Homepage Header Image

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.
 
******* Our 15th Annual Open  House will be June 3 and June 4 from 9-4p.m.  Hope to see you!!**********
 
A donation has been made by Linda Kerr in Honour of her sister, Cathy Paszat's 65th Birthday!  Cathy loves horses and we hope she will be able to come to our 15th Annual Open House on June 3 or June 4th.  Happy Birthday!!!
 
Ann Crawford has made a donation for the horses in memory of Jill Robinson who loved all animals and had a deep connection to horses.
 
Thank you to "My dog Spot Pet Grooming" for their monthly sponsorship in Honour of Quinn Liang.
 
Thank you to Wendy Springer for her donation .  We appreciate her ongoing support.

Thank  you to Neve Pereira for her generous donation to the horses in lieu of birthday presents for herself.  Neve turned 7 years old on Feb. 3/17 and really loves horses.  Neve and her family came yesterday, March 19th to visit the horses.  The horses loved the carrots and attention.  We are posting a few pictures on Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary's facebook as we are working on a new website and cannot put new pictures on this one right now.  Thank you Neve!!!

  A big thank you to Glen and Karen Root for their generous donation of hay for the horses and to Nicola and Rogie Pollock for their help in delivering it to us and helping Glen and Karen and Courtenay uload it.  It was very kind and generous of all of you! Thank you!

Taylor Thurgood is celebrating her 9th Birthday on Feb. 25th/2017 and requested donations for the horses in lieu of birthday presents for her.  Thank you Taylor!  We hope you will be able to meet the horses sometime. Happy Birthday!

A donation has been made in Taylor Thurgood's Honour by her friend Anna.

A donation has been made by Julie Thurgood in Honour of Taylor Thurgood's 9th Birthday!

A donation has been made in Honour of Taylor Thurgood's birthday by Brad Corke for the horses.

A donation was made in Honour of Taylor Thurgood's 9th Birthday by Jessica Hamilton for the horses.

A donation has been made by Nicola and Danielle Ciavarella in Honour of Taylor Thurgood's 9th Birthday for the horses.

 

Thank you to Wendy Springer for her donation for the horses.  We appreciate your support.

We would like to thank the annonymous donation through Canada Helps.

Thank you to Elizabeth Palmer for her donation for the horses.  We appreciate your continued support.

Thank you to My Dog Spot Pet Grooming for their monthly support in Honour of Quinn Liang for the horses.

Thank you to June O'Brien for her monthly support for the horses.

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her monthly support for the horses.

Thank you to Betty Taylor for her donations for the horses.

Thank you to Martha Chapman for her generous donation for the horses.

A very special Neve Zibert is turning 7 on Feb. 3/2017 and has asked in lieu of presents for money to be donated for the horses.  Thank you, Neve, we will look forward to your visit soon.  Happy Birthday on Feb. 3!!

Thank you to Pam Evely for her generous donation to the horses.  Her continued support is much appreciated.

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her monthly support for the horses.  She has been a good friend to us.

We are grateful to a very kind and special man, William George Hopkins who wanted to help the horses. Our sympathy to his family on their loss.

A donation has been made by employees of Travelers. 

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her continued support for the horses. 

A generous donation has been made by Catherine Glynn for the horses.

A generous donation has been made by Janet Martinsen for the horses.

A generous donation has been made by Murray and Barbara Weaver in Memory of "Gaye" Pusching for the horses.

A generous donation has been made by Nancy Scott(of The Village Hill) in Memory of "Gaye" Pusching for the horses.

Thank you to Wendy Springer for her donation for the horses.  We appreciate your on going support.

Thank you to Tiffani Harrison for her donation in Honour of Karen and Glenn for the horses.

Thank you to Haydn and Cindy Tanner for their donation for the horses.

Thank you to Dale Pusching for her donation of apples and carrots for the horses.  We appreciate your kindness.

Thank you to Jessica Melo for her donation in Honour of Andrea Coulston for the horses.

Thank you for the annonymous donation made for the horses.

Thank  you to Ruth Hamilton for her donation in Honour of Ted Craven for the horses.

Thank you to John Rudell for his donation for the horses in Honour of Ruth Gray and Laurie Heard. Also thank you for your kind words.

Thank you to Joy De Ath for her generous donation for the horses.  We appreciate your yearly support.

A donation has been made by Brian and Winnifred Tanner for the horses in Honour of Cindy and Sarah Tanner.

A donation has been made by Constance Henderson in Memory of George Forshner for the horses.

Thank you to Ray Fischer for his donation in Honour of Pam Maodus for the horses

Thank you to Deborah Shantz for her generous donation for the horses in Memory of Austin and Dorothy Redden. Thank you for your very positive words.

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!!!!

 

Horse Rescue Monthly Donations Button

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.