Starting a Rescue

Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is committed to promoting professionalism and transparency among equine rescue and rehabilitation facilities; this includes equine management practices as well as nonprofit operations. If you are interested in starting an equine rescue operation, DEFHR recommends consulting the resources below during your planning process.

Rescue Facility Guidelines from HSUS

Click here to view this guide from the Humane Society of the United States recommending basic guidelines for operating an equine rescue and retirement facility.

Care Guidelines for Rescue Facilities from AAEP

Click here to view this guide from the American Association of Equine Practitioners recommending care guidelines for equine rescue and retirement facilities.