RANCHO SANTA FE — Laughing Pony Rescue (LPR) is the best kept secret in our backyard of North County San Diego. Dedicated to rescuing neglected, abused and at-risk horses, donkeys and farm animals, LPR also provides our local community with equine education and equine therapy.
Tucked away off of Via Del Charro in Rancho Santa Fe, LPR is the little horse rescue working to make a big impact. Since 2010 LPR has rescued more than 1,000 horses, donkeys and farm animals from abuse, neglect and slaughter with the help of our donors and network of volunteers.
A registered California 501(c)(3) non-profit, LPR relies solely on fundraising, donations and grants to fund the more than $100,000 needed for yearly expenses to feed, rehabilitate, and care for the on-site equines and support an off-site rescue effort of slaughter-bound horses and donkeys throughout the Western United States. In 2019, LPR facilitated the fundraising, rescue and placement of more than 150 slaughter-bound horses and donkeys to homes.
“It is impossible to visit LPR and not be immediately impacted by the horses and donkeys,” said LPR volunteer Sue Izzo. “You look into their eyes and fall in love, wondering how anyone could have mistreated these majestic creatures. That is why fundraising is so dire for us, in order to help and save these animals we need the necessary funds to continue our important work.”
To continue our efforts in 2020 and keep up with the rising costs of hay, feed, medicines and veterinary and farrier services LPR is calling on the local community for donations. Of the donations received by LPR, 98 percent goes directly to the care and feeding of our animals and donations are tax deductible. LPR has achieved the Platinum Donor Level Certification.
To make a tax-deductible donation to LPR, visit https://laughingponyrescue.org/donate/ or send a check or money order made out to Laughing Pony Rescue, Inc. P.O. Box 32, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
For more information about Laughing Pony Rescue, a registered California 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 27-291410, our educational programs, scheduling a visit or how to become a volunteer, visit laughingponyrescue.org, e-mail [email protected] or call (858) 759-9039. Follow Laughing Pony Rescue on Instagram at @laughingponyrescue Twitter @laughing_pony and Facebook.