CANADIAN RESCUE CENTRES & ORGANIZATIONS
If you have an established equine rescue and would like to be included on our list, please contact the CHDC at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will require references from your veterinarian and farrier.
If you have changed your web site or are no longer rescuing please advise us as soon as possible so that we may remove you from our list and keep it current. Thanks!
Adena Springs Retirement Program
The first in-house retirement program within the thoroughbred racing industry, Adena Springs matches horses with loving owners who will make a lifelong commitment to their health and well being.
Bear Valley Rescue
We have found wonderful homes for many amazing horses.
Circle F Horse Rescue Society
We are a registered nonprofit, charitable organization that cares for horses that have been entrusted to us and, when ready, adopt them out to appropriate homes.
Critteraid – Project Equus
We are a society devoted to animal welfare.
Devoted to the rest, rehabilitation and retirement phases of life for all animals
Four Mile Brook, Pictou County, NS
Free Spirit Sanctuary
Providing sanctuary for domestic and wild horses, donkeys and mules, while advocating for justice, peace and freedom for all equines everywhere.
People helping horses helping people
As a group we are compelled to save as many horses as possible and give them the happy endings they deserve.
New Horizons Equine Centre
Providing Second Careers for Off-The-Track Standardbreds
New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
New Stride’s goals are to ensure that each and every non-competitive and injured Thoroughbred racehorse gets a second chance and is placed into a caring adoptive home.
Old Friends Canada
Old Friends Canada is a non-profit organization horse rescue located in beautiful Lake Country, BC whose mission is to provide a safe place for unwanted, abandoned, abused, and retired horses, donkeys, and mules.
Lake Country, BC
Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Assisting in the adoption and relocation of retired and non-racing Standardbred horses within Ontario
Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary
The primary activity of this organization is to provide sanctuary to horses, as well as other domestic/farm animals at risk of being sent to slaughter as well as those that have suffered abuse and neglect.
Refuge RR for Horses
Refuge RR is giving back that which should never have been taken away, their freedom, and providing them with the protection that is owed to them.
Second Chance Cheekeye Ranch
Second Chance at Cheekye Ranch was established with one purpose in mind. To save horses in troubled situations as well as those bound for slaughter in North America. At Cheekye Ranch those horses will be rehabilitated and put through a quality training regimen that will provide them with the skills necessary to make them sought-after, longterm partners to their riders and owners.
To provide an opportunity for as many Thoroughbreds as possible to have a chance at a second career once retired from racing and/or be allowed to retire with dignity and be protected for the remainder of their lives.
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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Peace, freedom and protection
Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue
Our mandate is to provide care and rehabilitation to abused and neglected horses.
WILD HORSE ASSOCIATIONS IN CANADA
Wild Horses of Alberta Society’s mission is to ensure the provision of all aspects of the conservation and humane treatment of wild horses in Alberta.
Sable Island Green Horse Society
Partners in promoting stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Sable Island.
Friends of Nemaiah Valley
Studying the Brittany Triangle Wild Horses in British Columbia.
Jann Arden has created a campaign to help in the fight against the live draft horse shipments to Japan. You can find more info at her web site. Here you can order various products to show your support for the horses.
"Canada should be leading the world when it comes to animal welfare— and yet we drop the ball in so many ways. We ship thousands upon thousands of live horses for the overseas meat trade and grotesquely fail with their treatment. Often in tight cages of three or four - for days."
"This is an amazing, important organization... donate if you can. Even a toonie makes a difference."
The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is committed to fulfilling its goals through peaceful and lawful means. Therefore this coalition will neither knowingly, or willfully, participate in, or condone, incite, or promote others to participate in unlawful or non-peaceful activities. Nor will it harass, encourage others to harass, or support those who do.
The CHDC has recently obtained documents for two Korean Air Cargo flights in June, 2020, which were transporting horses to Japan for slaughter. The flights in question occurred on June 3 and June 29. The June 29 flight was originally scheduled to leave on May 9 but...
Our ZOOM meeting with the All-Party Animal Welfare Caucus on January 21, 2021 was proof of the fact that the well-being of horses matters to a surprising number of our representatives in government. The session was well attended and we couldn't help but be inspired...
The CHDC received the following message from a young supporter: “Hi, my name is Camrie. I'm a 12 year old grade 7 girl and I really LOVE what you guys are doing...I think live export and horse slaughter are such a cruel thing and it needs to be stopped! I'm trying to...
Please share this site with friends who own horses but may not be aware of the horse slaughter industry in Canada, with friends who may be taking conjugated equine estrogens for menopause, with doctors who prescribe CEE drugs, and with any friends considering taking their horse to a sale barn or an auction.