needless to say we were able to convince the owner to give up all the horses. Princess, the mare and foal went home to Paws Ranch. The gilding found a new home in Georgia.
In 2009 - 2010 alone, adults and children volunteered their efforts, helping the Farm to achieve its goal and in return we were able to help by helping the kids as they completed their hours for the Rutherford County Scholls Community Service Program. Equally as important to its successful growth has been Paws Ranch to increase focus on humane education, and providing Large Animal Rescue Services on both local and county levels. As Paws Ranch continues to grow, so has the need for adequate space required by the horses and programs. Our farm serves us well providing spring and fall hay cut by helping hands in our community.
With every square inch of this farm we have been providing care for our equine friends so that the horses will be free of the burden of abuse, neglect and hunger. Finally, in 2009 we were able to complete our arena for rehabilitation services that would meet the needs of the horses in our care and the programs we provide at our facility. Our rescued horses now graze on 28 rolling acres of grass and trees that allow the horses to run and play as well as providing a 18 stall stable and run in shelter that will serve the needs of our horses, volunteers, our programs and our many friends that visit Paws Ranch!
- Delores Hardin Hanser
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