We need your support more than ever to help the equines in our care during the COVID-19 Crisis.
The last few months have been a blur at the barn, as we’ve fielded a growing number of surrender inquiries and Feed Fund requests from Massachusetts and New Hampshire families who are facing painful choices brought on by COVID-19. The increased demand for our services comes at a time when our own resources are stretched thin. We’ve had to cancel several community outreach and on-site fundraisers that normally help us keep going this time of year. We’re in immediate need of donations in any amount, which will directly support the rescue, care, and feeding of NEER horses and donkeys. To quote the late singer-songwriter Bill Withers, now more than ever,
“We all need somebody to lean on.” Will that somebody be you?
Please consider a donation to our general fund which will help feed and care for our sweet horses and donkeys who rely on NEER North to stand by them while they await their new forever home. It can cost up to $300 a month to care for a single horse but even a small monthly recurring donation of $10 can help in so many ways. No amount is too small!
NEER North is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving horses, donkeys, and ponies whose lives are at risk in our local area. We also work with horse owners to help them avoid crisis situations, network with other rescues and educate the public about equine abuse and rescue.
We actively rescue horses and donkeys in need. There are a wide variety of situations including owner surrenders, abuse and neglect, where these majestic animals are at risk of diminished health or, worse yet, at risk for slaughter.
NEER North is a safe haven where these animals are rehabilitated with the intention of adoption into new families. NEER North also networks closely with other reputable equine rescue organizations, assisting where needed.
The NEER North Tack shop is run independently from the rescue but financially supports NEER’s efforts.
Tack Store Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 12pm – 3pm
Sunday: 12pm – 3pm
NEER North is super excited to join the world’s largest donkey rescue as a Satellite Adoption Center in Massachusetts! If you or someone you know is interested in adopting some loving donkeys into your home, please reach out at [email protected] Help us make this world a better place for donkeys!
Adopting a horse saves two: the horse you take home and the one you make room for. View our adoptable horse gallery for information about horses available at our safe haven in MA.
NEER North offers free advertising space to owners who want to make their horses available free-of-charge to a good home. View photos & information about local horses needing homes.
Your donations help us rescue horses in need, rehabilitate them and find them new homes. See some of our amazing before and after horse transformations!
Bergie is a 6 year old OTTB ( Trufflesberg ) who isn’t your typical redhead mare! She loves attention and being brushed all over, and is very sweet with other horses of all types/ages. Bergie last raced in summer of 2020 and reportedly retired sound after a fairly successful racing career due to a breathing issue. She is clean legged, built really nicely, is a quick-study and brave. That being said, when something does frighten her she can have a big reaction, but is steadily gaining confidence and becoming less reactive. Because of this, we recommend her as a project for an advanced rider working with a professional trainer, or to an adopter with experience restarting OTTBs. She is eager to learn and wants a job and a person of her own!