Horse Helpers of the High Country, incorporated in 2004 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, is the only federally recognized equine rescue in the region, serving the Northwestern corner of North Carolina, including Avery, Ashe and Watauga Counties as well as Johnson County, Tennessee. Our mission is to help sick, hurt, abused, and unwanted horses and other equine providing them an opportunity for rehabilitation and a loving home. In other words, a second chance.Horses and other equine arrive at our farm in a variety of ways – official seizure due to neglect or abuse, horses from slaughter auctions, even owners who feel they must relinquish their animals due to financial or care difficulties. The current economic crisis has put equine and livestock at even more risk. In times of economic uncertainty, care of animals is sometimes the first place people cut corners.
We can’t do this alone. As all humanitarian tasks are driven by the loving support of community, we need each of you, and the support of our horse community at large, to embrace our goals and provide heart, hands, and funds to help these noble animals.
As the great Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Join us in this common goal. Please help Horse Helpers of the High Country provide the compassionate care these animals deserve. You see the quiet “thank you” in the sparkle in the eyes of these gentle creatures.