About WMERR

First and foremost, we are about the equines. We are about understanding what each equine has been through, and making every effort available to rehabilitate them, on an individual basis. Love, kindness, dietary needs, hoof care, veterinary care, training if necessary, and time. Time to heal, time to trust humans again, time to reveal who they are.

Our Services:

We try and determine the needs of the equine owner if possible, to help enable them to keep their equine. If that is not possible, then we will try to find a foster home, or re-home them to a permanent one.

We offer assistance with hay, supplements, hoof care, veterinary care, and euthanasia.

We are currently working on various workshops for educational purposes for the public. 

Our Goal:

To continue in the rehabilitation of neglected or abused equines, whether voluntarily surrendered or confiscated by law enforcement from unsuitable homes. Some have become permanent residents of our sanctuary, while others have been and will be available for adoption. The goal of either is a second chance for a good quality of life. This facility will also be available to the community, special needs organizations, offering instruction, therapy for some, and education, provided by knowledgeable people and trainers.

About Our Founder:

Shannon Alexander was born and raised in Nevada, growing up on cattle ranches, learning to train horses and give instruction to others from her mother, who was also a horse trainer. With her extensive show record, Shannon has enjoyed competing at various venues, including the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA. She was also heavily involved with the Bitterroot Mountette Drill Team for 10 years, later owned a successful horse transportation business, and a small boarding facility in Corvallis, which she still manages.

In the fall of 2008, she decided to start a rescue organization to help horses in trouble, and/or their owners, even though she found that there were many, many people already doing this without affiliation to any organization, because IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. By forming A 501c3 non-profit organization, many people are now aware of available, various means of assistance. Unexpected circumstances, health issues, job loss or any number of other issues can create a sense of helplessness and hopelessness, and that is why we are here, to give help and hope.


 

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Press Releases

December 15, 2010: Donkey Rescue

December 15, 2010: Donkey Trimming

December 22, 2010: Rescue Donkeys

February 15, 2011: 800 Re-homed

March 18, 2011: Deadline

March 21, 2011: Rescue Horses

September 7, 2011: Assistance

September 20, 2012: Furnishings

June 26, 2013: Social Media

August 12, 2013: Rescue Horses

November 8, 2013: Auction rescue