The adoption process is through Linn County Animal Rescue. There is a form to fill out, a background check done by the Sheriff’s office, property inspection, and an adoption fee charged.
The horses that can be adopted are back up to weight, but some may have special needs. We will give you as much information as possible on each horse. Rescue horses are just what the word implies, rescued. We don’t know the whole story and can’t tell you exactly what to expect, but will help you and the equine as best we can for a smooth transition.
The adoption charge is on a sliding scale, depending on the horse, starting at $100. The horse to be adopted is evaluated and depending on age, condition, and usability (ridable, pasture pal, etc), a price is set. The money from the adoption fee goes back into the rescue operation and allows us to rescue other horses in need.
If you move or can no longer take care of the adopted horse it must be returned to Linn County Animal Rescue. There will also be a form to sign that indicates that mares cannot be bred. If that rule is broken, both the mare and foal will be surrendered back to LCAR. All stallions will be gelded before being adopted out.
The adoption process can take a few weeks. Please be patient as we are a 100% volunteer-run organization.
We are looking for people that care about animals and wish to be a part of their lives. These animals (as do all of us) need to be cared for to make the rest of their lives happy and healthy
Linn County Animal Rescue’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abused, abandoned, neglected and elderly horses.
Our vision is to work towards a fully functional horse facility that is staffed with trained, compassionate staff and caring volunteers, providing a safe and nurturing environment for abused, abandoned, neglected and elderly horses.
Currently, we operate solely with volunteers. Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to, taking care of horses and facilities, making presentations to community groups, participating in community events, helping with fundraising activities and serving on our board of directors.
We work closely with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Investigation Team, the Oregon Hay Bank, and public citizens to provide education so that horse owners can give their equines the necessary care to meet their needs.
All the animals in our care receive veterinary services for basic and specific medical needs plus care for the farrier, nutritional and social needs of each horse to restore them to health and vitality.
Rehabilitated horses are made available for adoption by individuals and service organizations after approval by our adoption committee.
Horses that are no longer adoptable are provided a place of permanent retirement at our LCAR facility. You can help sponsor one of these special horses by becoming one of Scarlett’s Friends.
We have a network of foster homes for horses in transition that have reached a level of rehabilitation that makes it possible for them to leave our facility for a more typical equine environment while awaiting adoption.
Our horses also give back to the community that so generously supports them through special programs and events at our facility for groups such as special needs children, senior citizens, 4-H groups and veterans organizations.
With help from our sponsors, donors and the never ending dedication from the volunteers who make these horses their family, we are able to create a home for all the equines that touch our lives.
Thank you for joining with us in caring about these amazing animals!
Your friends at LCAR