All About Equine Animal Rescue

All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines (both wild and domestic); providing animals with food, shelter, care and handling; and veterinary care, as needed. We utilize a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes. We also provide long term care for unadoptable animals.

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Address:2201 Francisco Drive 140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
County or Parish:El Dorado County
Primary NTEE:Animal Related 
Sub NTEE:Animal Protection & Welfare 
Executive Director:Wendy Digiorno
Primary Phone:916-520-4223
Abused, neglected, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses are an increasing problem facing our society today. All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) in El Dorado Hills, CA rescues and rehabilitates these horses a finds the a safe, secure and loving home. Since its inception in 2009, AAE has successfully found homes with caring people for over 145 horses out of more than 185 served, resulting in an overall adoption rate of about 77%. In 2016, AAE had an adoption rate of 100%, taking in 29 horses and adopting 29 horses. From 2012 through 2016, nearly 950 individuals from the greater Sacramento area participated in AAE's new volunteer orientation. As a result, AAE has developed an amazing volunteer base with a core group of nearly 200 monthly volunteers responsible for the daily care of the horses. Over 15,000 people are kept in contact with AAE through e-Newsletters and various social media. With a lot of hard work, the passion of our dedicated volunteers and widespread community support, AAE has evolved into a well respected and successful rescue organization.
Funding is needed for feed/supplements, veterinary care, hoof and dental care, first aid supplies, transportation, and other routine materials and supplies necessary for rescue, rehabilitation, redevelopment, and re-homing of our horses. Additionally, funding for capital improvements, including a covered arena, a covered round pen, a tractor, and development and expansion of fee-based programs will provide means for improving our sustainability and less reliance on donations and time required for fundraising activities. All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is outgrowing it's current location and is actively searching for a new facility and/or land. Your donation of any amount will help feed a horse for a week, defer the cost of veterinary care or feed the herd for a month. Here's what your donation can do: $25 will provide partial feed to a horse for one month! $50 helps provide full feed for a horse for one month! $100 helps provide feed and basic care for a horse for one month!
Our top needs:
  1. Space: Office or Other - Land or facility for program expansion and sustainability; property owners of current location will be retiring soon, and sale of the property is part of their retirement plan.
  2. Other - Please Describe - Dependable heavy duty truck for transporting multiple horses in large trailer over long distances and various grades.
  3. Funding: Unrestricted - Funding for feed, veterinary expenses, and general operations
  4. Board Members - Board members to expand and diversify board
  5. Volunteers - Volunteers to support all aspects of operations including horse care and handling, training, grant writing, administration, fundraising, youth programs, veteran programs, horsemanship programs, and more
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is a volunteer-based organization, staffed by a variety of individuals including youth, adults and seniors, both male and female. AAE utilizes volunteers for all day-to-day activities including feeding, cleaning, supplementing, grooming and hoof care, general facility maintenance and more. AAE also utilizes volunteers for a variety of other activities including transporting horses, evaluating prospective adopters and adopter homes, administrative functions, outreach activities, fundraisers, photography, website development/maintenance, social media, grant writing and research, horse handling and training, dental and hoof care and more. AAE also offers volunteer opportunities for community service activities with local schools and other organizations (e.g. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts). Volunteers are the life blood of our organization.

Wendy Digiorno, Executive Director