Mission Statement

To aide in offering assistance as may be needed to ensure that no horse shall suffer from abuse or neglect.

About Us

Care For The Horses (CFH) is a non-profit 501 (c) organization that serves southern Arizona.  CFH was founded by Ann Jost in 2002 after she discovered eleven starving horses while trail riding. It is run entirely by volunteers and is funded solely through donations.

Due to health issues by the President of CFH, the program is no longer actively taking in rescues but will continue to offer assistance by networking with other rescue organizations for placement of a horse.

Currently three horses remain in our care requiring veterinary care, hoof care and feed.  These are older horses that are now permanent rescues that were not adoptable for health and behavioral issues.

Give A Horse A Chance

Every horse in our program has a story.  Rocky had neck and hoof injuries.  One-Eyed Jack lost an injured eye that was not properly cared for.  Like many horses who come into our program, both Rocky and One-Eyed Jack were also in a severe state of starvation.  In such cases special attention is given to providing nutritional requirements needed to bring the horse back to good health.  Depending on the case, this could take weeks or months.  Once a horse is healthy again, we evaluate it to determine its ride-ability and temperament so that we can match it to the right home for permanent placement.  Since horses are herd animals we do not place horses in a home where they would be an only horse. There are times however,  that we may have a horse that would be better placed in an only horse situation and that is noted on the write-up for that horse. We are rewarded for our efforts every time a sick horse becomes healthy, a starving horse becomes nourished, and an abused horse learns to trust.  For us, that is thanks enough.

Every horse in our program has a story. Read them now.

How You Can Help CFH continue to provide services to the permanent rescues we care for.

If you would like to help these horses, we gratefully accept the following:

  • Tax-Deductible Monetary Donations*
  • Items for our Garage Sale – please contact Diane Murello at 520-227-9825 to make arrangements to drop off donated items.

No matter how you choose to help, you will be making a big difference in the life of a horse.

**Care For The Horses does not offer tax advice.  Please ask your financial planner or accountant about tax-deductible donations.