Rescued From Kill Pens
SRF and SOSS, it's volunteer group 654 horses were pulled from kill pens in 2018.
Located within two hours of SRF are two "kill buyers". These are dealers who buy horses at the livestock auctions when no one else wants them (typically the New Holland Sale). The "kill buyer" moves them to their facility and volunteers (independent of SRF) take pictures and read tattoo numbers. These volunteers contact past owners, breeders, and drivers to seek help to purchase the horses before they ship to Canada or Mexico. SRF permits the donations from those who may help to come through the organization, and then SRF pays for the horse. Some horses come to SRF, some are placed through the volunteers into homes, or may go to other rescues.