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Rescued Horses Like...

… and we need you!

Many think that the State or a slew of grants fund us… the truth is not.  We apply for one grant a year, which only covers about 10% of the budget. The rest is raised through fundraising or donations from giving individuals such as yourself.

Donating can come in many forms. Read on to see how many ways there are to donate.

Monetary & In-kind donations

Your financial support makes a significant impact on the Rescue’s day-to-day operations. We make it easy and painless for everyone to support South West Florida Horse Rescue. We can process cash, check, credit, and PayPal. Donating money is very helpful; click “Learn More” to see how.

Do you have questions or something to donate?

Email Us

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Call Us

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Additional ways to donate!

Buying or Selling through eBay can help local horses.

Donating gift cards & certificates

Donating gift cards puts the versatility of your donation in our hands and gives you peace of mind, knowing that your gift is helpful in a controlled direction.  Here, we make purchasing a gift card easy without bothering with the store lines.  Each link is for you to choose from and quickly get a gift sent to us.

Physical Gift Cards

When any website asks where to send the physical gift card, use our physical address:
14811 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Physical Gift Cards

When any website asks where to send the E-Gift card, use our email address:

Home Depot
Gift Cards

$5 to $2000 Gift Cards or a customized amount.

Tractor Supply
Gift Cards

$25-$100 for physical Gift Card
Or $5 to $2000 or customized amounts for E-Gift Cards

Gift Cards

$5 to $2000 or customized amounts for physical & E-Gift Cards
For E-Gift Cards you can even text it to us if you know our personal #'s... not our main phone.

Northern Tool
Gift Cards

$10 to $100 physical & E-Gift Cards

Gift Cards

$25 to $500 or customized amounts physical & E-Gift Cards

Gift Certificates

When any website asks where to send the physical gift card, use our physical address:
14811 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

E-certificates send to
Gift Certificates

$5 to $1000 E-Gift Certificates

State line tack
Gift Certificates

$5 to $500 E-Gift Certificates

E-Gift Card

$25 to $500 E-Gift Cards

In many cases, you can double, sometimes even triple, your donation with a matching gift from your employer.  Many employers offer philanthropic options to their employees.

Phone In / Store Credit

Making a phone-in donation credit is a great way to ensure your donation goes directly to feeding the rescues in our care.  Mostly this is done at Feed, Hay, & Veterinarian offices, but phone-in credits don’t end there.  Go ahead, surprise us.

Feed & Hay


(239) 334- 3431

3371 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916


* Mana Pro 12% Pleasure
* Tribute Kalm ‘N EZ® GC Plus
* Legends Fortified Pelleted Rice Bran
* ADM Grostrong – Loose Mineral
* Stampede Timothy Grass Pellets
* Stampede Alfalfa Pellets
* Sandpurge


(239) 938-5439


* Orchard (3 string) bales
* Orchard (2 string) 21 bale bundles
* Alfalfa (3 string) bales


(239) 543-2904

18871 SR31
North Fort Myers, FL 33917


* Purina Strategy GX
* Purina WellSolve L/S
* Purina Freebalance 12:12 horse mineral
* Equiderma Neem & Aloe Herbal Horse Spray, Lotion, or Shampoo


(239) 543-3121

8670 Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917


* Seminole Feed® Senior Formula

veterinary services


(863) 781-4000

Our Primary Veterinarian
Dr. Shiver DVM
SW Florida region


* Vet Heal


(239) 694-7177

18930 Old Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917


* Emergency Services

Recycle For Rescue's

Collecting recycled material has always been a steadfast way to earn funds and impact the cleanliness of our local environment.  Through our ‘Recycle For Rescues’ campaign, we currently process aluminum cans and ink cartridges on a monthly basis, mainly for much-needed funds.

Beverage cans collections have been a staple fundraising method for us that goes all the way back to the beginning of it all. Our volunteer Randy will take bags of collected cans in mass for recycling and bring back the money collected. Aluminum and other precious metals are traded on a daily price adjusted market.  So, we don't always know what the exchange rate is when we go to recycle but over the years the range can be as low at 47 cents to 75 cents per pound.

We should clarify what we can recycle only aluminum beverage cans. NOT tin steel, or other alloy materials like wet cat food or vegetable cans.

Do It Yourself

Recycle on your own! There is no better way to be a good steward of our planet than collecting recycled material on your own.  Recycle your own cans and donate the collected cash.

Bring Cans to us.

Bag’em up or not. We can do the rest at the Rescue.

Bring to us at:
14811 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Request A Pick-Up

Have us pick them up. CALL (239) 567-4111

Please understand that we do have a busy plate, and it may take us a while to get to you for a pick-up.  For obvious reasons, we can only pick it up within 20 of the facility as it would be cost-effective to expend the fuel to pick it up.  Also, we request that you collect at least (4) 55-gallon bags worth before requesting pick-up. We suggest that those further away recycle locally to you and then donate the earnings, as this is the same thing.


Collect to Recycle

Save, collect, and share this idea. We’ve partnered with Planet Green Recycle, an inkjet cartridge recycle & reproducer that offers a give-back fundraiser. They provide free collection of your ink cartridges (they send a paid shipping label), and you name the beneficiary (on the return form). Then, a check is sent to the beneficiary. That's it!

You can collect and send in your used ink cartridges and name SWFHR the cash beneficiary with the; “Program ID Code” 31825

You can collect at least 4 Inkjet cartridges and then submit for a shipping label HERE. Remember to use our ID Code 31825 on the label form.

Purchase Ink

When supporters shop at Planet Green Recycle and use our Program ID 31825 and Planet Green contributes 10% of the total purchase back to our organization. Share More - Earn More: The more purchases made using our Program ID 31825, the more funds we can generate.

See if they have your ink available at


SWFHR Merchandise

Purchase and proudly wear or display SWFHR Logo’d gear.  Nothing better than a win-win by purchasing merchandise to raise funds but you can even advertise and get the word out about SWFHR


Whether it is local or online, Shopping Kickbacks help.  Sometimes it doesn’t sound like much but, remember, that kickbacks values increase as the numbers of participants increase.

Fundraising through social media is becoming a constant norm these days.  Do you know you can create your own fundraiser for SWFHR on your Facebook page? Follow this link to fundraise on Facebook for SWFHR –>


Platforms like,,,,, and many others are good sources to build a fundraiser for your favorite charity.


Introducing our new vehicle donation program! We are excited to announce that we now accept donated vehicles through our partnership with CARS (Charitable Adults Rides & Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit).

Whether it's a car, truck, boat, RV, or any other motorized vehicle, running or not, we can accept it. To get started with your vehicle donation, simply fill out our secure online form or give us a call at 855-500-7433 during regular business hours. Let's turn your old vehicle into a valuable contribution!


Your time is one of the most unrecognizable values that can be had.  Strength is in numbers, some say. Being a part of our volunteer program at first, you may not see your value.  We value every volunteer regardless of expertise or hours you can give out of your life.

Wishlist donations

Our wish lists consist of items that can help improve our operational abilities and achieve better results in terms of quality, safety, and security. We would greatly appreciate it if you could consider donating any of the items on our wish lists. Many of these items can be purchased through Amazon or Chewy at reasonable prices that are comparable to local prices. However, we understand that some items may be too expensive to purchase through online retailers. If an item is listed on our wish list, please consider it as a reference.

Please keep in mind that if you are able to purchase the items at a lower cost elsewhere, we encourage you to do so. If you need any clarification, please feel free to contact us at (239) 567-4111. We appreciate your support for our local rescued equines. If you decide to purchase through Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and select us as your charity of choice to maximize your donation. You can read more about this on our website. Additionally, if you choose to buy locally and bring your contributions to our facility, please contact us first to gain access, as we have an automatic gate system for controlled entry.

Amazon Wish lists

Amazon wish lists have been around for some time.  The links below will take you to any one of our current wish lists on Amazon.  And if you go through, we can even earn a percent give back.  It’s a win-win for You and SWFHR, as you will double your charitable efforts.


You can ship items directly to us or after receiving mail or bring them to us directly at:
14811 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Chewy Wish List

The “Chewy Gives Back” program offered through kicks back to our rescue when new purchases are made.  Chewy’s wish list is like Amazon’s wish lists but, in some cases, a better option for selection and price.  Be sure to look at both lists for a better price when donating items.

Christmas Jingle Horse Campaign

Seasons Greetings Happy Holidays Merry Christmas Frohe Weihnachten Yuletide Greetings Happy Christmas Feliz Navidad Joyeux Noël Joyous Kwanzaa Vrolijk Kerstfeest Happy Hanukkah Mele Kalikimaka

We run multiple events every holiday season to restock supplies for the coming year.  Events like “SWFHR Giving Tree – Christmas Wishes” and the “SWFHR Stocking Stuffer” project.

This year's Christmas wishes

The ‘Christmas Wishes’ project was designed to collect specific item donations for individual rescues. Horses have written letters to Santa listing the items they need, and supporters can help by purchasing as many items from a horse’s wish list as they want. All items purchased will be considered as a donation for the respective horses.


This year's Stocking stuffer

The Stocking Stuffer event was created for small item donations. It is meant to fill stockings with brushes, sprays, gels, combs, medications, and other small items needed for the coming year for rescued equines.


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