We are very excited to announce we have officially changed our name to Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary and given permission from the Charities Directorate effective July 1/2015. This is where our hearts have led us with so many horses needing a final, safe and loving retirement after years of service to man. We hope to have new pictures of all the equines here soon. Thank you to everyone who has lovingly supported us these past years.
We have been a Federally Registered Charity since Feb. 2003 rescuing and placing over 160 horses most destined for slaughter. Please look through the pictures of the many horses who have come into our care and the pictures of the ones who presently reside here. We receive no funding and depend on donations and fundraising to feed and care for the horses.
We are working on an improved website which will have new pictures of all the horses here and updated bios and new pictures. We hope to have it up in January 2017. Thank you!
Elizabeth Palmer has made a donation in Honour of her grandaughter, Sanela Vandenberg. Sanela requested in lieu of a Christmas present she wanted her grandmother to donate to help the horses. Thank you, Sanela!
A monthly donation has been made by "My Dog Spot Pet Grooming" in Honour of Quinn Liang for the horses.
A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses. We appreciate your on-going support.
A generous donation has been made by Pamela Maodus in Memory of "my father, Teras Rubeniuk who was a farmer and an animal lover". "I visited the sanctuary last weekend and was so impressed with Debbi and her daughter's work to care for these horses. I will be taking a serious interest in helping and doing what I can to help these beautiful animals."
A generous donation was made by Esther Caplan for the horses.
A generous donation was made by Christine Pearson for the horses.
A generous donation has been made by Dorothy Barker for the horses
A donation has been made by Carol Van Wyck in Memory of Daryl Wells Jr. for the horses.
A donation was made by Wendy Springer for the the horses.
A donation was made by Allison Ball in Memory of Dorothy Stiles.
A monthly donation was made by "My Dog Spot Pet Grooming In Honour of Quinn Liang.
A monthly donation was made by June O'Brien for Baddick.
Thanks to Butch at Rose Hill Liquidation for holding the BBQ fundraiser for the horses on Saturday. We are grateful for their support.
A donation has been made by Arthur Shannon in Memory of Mme Lucille Bourgeoise who loved horses.
A donation has been made by Lisa Holmes in Memory of Kelly Mittler, a wonderfully kind woman who loved animals, especially horses.
A donation has been made by Richard and Brenda Palmer in Memory of Monica Kimble
A donation has been made in Memory of Monica Kimble by Herb and Marlies Brownell for the horses.
A donation has been made in Memory of Monica Kimble by Sarah Titchner for the horses.
A donation has been made by Allan and Kimberley Hughson for the horses in Memory of Monica Kimble.
There is a hay shortage and we desperately need hay to get us through the winter. If you know of anyone near Waterdown with extra hay, please contact us.
Thanks to "My Dog Spot Pet Grooming" in Toronto for their monthly donation in Honour of Quinn Liang who loves horses.
Thank you to Wendy Springer for her donation for the horses. We appreciate your support.
Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her generous donation to build a run for the horses before winter. We appreciate your friendship and support.
A donation has been made by Deniza Fagundes in Memory of Monica Kimble and her love for horses. She will be dearly missed by her dear friend and all whom have come to know her.
Chance arrived Tuesday, July 12th! He is a lovely Appaloosa who is fitting in amazingly. We received notice on Monday at 8 a.m. he was being put down on Tuesday at 8 a.m. and we scrambled to get someone to trailer him and he was brought here where he immediately fit in. He even goes into the barn with the 17 other horses. He is quiet and gentle and very happy and safe.
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our 14th Annual Open House for the horses! It was the most successful Open House ever! We are grateful for all the support and for our wonderful volunteers who made it such a success. Thanks to our farrier, Jodi for her demonstation. Everyone enjoyed seeing what it is you do for our horses' hooves. Thanks everyone!!!
2015 was a great year here at Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary! Thanks to many people who have supported us and helped in many ways, we are grateful! Our 13th Annual Open House was the most successful ever. We met many great people and although the volunteer forms from the event went missing and we were unable to contact you, hopefully you will come to the 2016 Open House. We officially had our name changed July 1/2015 to Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary as we have evolved into a sanctuary for the horses with few options when they need to retire and cannot be ridden due to lameness or age. We survive totally on donations and fundraising and we are grateful for all of your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope to see you all at our 14th Annual Open House June 4 and June 5/2016!!!! Wishing you all a wonderful, healthy 2016!
"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not find peace for himself." Albert Schweitzer
A big thank you to all who delegate their United Way donations to go for the horses. Thank you, thank you thank you!
Thank you to Dorothy Barker for her generous donation for the horses through Canada Helps. We appreciate your on going support!
Thank you to Rose Hill Liquidation and Butch for our successful BBQ he holds every year for us. We met some very nice people and thanks to Sue for coming out in support and for her donation. Thanks to Betty for BBQing again in this heat. We appreciate Butch and Rose Hill Liquidation's support these many years, selling our cookbooks and calendars throughout the year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her donation and on-going support for the horses.
Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her generous support and kindness for the horses. Also, thank you to her mother, Patricia Crowe for her donation for the horses.
A generous donation was made by Jori Goldberg in Honour of her Bat Mitzvah which she recently celebrated. She said, "Horses are a big passion of mine so I wanted to do something to help them." Thank you, Jori, we hope you will be able to visit the horses sometime.
A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.
A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses. We appreciate your support.
Thank you to Dawne Bergsteinson for her donation for the horses and her support these past several years. It was so nice to see her at the Open House this year!
Thank you to June O'Brien for her sponsorship of Baddick and her wonderful support these past several years. All her beautiful crafts she sells for the horses, thank you!!!.
A donation has been made by June Solntseff for the horses. We appreciate your yearly support. We hope you will be able to make this year's Open House.