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Your Donation Makes a Difference

The Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County was founded in 2011, to provide shelter and care for mistreated or abandoned horses and other animals. We provide shelter, food, and veterinary services for these animals until a suitable home can be found. As secondary services, we provide educational and therapeutic programs to local schools and charities with and about these animals.



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...Have you ever felt as though misfortune continually follows you? That sentiment resonates deeply with all of us at IHRWC. Having barely survived the past few years, we are now struggle with a drought! As if sky-high prices weren't enough, the cost of hay is expected to rise due to a poor yield caused by the scarcity of rain. For instance, in June 2022, IHRWC's hay field produced 40 round bales, whereas this year, it yielded only 18. That's less than half of what we rely on to nourish ourselves. Consequently, we have incurred a loss of approximately $1,500. To sustain all of us, IHRWC needs around 4,000 small square bales annually, amounting to a staggering $20,000 required for hay alone!...


Rescue Animal

Hi! I’m Corona, a 18-year-old Paint gelding. I came to IHRWC in December because my previous owners were moving out of the country.  I am a big boy! I stand around 17 HH. I would love an confident intermediate rider. I'm am navicular but can handle light work. I'm good for the vet and farrier. I'm ready to jump in your trailer to go home with you today!  


His adoption fee is $500. Please think about opening your home and heart to me today!

Click Here to see other rescue animals ready to adopt.


Abandoned Horses in Need of Rescue

The unpredictable weather both the warm months and the cold are making it hard on horse owners everywhere. There are horses being abandoned all over the Midwest. When those animals have nowhere else to go, we can rescue them. Your help can buy them the food and medical care they need to make a full recovery.

Contribute with Care and Peace of Mind

  • Your contribution is used to buy food, medicine, and veterinary care.

  • Animal Rescue and Safety, is what we do every day.

  • We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible.

  • We believe every animal deserves a second chance, no one is turned away.

  • You can give in confidence; we are a GuideStar Approved Charity.

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