We have always been animal lovers and over the years have taken in numerous abandoned and unwanted animals, both large and small. Over the years we have rescued horses that were considered a ‘throw away’ in the eyes of the unkind and heartless individuals who owned them. We have given to many animal rescues and charity organizations through the years in our attempt to “do our part”.
In 2009 we recognized the growing need to help ‘local horses’ in our area and teamed up with a local couple who ‘privately’ rescued horses… that was our new beginning and the reason we now call ourselves South West Florida Horse Rescue or SWFHR for short.
Donation are very important to our operation… maybe you could help our local horses with a donation?
"Great people with big hearts to help these beautiful creatures Thank you Thank you"
Absolutely amazing how the horses are cared for! I've seen the differences from when some of them first came to The South West Florida Horse Rescue and and where they are at today .. So much healthier and happy!!
Wow, I can't believe how much meticulous care goes into the horses and their home conditions. And they are loved on and are sweet and trusting animals. Every aspect of their care is carefully managed. These are really fortunate babies and they know it. But, it takes so much to make it happen.
"This place is tidy and well kept! You can tell owners, Tina & Matt, put their hearts and souls into it. The horses are well cared for. I would encourage anyone to go visit and make a donation."
Went to visit with intentions to become a volunteer. Heard the history of SWFHR and got to meet the residents. Great place. Can't wait to start.
The kindness, care and concern that Tina and Matt show for these rescues is out the top. They, along with their volunteers are totally dedicated. Praying that God will continue to bless them and enrich them in all ways.
Tina and Matt care about the horses,miniatures,donkeys they take in. They care for their immediate needs until they find good homes. But sometimes these animals stay for quite sometime at their facility. Funds are needed to continue their great efforts to give wholeheartedly to these abused and homeless critters of God. So please give.
This is an organization that deserves everyone's support. Everything accomplished at this facility is for the betterment and placement of loving horses looking for a forever home! Please consider them for your up coming annual charity!
This Rescue has HEART! We moved to Cape Coral, Fla in July of 2016. I found out about SWFHR in the late fall...and I was so happy, because my husband, Rich, loves to work with rescue horses. When we got here, I was impressed by how clean it was, and how much room there was for each horse to graze, and just be a horse. And then, Tina introduced Rich to Blackie, a pregnant mini horse. Almost love at first sight. Actually, love on 3rd visit. Grooming sessions plus carrots cemented that connection. Now, when Rich shows up, Blackie nickers at him, and waddles over. She waddles because she is due pretty much at any time, and has a big baby mini inside her. Rich kisses her on the snout, and she holds up her face for that kiss. SWFHR not only rescues horses, big and small, but creates opportunities for non horse owners to volunteer there, and to interact with horses. And friendly? My husband is somewhat shy, but he feels right at home there. Tina, and Matt and Darcey, are so easy to be with. They are truly confident Rescuers. They can pretty much evaluate a new volunteer's capabilities. If they see the volunteer is competent, they show their trust by being available, but they don't hover. It is such a relaxed environment, that is just perfect for the horses AND the volunteers. It is a little piece of Heaven. (Even for me..I have bad arthritis..I can barely walk. But just sitting in my car, watching all the horses, makes me happy, too!)
A wonderful equine rescue! I am so thankful they are here in our area to take on horses in need.
“We chose to be a voice for their well-being. You can choose to help. We may not be able to save the world, but for the ones we save it means the world to them.”
TINA GARRETT, FOUNDER – SWFHR
Help feed a rescued equine today!
with a Sponsorship or Donation of Only
$2.OO a day is equal to the grain cost per day for (1) horse
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