Donate to USERL now to assist neglected and abused horses! USERL is unique in that no property is owned to use donated funds for maintenance, property mortgage, taxes, etc. Therefore, donated funds are largely for the direct expenses related to the care of the horses in our program such as veterinary care, feed, hay, bedding and farrier services. In addition, USERL is primarily a volunteer organization with only 2 part-time employees. Therefore, your donation makes a direct impact on those that need it - the horses!
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The United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (USERL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded for the protection of equines. There are now 3 operational USERL states in the U.S.: North Carolina, Virginia, and Iowa with three new states starting up operation (kentucky, Indiana and Colorado). The USERL regions within these states operate under the corporation of USERL.
The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.
Report Horse Neglect/Abuse
USERL Equine Cruelty Course Information:
"Tips on Finding Your Horse a Good Home.
The 2013 RMI Raleigh Benefit Horse Show is around the corner! If interested in sponsoring or donating silent auction items, or to purchase Grand Prix Dinner Tickets (available online Oct. 1st),
Year End Event!
Congratulations to Little Joe, now known as "How Do You Like Me Now" - barn name "Bingo" for his spectacular win at the "Rags To Riches" competition win at:
At left: Bingo, "How Do You Like Me Now", and his adopter/rider Caitlin Schmoell, compete at the 2012 Equine Extravaganza's "Rags-To-Riches" competition.
Bingo also won the 2012 Virginia 4H State Show Highpoint Championship earlier this year!
Read his full story of how he came to be with USERL and his rehab story, and successes with his adopters.
Photo courtesy of Mark Fagerburg
Thin Stray Horse in Harnett County Finds Refuge before the Storm via a Collaborative Effort of People and Organizations
January 24, 2013:
We have a new arrival today from Harnett County! Kinsey has been loose and on her own since early December, and no one was able to catch her. Thanks to a good Samaritan in the area, Deborah Gillis, bringing hay/feed to her since Sunday when told of her, and to Tori and Justin McLeod of NCSMART for their help with roundpen panels and... Read more....
"Susan" is a filly in our Colorado Region. She was rescued from going to auction and possibly slaughter by a good Samaritan and donated to USERL to receive the rehab and care that she needed. She had a body score of 2.5, is heavily parasitized and an old injury to her hind leg. The vet feels her injury is an old one that was not properly cared for and was allowed to fester under the skin. She has had radiographs, which thankfully show no bone damage, and she is currently on antibiotics with daily bandage changes and wound care. If she does not improve, she will need surgery for the wound to be further explored. She is an absolute sweetheart and has been adopted by the resident rescued Clydesdale, "Alli".
Her expenses for treating the injury are estimated to be $900 to clear the infection.
If you would like to donate funds to assist with her care, you can donate via the paypal link below:
Checks can be mailed to:
USERL - Susan's Fund
9660 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 138 Box 300
Raleigh, NC 27615
Featured Horse of the Month!
Mandy is a sweet mare that came into the program several years ago feral and untrained. She is in need of a new foster home as soon as possible! Although shown tacked up here, her loving foster has not had time to expand on her training, therefore she is needing alot of training to get her to her full potential. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist helping Mandy find a forever home!