About Horse Rescue United, Inc.

Horse Rescue United, Inc. (HRU) saves horses of all breeds from abandonment, abuse, neglect, and slaughter. We specialize in retraining and rehoming Standardbred horses.

Whenever possible, HRU purchases slaughter-bound horses from auction and finds them homes, and also helps owner surrenders find placement before they end up in the wrong hands.

HRU is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your donations are tax-deductible and we are run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

HRU is in URGENT need of tax-deductible donations to feed our horses and volunteers to help with various roles. Learn more about how you can help.

Adopt a Horse

You can help HRU by offering a home to one of our horses; you'll give your new horse a second chance while also making room for another to be saved.

HRU horses are available to approved homes within an eight (8) hour drive of Howell, NJ on minimum 60 day trial periods to ensure the right match. HRU horses are also kept up-to-date on medical, dental, and farrier needs.

To start the process, please email us, then download both an adoption application and contract/agreement below. Be sure to review the contract, but only complete and submit the application.

Once your application is completed and signed by hand, please scan and email it to lunar_aradia@yahoo.com; if you don't have access to a scanner, please email us for a volunteer's fax number or mailing address.

Become a Sponsor

HRU is always greatly in need of sponsors and donations to care for our horses until homes are found. On average, it costs $250-300 per month to cover feed and care costs for each horse.

To sponsor a horse, please use the "Donate via PayPal" button under our Featured Horse, or download and mail our sponsorship form to HRU with your donation.

Sponsor an HRU horse for two months for $35, six months for $100, or a full year for $175. One-time donations are also greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible.

What's New?

Check out our Wish List and Fundraisers for more ways to help and get involved.

Read Testimonials from our happy adopters and don't miss our Before & Afters. Tributes to late HRU horses are also featured. While you're here, find HRU in the News.

Follow HRU on Facebook for additional photos, videos, and updates on both our current and adopted horses.

Vet Check Forms for Adopters

HRU follows up on our adopted horses for life.

To ensure their continued well-being, veterinary check-up forms should be completed and submitted to HRU by June 15 of each calendar year.

Download and print a vet check form.

Contact HRU

If you have questions about HRU or our horses for adoption, please email us.

Visitors are welcome by advance appointment only at our facility (below is our mailing address only). Email us to schedule a visit, then download, print and complete our waiver form to bring with you.

Donations can be sent to our mailing address (this is NOT our physical address):

Horse Rescue United, Inc.
31 Barren Meadow Lane
Howell, NJ 07731

Thank you for supporting our horses!