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Started in '05...New England Equine Rescues (NEER) is a growing 501(c)3 non profit organization that networks horse people all over the New England region. NEER is dedicated to helping all horses (we especially love the old and unwanted) in any way, including direct intervention for abused or slaughter-bound equines, effective horse placement, fundraising, and active support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. NEER needs good homes, foster homes, volunteers, transport, advice, referrals, and as much support as we can to help stop the abuse, neglect, and slaughter of horses. We are a large NETWORK of people ranging from an extra stall to larger non profit organizations. We welcome all horse people, location is not important. The more people, the better the network. NEER is 100% volunteer...nobody is paid.
(MISSION STATEMENT): NEER was originally formed to answer a need within the equine community to network hard to place horses that were not able to find sanctuary in over crowded rescue organizations in
NEER does not sell ANY horses.
NEER does not condone the breeding of rescues.
NEER has NO paid members.
NEER tries to do what's best for the horses, not the people.
(and we are sorry for any feelings that we may have hurt.)
Exempt from federal income tax under section 501c3 of the IRS. ~ EIN#: 202629551 ~ Public Charity Status: 170 (B) (1) (A) (vi) ... IRS INFO
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Pround Member of:
The Horse Rescue Coalition www.freewebs.com/horserescuecoalition
Equine Welfare Advocates www.equinewelfarealliance.org
Horse Rescue United Network www.horserescueunited.net
Equine Rescue Community www.equinerescuecommunity.com
Homes for Horses Coalition www.homesforhorses.org
National Equine Rescue Coalition www.nationalequinerescuecoalition.com
RI Federation of Riding Clubs www.orgsites.com/ri/rifrc
West Newbury Riding and Driving Club www.wnrdc.com
The NH Horse Council www.nhhorsecouncil.com/
RI Disaster Animal Response Team www.orgsites.com/ri/ridart
Equine Advocates of New England www.eaone.org
New England Horse Council www.vthorse.com/nehc
This horse was at a boarding facility in CA.
PLEASE if you are at a boarding facility or you know people who board
|Rhode Island Joins PA, NY, MA, VT, and MD in banning double deck trailers |
for all horses, no matter what their final destination!
|If you have horses on your property you need an Equine Activites Statute sign!!! Horses are inherently dangerous, but people need to be warned that they are 'risking their LIVES' by coming onto your property, or you may still be liable... www.americanequestrian.com/EquineLaws.htm|
Caution: Cathy in CT ...always looking for free and cheap animals 'for her daughter' or some 'girl whose father was killed'...she collects free and cheap animals and sends them to auction/slaughter for the money. Now claims to have a rescue. For more info, or to add your bad experience... email@example.com
All three American slaughter plants are now closed, thousands of horses have been saved. We need to pass HR503/S311 to stop the transport of horses to Canada and Mexico, where slaughter is far more brutal. (140,000+ horses went to slaughter in '08) http://www.commonhorsesense.net/
Extensive slaughter info: http://flyingfilly.com/horse_slaughter.htm (not graphic).
~ 80% of first time horse owners get rid of their horse within 5 years.
~ Every 5 minutes an American horse is slaughtered for human consumption.92% of horses going to slaughter are in good condition.
~ In just nine years (1997-05), the American horse industry has grown from $25.3 billion to $39 billion, an increase of 55%.
~ The equine population in the United States has expanded from 6.9 million to 9.2 million horses, an increase of 33%.
~ Meanwhile, the number of horse owners has risen from 1.9 million to 2.0 million, a modest increase of only about 5%.
~ "Most neglect and abuse cases can be resolved through owner education. Educational programs using existing resources should be developed and accessible to all facets of society."
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Charitable organizations must follow the laws of the state in which they operate (whether they are a 501(c)(3) or not); as well as the laws pertaining to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
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Know Your Rights: A Donor's Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.
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Researched and written by: Faye Weldon (c) 2010
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