Rescue Stories

SAFE’s history is filled with incredible stories. Our horses truly are unforgettable. 

Rescue Outside the Box

Rescue Outside the Box

Most of the rescue work that SAFE does is fairly straightforward. A horse, facing neglect or abuse, is taken in, rehabilitated and retrained, then we find it a new home. The circumstances of neglect may vary, but the basic storyline is the same. In 2018, we found…

Boone and Ivy: Unforgettable Horses

Boone and Ivy: Unforgettable Horses

There is a reason that we celebrate the small victories and fairytale endings here at SAFE: keeping our focus on the positive aspects of the work we do gives us the strength and energy to keep doing that work. Because in between the amazing transformations and the…

Justice for Bud and Brandy

Justice for Bud and Brandy

Yesterday in King County Superior Court, a jury returned a guilty verdict on two counts of felony animal cruelty against the woman who starved and neglected Bud and Brandy. Here is their story. The call came late on a Sunday afternoon in February…two elderly horses,…

Goodbye Dexter

Goodbye Dexter

This will not be an easy post to write. I’ve already made four or five attempts to get started, writing tired cliches…like “Letting a horse go is never easy” or “We know we can’t save them all” …and then hitting the delete key. Staring at an empty page. And…