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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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Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc.



Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc.
1725 Edwardsville Rd.
Hardy VA 24101
540-721-1910

Tax ID/EIN: 02-0654488
Year Founded: 2002
Last Updated 2017-05-10

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'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 Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To save as many equines as possible from abuse and neglect. To restore health of mind and body and place in qualified homes.

Horse-related programs:
RVHR shall provides shelter, food, daily care, medical treatment, rehabilitation, adoption services for horses in need because they have been abandoned, neglected and/or are in need of a new home.<br />RVHR shall obtain legal ownership of donated horses accepted into our guardianship, with the goal to place these horses into caring and suitable adoptive homes.<br />RVHR will search for the loving and caring placement families for these horses who deserve to have a second chance that come into our custody.<br />RVHR shall serve as a shelter and provide care for legally impounded horses. As legal action is being taken by the State Veterinarian, local and other authorities because of maltreatment by the horses owner.<br />RVHR shall assist others in the education on equine care and handling to the best of our abilities with the hopes to prevent the abuse of an equine due to negligence and ignorance within our community.<br />Owners who wish to relinquish ownership to our rescue may do so knowing that we will follow that equine for the rest of its life. Many of these donated horses are healthy and are merely in need of a new adoptive family. We are an alternative.

Non-horse-related programs:
We assist animal control officers when any livestock needs to be housed while there owner is being found or are awaiting hearing date for cruelty charges.


Volunteer Opportunities


Join Our Volunteers
Minimum Age: 18
Enjoy a day at the farm helping to care for the horses. RVHR is open May thru Sept. Wed, thur, fridays from 2-6 and saturdays 10 to 2pm.

Wish List Items


RVHR Wish LIst
* Feed supplies are always needed- Beet pulp, Corn Oil, Weight Builder, and bagged alfalfa hay

* Grooming Supplies- fly spray, detangle spray, wide tooth combs

* Hoof care supplies

*Donations towards hay, veterinary bills, equipment maintenance