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Live and Let Live Farm Rescue and Sanctuary
Year established: 1996
Location: Chichester, NH
Types of animals they work with: Horses and at-risk pregnant dogs from many areas of the country
Staff/volunteers/foster homes: All volunteers
Fundraising projects: “We rely on the great hearts and giving hands of generous supporters and great volunteers,” says founder Teresa Paradis. “Our main fundraiser is our bi-yearly mailing and the sale of our beautiful rescue calendar, featuring our own rescue horses and other animals.”
Favorite rescue story: “On June 6, 2014, Teresa and a group of about 20 volunteers wound their way up interstate 93 to Northfield, New Hampshire,” says volunteer Scott Philbrick. “The convoy of trucks, horse trailers and volunteers was en route to facilitate the rescue of several horses that had been living in unimaginable conditions for years. Once on site, Teresa met with local law enforcement, the NH Department of Agriculture, and state veterinarians.
“Inside the barn, he heat was oppressive, and the stench of urine and waste so strong you could taste it. Walking was difficult, because of the decades of accumulated manure. The five horses to be rescued, once sentenced to a life of solitary confinement in tiny stalls with no doors or windows, were freed from their crypts. Deep, raw score marks were revealed near the fetlocks of the one mare’s rear legs – the apparent result of having her legs shackled. Eventually, all five horses were loaded into trailers and taken to their new home at Live and Let Live Farm to begin their recovery and new life.
“More than a year-and-a-half has passed since this rescue. Except for the most immediate vetting, additional much-needed veterinary care and surgeries were delayed due to the myriad of legal issues surrounding this complex and ugly situation. Happily, we can now report that while there are still some minor legal encumbrances, the surgeries have been completed. Internal and external parasites have been cleared, the horses’ structure and musculature have been strengthened and toned, and their socialization with other equines has grown in leaps and bounds — in short, they are thriving.”