Tuesday, October 6, 2009

About Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue

Who We Are

Located in Stow, Massachusetts, Eye of the Storm is an equine rescue center dedicated to saving the lives of horses who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Horses that come to this barn remain here for life, or may be placed in approved foster homes once they are completely rehabilitated. Eye of the Storm always retains custody of its horses, even when they are placed in foster homes.

The farm was founded by Nina Arbella, a long-time horse owner who was inspired by Stormy, her first and best equine friend. Nina and a small group of volunteers now devote many hours each day to helping, learning about and caring for several horses rescued from abandonment, abuse or a miserable trip to the slaughterhouse.

Eye of the Storm also has many "end of the line," young, unsound horses to whom we provide sanctuary for the rest of their lives.

Eye of the Storm received its final IRS determination in 2004 after a 5- year working period. We are very excited that we were designated 170(b)(1)(a)vi, a non profit organization for the prevention of cruelty to animals, under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Our Philosophy

People have used horses for centuries, for work, war, sport and companionship. We owe our horses a fair and responsible partnership of good care and understanding, because their lives have essentially been given to us.

Unfortunately, Eye of the Storm isn't able to house or place all of the abused or neglected horses who need our help. But we can save a few -- and we can also provide information, advice and a network of support for horses and their owners who need to know how to care for horses with special needs. Through our newsletter, Internet resources, referrals and consultations, we hope to improve the lives of many old, neglected or unwanted horses.


Eric L Hansen said...

Hi Nina;

I too work in horse rescue. My Blood Rescue project aims to raise the public’s awareness of our need to honor these remarkable animals.

This project has three moving parts: A Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-L-Hansen-the-Blood-Rescue-project/566983426648380?ref=ts&fref=ts
a blogsite http://ericlhansen.net, and an art website http://www.ericlhansen.com/ for the visual images. I am working directly with Queen of Hearts Farm in my local area http://ericlhansen.net/archives/977 to promote horse rescue.

For broad, grassroots exposure, I have a solo museum exhibition of my horse art scheduled for the fall of 2014. The museum curator and I are working to travel the show on a museum circuit around the country. In conjunction with the show, we will screen Werner Herzog’s film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/ have panel discussions with animal rights advocates and ranchers; and so on.

I would be honored if you would ‘like’ my Facebook page. And with your permission, I would be interested in re-posting some of your material relevant to horse rescue.

But mostly, I just want say again that there are many rescue voices coming from different places, and we’re speaking in unison with a single message! Do not kill horses; rescue them!

All best!


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