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saving horses from
abuse and abandonment
our rescued horses
have a bright future
help us rescue horses in need
by making a donation
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.
From Bev at
Bright Futures Farm,
DONATE TO BRIGHT FUTURES FARM
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!
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!
Mrs. Pastures Horse Cookies
Beth Martin McClellan
Jen Divers Stull
14 - 28
THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND
THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA
THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE
THANK YOU, CHURCHILL DOWNS FOUNDATION
THANK YOU, SPECIAL HORSES
THANK YOU, MICHELE AND AGNES CESTONE FOUNDATION
THANK YOU, WALMART
#1656, MEADVILLE AND #2597, CRANBERRY
IN MEMORIAM - IN REMEMBRANCE
REMEMBRANCE DONATION, JANUARY 20, 2021
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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