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BRIGHT FUTURES FARM

Bright Futures Farm is a trusted, well-respected 501(c)(3) equine rescue

and sanctuary located in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.

Since 2000, our mission has been to save horses from abuse, abandonment, and slaughter.

Once a horse is rescued, we provide medical care, rehabilitation and schooling and then adopt many of them into

loving, forever homes. Our rescue also provides a permanent sanctuary to elderly and disabled horses that have

been callously discarded because they are "too old," "too sick," or unwanted.

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ADOPT A HORSE

READY FOR A FOREVER HOME

GODON - 17.2 Hand Warmblood Gelding

Light Flatwork, Trails, Light Rider (Under 140 lbs.)

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ADOPT A WONDERFUL HORSE

 

Bright Futures Farm has wonderful horses that need permanent homes where they will be loved and cherished. Even though many of these horses may have been shuffled from place to place and come from sad situations, we know that there are people like you who will give them a future that will be as BRIGHT as our name! Visit our ADOPT page and give one of horses the forever home it deserves.

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THE REAL STORY OF RESCUE

The most difficult job in horse rescue is not when we save a horse from a sad, desperate situation--it's when the emergency fades and we must find the funds each month to make sure our horses have proper care and enough food to eat.

It costs, on average, $250 per horse each month to properly care for our rescued horses, and because Bright Futures Farm is funded solely by donations, sponsorships and grants, we are always in need of regular, monthly donations.

 

BEYOND THE EMERGENCY

We're always there at the crucial point of rescue, but we need dedicated horse advocates that will go beyond the emergency and help us care for our horses with monthly donations.

Currently, our barns are full and we're caring for over 15 horses. Some of these horses are waiting to be adopted, but most are our permanent residents--elderly or special needs horses that no one wants. We're committed to saving horses in need and making sure that none are cast aside, abused or forgotten, but we need your help. Will you join us and help us give the horses in our care the Bright Future they deserve?

 

WHY SPONSOR A RESIDENT?

 

Our permanent residents are not adoptable, either because of advanced age or permanent injury, and because their care is fully funded by monthly donations, sponsorships are vital to our rescue efforts. Without donations and sponsorships, we cannot rescue horses. More importantly, we cannot provide forever homes to special needs horses that no one wants and have nowhere else to go.

SPONSOR A RESIDENT

IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED

Sponsor Survivors of the Hanging Barn

These horses have suffered terrible abuse and bringing them back from such severe neglect will be costly. They will need frequent hoof care, dental care, and the three stallions will need to be gelded. Please help with a donation or sponsorship.

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SPONSOR A PERMANENT RESIDENT

 

Bright Futures Farm not only rescues horses and finds them forever homes, but we also provide a sanctuary for horses that are not adoptable due to advanced age or permanent injury. Their feed, hay, supplements, farrier and vet care is fully funded by donations, so please visit our SPONSOR page, choose one of our permanent residents, and sign up to help with a donation each month.

FUNDRAISERS

RUN FOR THE BLING FUNDRAISER

JOIN OUR AUCTION APRIL 27 THROUGH MAY 8

Help Bright Futures Farm pay two large vet bills by bidding on jewelry and racing memorabilia.

Please take a look, share with your friends and bid if you find something you like. All proceeds will

go towards several large vet bills we've recently incurred for one of our senior permanent

resident horses, Frick, and one of our senior cats, BB, who had diabetes. Frick, who is now 30,

is doing very well and back to normal. Sadly, we lost BB to kidney failure. BB was 10.

 

Many of the horses and cats here have been with us since the beginning - sixteen years ago.

Did you know that there are currently 20 cats in permanent residence at Bright Futures Farm? They

live in a cattery with an outdoor area for lounging and playing, which keeps them healthy and happy.

Sixteen of these cats are now seniors ranging in age from 8 to 15 and we receive very little support

for the cats in our care. We always need donations - will you help?

JOIN OUR 'RUN FOR THE BLING' AUCTION

IN THE NEWS

THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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Thank You, ASPCA

Thank you to the ASPCA for their grant providing membership to the Assoc. of Professional Fundraisers. This access to their huge library of webinars, blogs and articles will help us implement successful fundraisers!

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Visit the ASPCA: www.aspca.org

Thank You, HSUS

Thank you to the Humane Society of the United States for

providing us with a Plan 4 Progress scholarship that supports

training horses that have been through traumatic experiences increase their adoption success. We are honored to be part

of this groundbreaking HSUS program.

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Thank You, TAA

Thank you to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) for their generous support of the Thoroughbreds in retirement at our facility and the Thoroughbreds coming off the track into our TARP (Thoroughbred Advocacy, Retraining and Placement) training program.

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Visit the TAA: www.thoroughbredaftercare.org

Thank You, TCA

Thank you to Thoroughbred Charities

of America for their support with a 2015 grant to assist with the care of the Thoroughbreds at our facility.

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Visit the TCA: www.tca.org

TRUSTED AND VERIFIED

Bright Futures Farm is a a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a fifteen year history

of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from

state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us

save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.

Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.

Bright Futures Farm has achieved Gold status

with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Gold status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries has Verified Bright Futures Farm as an equine sanctuary and rescue. The GFAS is globally-recognized for providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.

Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the link for GuideStar and Network for Good. We are Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (click the links to see our status). Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian. Click on the “Credentials/Testimonials” tab on the left to read more about our certification, ratings and testimonials.

Bright Futures Farm Equine Charity

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