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Bright Futures Farm is a trusted, well-respected 501(c)(3) equine rescue

and sanctuary located in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.

 

Since 2000, our mission has been to save horses from abuse, abandonment, neglect and slaughter.

We provide placement assistance for horses in need and provide permanent sanctuary for elderly and disabled

horses that have been callously discarded because they are “too old, ”too sick,” or unwanted. In 2002, we established

an on-site sanctuary for stray and feral cats. We also provide educational services to the community.

TRUSTWORTHY AND PROVEN

Bright Futures Farm has been a trusted 501(c)(3) charity since 2000. We are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and have been since 2014. Being accredited by TAA means that we have proven, through independent documentation, that we are a transparent organization, use our funds wisely and provide excellent care to the horses at our facility. The TAA inspects our books and our facility several times a year.

We receive no funding from state or federal agencies. We rely solely on YOUR donations for support. Your financial support provides the food, medications and care each horse here needs to stay healthy in their golden years, and most of our seniors live well into their thirties because of the care that you help provide.

 

HELP US DO WHAT WE DO BEST

AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

Making a donation will allow us to continue to do what we do best...save horses that are suffering, abused, and neglected and provide long-term care to the very senior permanent residents that call BFF home. The horses we rescued from the hanging barn in 2016 were with us just five months. Because of their dire condition, it cost over $18,000 to make them healthy again. Medical expenses for the six horses from the hanging barn alone were over $10,000 and funds raised for their care totaled $8,500...well short of what was needed. As you can see, it is expensive to provide proper, ongoing care to not only nurse an animal back to health, but to keep it healthy in it's golden years. Providing just feed for one senior for one day costs $9.60. To feed just one senior for a month is $268.80. Will you provide food for a day ($9.60), one week ($67.20) or one month ($268.80) for one of our very senior seniors?

Better yet, would you like to become a monthly sponsor of one of our seniors?  The DONATE button below will allow you to make a one-time donation of any amount, or sign up to be a monthly sponsor. And, please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation and DOUBLE your support. Many do.

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The before and after photos of Cider (below) from "the hanging barn" say it all. They tell the story of what we do. Please donate now, because your gift is truly the gift of life and we need your help!

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CIDER FROM THE HANGING BARN

AMAZON SMILE AND CHEWY

When you Shop, They Give!

Amazon and Chewy will make donations to Bright Futures

Farm every time you shop online!

How does it work? On Amazon, click on the image on the right and choose Bright Futures Farm as your charity, and we'll receive a percentage of every purchase. On Chewy, when you click on the image on the right and make a qualified purchase, Chewy will donate $20 to Bright Futures Farm!

WHAT WE DO: OUR 2019 OPEN HOUSE

Due to the restrictions all businesses and nonprofits faced in 2020 because of Covid, we had

no “in person” fundraisers in 2020. We’d like to share the photos of our 2019 Open House

to give you a look at our farm and what we do.

BRIGHT FUTURES FARM'S

2019 ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

Our 2019 Open House was another huge success here at Bright Futures Farm. On a beautiful late summer day, we had visitors come from not only our local area, but Eastern PA, NY, OH, MI, WV, VA, IN, NC and GA!  We had the good fortune to meet many friends we had only known through Facebook - in person!

 

Trusted Company, daughter of Secretariat, who is normally not a social butterfly, did not disappoint her visitors and was patient and kind while posing for photos. Our gift basket and 50-50 raffles were a great success and there were many smiling faces when the winners names were drawn!

We want to thank all of the individuals and businesses who donated merchandise for our baskets or created baskets for us as well as our volunteers and guests who helped make this day a great success!

SPONSORS

Cashel Company

Davis Manufacturing

Hawthorne Products

Impact Gell

Carrie Mooser

Mrs. Pastures Horse Cookies

Darlene Shannon

Southern States Cooperative

StraightArrow Corporation

Cowboy Magic

Triple Crown Feed

VOLUNTEERS

Lisa Bailo

Liz Brady

Michele Erie

Marianne Malczewski

Beth Martin McClellan

Emilee Pullease

Darlene Shannon

Heather Skokowski

Jen Divers Stull

Matt Stull

Connie Swartzfeger

2020-2021 GRANTS

 

THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

Catch This T (T) is a permanently disabled Thoroughbred gelding that was involved in a vehicle accident in 1999. The accident left him with little cartilage in one stifle and moderate neuropathy. In order to maintain pasture soundness, he is on a supplement, and receives regular massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. Over the years, his symptoms have varied from moderate to significant. Thankfully, we are always able to manage his condition with regular treatments which are funded, in part, by a grant from ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. We are honored and grateful to ​BEWF for providing funding to help with T’s ongoing treatment. This level of care would not be possible without the support of ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund​ and individual sponsors. (Press Release)

 

Visit BEWF on the Web: BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

 

THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

Bright Futures Farm (BFF) has been rescuing, rehabbing, retraining and finding homes for horses at risk and in need for over 20 years. TCA has provided financial support to Bright Futures Farm for just as long, helping us fund much needed care for those horses in transition and the permanent residents who call BFF home forever. Thank you to TCA for supporting our mission and helping our horses be as healthy as they can be. We appreciate their support.

 

Visit TCA on the Web: THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

 

THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE

How many people can say they look forward to an inspection? We can! For years, Bev Dee, our founder, has talked about the lack of transparency in other animal "welfare" non profits - organizations whose focus wasn't necessarily 100% on the animals it vowed to care for. Bright Futures Farm always has been just that. And, Bright Futures Farm is proud to say they have been accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) since 2014. To become accredited is a long and meticulous process - and it is a process that involves not just one inspection - but at least two every years.

TAA accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and re-home Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

 

Visit TAA on the Web: THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE

 

THANK YOU, CHURCHILL DOWNS FOUNDATION

R.E.I.N. FUND

Relief for Equine Industry Needs (R.E.I.N.) was established by the Churchill Downs

Foundation in response to the growing needs in the racing industry as a result of the

COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent interruption of customary racing operations.

Among many other worthy causes, this emergency relief fund assists Thoroughbred

aftercare organizations, including Bright Futures Farm. Thank you, Churchill Downs

Foundation for your support.

 

Learn more about the R.E.I.N. Fund: Churchill Downs R.E.I.N. Fund

 

THANK YOU, SPECIAL HORSES

Special Horses has been raising funds to help organizations in need since 2009 and helping Bright Futures Farm almost as long. Their mission is to save horses in need. They provide fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)(3) organizations involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement. We are grateful for their assistance and proud to be associated with such a caring, selfless organization.

 

Visit Special Horses on the Web: SPECIAL HORSES

 

 

THANK YOU, MICHELE AND AGNES CESTONE FOUNDATION

The Michele and Agnese Cestone Foundation has provided funds to assist with the care of our seniors. We thank them and appreciate their support!

 

 

THANK YOU, WALMART

#1656, MEADVILLE AND #2597, CRANBERRY

Walmart #1656 in Meadville, PA and Walmart #2597 in Cranberry, PA provided Bright Futures Farm with a grant to help us with the care of our senior horses and cats. We appreciate the support of our community businesses and their acknowledgment of our ongoing efforts. Thank you!

IN MEMORIAM - IN REMEMBRANCE

RUDEE SLAVIK

REMEMBRANCE DONATION, JANUARY 20, 2021

"In Honor of my aunt and uncle, Jennifer and Matthew Stull, loving patrons of a worthy cause."

TRUSTED AND VERIFIED

Since 2000, Bright Futures Farm has been a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a proven history

of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.

Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.

Bright Futures Farm has achieved Platinum status

with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Platinum status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.

Network for Good is a nonprofit donor-advised

fund that uses the Internet and mobile

technology to securely and efficiently distribute

thousands of donations from donors to their

favorite charities each year.

Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the links for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian.

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