"Love and respect for all humanity begins when we love and respect all animals." ~Anthony Douglas Williams
There are so many ways that you can make a difference in the lives of our rescues and assist in our mission. If you don't mind getting down and dirty, it might be farm work. If you enjoy meeting people and raising awareness, you can assist with community outreach and/or fundraising events. Do you have a talent, skill or labor profession that could benefit the horses, the farm or the organization? You DO NOT need horse experience to help us at H.O.P.E. We enjoy teaching and sharing the ins and outs with our new volunteers. All are welcome. Take a look at the video below and see just a bit of what we do.
"After my husband passed away, I was looking for something to occupy my time but be worthwhile, too. I was so very lucky to find this organization. Not only are the volunteers dedicated to the exhausting work it takes to keep this farm running, but the effort that is expended to get these beautiful horses back on their feet is outstanding.
I became a volunteer about three years ago but had never seen the hurt and suffering these poor horses had gone through.
My very first horse that was emaciated was Chance. His hip bones were almost breaking through his skin he was so malnourished. It just broke my heart. As I watched and worked with the volunteers and saw their love for these beautiful animals, I observed the change in Chance. He not only became thicker in girth, but his spirit and love returned. I credit the people working each and everyday with his gentle recovery. Each and every horse brought to H.O.P.E. is treated with love, kindness and a compassion beyond anything I could have dreamed." –- 04/14/2016
H.O.P.E. Partner Program
Our H.O.P.E. Partner Program began in 2016 and its design paired every horse on the farm with a volunteer. Together they learned trust and respect between handler and animal. Our goal with this program was to help every horse work through mishandling and abuse and in turn educate those who help nurture them through proper handling and respect for the animal. The bond we have seen form between caregiver and horse has been monumental!
We are all extremely thrilled to share that throughout our 2016 Program, there were a total of 15 adoptions to forever homes! Our highest number of adoptions in one year to date! Many thanks to everyone who participated and committed their time, energy and love to make such a monumental impact in so many of our horses' lives.
We would love to hear about your experience with us at H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue
H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue, P.O. Box 2037, Goose Creek, South Carolina. (843) 412-3519