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About NEER North Horse Rescue

Supporting the Overwhelming Need for Equine Assistance in MA and NH

Helping Horses
In Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Since April 2008, NEER North has been helping horses and owners in crisis, primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In January, 2011, the rescue became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and remains 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.

All donations are tax deductible.
EIN: 45-4007146

NEER North IRS 501c3 Letter


NEER North Affiliations

GFAS – Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
EQUUS Foundation – dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America’s horses and fostering the horse-human bond
Great Nonprofits – Voted in with 5 Star reviews by the public.
Guidestar Platinum – Platinum Seal of Transparency—GuideStar’s newest and highest level of recognition
MEWC – Massachusetts Equine Welfare Council
EWA – Equine Welfare Alliance
EWS – Equine Welfare Society
UHC – United Horse Coalition
AWI – Animal Welfare Institute
AAHS – Americans Against Horse Slaughter
ALC – Animal Law Coalition
AHDC – American Horse Defense Coalition


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Letter of Determination

Need documentation showing our 501(c)3 status? Download our Letter of Determination below.


View our nonprofit profile on Guidestar to learn more about our organization.

What People Are Saying

  • Cisco has lightened up my life and surpassed my expectations… My riding ability has increased and my confidence has soared. Being handicapped limits the way I ride and…He has accepted me and my braces. For the first time in years I have been able to trot. …I was wheelchair bound for years but in the past 3 years riding horses has given me back mobility.

    NEER North Horse Adopter
  • I am so fortunate to have aligned myself with NEER North, both with fostering and adopting horses from their organization. I’ve fostered Chino, Jiggs. Roanie and Shay, who I adopted for my 7-year-old-son… Mary is a shining example of how a dream transpires to change the lives of animals and all they touch.

    Lori Shea
    Owner, Abenaki Farm & Stables
  • Pete has been doing so well! We took him on his first off property trail ride and he loaded without a bit of trouble! He is also picking up his feet like a champ every day. Everyone absolutely spoils him rotten and I couldn’t imagine having any other pony. We have a hunter pace scheduled for October, I can’t wait to see how he does! Thank you again for getting me this wonderful boy!

    NEER North Horse Adopter
  • cannot thank you enough for bringing Pete into my life. He is the best pony I’ve ever had, even with his occasional attitude ☺️. He is the barn favorite and everyone has to snuggle with him when they come out. I cannot wait to spend our first holiday together. I can promise he’s being spoiled rotten…Again thank you for everything you do so these wonderful animals can have a second chance.

    NEER North Horse Adopter