FACILITIES AND FOSTERING
need private, public or professional stables and facilities
that will work with us to house and care for horses that
are waiting for new homes. We depend on fosters to
provide the hands on expertise to help these animals thrive
and get adopted. Safer can pay for trims and vet care - and feed too if neccessary. Sometimes the foster will volunteer feed. Ours comes from donations at the feed stores and we need to arrange a volunteer to deliver it. The more fosters that can feed a horse the more horses we can save and place.
What it takes to be a FOSTER HOME:
Foster care for a horse rescue can be VERY rewarding. Seeing the changes in attitude and health; and hearing about
the horses you helped as they make their way in new homes
is a memory that really stays with you.
does not have to be a permanent commitment - to the
horses or to the rescue. Foster homes can choose to take a break or decide to drop out of
the program. While fostering SAFER stays in contact
Over the last 7 years certain aspects of fostering
have worked out best for SAFER and the horses. (Yes it has
been that long!) These are the things SAFER is looking
A Foster needs to love horses and have time to care
for them and help evaluate their needs. They may be more
needy than a well cared for and content horse like your
2. They need a quiet spot to detox and settle in. Fencing
must be safe. Other horses around are great but new ones
should have their own space for a while.
3. Foster must be willing to care for injuries and illness
if necessary. It is not feasible for me or volunteers
to travel around to all the fosters to do that work. Foster
must also feed as per agreed upon with SAFER. Supplemental
mash is often necessary for weight gain and nutritional
deficiencies. Most often though - none of these are necessary.
4. Foster must be willing for potential adopters to come
and see and ride the horses if applicable. The point
of all of this is to find them those forever homes - ASAP!
So if you feel the presence of equine souls you
are destined to meet and love...please consider being the
home that allows them a second chance at life. It doesn't
last forever - but the difference you make can.
Contact SAFER at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interest in helping out.
There is always the possibility that a horse will be one
that actually works out in the context of your facility
- or you will have clients that may be interested. Remember many displaced horses are healthy and already trained!
A NO BREEDING stipulation is mandatory and all stallions
will be gelded before leaving SAFER.
read our Foster Application
and Foster Agreement
for your information.
Alex and Andy Reed
Lisa and Ryan McElroy
Sarah O'Rourke and Golden Eagle Ranch