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.
I’m Jessica, the Facility Director of Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County.
I hope the new year is starting out good for you. This winters weather has been really nice so far! Lets pray it stays that way.
I wake up every day trying to think of new ways for IHRWC to get donations so we can save more animals. It always come down to me writing you and asking for your financial assistance. I wish I didn’t have to bother you, but with that being said our mailers to our individual donors like yourself are the main way we receive funds to continue to save animals. We do not
Howdy Y’all! I’m Rocky, and just like the famous character I’m full of heart and determination! I’m a 5-year-old mini gelding who leads well and has great manners. I’m not broke to ride or drive, but I would love to learn! I would make a great project for your little one. We could grow up together and be lifelong pals. My dislike is being alone. Once you see how handsome I am with my beautiful blonde mane you’ll fall in love with me! I came to IHRWC with 14 other ponies almost a year ago. I have watched 10 of my other friends get adopted and I still am waiting for my forever home! Please think about opening your home to me today!
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get any government funding or other financial assistance. We are a small family run nonprofit that operates with an average of 10 volunteers. Sadly, the past few years have been our hardest.
Why you ask?
In 2017 due to donors selling their land and moving, we lost 35 acres of hay field and were down to only 10 acres. This is where we harvest much of the food our horses and other animals eat throughout the year.
In 2018 we were able to get a decent first and second cutting of hay. We were dodging the rain the whole summer and the rain won our third cutting. That’s when things started getting scary. In addition to being short on our own hay harvesting, our end of the year fundraiser didn’t bring in what we needed to purchase additional hay to feed the rescues through the winter.
In 2019 we sent out a plea for help! We raised enough money to purchase hay to feed everyone! We took in 15 more rescued ponies and 5 horses. Unknown to us, however, this year was going to be the worst year for crop farmers! Normally we cut hay in May but not this year. It kept raining and raining and raining! We had lakes in our fields!
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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.