When we started our journey with WarAngel Farms, we always loved the idea of being a rescue. But at the time, wasn’t feasible. However over the past three years we have grown our farm, in improvements, animals, and love! I think it was God's plan all along to let us grow a farm family first so we could start the rescue with lots of wonderful people around us to help when needed. We are so excited to be able to open the farm up to animals in need, along with our current rescues! While some animals might end up in sanctuary, we plan to rescue and rehabilitate the animals we can, and adopt them out to approved forever homes! An animal we rescue is always welcome back here, no questions asked. We will be taking all farm animals, we will not take dogs or pigs as we are not facilitated for those at the time. We are blessed to be a blessing to these animals and to everyone who joins the farm family! We are just stewards on earth, and love to take care of God's animals! We specialize in horses and donkeys from the slaughter pipeline, especially young unhandled horses. We want our farm to be a place that animals and people come to remember God's goodness and promises. And as always, prayers over the animals and farm are always greatly appreciated.
Psalm 50:10-11 “For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”
Will we face trials? Of course we will. But God says in James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Everything you go through will mold you into who God has created you to be for His glory! I believe God will carry us through any and all trials a rescue can bring, to bring God glory, and to be a blessing to His creation.
Mission statement: our mission is to be good stewards of Gods animals here on earth. To rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for the animals that come into our care. We are a place of hope, healing, and second chances to people and animals.
About the Slaughter Industry
How do horses end up at slaughter? Horse slaughter is illegal in the U.S. So horses are shipped to Mexico and Canada, with very few regulations. Horses all over the U.S. get sent to auctions for different reasons, owners take them, or a family member passes and the family takes the animals to auction, Amish drop off their old horses at auction, etc. Horses of every age and every type are at auctions. While many of them are in rough shape, there are many that aren't. The kill buyers purchase any horse that goes for below meat price (currently around $2 a pound at 60 percent yield). They then take all their purchases to a holding pen (aka kill pen/feed lot). This is where we step in. We try to purchase (save) the ones we can from the kill buyer before their ship date to Mexico or Canada. At the lots, they are fighting for their food and their life. They are thrown into a pen with hundreds of other horses. This is where they get beat up and sick with shipping fever and pneumonia. It is especially hard on the old ones that should not have been taken to the auctions in the first place. They run on so much adrenaline trying to survive, that when they finally feel safe here, their body just can't hold on. We try to save every horse/ donkey we bail from the pens, but we also believe in the last act of kindness if needed. Horses end up at pens due to no fault of their own. We can't save them all, but we can change the life of the few we do!