HEART of Tucson
Web Address: 
Name: Happy Equine Acres Rescue and Therapy (HEART) of Tucson
Physical Address: 11765 E St James Rd Tucson, AZ 85748
Paypal Address: https://www.paypal.com/ Address to donate to: email@example.com
Media stories: New rescue. Our first media story will be broadcast on KVOA TV in Tucson on August 19th, 2009
Description of Rescue
HEART of Tucson is a registered Arizona Non-profit corporation. We are in the process of applying for our federal 501(c)3 status as a rescue organization. We became official as an Arizona non-profit corporation on March 24, 2009. Judy Glore has been rescuing horses through her farm, Lazy Bear Ranch, for years. She joined forces with others to make her rescue efforts official.
It is our goal to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses to give them a second lease on life. We accept surrenders, and in conjunction with the Arizona Livestock Board and other rescues in Arizona, we rescue horses that are at risk.
To become a foster home, the hopeful property owner fills out an application located on our website (www.heartoftucson.org), and undergoes an inspection to make sure that facilities and prospects abilities match the needs of the horses. Foster homes are responsible for the care of the horse(s) being fostered.
Adoptions are handled through an application process. An adoption fee is based on the value of each horse, and this fee will hopefully allow us to help support other horses in the program. The adoption application is found on our website. Horses that are adopted are not fully signed over to the new owner until passing several inspections over the span of a year.
Our horses come to us through many sources. Referral from individuals and other rescues from the feed lot in Phoenix, the Arizona Livestock Board, and surrenders from owners who can no longer support their horses.
Some of our rehabbed horses serve in the children's camp held 3 times a year at Lazy Bear Ranch. We are also starting a first-time horse owner and prospective horse owner seminar to teach new and prospective owners of the cost and time involved in keeping and owning horses. They will also be taught basic horsemanship skills. We feel that this will help stop the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Visiting hours are by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 520-455-1510.
Volunteers are welcome, and we educate them in basic safety and horse handling to ensure their safety.
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