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Welcome to Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation!

Thank you for visiting Dreamchaser Horse Rescue, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to rescuing Premarin (PMU) horses and foals that have been discarded by the drug industry and are headed for slaughter. Additionally, we rescue horses and other farm animals from abuse, abandonment and slaughter. We rehabilitate, train, and whenever possible, place rescued animals in qualified, loving homes.  
We believe in complete transparency and provide our submitted IRS Form 990's for your review. Click on one of the following years to open a document (pdf format): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Inc. of Arizona         
is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries  
and the American Sanctuary Association. 
January 29, 2013 (New River, AZ)  The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Accreditation signifies that Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and has also demonstrated adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.

“Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation is a fantastic example of an organization that is committed to excellence and continues to responsibly expand their outreach into the community to help at-risk equines and also provide much needed education about appropriate animal care and handling,” said Jeannine Alexander, GFAS Deputy Director-Equine. “Many organizations start the Accreditation process by seeking and successfully obtaining Verification first and then proceeding on with Accreditation. Dreamchaser was one of a much smaller number of organizations that chose to plunge right in and go for the highest level. We applaud them for their diligence and hard work,” she continued.

Susan Thompson, Founder and Executive Director, explained their reason for seeking GFAS Accreditation. “Dreamchaser sought the highest level of accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in order to exhibit to the public the high standards of our unusual rescue.  We are large in numbers, small in land mass, but huge in effort for the benefit of the horses we save, the public we educate, and the children and young adults we serve.”

About Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Inc.

Dreamchaser was founded in 2002 when Susan Thompson discovered the plight of Premarin mares and foals being used, abused, and slaughtered for the creation of the drug. Susan had taken the drug for 28 years without knowing its origin was pregnant mare urine.  Dreamchaser is a 501(c)(3) public charity as well as an all-volunteer organization. We specialize in taking these wild (untouched by humans) horses and turning them into trusted trail horses, and adoption candidates. Ten horses work in our Lean on Me program for children in foster group homes. Horses who are unfit, either physically or psychologically, will remain in sanctuary with Dreamchaser for the rest of their lives.

About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting sanctuaries is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. The GFAS Board of Directors guides the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. They represent top leadership from Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, American Anti-Vivisection Society, and National Anti-Vivisection Society. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.

The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by support from their generous sponsors: The American Anti-Vivisection Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®, Animal Assistance Foundation, Austin Cotton, Animal Welfare Institute, Born Free Foundation, Born Free USA, Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition, Elliot Dinnerstein Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, The Handsel Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pettus Crowe Foundation, Summerlee Foundation, World Society for the Protection of Animals.


Arizona Gives Day Results!

Wow!  Our donors are fantastic!  We got first in Small Nonprofit with Most Donors with 336 donors and $14,341 raised!  We also got $9,500 in prize dollars!  We would like to thank everyone who participated on behalf of all our animals.  They are so very grateful for your generous hearts!