There are several paths that will bring an equine to FCER. When space allows, we accept donations of horses whose owners are no longer able to properly care for them, as well. Sometimes situations arise when a horse owner will have geographic or financial commitments which are not conducive to the proper care an equine requires. In those cases, the owner desires to relinquish the horse to provide an immediate and long-term home for them. We have the ultimate respect for those individuals who realize their inability to provide proper shelter, food, and support for their equine friend. We accept these horses into the fold and work to find a new family to love them.
On rare occasions, horses may be purchased for the purpose of rescue. These are cases where it is deemed the only way to remove the animal from a destructive situation and under circumstances where there is a clear and present danger for the animal if it remains in its existing environment for any length of time. This may include the rescue of a horse from slaughter.
FCER will work with law enforcement, state veterinarians, and livestock authorities to provide temporary shelter and urgent care for equines, which are confiscated from neglect and abuse cases.
In summary, horses can come from many different sources: individual homes, state or local authorities, donations, and out-right purchases. All horses, regardless of the state of admission, receive the best care and protection at our rescue.
In addition, FCER will report and assist in reported abuse and neglect cases within the State of New Mexico . Individuals are encouraged to contact the rescue to report suspected abuse and neglect incidents involving equines. Individuals who report cases will be kept anonymous, if desired. Such individuals are heroes in our eyes. FCER will provide assistance in the coordination and recovery of neglected and abused equines. These situations range from horses being confined and starved for long periods of time to horses that have been left to fend for themselves on open pastures without water or proper food and shelter.
FCER is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.