Get the Facts

Angels Haven Horse Rescue is committed to improving the lives of horses throughout Ohio. We hope to do this by educating the public about these animals and the right treatment they deserve.

Get the Facts

Angels Haven Horse Rescue is committed to improving the lives of horses throughout Ohio. We hope to do this by educating the public about these animals and the right treatment they deserve.

Refuge for Abused and Neglected Equines

Our organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide a good home for animals whenever and wherever we can. We do everything in our power to give them love and much-needed care. Most cases of neglect and abuse happen when a person can no longer take care of the animal or does not have the understanding from the beginning.

Equine Slaughter

Horse slaughter happens every day. Even horses as young as one week old are slaughtered in an inhumane way. A nail gun is used to shoot a bolt, which does not always kill them instantly, into their heads.

Nearly 100,000 horses are slaughtered every year in the United States and used for food outside of the country. We have included links below about horse slaughter and sites that sell products made from the killed animals. Some of these items are very graphic, but please take the time to read the facts so that you are properly informed.


Ohio’s Equine Rescue Laws

To understand the horse rescue procedures in Ohio, you must know that our state has the worst laws governing rescues nationwide. Ohio State Law classifies horses as “livestock”, right along with cows, goats, etc. Fortunately, dogs and cats are governed by Animal Protective Leagues (APL’s) and are considered pets. Horses, however, cannot be taken off of the property even when they are in deplorable conditions.

Horses rescued in Ohio must be purchased at current market value unless the owner agrees to give up the animal. The price to rescue an animal, along with vet care, shots, worming, teeth floating, farrier care of feet, hay, grain, vitamin and mineral supplements, shavings for bedding, and equipment, is extremely costly.

Our horse rescue relies on volunteers and donations. Volunteers clean stalls and groom and train horses, while donations help with fulfilling the organization’s initiatives and operations.

Resources and Links

This website contains links to parties other than Angels Haven Horse Rescue. Such links are provided for your convenience only and are not controlled by our organization. The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites nor any association with their operators.

  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals exists to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty, and alleviate fear, pain, and suffering in animals.

  • Our mission is to be a big voice for America’s disappearing wild horses, in a concentrated effort to prove and convince the federal government that mustangs matter to us and the rest of the world.

  • The people associated with Equine Advocates work tirelessly to save animals from going to slaughter. Please be advised that the pictures on this site are graphic.

  • They work towards saving horses from the slaughterhouse. The pictures on this site are graphic.

  • The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, promoting the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach, and heal. Angels Haven Horse Rescue is proud to be a part of their Carrots 4 A Cause program.

  • A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accepts all breeds of horses but has an emphasis on “retired” or “noncompetitive” Standardbred racehorse.

  • This is a listing of horse rescue and welfare organizations around the country.

  • They work towards finding horses that have been stolen from their owners.

  • RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and into care through a variety of programs, including emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services, financial assistance for urgent veterinary care, and humane education.

  • This is a worldwide listing of protection agencies.