Approved Non-Profit 501 C 3 Established in 2002
The purpose of Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. is to promote the prevention of equine abuse.
- RVHR shall provide shelter, food, daily care, medical treatment, rehabilitation, adoption services for horses in need because they have been abandoned, neglected and/or are in need of a new home.
- RVHR shall obtain legal ownership of donated horses accepted into our guardianship, with the goal to place these horses into caring and suitable adoptive homes.
- RVHR will search for the loving and caring placement families for these horses who deserve to have a second chance that come into our custody.
- RVHR shall serve as a shelter and provide care for legally impounded horses. As legal action is being taken by the State Veterinarian, local and other authorities because of maltreatment by the horses owner.
- RVHR shall assist others in the education on equine care and handling to the best of our abilities with the hopes to prevent the abuse of an equine due to negligence and ignorance within our community.
- Owners who wish to relinquish ownership to our rescue may do so knowing that we will follow that equine for the rest of its life. Many of these donated horses are healthy and are merely in need of a new adoptive family. We are an alternative.
“At the end of his life he should be retired, adopted, or humanely euthanized if no better solution can be found. Anything else makes a mockery of the words which for centuries have been used to describe our game…Sport of Kings.”
— John Hettinger, Trustee, New York Racing Association