Horse Plus Humane Society has an amazing team of equine professionals, who work tirelessly to better the lives of every horse that comes through our open doors.
In Every Stage of Life
Horse Plus Humane Society is a
Full Circle of Life Horse Shelter.
A Full Circle of Life Horse Shelter helps horses in every stage of life regardless of their age, behavior, training, or medical problems. Having compassion for all horses, no matter what stage of life they are in, is extremely important. From their beginning to their end, horses find safety, love and compassion at Horse Plus Humane Society. Over ten years ago Horse Plus Humane Society determined to help all horses in need - no matter what stage of life they are in. Most horse rescue organizations focus on a particular stage of a horse's life, the most adoptable stage, and that philosophy leaves many horses with no place to go and no help or resources for them: simply because they are in the wrong stage of life. Horse Plus Humane Society helps horses in every stage of life from the beginning to the end.
Here at Horse Plus Humane Society we strive to help every horse we can. We do help other animals that come our way, but horses are our focus. We know we can't save every horse, but for the ones we do save, their lives are completely changed. We believe that every horse, no matter its past, deserves respect, kindness and love. Every horse deserves a chance and we are that chance for many horses who have no hope.
Horse Plus Humane Society was founded in 2003 by Tawnee Preisner when she was only 19 years old. At that time Tawnee had no idea that Horse Plus Humane Society would become a National Organization helping thousands of horses across the United States, she just wanted to help horses and wanted to prevent them from being sent to slaughter. With her leadership and innovative ideas, she and her team revolutionized the horse welfare industry. After many years of success, national animal welfare organizations took notice and began implementing many of Tawnee's ideas for rescuing and sheltering horses.
Horse Plus Humane Society has multiple veterinarians providing top quality care to the animals at our shelter. Our Head Shelter Veterinarian is Dr. Steven Scott, affectionately known as "Doc." He treats every kind of animal from ferrets, cats, dogs, horses, cattle up to elephants! Doc is also the director of veterinarian care at the Elephant Sanctuary. We have multiple veterinarians who attend to the animals at our shelter including Dr. Elise Jones, Dr. Cayce Duncan and Dr Ethan Myers. We also work with other veterinarians to provide medical care to horses in need across the United States.
Horse Plus Humane Society shelters and cares for rescued animals 365 days a year 24/7. We have 12 employees to ensure the animals receive the best care possible and the daily operations are running efficiently. Horse Plus Humane Society is not a part-time or hobby rescue, but a professional full-time operation which requires knowledgeable trained staff to ensure all aspects of the organization are ran properly and to the best of its ability.
COVID-19 Notice: Due to the pandemic restrictions of COVID-19 we are not currently accepting new volunteers.
We have a large group of volunteers ranging from all walks of life, horse lovers, horse trainers, photographers, an actress, law enforcement officers, and many others. New volunteers are accepted and trained in the spring of each year. There are a large variety of volunteer opportunities. There's always lots of stalls to be cleaned and horses to be loved on. It is important that new volunteers understand that only long-term, experienced volunteers are able to exercise horses and have access to the horses. New volunteers start out by helping with events, cleaning stalls, cleaning tack, etc. We also have Project Volunteer Days where we accept college groups and new volunteers to participate. If you are interested in volunteering, send us a resume and let us know how you feel you can help our organization.
Board of Directors
President, CEO & Founder
Tawnee has grown up around all kinds of animals and they are her life. At the age of 19 Tawnee founded Horse Plus Humane Society. Tawnee is the driving force behind this organization. Now in her 30’s, she has saved over 6000 animals.
Treasurer and CFO
Darin has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and over 20 years of Finance experience.
Darin really enjoys spending time with animals and being in nature, and he has a passion for making a difference.
Angela is an avid animal lover and a mother of 8. As a mother she went to school and became an Associate as a Paralegal and a certified Information Processer. She has worked in a variety of fields and gladly brings her multitude of experiences to our board.
Stephanie is a lifelong animal lover and has spent many years in animal welfare.
Dean Strait | RN
Dean loves animals, especially dogs. Dean is head of controlling infectious disease at the hospital he works at. His insightful knowledge that he brings to our Board of Directors is extremely valuable.
Larry is a horse lover. He became a volunteer in 2008 and has been a valued part of our team since then. Larry is a retired firefighter, having selflessly served for many years.
Tina has a lot of knowledge in the animal welfare industry. She has worked at a large animal control agency and is also certified in equine assisted therapy. She has a true passion for horse and human welfare.
Wilbur Landcaster | TSC
Constable Landcaster is a sworn and bonded peace officer with full powers of arrest in the state of Tennessee. He helps with cruelty investigations and is a valued member of our board of directors.
Mary has a true passion for saving horses and is directly responsible for saving many horses. Her knowledge and insights are very valuable to our organization.
Scott is one of our founding board members from 2004. He owns and operates his own business and is a certified tree arborist. Over the years he has brought valuable insight and wisdom to our Board of Directors.
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?Donate
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!Gallery