SAFE’s Mission Statement is more than just words. It contains the promises that we have made to the horses we serve. We promise a lifetime of safety, which is provided through the SAFE Alumni Program. But as you might be able to imagine, there is a lot that goes in to keeping up with our 160+ living alumni. Thanks to the hard work of our brilliant Alumni team, we have already accomplished a great deal in this first quarter. Between the efforts of Lise, Christine, and Connie, who oversee the Alumni program, and in combination with all of our wonderful alumni volunteers, we were able to check in on 48 horses so far this year!

There are around 170 living SAFE alumni horses out there in the world, and through the coordination and efforts of our alumni volunteers, each one will get an update before the year is out. With Cathy’s help, these updates from our horse graduates get posted on our website, continuing their stories regardless of how long it has been since they left. Our Alumni team also works to get condolence cards sent to the families of those alums who are no longer earthside.

Our Alumni Program is a crucial piece of SAFE’s program, and another way in which we are doing rescue different. You can read up more on our Alumni Program and visit virtually with all of our SAFE alums at