HWO

Welcome to Horse Welfare Organizations! Since 1998, this site has provided the largest online database of horse rescues in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Horses can be expensive and time-consuming pets, so owners often can find themselves unable to care for them. Other times, horses are badly abused and neglected by either a cruel caretaker or one who simply doesn’t know any better.

Without the work of the horse rescues featured on this site, thousands, if not millions, of more horses would be left to starve, suffer, and die, or perish after experiencing the horrors of a slaughterhouse.

Please Find a Rescue today and consider becoming a rescue volunteer, or a home or sponsor for a horse in need.

If you’d like to verify a rescue’s non-profit 501(c)(3) status, please visit Non-Profit Locators.

Buy Children’s Horse Novels and Support Rescues

Diana Tuorto, founder of Horse Welfare Organizations, is a children’s author and is proud to donate a portion of each book sale to various horse rescues and charities.

To learn more about her middle-grade children’s books, which are told from different horses’ points of view, please click the book covers below.