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NEER North

New England Equine Rescue - North

NEER North is a volunteer-run 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, heading to 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. 

Our Horses

Learn More About NEER North Horses & Local Horses Needing Homes

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!

Happy Endings

NEER North Success Stories
Meet Our Featured Horse!



Shorty is sweet, good in hand and likes being groomed. Check out that powerful trot – she can move! She stands quietly for tacking and mounting and is said to have done competitive trail in previous home; also said to drive single and double, but we do not have the equipment to try it out. Shorty gets along with mares or geldings as she is non-dominant in the paddock.

Shorty’s harness racing name (trotter) is Shorts Flame, freeze brand W3965.  

Check out the photos of Shorty at 2017 Pipestave Adventure Trail along with her buddies Prissy (dark bay) and Tris (gray).