HORSE RESCUE OPERATIONS
The purpose of this program is to prevent cruelty to horses.
PVRR will retrieve horses:
From owners unable to care for their horses
That are ill or old and unable to serve their owner's purposes
That are threatened or in an untenable situation due to lack of shelter, nutrition or everyday care
We provide these horses a last chance before being auctioned to slaughterhouses. We will also retrieve neglected horses from horse-farm donations, the Humane Society, and the feedlots or sale lots that cater to slaughterhouses.
No Kill Policy
Pleasant Valley Rescue Ranch (PVRR) has a No Kill Policy whereas no horse is euthanized except under the following extreme conditions:
The horse is so severely injured that the PVRR veterinarian recommends euthanization on the basis that full recovery is not foreseen.
The horse is so severely ill and unable to take nourishment on its own such that the PVRR veterinarian recommends euthanization on the basis that full recovery is not foreseen.
Simple old age or a temporary adverse but recoverable health condition or injury is not an acceptable basis for euthanization.
REHABILITATION AND RETIREMENT
The purpose of this program is to prevent cruelty to animals. Specifically, after we rescue the horses, we will provide them as much care and attention as necessary. Rehabilitation activities consist of the boarding and veterinary care of a horse until we determine the horse's best potential. A licensed veterinarian and farrier will properly examine and decide the proper duration of care for all horses. Some horses might take longer to regain proper strength and weight before they can be rehabilitated for adoption.
THE ADOPTION PROGRAM
The purpose of this program is to prevent cruelty to horses by arranging adoption by a kind and loving person. Horse adoption prices will be minimal only to cover extraordinary medical, training and care expenses. PVRR will set adoption prices somewhat lower and/or set a nominal fee in order to encourage donations. However, some horses donated or acquired could have excellent bloodlines for breeding or excellent potential to become a show horse. All adoption fees will assist in saving more horses.