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
Executive Director: Wendy Digiorno
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-520-4223
Fax: 877-766-6495
Unwanted horses (neglected, abandoned, abused, and slaughter-bound horses) are an increasing problem facing our society today, along with our very threatened iconic mustangs. All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) in El Dorado Hills, CA rescues and rehabilitates these horses, and places them in safe, secure and loving adoptive homes. Since its inception in 2009, AAE has successfully assisted over 225 horses and placed approximately 180 horses with adoptive homes, resulting in an overall adoption rate of nearly 80%. In 2017, AAE took in 36 unwanted horses and placed 33, resulting in an adoption rate of 92% for the year. Another milestone, in 2017, AAE opened All About Equine's Used Tack store for sale of donated tack to raise funds for AAE operations.

From 2012 through 2017, 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 and more. In 2017 alone, volunteers contributed over 26,000 hours on behalf of 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.
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc's. (AAE) greatest need is a new home. AAE has outgrown it's current location and is actively searching for a new facility and/or land to relocate the rescue operations and programs. Funding for a new location and capital improvements will provide opportunity for a more sustainable operation by allowing for expansion of existing horse-human programs and implementation of new programs including equine assisted programs for veterans, foster and at-risk youth, autism, and a variety of other under-served populations. Funding is also needed for ongoing expenses including 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.

Your donation of any amount will help feed a horse for a day, a week a month, or more. Your donation will support the cost of veterinary, dental, or hoof care.

Here's what your donation can do:
- $2 will feed a senior horse a meal
- $5 will feed a horse for two to three days
- $10 will feed two horses for two to three days
- $15 will feed a horse for a week
- $25 feed to a horse for about two weeks
- $50 helps provide feed for a horse for one month!
- $100 helps provide feed and basic care for a horse for one month! (Amounts are average costs that vary based on the cost of hay and supplements and individual horse needs; basic care includes hoof and dental care, vaccines, and dewormer).

Larger donations support in bigger ways:
- $250 can cover cost of castration/gelding of a horse
- $500 can cover hoof care for 12 horses
- $1,000 covers a large portion of a months senior feed
- $2,500 covers a large portion of a months veterinary care
- $5,000 covers a large portion of the cost of a truck/trailer load of hay (approximately three months of maintenance hay)
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 All About Equine Animal Rescue