It can be quite inspiring to learn how rescue programs grow from loving dreams into thriving programs impacting their local communities. The Live and Let Live Farm started in 1996 as the dream of one woman named Teresa. She started with only 4 animals and a desire to rescue horses. Two decades later, the operation now has over 60 horses, advanced facilities, and the ability to help find new homes for horses, cats, dogs, and even ducks!
Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. is an animal shelter serving communities in New Hampshire. It is currently the largest volunteer based rescue focusing on horses, at-risk pregnant dogs, and motherless puppies around the country.
Teresa explained, “Any and all breeds of horses and other animals come to Live and Let Live Farm's Rescue.” Animals come from a wide variety of situations including abuse situations or from owners too ill to care for their animals. They also come from a wide geographical area ranging from New Mexico’s Navajo nation to Manitoba, Canada.
New horse rescues benefit from the farm’s indoor rehabilitation facility and enclosed medical building. Horses are allowed to socialize with other animals and learn to regain trust in humans while they heal in both body and mind.
Potential adopters are found through social media, word of mouth, Internet advertisements, and through their website. Teresa shared, “Being the only certified and licensed rehabilitation rescue in NH for animals of agriculture is not easy. Our biggest needs is financial help with hay and medical needs.”
Teresa and the farm volunteers rejoice in every one of their successes. Recently, the farm won a case for five horses who were un-socialized with humans and living in a “dungeon-like environment.” These poor animals never felt the sun on their bodies for years at a time. Luckily, Live and Let Live Farm was able to extract the animals from this existence so they could re-learn what it means to be a horse.
This home grown rescue and sanctuary grew from the heart and sweat of the founder and families of volunteers into the largest animal rehabilitation rescue in the Northern Northeast. Quite an accomplishment!
To learn how you can get involved, see below.
Live and Let Live Farm, Inc.
Location: Chichester, NH
Donate: 20 Paradise lane, Chichester NH 03258
Trailer: NEEDED (Open Stock Trailer)
If you are interested in loaning or donating your horse trailer to this particular organization, then check out details of our Horse Trailer Donation and Sharing Program here. Then, post your comments below to help out!
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