Days End Farm Horse Rescue
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Who We Are
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. is a 501 c3, volunteer based, animal welfare organization. Days End Farm was established in 1989 to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education, and outreach.
Since its founding, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) has gone from a small non-profit sheltering a few horses to a full-scale, well respected national rescue and rehabilitation facility sheltering 120 to 150 horses annually. All horses come through animal control or humane agencies from across Maryland and surrounding states.
After their rehabilitation, the horses are evaluated and provided the training needed to best prepare them for adoption. DEFHR utilizes principles of natural horsemanship in an effort to help each horse realize its full potential as an equine partner.
The mission of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is not only to rescue and rehabilitate suffering horses, but to prevent abuse and neglect through education and community outreach. DEFHR offers a wide variety of educational programs and internships, providing opportunities for experiential learning. DEFHR also shares online resources for learning about equine welfare, rescue, and rehabilitation.
DEFHR's success would not have been possible without the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. Volunteers provide over 55,000 hours of service each year helping to rescue and rehabilitate horses, educating the community about equine abuse and neglect, and raising funds to provide for future horses in need. DEFHR offers a wide range of volunteer options, giving volunteers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected horses. Your support is always needed to help care for the horses, grow existing programs, initiate new programs, and maintain our facility. Please help us help the horses by donating whatever you can to help !
Adopting a friend
DEFHR offers horses for adoption to homes in the following states: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia (Morgan, Berkely, and Jefferson Counties only)
Adoption Process:.Complete DEFHR's online Horse Interest Form. Upon receiving your interest form, DEFHR staff will contact you to schedule an appointment to visit DEFHR. Expect two or more visits to determine compatibility of horse and handler. Complete an adoption application and submit it along with the application fee. DEFHR will review the application, contact references and schedule an appointment to inspect the property where the horse will be kept. Upon acceptance of the application, the adoption agreement will need to be completed along with the payment of the non-refundable adoption fee. Make arrangements for transporting the horse to its new home. DEFHR can transport the horse to the designated facility for a nominal fee. After two years of follow-up inspections, you may apply for title to the horse.* *DEFHR will retain ownership of horses adopted through the S.O.S. program.
Note: Days End Farm Horse Rescue does not sell horses. We do ask for an adoption donation to help defray the costs of rehabilitating future horses. All horses adopted from Days End Farm Horse Rescue are current with their shots, coggins, trimming, worming and have been vetted. When adopted, copies of all medical records or history that we have for each horse, will be given to the adopter. Although we evaluate each horse before they are made available for adoption, we recommend that before you adopt a horse, you ask a veterinarian for a pre-purchase exam to insure that the horse you are adopting is suitable for the work you plan to do.
Come Visit Us!
DEFHR is open every day of the year, with farm tours available to the general public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm every day. Visitors tour the farm and facilities, and have an opportunity to meet some of the horses and hear their stories. No appointment is necessary for individual tours. To schedule a group tour, please call 301-854-5037. Tours are offered free of charge. Donations are always appreciated with all funds raised directly supporting DEFHR's rescue and rehabilitation programs. Parking is available. DEFHR's facility is wheelchair accessible.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
1372 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
Phone: 301.854.5037 / 410.442.1564
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