The Dorset Equine Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in East Dorset, VT. We are dedicated to rescuing equines, restoring their health and wellness, and providing a natural environment in which they can heal both physically and mentally until they can be adopted into their forever homes.
Many equines (horses, ponies, mules, donkeys) are victims of cruelty and neglect. They are treated inhumanely: starved, neglected, abandoned, and abused. Often once animals become old, injured, or ill, the owners no longer have a need for them and wish to discard their “problem.” Equines can become a burden to their owners due to a multitude of reasons (economic conditions, job loss, relocation, loss of interest, or personal issues such as sickness or death) resulting in a desperate need to find a home for their animals. Horses are being euthanized or sent to slaughter for convenience.
To date we have rescued over 60 animals from difficult circumstances and they are now living life in a pasture with room to roam. They have appropriate feed, fresh water, veterinary care, health maintenance, and lots of positive attention. Some will be adopted into new homes and others will have a forever home at the Rescue.
Jen Soderberg Straub was born with a passion for horses. After years of pleading, she acquired her first horse at the age of nine. Ever determined to do all she can to help the creatures she was born to love, Jen has brought this commitment full circle with the inception of The Dorset Equine Rescue.
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