Saving Horses Across the United STates Since 2003

Making a Difference in the Lives of Horses!

Horse Plus Humane Society

Horse Plus Humane Society is the largest horse welfare organization in the United States, rescuing and sheltering more horses than any other horse welfare organization, based on number of animals helped and adopted each year.  We are an  open admission, full circle of life horse welfare organization and will never turn a horse away.

Every year we help hundreds of horses transition from a rough place in their life to a new start. Our wonderful team of veterinarians and horse trainers work with the horses to help them become happy, healthy and adoptable.

Horse Plus Humane Society has many programs that help horses and their owners throughout the United States.

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What We Do...

We have multiple different programs helping horses across the United States. We are based in Middle Tennessee, but our programs make an impact on horses across the United States. 

Horse Rescuing Programs

Slaughter Pipeline

Since 2003 we have rescued horses from auctions, pulling them out of the slaughter pipeline. Our goal is to save horses before they end up at feedlots and then exported alive out of the United States to be slaughtered for human consumption. The SAFE Act would end the export of live horses out of the United States for slaughter for human consumption but until that happens we will continue saving as many horses out of the slaughter pipeline as possible. The most economical way to do this where funds can go the farthest is to rescue them from slaughter pipeline auctions before the kill buyers can purchase them. Kill buyers will often offer horses for sale at their feedlots for 2-3 times what the same horse would bring at auction. This is why we feel strongly that we must rescue them before the kill buyers get them so donated funds can impact a larger number of horses in need.

Horse Cruelty Cases

We assist law enforcement with large animal cruelty cases involving horses in Tennessee and beyond. Many times law enforcement is unable to help horses due to a lack of resources. If they seize the horses where are they going to shelter them while the court proceedings happen? Most counties do not have a financial budget to facilitate Sheltering horses during cruelty case impounds. Our experienced rescue team will come in and assist law enforcement with everything that is needed for a seizure involving large animals. Photos to assist with the cruelty investigation, veterinarian resources, transporting seized animals, animal reports, sheltering and rehabilitating during the court process.

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We Have Saved Thousands of Horses

Since 2003 we have saved more horses than any other organization in the United States. Large numbers of horses we help each year is only made possible from support from people like you.

Total Intake Number

5998

2003-2018

633

2018

620

2017

387

2016

447

2015

*Intake numbers include a small number of other animals but are primarily horses.

Give Now!

Your support is vitally important to our mission of saving horses in need. A $10 donation will purchase a 50 pound bag of feed for a hungry horse. $150 will cover a horses first initial veterinarian evaluation and first farrier care. Will you help a horse today? 

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Who Are The Horses in The Photos?

The horses seen in the beautiful photography on our website are all horses that we have rescued. Kisa Kavass Designs comes out to our shelter and captures beautiful photography of rescued horses, she does an amazing job - Thank you Kisa!

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