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RVR Horse Rescue Receives DeBartolo Family Foundation Grant!

 RVR Horse Rescue is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $3,000 grant from the DeBartolo Family Foundation! The funds will support RVR's medical budget as well as provide gelding vouchers for RVR's 'Let's Go Nuts' campaign.

Fox 13 News: RVR Helps Horses from Puerto Rico

RVR Horse Rescue experienced its own struggles after Hurricane Irma, but thanks to the community they recovered, and decided to pay it forward to the Puerto Rico horses impacted by Hurricane Maria.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accreditation

 RVR Horse Rescue received accreditation from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Check out our article in the TAA listing!

RVR Horse Rescue Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

 The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to RVR Horse Rescue as of November 27, 2017.

ASAR Basic & Technical Large Animal Rescue Operations

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) rescue guidelines for proper field operations help animals in emergencies. In addition, USDA supported an Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) best-practice workgroup to establish basic training and credentialing for ASAR responders. See ASAR training.com

Voices Against Horse Slaughter

Help us STAND UP against horse slaughter!

Check out our "Voices" page, and submit yours!

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A Healing Haven: Saving Horses and Humans at RVR Horse Rescue

Our New Truck!

Thanks to the ASPCA, our wonderful supporters, and the generosity of Bartow Ford, RVR Horse Rescue has received the vehicle desperately needed to save abused horses.

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RVR wins $10K ASPCA Grant

The ASPCA has awarded RVR Horse Rescue a $10,000 grant to help eliminate a significant obstacle in our rescue efforts.

“Our lifesaving work has been hampered by the lack of a reliable truck,” said RVR Horse Rescue Spokesperson, Kelly Ford.

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Frequently Asked Questions


RVR is doing the work that most people don't want to. By taking horses who are abused and starved they are giving them a second chance at life. These animals deserve better than they got at man's hands and RVR has given them that chance. It is assisted by volunteers who care about their survival. I pray that there will come a day when the horses no longer need a rescue to help them, but until then RVR is the best at what it does. Keep up the good work.


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I have watched for the past few years RVR growing and becoming one of the most beautiful pieces of heaven on earth - The love and dedication to the animals is a magical thing to witness . I have seen the deep human concern for making these saddened - and sometimes extremely sick creatures whole again - and eventually matching them -with great thought behind- by the owner Shawn Jayroe - to a human that they can trust again . The whole process is incredible ! So much energy and focus and the possibilities are proven every time I visit . Help a Horse day this year was organized to help raise much needed funds and understating of the mission this group of volunteers are on . I have a deep respect for Shawn and her team of horse angels and I wish RVR all the best and can't wait to visit again

Teresa J.

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I had the opportunity to attend the Help a Horse event. I was amazed at all that is done for the horses and the excellent condition of the facility. Very clean. The stories of the horses brought tears to my eyes - sad to see the condition they were in when brought to the facility and extatic to see the care and improvement of their overall health. The volunteers and facility truly care about the horses and give their time freely to provide care to these amazing animals.


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RVR horse rescue is an amazing place,these people pour their heart and soul not to mention time and commitment to helping the horse that people have abused, neglect Ted and starved, they spend countless hours trying to save them. I have seen first hand what they do. They are fighters and the voices for the horses that can't fight or speak for themselves. I wish the world had more people fighting for the rights of animals like Shawn and her crew at RVR.


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I am from Michigan and have been a financial supporter of RVR, for over three years. After much research on the internet, I discovered the horror's of the Florida illegal slaughter farms and the 
problems that Florida has with the starvation of many of it's horses in this state. After finding RVR, 
on my next trip to Florida I visited the rescue. I was amazed of the compassion of the volunteer's, 
and all the people associated with the rescue. I come visit every time I come to Florida and do what 
I can to help. I was going to return the second day, I visited the first time, but a horse was dying and I just couldn't take it. Right, then and there I decided I didn't want to open my own rescue, I am just too emotional. I will do what I do best, I write checks! The people that work at the rescue are not 
just volunteer's they are saints. I will continue to support RVR into the future and beyond. 


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I placed a retired racehorse last year with RVR and it was a great experience. Though Frenchie had been with me for three years and had become a member of our race family, I knew since I did not own a farm, it was time to find greener pastures for him. RVR not only accepted him, but came to get him, and placed him with a great guy who I have been in touch with from the onset. Pictures are posted on a regular basis and I know he has found his forever home. Having been in the horse racing industry for years, I have dealt with many, so called, rescue organizations which are strictly about making a buck. RVR has the horses' best interest in mind.....period. Which is the ultimate goal.

Rory B.

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About Us

RVR Horse Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization in Plant City, Florida. Here at RVR Horse Rescue our mission is to intervene on behalf of mistreated horses. We rescue, rehabilitate and provide a safe place for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses. Most have been passed from owner to owner, never knowing love or consistency.

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