Posts by Shirley Alarie

Responsible Pet Owners Month

With February as Responsible Pet Owner’s Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to salute responsible pet owners. Most of us remember the euphoria of getting our first pet and the thrill of every pet thereafter. At RVR Horse Rescue, our success is dependent on finding loving adoptive homes for our rehabilitated horses. Every adoptive family allows…

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Humane Lobby Day 2018

It’s easy to scroll past social media posts and ignore news broadcasts about animal abuse and neglect. This brutal reality is hard to see and easy to ignore. But we humans are the only voice these animals have and it’s actually easy to step up to make a difference. Humane Lobby Day Humane Lobby Day…

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RVR Horse Rescue is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

RVR Horse Rescue of Riverview, Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries November 27, 2017, (Riverview, FL) – 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. Verification means that RVR…

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RVR Horse Rescue is Back on the Road!

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…

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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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