OUR SANCTUARY
SAVING THEM ALL ONE HORSE AT A TIME
OUR SANCTUARY

PERRF is proud to provide a loving, safe sanctuary for horses that were once abused, neglected, aged, and/or abandoned. All our horses came to us from dangerous, heartbreaking situations and our sanctuary provides each one of them with a forever home where they can live out their lives...happy and secure.

CLASSIC GEORGE

So what happens to racehorses after life on the track? Our George, also known as “Classic George,” was one of the very few given a second chance. Born on April 19, 1996 in Ontario, Canada, George stands at 16.1 hands and had 37 starts with earnings close to $100,000. He gave everything to the sport and got banged up in the process. Unfortunately, when his racing career ended, he quickly became useless to his owners. Money and options ran out, and he quickly went from being a pampered racehorse to a throwaway in the auction-slaughterhouse pipeline.

 

Although bad manners usually come from training gaps, retired racehorses get a bad reputation for being aggressive “hot-heads.” George has received the appropriate rehabilitation and training and has become gentle. He still has trust issues, but he has shown everyone that he has a lot of heart! George will continue to live out his golden years as a permanent resident at PERRF with his buddy, Tye.

 

Photos 1-4, before PERRF. Photos 5-10 at our sanctuary with his buddy, Tye.

SPARKLE

Sparkle is gorgeous boy and very well trained. He went through auction once and was purchased privately. Afterwards, it was determined he had vision issues and was returned to the auction the next week. We became aware that Sparkle was at risk and saved him at the second auction.

 

Sparkle is hard to catch but still has a remarkable amount of trust. His uveitis has worsened in one eye and will undergo eye surgery in the upcoming year.

CHANCE

Chance is a sweet paint gelding with a kind eye. He loves treats & a good brushing. He can be a little pushy & has nervous personality because of his medical condition, but he has great ground manners. Due to his arthritis & chronic back pain, he is not ridable.

TYE

Tye is a calm gentle quarter horse. I remember clear as day the first time I met Tye that we had a strong connection. There is an unspoken trust and mutual respect between us. I will admit, it took months, if not years to build this meaningful partnership. He is our official “stunt” horse for our programs offered at the rescue. His cool demeanor immediately puts people at ease and demonstrates his ability to be a team player.

GONE, NEVER FORGOTTEN

PERRF is proud to provide a loving, safe sanctuary for horses that were once abused, neglected, aged, and/or abandoned. All of our horses come from dangerous, heartbreaking situations and our sanctuary provides each one of them with a forever home where they can live out their lives. The horses below were rescues and residents of our sanctuary and the most beautiful part of what we do. They may be gone, but they will live in our hearts forever.

SAVING THEM ALL ONE HORSE AT A TIME

Pennsylvania Equine Rescue and Retirement Foundation

 

Mailing Address:

1818 Polk Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001

 

Rescue Address:

133 Moffett Run Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001

 

(724) 777-4747

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3),

tax-exempt charity. (EIN 25-2595048)

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