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 help other animals that come our way also, but horses are our focus. We know we can't save every horse, but 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 and around the world. She just wanted to help horses and 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, Tawnee knew that sharing her knowledge and ideas with other organizations was the only way to make effective, permanent change for every horse in America. Launching the Full Circle of Life Grant and Mentoring program has changed the lives for horses across America through mentoring and supporting organizations in nearly every state and several other countries.
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 Lydia Young, Dr. Elise Jones, Dr. Cayce Duncan and Dr Ethan Myers. In 2022, we hired a full time licensed veterinary medical technician (LVMT), Jenna Carlson. 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 around 26 full and part time employees to ensure the animals receive the best care possible and that 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 run properly and the horses receive top quality care 24/7.
We are now accepting volunteers first Wednesday of every month! Come join our team for a day!
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 horse's 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