The following are organizations that provide care and rescue to retired and unwanted racehorses.
California Equine Retirement Foundation
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of retired race horses in California.
Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping Thoroughbred Ex-racehorses find new, fulfilling careers outside of racing.
Colorado Horse Rescue
Non-profit organization to find new homes for abandoned, abused, neglected or unwanted horses of all breeds.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Non-profit organization for the rescue and placement of abused horses in Maryland. Also take other animals if necessary.
Equine Rescue Inc.
A 501(c)3 registered charity for all-breed rescue located in Orange County, NY
Equine Rescue Network Inc.
ERNi is a nonprofit organization incorporated to prevent the abuse of equines through education and by supporting and fostering the growth and effectiveness of equine rescue organizatons throughout the United States. Also has a mailing list now.
Equine Rescue Net
The ERNet's primary purpose is to provide on the Web educational materials and resources, and guides to other information useful to equine rescue in general and equine rescue organizations in particular. The ERNet is a sponsored project of ERNi.
Non-profit horse sanctuary outside Los Angeles.
Exceller Fund for Rescued Horses
The Exceller Fund is a group of individual contributors who, in cooperation with United Pegasus Foundation, sponsors retired Thoroughbred racehorses rescued from slaughter.
Georgia Equine Rescue League
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of horses in Georgia.
H.O.R.S.E. (Help Our Rescue Save Equines) Rescue & Sanctuary
A non-breed specific non-profit horse rescue and sanctuary in Ventura County California, 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Takes in horses of all ages and breeds and whenever possible adopted out to caring homes.
Horse Protection League
A non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules in the greater Rockey Mountain Region.
The Last Refuge
A small privately funded horse rescue farm in Connecticut that provides a safe haven for the last days of some non-adoptable horses.
Mylestone Equine Rescue
Non-profit organization for the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abused horses in New Jersey.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption
Accepts both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, retiring racehorses and unprofitable broodmares. Has not received a 501(c)(3) non-profit ruling yet but has applied.
The Piedra Foundation
All volunteer charitable organization created by horsemen to promote education, fund research, and provide financial assistance to owners of critically ill horses.
Pine Trails Ranch
A ranch in California that is willing to take in unwanted horses to be retrained and placed with new owners.
Redwings Horse Sactuary
Our Mission: To educate about the care and plight of horses, ponies,donkeys and to protect them from abuse and slaughter. 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Retraining Off-Track Thoroughbreds Resource
Helpful articles and other info about retraining a retired racer.
Privately owned and funded, SafeHorse was formed to care for and rescue neglected and abused horses. (located in Texas)
Second Chance Ranch
Non-profit organization in Massachusetts founded to prevent horses, ponies, donkeys and mules from going to slaughter and to find them loving homes.
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
501(c)3 non-profit organization created to care for and locate new homes and opportunities for Standardbred horses. Over 1000 adoptions so far.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
The pioneering forerunner for similar operations and remains the largest humane organization dedicated to the rescue of racehorses when they can no longer run.
United Pegasus Foundation
Non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of horses from abuse and slaughter, mostly work with retired race horses. Located in Arcadia, CA.