Circle F Horse Rescue
Surrendering your Horse
Surrendering your Horse
Circle F Horse Rescue in Abbotsford, British Columbia takes in all typ
Horse Todayes, breeds and ages of horses. However, at this time, we are not able to take in “geriatric” or “palliative” horses. Instead, we strive to take in all horses who we feel will be able to find a loving forever home.
Our team is your first point of contact at [email protected] . From there, you will be guided through the following steps:
1. You will either be asked a few standard questions about your horse: Age, history, abilities, demeanour, medical needs or previous injuries, current situation and the horse’s inherent potential.
2. If you are a local or in the Lower Mainland, a visit to you will be scheduled to meet the potential horse being surrendered. This helps us gain hands-on experience with the horse, which we pass along to our volunteers for consistency and safety ahead of his/her arrival.
3. If you are from out of town, we may elect to forgo the visit due to having no volunteers in the area. In these situations, we ask a few more in-depth questions, how is he for grooming? How is he for haltering? etc.
4. Once a visit has been completed, the horse team will consult each other. This is to ensure that the potential intake is a good fit for the rescue, and the safety of our volunteers. We recognise that not all horses are perfect, and many come with their challenges and negatives. However, we strive to keep our volunteers safe at all times.
5. If needed, we will contact outside sources like a veterinarian or a farrier for more information.
6. Once the team have all replied, we will contact the owner to inform them about our decision. If the decision is favourable, we will ask the owner to then arrange transport to bring the horse in.
7. At the time the horse is surrendered to us, we will require an intake assessment transfer of ownership to be completed and signed by the owner.
8. While we try to help in any manner in which we are reasonably able, ultimately the responsibility of transporting the horse to our facility is incumbent on the owner.
If you have any more questions, or would like to surrender your horse with us please contact us at [email protected].
Adopt a Horse
Adopt a Horse
Thank you for your interest in one of our horses! All of them has been evaluated to make sure that they are healthy, well-conditioned, and ready for rehabilitation and adoption. Unfortunately, at this time, we are only able to accept applications for homes located in the province of British Columbia.
1. Interested in adopting a horse? Contact us at [email protected] to arrange a visit with the horse you are interested in. The visit is an important step, as it helps us to determine if you and the horse are a good fit.
2. Should you wish to proceed with the adoption, we ask that you submit an adoption application (PDF file). A reference check may also be conducted as part of this application.
3. Once the application has been received, the horse team will contact you to arrange a site visit. If you are located outside the Lower Mainland, you will be asked to submit photos in lieu of an actual visit from our team. You may refer to our shelter guidelines for more information.
4. You may wish to schedule a formal vet check at your own expense, as to the condition of the horse before making a decision.
5. An adoption agreement will be emailed to you directly, upon approval of the adoption from the horse team. Each adoption agreement is tailored specifically to the horse being adopted. However, all horses adopted have a 3-, 6-, and 12-month check-in before permanent placement is given.
Each horse has an adoption fee, which must be paid before transportation of the horse can be arranged. You are responsible for the transportation of the horse to your location and cost. We will do our best to accommodate your needs in this respect, as situations can vary widely.
Brock was one of the most notable horses we’ve had the pleasure of caring for! He was with us for nearly 10 years. During that time, he became something of an institution at the rescue. His wisdom and patience made Brock the perfect ambassador for our organisation. In his time here, he welcomed many horses, volunteers, and friends!
Three days shy of his 35th birthday, and surrounded by love, Brock began his journey over the rainbow bridge. There will always be a sweet spot in our hearts where Brock left his mark!
Cheyenne - August 26th
Beauty - December 5th
Molly - March 24th
Jessie - May 14th
Ronnie - September 21
Trica - January 26th
Gentle World - April 14th
Tango - July 24th