Our mission at Fallen Oak Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. is to remove horses from situations where they are neglected, abused or unwanted.
There are hundreds of abused and neglected horses in the state of Florida , and that number is growing each year.
Fallen Oak Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue devoted to providing a rehabilitative sanctuary for horses in unfortunate situations; to feed, shelter, and love them - and most of all, give them a second chance at life.
Our rescue is is run by 100% unpaid volunteers who care deeply about the welfare of these beautiful animals.
We feel blessed to be able to help as many as we can each year and to get them out of their unfortunate circumstances.
We remove them from danger and shelter them at our property or at one of our approved Foster homes.
Once the horses have been cleared from quarantine with a current coggins and vaccinations, we then begin the rehabilitation process.
This process is different for every horse in our care, as some may need to receive medical treatments, gain hundreds of pounds of weight, or develop a relationship with humans once again.
Although the process of rehabilitation for each horse is unique, our final goal for every horse is to find an appropriate, permanent, loving home where they can flourish for the rest of their lives.
We are not only healing horses physically, we are teaching them to trust again.
Owning horses is a very expensive and time consuming hobby. Unfortunately many people who decide to purchase horses are unaware of the daily care and dedication they require.
This lack of knowledge, paired with hard economic times can be a recipe for disaster for horses.
The majority of the horses we, at Fallen Oak Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc., shelter are horses that are severely malnourished. Little or no attention, in most circumstances, has been paid to their hoof care, dental care, vaccinations, or general husbandry.
In addition to cases of neglect, we work with other equine rescues and agricultural services to remove and shelter horses from abusive situations where their previous owners have acted in malicious and criminal ways.
We do it because WE CARE!