Campaign to attain truck is successful! Riverview, FL – When their truck was no longer reliable to rescue abused and neglected horses, RVR Horse Rescue began borrowing trucks of generous neighbors, but quickly realized a dependable vehicle of their own was a necessity. A $10K grant from the ASPCA was the catalyst that sparked the full-fledged […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
We can’t do what we do without Sponsors! With the high cost of hay and feed, along with medical, dental and farrier expenses, sponsoring a horse helps us continue to care for our horses in need. It costs about $10 per day to feed a horse and RVR Horse Rescue is home to approximately 27 […]
At RVR Horse Rescue, we face the worst of the worst cases of abuse and neglect, including starvation. Many times, our newly rescued equines are only skin draped over protruding bones. Upon a new arrival, the intake process allows us a structured way to access the severity of any injuries and the overall health of […]
$10K grant goes hand in hand with mentorship program Riverview, FL—RVR Horse Rescue announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA’s Equine Fund. The grant will be used to complete capital improvements to fencing and stalls, and for further administrative training and development. “RVR has experienced great growth in the past few years,” […]