2000 – 2003 Quarantine at the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley in South Knoxville
2002 – 2006 Donated property in South Knox County
Plenty of “Manual Labor” required No Water or Electric available on the property
During the first 5 years we had the pleasure of helping 160 horses and met many unforgettable ones, each with their own story.
Some had happy outcomes, and others, not so happy.
A few of those were…
Abby rescued from auction
Rescued from a 3’ tall chicken coop
His feet now
“ Ebony” Blind and bound for slaughter for human consumption
From Slaughter Truck to Show Ring
“ Sadie” Her water source was the family swimming pool
“ Sadie” Amazing what a little food and clean water can do!
“ Miracle” She was only with us two weeks, but the imprint she made on our hearts will never be forgotten.
In 2006 big things started happening for HHT. We moved to a donated private facility in West Knoxville.
Modern equipment was donated and purchased to help our volunteers do their tasks in a safe, efficient manner.
Volunteers become the heart of HHT
Our new public facility opened up many opportunities for HHT!
HHT shares our success. $760 donated to Anderson Sling! $250 donated to a water tank for STAR
2008 HHT started our Emergency Rescue Fund after being faced with some difficult rescues.
“ Angel” In 93 degree weather, it took three people 2 ½ hours to get her loaded because we didn’t have adequate resources.
“ Wonder” Blind and abandoned on a mountain, too weak to walk herself onto the trailer .
HHT receives Rescue Training
“ Rescue Glide” our first piece of equipment.
Even with all the bad, God never gave us more than we could handle.
“ Brave Warrior” Dragged behind a pick-up truck.
“ Brave Warrior” after the wounds healed.
“ Rainaway” great grandson of Secretariat
Now a celebrity at Secretariat’s birth place in Virginia
He sure had the last laugh!
Old or Young We’ve cared for them all
January 2009 brings HHT the biggest challenge yet.
We had our work cut out for us.
Once again Volunteers dig in to help the horses .
“ Birdie” Pregnant mare, hit by a car, comes to us for care. Volunteers once again step up to help this horse who required us to help her defecate. For three weeks she received love and care before passing over the rainbow bridge.
Some came with babies, while others delivered here.
Accomplishments 7/1999 – 5/2010 Provided care for 369 equine 2009 busiest year Intake = 83 Cared for = 101 Jan. 2010 – May 23, 2010 Intake = 34 Cared for = 73
HHT is more than a “ Horse Rescue”
Horse Care Classes
Education Equine Issues
STERN HHT is an Active Member of: State of Tennessee Equine Rescue Network
“ Helping Hoof” Provides feed assistance,
9 owners helped to date
“ Ultimate Act of Compassion” Provides euthanasia assistance, 7 owners helped to date
We’ve seen a lot and are sure we’ll see a lot more in the years to come
We look forward to where the future leads us. We hope you will join us for the ride.
Your support enables us to equine in need. Thank You