How can I make a donation?You can mail a check or money order to:
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
PO Box 606
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Make a Paypal Donation to:
Or you can Donate Quality Items for Resale
What is the procedure for adoption?
If you are considering adoption the first step is to read our adoption agreement.
To apply to adopt one of our horses, the following basic requirements must be met – details will be requested during the application process.
Your property must have:
1) secure horse-safe fencing or other horse-safe containment option
2) acreage requirement as outlined in state regulations
2) provide access to water 24/7 (a natural flowing stream or creek does not suffice)
3) sturdy and adequate run-in and/or barn shelter
Potential Adopter must meet the following requirements:
Do you need volunteers?Yes we need volunteers! We can always use experienced, dependable help. Please visit our volunteers page to see the different ways in which you can donate your time, and to fill out a volunteer application.
Click Here to visit the Volunteers Page
Will I ever have the opportunity to own my adopted horse?Yes! We believe that you deserve to own your horse when you have shown you will love and care for your horse to the
best of your ability.
After a year of caring for your horse you may request a transfer of ownership.
We will assess the situation and if everything looks agreeable we will grant a transfer of ownership with first right of refusal given to Freedom Hill should you need to find a new home for your horse in the future.
You must agree to sign our transfer of ownership form and pay a fee of $50 at the time of the transfer.
Do you have a foster program?Yes we have a foster program. If you choose to foster a horse you will provide a vital service for our horses. The foster family agrees to provide shelter, food and care just as though the horse were there own. The cost of the care of the horse is considered a donation and will give you a tax benefit. This is also an excellent way to try out a horse you are may be considering for adoption.
Click Here to Read the Foster Agreement
Where do you get the horses that come into the rescue program?We get our horses from many different sources. Some of our horses are donated to help raise funds for the rescue, many are horses that were at risk of slaughter, some come from PMU farms or Nurse Mare Farms. Many are purchased from abusive situations.
Surrendered horses are given to us by their owners because they cannot care for the horse any longer.
Some of our horses were in abusive situations and we have purchased them from their former owner or a broker to remove them from harm.
Horses that are at livestock auctions are at risk of going to slaughter for human consumption. We support Senate Bill S311 the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
PMU farms are located in Canada and impregnate mares to collect their urine to make Hormone Therapy drugs such as Premarin and Prempro. These drugs have been proven to cause cancer in women and we consider this industry to be abusive to the horses. They stand in stalls all day and night for up to 6 months at a time and the drugs produced from the urine are harmful to women's health. Foals are a byproduct of the industry and they are often sold to slaughter.
Nurse Mare Farms lease mares that are lactating to other farms to nurse another mares foal. The original foal is discarded and in need of rescue. They are orphans that require a lot of support to grow and learn how to be horses without Moms.