DEFHR’s mission to end equine cruelty begins with providing aid to horses in need of rehabilitative care and extensive medical treatment. Through years of experience caring, nurturing, retraining, and rehoming, DEFHR staff are advocating for the horse from start to finish. Our rehabilitation process is thoroughly tailored to each horse to ensure a successful outcome for each horse in transition.
Within hours after arrival, horses are independently evaluated by our team of veterinarians and placed on an individualized recovery plan that includes a careful refeeding schedule, regular farrier appointments, vaccinations and deworming, and any therapeutic treatments needed for the road to recovery. Every horse’s rehabilitation — from intake condition to follow on care — is carefully documented and often used as evidence during court proceedings.
Horses currently in the rehabilitative process are not available for adoption.