Bear Valley Rescue is run by Mike and Kathy Bartley, a couple that describes themselves as “just two people doing what we can to help animals in need.” The Bartley’s journey to opening a horse rescue didn’t start the way you might expect...
After adopting three horses from a rescue in her area, a friend suggested that Brenda Fehr start her own organization. “We have the land and the experience necessary, so we dared to dream,” says Brenda
Irene Patterson, founder and director of Southwinds Horse Rescue Inc. saved horses single-handed for more than 20 years. In 2014 she signed up with the Canada Revenue Agency as the only registered charitable organization in Manitoba committed to rescuing horses and providing them a safe haven.
These are the beliefs that drive The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, a group whose mission is to bring together like-minded individuals in an effort to protect Canadian equines from domestic slaughter, as well as transport for slaughter abroad. They strive to accomplish this goal through raising public awareness, providing education and working to enact legislation that will ban these practices.