SAFE’s Community Outreach program started when a horse owner who had fallen on hard times contacted us requesting help feeding her horses. Since then, SAFE has had the opportunity to help other horse owners who want to keep their horses but are having difficulties doing so at the present time. For circumstances of exceptional need, we have provided hay & grain, vet and farrier care, and training, as well as hands-on assistance from our volunteers.
IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN WASHINGTON STATE, WE ARE UNABLE TO ASSIST YOU. SAFE has a limited amount of funds available each year to help horse owners who are facing temporary financial difficulty. Because our funds are limited, we can only help horses and horse owners who live in Washington state. If you are located outside SAFE’s area, we suggest you contact a rescue organization closer to home. You can find a list of rescue organizations who may be able to help you at https://homesforhorses.org/members/.
SAFE is not currently taking new horses
Please read: Waving the White Flag
We currently have too many horses in our rescue program, so until we can get a number of these horses adopted, we cannot take in any new ones. If you have a horses that you can no longer care for, please visit Safe Options for Rehoming Your Horse for advice about how to safely rehome your horse yourself.
As of March 1, 2020, we are currently only able to offer Gelding and Euthanasia through our Community Outreach Program. If you are in need of either of these services, please fill out and submit the application below.
If you own a colt or stallion, we may be able to help him become a gelding, either by negotiating low cost gelding options on your behalf or by paying these costs directly. This is a no-questions-asked service that SAFE provides, and while it is our intention to help horse owners in need, we will gladly pay for gelding surgery for anyone who asks. You do need to have the ability to provide your horse with the necessary after care following the surgery. Please submit your request using the form at the bottom of this page.
Serenity Fund (Humane Euthanization)
Individuals with horses facing old age, illness or injury, or documented behavioral problems can apply for assistance with humane euthanization and removal. You must demonstrate financial need. To inquire about obtaining assistance, please submit your request using the form at the bottom of this page.