Posts by Shirley Alarie

Golosina Needs a Sponsor

RVR Horse Rescue Horse Sponsorship Program helps defray the costs of care of our horses. Any amount helps! Golosina needs a Horse Sponsor!

Sponsor a Rescue Horse We can’t do what we do without Sponsors! With the high cost of hay and feed, along with medical, dental and farrier expenses, sponsoring a horse helps us continue to care for our horses in need. It costs about $10 per day to feed a horse and RVR Horse Rescue is…

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Take Me Home – Dancing Calling

Take Me Home - RVR Horse Rescue's adoptable horse DC. Can you offer this beauty a forever home he deserves?

Adoptable Horse – DC Thoroughbred Dancing Calling (DC) arrived at RVR in May 2018 from Puerto Rico. He was evacuated to Florida as part of the rescue efforts from the devastating hurricane, thanks to the CTA – Caribbean Thoroughbred Alliance. This handsome dark bay gelding was foaled in 2012. He’s now recovered from his injuries…

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Moving On Up! The Story Behind Our Move.

RVR Horse Rescue is Moving to Plant City

Have you heard? RVR Horse Rescue is moving! After over 13 years at the Riverview, Florida facility, we’re moving twenty-five miles north-east to Plant City. We’ve been showing the progress of the new barn on our Facebook page and we’re so excited that the day is finally coming. We’d like to share the story behind…

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Diva Needs a Home

Diva Needs a Home

Diva was one of 52 Paso Finos who were found in various stages of abuse and neglect at a facility in Florida. RVR welcomed 15 of those 52 in November 2018. Our largest rescue to date became known as the #Dream15. Based on their living conditions, the #Dream15 were fearful and distrusting of humans in…

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A New Friend for Gilbert

A New Friend for Gilbert. True story about RVR Horse Rescue's real-life Gilbert and Boots.

We’re very pleased to announce the expansion of our children’s outreach program to include a picture book about our special mini horses, Gilbert and Boots. A New Friend for Gilbert is now available as softcover and ebook on Amazon.com, along with free coloring pages. The book is based on the true story of how our little…

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How to evaluate a rescue organization

Is a rescue organization worthy of your donation dollars? Where should you adopt your next family member from? Use these tips to evaluate or assess any rescue organization.

Thankfully, as a society, we’re becoming less tolerant of animal abuse and better animal advocates. As such, animal rescue organizations have become popular places for financial donors. And the “Adopt Don’t Shop!” movement has led to more adoptions from rescue organizations. But not all animal rescue organizations are created equally. Just because people call themselves…

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