Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty

Gabby, pictured here, is a critically ill horse seized by PA State Police from a veterinarian's property in Carbon County, PA, along with numerous other animals, including 15 other horses, 20 sheep, dogs, birds and alligators.

Gabby and another horse, Ferris, were brought to DEFHR for critical and rehabilitative care. Both are in dire condition and will need round-the-clock care for some time.

Funds are desperately needed. Please DONATE NOW!

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Kristoff Stall Winter Blanket

Would you like to take care of Kristoff (above) and other rescue horses?

We are looking for a dedicated, mature individual to care for 60+ horses while managing volunteers @ our Woodbine, MD facility. Must be self-motivated, hard-working and team-oriented, honest and have excellent communication skills. Horse experience is required. Experience with neglected horses and medical treatments is a plus.

40+ hrs/wk (4 weekdays, 1 weekend day). $9+/hour w/ benefits (vac, sick, health, direct deposit, 401K). Send inquiries and resumes/applications to

Click here to download an application.

Legacy 2015
Summer Youth Leaders Wanted

Get ready to have the time of your life this summer! A volunteer leadership position at DEFHR provides you with the perfect opportunity to engage in meaningful work while having an absolute ball!

Two Summer Youth Program Leader positions are available. In this position, you will help teach and supervise 7 to 17 year olds participating in DEFHR’s Legacy Program, which runs June 13-August 19, 2016 (Monday through Friday) from 8:00am-5:00pm. The Legacy Program teaches youth volunteers a variety of equine-related topics that are reinforced through activities.

If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please click here to e-mail DEFHR, or simply complete the Summer Youth Program Leader Application.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016