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Location of Ohana Horse Rescue: Brooksville, FL
Year established: 2007
Number of staff/volunteers: “We have around ten volunteers at Ohana Horse Rescue that help us often,” says Carrie Young, president. “We have several reasons why people come out (community hours). We also work through the misdemeanor court system in our county. Most people like to come and get their horse fix, and it brings an inner reward to those who help.”
Fundraising targets and types of animals they work with: “We are always doing some type of fundraiser. We are known for taking in the untouched, ill, pregnant, untrained horses, so the horses that come into the rescue, for the most part, stay quite a long time. We make sure that their minds, bodies and souls are rehabbed before they pick their forever humans.”
What do you enjoy most about what you do: “What I feel when I listen to these horses speak to me, or see the lost look in their eyes, or see how they react to just the simplest of movements from being beaten…it’s horrible, but when I watch the life come back into their eyes, and the trust that they learn all over again, it’s very rewarding. To see the horses live again — that is why I do what I do. It is the hardest yet the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life.”