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Horse Protection Society of NC Charity Profile
It is the mission of the Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc. to make the world a better place for horses through education, rescue, and rehabilitation. HPS provides a sanctuary of last resort for unwanted, neglected, and abused equines.
Founded in 1991 by Joan B. Benson and incorporated in 1999, HPS continues to reach out and to grow. HPS is a fully incorporated 501(c)3, approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization.
The Horse Protection Society maintains the first equine sanctuary in North Carolina to provide permanent retirement care for neglected equine. The sanctuary is available for people who can no longer afford to care for their equine. Rocking Horse Ranch has housed as many as 50 horses. The need is so great that pleas have to be made to find a larger facility and funds raised for its purchase.
HPS has trained investigators that perform on-going abuse and neglect investigations with the goal of educating the owners in proper care of their horses. We only prosecute abuse cases when absolutely necessary. When the owners are not interested in the humane care of their horse, we offer to take the horse for rehabilitation.
Horse Protection Society of NC Volunteer Information
The Horse Protection Society welcomes anyone that wants to volunteer regardless of whether they have experience with horses or not. No one is too old or too young. All one needs is a love for animals.
There are many ways to get involved from writing thank you notes and taking phone messages, to helping with the newsletter, cleaning stalls, and repairing fences.
One area where HPS most desperately needs assistance is with help feeding the horses. We are always looking for volunteers that have the time to learn to feed the horses and are able to commit to helping with this task. We normally have 35-45 horses that need to be fed twice a day. Feeding the horses is a great way to learn about horse care because this is also when we do a daily inspection of the horses for injuries, cuts, suspicious bumps, etc and administer medicine or medical treatment to the horses.
Horse Protection Society of NC Donation Information
Our rescued, neglected, abused and abandoned horses that are in recovery NEED you! We are always looking for volunteers to help return these beautiful creatures to optimum health and have the chance for a new loving forever home. Funds and donations drive 100% of the costs needed to run HPS.