Your Donation Makes a Difference

The Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County was founded 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.


These are some pretty scary times we are living in today. We hope you are staying safe and healthy! As a nonprofit we are used to having to weather many storms, but this is like one we have never experienced. We are desperately asking for your help to care for our unwanted animals!

We have been unsure over the past few months if we will be able to remain open to owner relinquishments for no other reason than lack of funds. This is extremely upsetting because if this winter is anything like last year’s that means we will have to say no to hundreds of


Rescue Animal

Hi Y’all! I’m Mav, a 21-year-old Bay Appendix gelding. I came to IHRWC over 1 1/2 years ago and I still am waiting for my forever home! I have would make a great buddy for your horse! I am NOT ridable. I'm am navicular and just needing a home to live out my days. I'm good for the vet and farrier. I'm not a big fan of trailers but I'll get over to go to my forever home.  


His adoption fee is $150 this month. Please think about opening your home and heart to me today!


Click Here to see other rescue animals ready to adopt.

animals who need help. The hardest part is to tell people we cannot help them.

Winter is quickly approaching and we most definitely do not have enough hay to feed our current rescue horses.  We certainly do not have extra stocked for any horses we need to take in during the frigid temperatures when grass is frozen under layers of ice and snow. Currently, we still need approximately 1,000 bales of hay to keep our current rescue animals ...

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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.

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.

Mailing Address P.O. Box 1019 Peotone, IL 60468

Phone Number 708-258-3959


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The volunteers are unloading a truck load of hay into the barn to feed the rescue animals.