Omega Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit horse rescue committed to providing humane treatment for all equines through education, research, and quality care. We strive to find nurturing homes for as many equines as financially feasible, and are dedicated to rehabilitating these animals for a second chance for a healthy, productive life. Our team advocates for the neglected, those left at auctions and kill pen or those donated to Omega. Our mission remains clear and constant: Educate horse owners on the actual responsibilities involved in equine care Legislate for the humane treatment of horses everywhere Find appropriate homes for unwanted, abused or neglected equines.
Our founder has been actively involved with horse rescue for 30 years, but did not become a non-profit organization until 1997. Kelly Young Smith, Director of the Rescue, has witnessed firsthand the atrocities that equines all too often endure. She works tirelessly to save lives and give these wounded souls a chance for their freedom ride. Today, with more than 100 horses annually going through our gates we are well on the way toward creating a better existence for equines everywhere. However, not all of our horses are victims of abuse and neglect, or are aged and unhealthy. Many animals are donated to the Rescue by owners no longer able to provide appropriate care for their animals and want them to have a good home.
Rescue has been my life for the last 30 years; that’s three decades of tireless dedicated work with the single goal of saving lives. That goal has helped me save thousands of lives over the years and I’m not done yet. I strive to help unwanted and slaughter bound horses any way I can. Several years ago I needed and prayed for dir
Rescue has been my life for the last 30 years; that’s three decades of tireless dedicated work with the single goal of saving lives. That goal has helped me save thousands of lives over the years and I’m not done yet. I strive to help unwanted and slaughter bound horses any way I can. Several years ago I needed and prayed for direction and my nonprofit Omega Horse Rescue was born. I rely on the wonderful people around me to keep it going; especially my husband Matt. He is my rock, and although he doesn’t ride horses he helps at the rescue, supports me and the work we do. Thankfully he listens with his heart and encourages me to follow my dreams, which are sometimes, crazy, hard, sad, fun, but always with the same goal – saving horses. To me success is not defined by education or awards, but by hard work, grit, determination, compassion, vision, and most of all love. Some of our rescue horses have gone on to win major competitions, become stars in their neighborhoods, dependable trail horses, wonderful therapy horses helping people, and more.
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