As a respected model Sanctuary, one of the biggest challenges that RPHS faces is the immense number of at-risk horses not only in our community, but also in our state. In Montana alone, there are several thousand unwanted horses each year that need a safe place to go. Zoom out nationwide, and that number jumps to around 170,000 per year (updated 2018). Most sanctuaries and rescues are hovering at or near their full capacity, and RPHS is no exception. We are currently 6 horses over our designated capacity of 20 horses due to 3 families who lost their homes in 2018!
Foster, Sponsor and Virtual Adoption
By becoming a Foster Owner, you can direct your donation dollars towards the care and feeding of a specific horse of your choosing. As it costs around $325.00 per month to care for each sanctuary resident, this program asks for a minimum donation of $100 per month. Partner with other community members to fully foster a horse, or give the $325.00/month on your own! Donors who give at least $100 per month for 1 full year (or $1200) at one time will receive a framed, photo-portrait of themselves with their fostered horse. Choose your foster horse today!
By becoming a sponsor, you can direct your donation dollars towards the care and feeding of a specific companion horse of your choosing. As it costs around $325.00 per month to care for one horse resident, this program asks for a minimum donation of $150 per month. Partner with other community members to fully sponsor a horse, or give the $325.00/month on your own! Donors who give at least $150 per month for 1 full year (or $1800 at one time) may visit their specially sponsored horse each month and work with an RPHS representative to learn how to properly care for their new companion. Choose your special horse TODAY and become a part of this rewarding experience.
By virtually adopting a horse of your choice, you can become a virtual owner, with regularly scheduled weekly grooming appointments; again, you may direct your donation dollars towards your virtual horse’s care and feeding. This is a unique, limited opportunity for those who want to create and maintain a special relationship with one of our amazing horses and includes weekly visitation and grooming benefits. This opportunity is available for only a few of our specially chosen horse residents for a donation of $750.00 month. This program asks for your initial donation of to be made one month in advance with an accessibility deposit of $1000.00 (for a total of $1,750) to cover the cost of our support team and additional insurance, or you may partner with one other community member to virtually adopt this horse for $400/month each, with joint visitation and grooming benefits! Adopt now!
ADDITIONAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Support a reputable Sanctuary like RPHS and our Surrender/Crisis Program with your donations NOW.
Please donate through one of our programs now and give $325.00 a month for each horse you would like to offer forever sanctuary.
In addition, and as resources allow, RPHS would like to be able to save viable horses in the community from dangerous situations through:
• Purchase at auction
• Purchase from private owners on Craigslist and other online sources
• Networking with other local rescues to bring at-risk horses to safety in their final years
It costs around $3,900.00 to complete the field rescue process for one horse (purchase, feed, vet/Ferrier care, and training) and $325.00 per month for ongoing daily care.
You can directly impact the number of horses we are able to save by donating to our sanctuary and programs!