A Little Bit of Heaven is a New York State registered non-profit equine rehabilitation center with federal 501(c)(3) status. It grew out of a for-profit business that was also equine related. Late in the summer of 2013, we began getting requests from local people to take their unwanted horses, which would otherwise be sent to slaughter. Many of these horses were in need of training or extra care, but had great potential to become something if they were given a chance. The word that we were accepting unwanted horses spread like wildfire, and we soon had to begin refusing horses as we were paying for their care out of the business profits. We took in and re-homed 21 horses that year, and refused over 15 due to lack of funding.
In 2014 calls began coming in early spring. We decided to open A Little Bit of Heaven as a non-profit charity to get some help from the public. Many people simply couldn't care for their horses anymore and, since they could not find another alternative, were considering sending them to slaughter. They were happy to have another option.
Since our inception, we have received many calls about similar situations, and discovered that most similar facilities are operating at full capacity. We at A Little Bit of Heaven rely solely on the generous donations from the public to help us help these horses!