Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement was organized to rescue horses in need of food, shelter, and medical attention due to neglect or abuse in an effort to improve their quality of life. SHERR also provides assistance in finding a place of retirement for older horses that are unable to perform the tasks intended for them.
Shima grazes in one of the many pastures of SHERRNC
Their philosophy is based on the belief that since humans domesticated horses, we must take full responsibility for their lives. SHERR’s goal is to find permanent placement for horses with responsible, loving, adoptive homes as companion riding mounts and retired pets. SHERR believes that all of them need and deserve a safe home, a sanctuary.
Oscar was over 600 lbs underweight when he was rescued
from a life of no food, water, or shelter.
Today Oscar is healthy and happy and has been adopted.
There is an application process that each person must complete in order to be considered as an adopting home for one of the horses in the care of SHERR. While the horses wait for adoption, they find love and care at one of the two facilities of SHERR. One is located on 18 lovely acres in Trinity, NC. Beautiful, tall cedar trees dance along the fence line. This facility has a six stall barn and all the amenities needed to care for the horses.
Levi was severely emaciated, scared and skittish
when he was rescued with 19 other horses
that had been abandoned. Today he is still
in training and will soon be ready for adoption.
The other location is on 17 wonderful acres in High Point, NC. Plush green woods surround the facility with a peaceful pond awaiting the summer’s first swim with the horses. This facility has an older barn which adds to the charm and warmth of helping the horses.
Kate was an abused horse picked up by the local county shelter
and placed at SHERR for rescue and proper attention.
Kaia shows a visitor some love