As a horse lover from birth, Kim volunteers with Angels Haven Horse Rescue and Squeaky Clean donates as much as possible to help this organization.
Angels Haven Horse Rescue, located in Grafton, OH, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of horses. Every day, poor horses in their prime are starved to death, abused, neglected, or sent to slaughter and sold for meat. Angels Haven Horse Rescue unites with caring community members and volunteers to make a positive impact in the lives of these horses and save them from their suffering.
Angels Haven Horse Rescue appreciates support from like-minded individuals and organizations who desire to make a difference in the lives of equines in need of saving.
Hay, grain, & shavings are always needed!
Halters - Either with a breakaway leather crown piece or all leather. Sizes range from mini, pony, and horse.
Lead Ropes - Cotton or nylon lead ropes, any color
Leather Lead Shanks - Leather with a chain at one end. Especially useful when holding a horse for vet care.
Ointments and Lineaments - Antibiotic ointments for wound care. Liniments to rub in legs after workouts.
Fly Spray - Any of the natural ingredient ones. The fly season is long.
Salt Blocks - Plain white, red, or mineral. Horses have these available all year round.
Shavings - Bags of pine shaving for bedding the stalls. The horses each use 1/2 bag a day, and stalls are cleaned daily. With all our rescue horses, donated bags or monetary donations for these are needed all year long.
Hay - The rescue horses are fed a mixture of grass and timothy hay (we do not use alfalfa hay). Each horse eats more than four flakes a day, and a bale can have anywhere from 10–16 flakes in it.
Grains and Oats - The rescue horses are fed on an individual dietary basis for their needs. Quantities and types of food vary from horse to horse, but a bag or bags of whole oats, steamed and crimped oats, Strategy 10% sweet feed, Platform, and cubes of timothy/alfalfa mix can always be put to use.
Treats - Carrots and apples are always welcome. They are also cut into pieces in their daily feedings. There are numerous varieties of horse treats in various flavors, such as; peppermint, licorice, carrot, apple, carrot and oats, apple and oats, etc.
Brooms - For some reason, the brooms wear out quickly from all the sweeping of the barn aisles. They use small (house-size) brooms up to the extra-wide broom size.
Paper Products - This would include plates, cups, napkins, bowls, paper towels, large and small sealable plastic bags, garbage bags, plastic knives, spoons, and plastic forks. We use these for our fundraisers and oftentimes the plastic storage bags have feedings placed into them when another volunteer will be feeding the horses.
Large Plastic Muck Buckets - These come in so handy for placing loose hay from the bales, and “snacks” of hay for the horses throughout the day. They look like a large bushel basket with rope handles but are made of plastic.
Horse Blankets and Sheets - We have a great inventory of extra-large sizes but are in need of mini, pony, and smaller horse sizes less than 74″.
Manure Forks - We have many manure forks that have some tines missing or have broken handles. We can always use more to replace the bad ones.
Barn and Disposable Gloves - Barn gloves are generally a one size fits all. They can be cloth with those little grippe dots on them or leather. Gloves are in use constantly, and many times, a volunteer does not realize how much they save their hands. Plastic disposable gloves are used for treating injuries on horses as well as rubbing liniments on horses’ legs.
Saddle Soap/Neatsfoot Oil - Cleaning products to keep our leather bridles, saddles, halters, and leads in good condition.
Hardware - As simple as this sounds, the number of hooks for use on stall doors, double-ended clips, bridle racks, saddle racks, nails and screws of all sizes, and screw eye hooks. Many of the clips wear out or break, and replacements are always needed.
Raffle Prizes - We hold several raffles at our functions throughout the year. Various prize donations, small, medium, or large new items, or a basket made up of several items would also be a wonderful donation to help our rescue. We will be sure to announce and print up a card acknowledging your donation to the rescue. If you look in a horse supple catalog, go to a used tack sale, or have items of your own you no longer use, we can probably use them in our rescue.
Any questions you might have, we will happily answer them.