Posts by Shirley Alarie

RVR Horse Rescue Earns ASPCA Grant

RVR Horse Rescue is one of only twelve grant recipients! Riverview, Florida— The ASPCA has awarded RVR Horse Rescue a $10,000 grant to help eliminate a significant obstacle in their their rescue efforts. “Our lifesaving work has been hampered by the lack of a reliable truck,” said RVR Horse Rescue Spokesperson, Kelly Ford. “The ASPCA…

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Into the Arms of Love

Let’s face it, the average family looking to adopt a horse (or any animal) doesn’t have the financial means, medical know-how, or time to rehabilitate an injured one. There are many other healthy choices that don’t come with the extra baggage. Sadly, injured thoroughbreds are no longer useful to their owners, once they can no…

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Warrior Lives On

Shawn kissing Warrior

One of the most trying cases we’ve faced at RVR Horse Rescue was of tiny Warrior, one of four mini’s rescued in 2012. Warrior was starved by his owner, as we’ve unfortunately seen before, but his story went public and resulted in serious political backlash for RVR. The case dumped an enormous amount of stress…

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5 Amazing Horse Rescue Recoveries

5 Amazing Horse Rescue Recoveries

Thanks to Shawn Jayroe and her incredible group of volunteer Horse Angels at RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview, Florida, hundreds of equines have been saved from abuse and neglect. Not every animal can be restored to good health, but any horse willing to fight for a fresh chance at life is fully supported by a…

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Life Lesson from Rose

This photo of River Rose and our recently rescued colt, Moon, has adorable charm but is like a million other cute animal shots. Except the story behind the photo is anything but ordinary. The life lesson that Rose is demonstrating is, in fact, quite extraordinary. Rose’s story was featured in our book, “A Healing Haven…

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The Great 8 Challenge

Great 8

Our largest rescue yet! At RVR Horse Rescue, our mission is to save and rehabilitate as many horses in need as we can. Generally we rescue one or two at a time, but every once in a while we are called upon to help more. We were recently alerted to an owner-surrender of eight horses, all…

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