The purpose of H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide a safe haven for equines in need, to live out a healthy, happy, and peaceful life through public education, county and state alliances, adoptions, donations and caring volunteers. We are a certified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization based in Berkeley County, SC providing equine rescue assistance state-wide since 2010.
Since our inception every horse that we have taken in has lived on our farm until such time the horse is rehabilitated and adopted to an approved family. We take pride in that every day we personally oversee care for each horse, as many as 24 at any given time. Our staff and board is comprised entirely of volunteers, nearly 300 to date. We believe firmly in giving from your heart and that, in doing so, one receives a spiritual reward that reaches the soul, something that is not possible with monetary compensation alone.
While our focus is first and foremost on our rescues, we realize through our volunteers what an incredible impact the mission, our horses and the team have on each individual who walks through our gates. We welcome volunteers of all ages, those with and without experience. Our goal is to educate and impact our horse and citizen community. In doing so we enlighten the majority about abuse throughout the state, but we also encourage a level of respect and adoration for one of God's most beautiful creations. This teaches our youth proper care, safe interaction and how they can impact the ever constant occurrence of abuse and neglect in society. We encourage interaction, responsible ownership, educated and prepared adopting and long term commitment.
H.O.P.E.'s Board Members are caring, selfless, diligent, focused, reliable and dedicated. We take pride in our efforts knowing that our entire existence within the organization is to be thevoice for our horses. Since our inception, this team has been comprised entirely of volunteers from many walks of life: parents, executive administrators, customer service representatives and teacher. All of us bring both professional and life experiences together for the benefit of these majestic creatures. Our commitment is based on the hope that we long to give, the future that we strive to change and the amazing spirits we are blessed to touch. We are fortunate to have help in our endeavors: our veterinarian, Dr. Justin Miller, owner of Charleston Equine Clinic and our farrier, Kristi Rodgers. Collectively we are focused on each horse's past, present needs, its potential, its spirit and ultimately its future.