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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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California Coastal Horse Rescue



California Coastal Horse Rescue
PO Box 1646
Oak View CA 93022
805-755-5732

Tax ID/EIN: 91-2170457
Year Founded: 2000
Last Updated 2017-05-07

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
CCHR's mission is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses, providing them with a second chance for healthy, productive lives.

Horse-related programs:
~Rescue -- CCHR takes in abandoned, abused, neglected, owner relinquished and/or slaughter-bound horses, providing them with a second chance for healthy, productive lives.<br/><br/>~Rehabilitation -- Many of the horses are severely underweight and have various physical conditions and/or injuries when they arrive at the rescue. After medical needs are addressed, the emotional rehabilitation process begins, which includes working through trust issues that often are the result of abuse – either outright or disguised as “training.”<br/><br/>~Rehome/Adoption -- Once the horses are healthy and well adjusted, CCHR volunteers strive to find permanent, caring homes for them. Potential adopters are screened carefully, and every effort is made to match a horse with a compatible new owner. Site checks and follow-up visits also are part of the placement protocol.<br/><br/>~Refuge -- CCHR is dedicated to its horses throughout their lives. If for any reason the new adopter cannot keep the horse, CCHR steps up and takes the animal back. Horses that do not find permanent homes for any reason, live out their lives surrounded by love and kindness at the rescue.<br/><br/>~Training -- CCHR volunteers only practice natural horsemanship in training our horses.<br/><br/>~Education -- While at CCHR, horses are engaged for the benefit of public education and related programs. Groups including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H, several local schools, the California Youth Authority and other child-related agencies are invited to interact with the horses and learn about their care. CCHR believes that children benefit from interacting with the horses (and animals in general) because it feels that learning about compassion and empathy early in life can help build moral character, reduce violence and build a sense of responsibility. <br/><br/>~Community outreach and fundraising -- Volunteers actively help spread the word about our rescue, attending community events and fund-raising activities.

Non-horse-related programs:
Everything we do is horse related in one way or another.


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