The rescues below are by far the best in Wisconsin, and North Horse endorses them fully:
Midwest Horse Welfare Pittsville, WI
New Equine Resource near Green Bay, WI
Amazing Grace Elkhart, WI
Saint Francis Rosholt, WI
Dane County Humane Society Madison, WI
(mostly dogs and cats but often has a few equines)
The other rescues listed below are "buyer beware," or "donor beware."
They may be wonderful rescues...or not. I just don't know.
For tips on how to make sure a rescue is a good one, scroll to the bottom.
Cool Breeze Helping Hands West Bend, WI
Racer Placers Belleville, WI
Heartland Farm Animal Sanctuary Verona, WI
Holyland Donkey Haven Mt. Calvary, WI
ASAP De Soto, WI (may not be financially solvent-- better to adopt than donate?)
Luvs Morgan Horse Rescue LaValle, WI
WI Equine Rescue & Youth Ranch Polk County, WI
Dr. Laura's Horse Rescue Deerfield, WI (closing down, needs to rehome all remaining horses)
Ivelolharele Retirement home only, Chilton, WI (Warning: horses allowed to run free next to roads!)
Spirit Horse Janesville, WI (WARNING: very questionable practices, more info here)
Second Chance Horse Rescue Ranch (closing down but offers some help) Barneveld, WI
Firefly Acres Oneida, WI
Rolling Rock Rescue Hagar, WI (currently closed for indeterminate amount of time, rescue is moving)
Beyond the Fence Line Redgranite, WI
Appleton Animal Adoptions Appleton, WI (Mostly dogs, some horses, possibly a sketchy place)
Refuge Farms Spring Valley, WI
Telford Rescue Horses Lena, WI (Looks mostly like a breeder. Warning: music on website)
Sun'reh Ranch, Hazelhurst, WI Renee & Scott Krosschell
Anderson's Home for Horses N 516 Chilson Rd Walworth, WI. No website, just a Facebook page. 262-736-1320
Cattle Rescue Inc (also takes on horses) Gleason, WI (facebook page only)
W3883 Nelson Ave
Irma, WI 54442
Be sure to carefully check a horse rescue for good vet care, financial
soundness, responsible adoptions and safe farm conditions. Major warning
signs of a bad rescue are having un-gelded studs on the property,
horses that have remained unhandled/not able to lead, and constant
panicking over having no hay or no money for the vet and other basic
necessities. Use Wisconsin Circuit Court Access to look at the public criminal records of anyone involved with the rescue.
Do you know of a Wisconsin horse rescue that should be added to this list?