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Thankful Today

As I sit here on the computer writing tax receipts for the past year I am so thankful to everyone who has donated in any way to our herd. Whether money is sent directly, supplies are provided, time is spent – it all goes to making this herd’s well being continue to be successful.

During 2017 we were able to help 53 equines and 37 humans – all on a very small budget!!!

If you would like to support our mission of helping equines in need, please consider a tax deductible donation today.

$10,700 of $32,000 raised
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Combined Federal Campaign Approved Charity

We are excited to announce that The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has approved Second Chances Equine Rescue’s participation in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

From the CFC website

Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. 

If you are a Federal employee be on the lookout for us when you are approached by your organization.

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Rescue In Need

Last year at this time we had a little wiggle room. We weren’t full and we had a few dedicated sponsors.

Today we are over our max and have only those same dedicated sponsors. We are in need ourselves. Making a horse ‘safe’ is just the beginning of the process. Each horse costs us approximately $225 per month – if no emergencies or special needs occur.

Are you able to help support our mission to ensure our herd AND area horses remain safe? We have several options for donations and all of them are tax deductible. A lot of people sending $5 – $10 every month definitely does add up and makes it possible for us to continue saving lives.

Our mailing address is

Second Chances Equine Rescue
7663 Hwy 196 W
Hinesville, GA 31313
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We have five horses available for adoption that are trained to ride (at various levels) and will require a refresher. We have three more available that have not been trained. We have a bonded pair of burros available as guardians. Our adoption process can be found at Our adoption fees on these range from $300 to $900 dependant on the horse in question. We are looking for forever homes!Available for Adoption

We have had contacts in the past week for five additional horses that are in need. These horses will need a full veterinary workup in addition to appropriate farrier care and refeeding. Each horse we accept will cost approximately $500 for the first month.

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At Capacity

Ladies and Gentlemen we need your help!

Over the past three months we have sadly lost two horses and very happily approved adoptions of three from our herd. In the past few weeks we have accepted seven that we do not yet know whether will be sanctuary or adoptable, either way it will take some time to discover. This places us at capacity and we get phone calls/emails/Facebook messages nearly every day about more horses.

If you are on our volunteer list and are still interested in helping us, please schedule today! If you’d like to begin volunteering, please complete the volunteer application and contact us to schedule your tour. We need every type of volunteer. We have horses that are English and Western, and those who have no training. Everyone deserves their spa days. If you’re unfamiliar with riding or training but still want to help the herd there are always ways to assist.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in adopting one of our herd the first step is to complete the adoption application and send it in. We do not currently have any horses that are ‘dead broke’ or for beginners.

Last, and definitely not least, we need your help with donations! Every horse that arrives costs approximately $450 to quarantine and get them current on vaccinations, Coggins, and farrier – if they do not require any additional Veterinary care or shoes which could easily quadruple the cost. Every penny that is donated goes directly to the herd, and if you specify what the donation should go towards – it will. Can you help us continue to save lives?

We feed Mid-South Ener-G-Plus to everyone and add Tribute K Finish to those who are underweight. Sebastian is fed DoMOR Senior because it works for him. We prefer to purchase our hay from our known suppliers to ensure quality and consistency. We have the herd on a Vet recommended deworming schedule. Our Farrier is out every three weeks to trim half the herd. We do not currently have anyone who requires shoes. Coggins tests and vaccinations as our Vet recommends are completed on schedule. Each horse has an estimated annual cost of $2700, baring any emergencies or illness. We will gladly accept in kind donations. Please contact us to determine our current needs.