Community Resources

Let's Help You Find the Right Horse

Have you been looking for your next equine partner and don’t see what you’re looking for on our website? The Santana Center is honored to be a part of a network of horse rescues, and together we work as a team to help you find the right horse to fit your needs. We have compiled a list of 501 c3 horse rescues that work closely with us, that can help assist you in finding your next horse.

Horse Rescues

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Circle A Homes for Horses
“Nonprofit 501c3 organization
serving at-risk youth & rescued equines.”
4345 Charity Neck Rd
Virginia Beach VA 23457

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Epona Safe Haven
– Save “at risk” equines from slaughter
– Prevent equines from going to auction
– Serve as an educational resource
– Adoption services
326 Nipmuc Road Foster, Rhode Island 02825

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The Farmette
“Located in Pipersville, PA, The Farmette is a rescue & sanctuary that provides food, shelter and care to donkeys & horses who were unwanted, mistreated and/or slaughter-bound. Our mission is to provide them with hope, healing, happiness and forever homes.”

Gerda’s Equine Rescue
“Gerda’s Equine Rescue (GER) is a Vermont based 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to rescuing horses from the unthinkable fate of being slaughter bound for human consumption.”
5825 RT 30
Townshend, VT 05353 (802) 874-7213

Hidden Pond Equine Rescue
“The mission of Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and ultimately rehome equines that are at direct risk of slaughter. Typically this means those that are at auction or already in the kill pen. We raise funds to bail, quarantine and transport these equines; to care and feed for them while they are part of our program (including vet and farrier); and to prepare them for their forever homes.”
250 South Rd
Brentwood, NH 03855
(603) 568- 6654

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Home at Last Farm
Our mission is simple. To do big things for little horses. We either work with our community to rescue/take in horses whose owners have fallen on hard times or we try to intercept miniature horses at a few different points in the unwanted horse/slaughter pipeline (ideally before they end up at an auction). We then rehabilitate them, love them and get them ready for their forever homes.

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NEER North
501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving horses, donkeys, and ponies whose lives are at risk in our local area. We also work with horse owners to help them avoid crisis situations, network with other rescues and educate the public about equine abuse and rescue.
Office Phone: 978-510-1031

Horses with Hope
Horses With Hope, LLC was created in 2013 and is a privately-funded organization based out of Broadview Farm in Hope, Maine. Our mission is to offer a comprehensive evaluation and retraining program for rescued equines. We emphasize the importance of consistent, quality training and are committed to helping these horses find lifelong homes through successful adoptions.

Animal Welfare Organizations


The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

The Homes for Horses Coalition
The Homes for Horses Coalition is a national coalition dedicated to increasing collaboration, professionalism and growth in the equine rescue and protection community. Our members are committed to ending horse slaughter and all other forms of equine abuse.

The coalition is a joint initiative of the Animal Welfare Institute, the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States. We currently have more than 440 members representing horse rescue and sanctuary throughout the U.S. and beyond.

The Right Horse Initiative
The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. Our goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States.

The Humane Society of the United States