Since its inception in 2003, Central New England Equine Rescue, Inc. (CNEER) has rescued more than 250 abused, abandoned, neglected and slaughter-bound equines.
The 501(c)3 non-profit organization provides all rescues with clean water, nutritious food, medical care and shelter. They work diligently to restore the horses back to their natural, healthy spirit and find loving, forever homes for them.
Horses, donkeys and mules that come into the care of CNEER have usually been through a lot of physical, mental and emotional trauma.
“We do our very best to help them come back from these experiences with our dedicated and passionate volunteers who are caring, giving, supportive and wonderful,” said Vicky Berry, Co-founder and Vice President of CNEER. “We also have a fabulous team of farriers and our vet is A+.”
CNEER’s policy is to welcome all who wish to volunteer.
“We believe everyone has a place here to help in whatever capacity they can do safely. Our volunteers range in age from five to 85. Each and every one is a huge asset to our mission of saving these beautiful animals. We could not do this without these giving people,” expressed Vicky. “There is a lot to be said for those who help the helpless.”
Vicky also shared that TLC is always needed to restore trust in these frightened and injured animals. Sometimes they need extra help to get through the discomfort.
“For example, Zinga is a mare that suffered severe abuse and needed help to ease her mind around humans. We heard about Treatibles hemp CBD oil and decided to give it a try. Now she is more at ease, less stressed and her life is better,” explained Vicky. “As a matter of fact, Zinga has become the favorite of one of our volunteers.”
In addition to all of the amazing work CNEER does to help the vulnerable animals in their care, they also make every effort to educate youth and all who are interested in the well-being of equines through their volunteer programs, community presence and literature.
For those wishing to support CNEER, the rescue offers many ways to help including volunteering, fostering, adopting, sponsorships and donations. To learn more, please visit CentralNewEnglandEquineRescue.com.