Our financial estimates  for 2012. We received an estimated $210,000 in donations

416 animals rescued.

​51 animals rescued.

2014 Year End Statistics

   714 animals were rescued and found shelter.  Our euthanasia rate was again very very low, this year it was less than 8%.  We did have hundreds of animals surrendered for the Last Act of Kindness program who were not counted towards our euthanasia rate, however, out of the horses surrendered into the Last Act of Kindness program, 29 of them were able to be rehabilitated and adopted into loving homes!  We are so thankful that we kept 714 animals from potentially entering the slaughter pipeline.  We can’t thank our adopters enough who opened their hearts and homes to animals at the shelter in 2014.

2013 Year End Statistics

    In 2013 we saved 355 equines (mostly horses,) 242 fowl (mostly roosters,) 29 sheep and goats, 9 rabbits, 3 pigs, 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs.  We couldn’t have done all that without you!  We almost rescued 1 horse every day.

   Out of the 193 animals, mostly horses, surrendered directly into the Last Act of Kindness program, we were able to rehab and adopt into loving homes 22 of them.   We are so thankful that we have this program as most of the horses brought into this program have no other options other than die a slow, lingering painful death or be shipped to slaughter.  Each horse surrendered into the Last Act of Kindness program is evaluated for its quality of life, and if its prognosis is good, it is rehabbed and placed into the adoption program.
   We had 77 animals, mostly horses, surrendered directly into the adoption program.  All of them were adopted, with the exception of 2, who were evaluated by our vet and he recommended euthanasia due to chronic medical problems.
   We rescued 135 horses directly from the slaughter pipeline.  69 of them were rescued in such terrible state that the Last Act of Kindness was the only loving, humane thing we could do for them.  It’s amazing how people dump horses at auctions that need to be humanely euthanized due to chronic pain and failing health due to old age.  It’s so sad that auctions enable owners to dump animals instead of being responsible for them in the end.  66 of the slaughter bound horses were successfully rehabbed and placed into absolutely wonderful homes!

34 animals rescued.

   Our estimated financial year graph.  Please note this is an estimate, please refer to our 990 form on Guidestar on.  Our average for rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting each animal was about $305, which includes our lease, staffing, fuel, vet, feed, sheltering, etc.  

  Our approximate total budget in 2010 was $196,900. 

Yearly Reports

​69 animals rescued

   Our total estimated 2014 donations were $250,000.  How was that money used?  Over 58% went to purchasing horses and other animals from auctions, sheltering, vet care and feeding them.  With 4 paid staff including a horse trainer to make the horses more adoptable, and many volunteers, 19% of our budget went to staff.   Shelter operations and our shelter lease took up the rest.   

​384 animals rescued

​234 animals rescued.

2012 Year End Statistics

   We rescued and sheltered 546 animals in 2012, which is the most animals we have ever rescued in a year.  353 of those were equines, 106 fowl, 54 goats/sheep, and others.   Our euthanasia was 27% in 2012, this includes animals that were owner surrendered for euthanasia and animals that were rescued specifically to be given the Last Act of Kindness so they did not have to endure the trip to slaughter.

   Our total estimated expenses for 2015 was $220,639.  68% of every dollar spent went directly to helping the animals at the shelter, with only 32% going to shelter lease and staffing.  We are thankful for our volunteers that make such a high percentage of each dollar donated go directly to helping animals in need. 


5 animals rescued.

2010 Year End Statistics
   447 animals were rescued in 2010, the vast majority of those were horses.  An increase of 31 animals from 2009. NorCal Equine Rescue changed the name to Horse Plus Humane Society.

   2011 approximate financial data. During fiscal year 2011 $137,233 was donated.  Of that, $42,998 went directly to costs associated with rescuing animals, mostly horses.  $38,530 went to vet and farrier expenses.  $22,382 went to pay for feed, $10,855 went to fuel, our staff were paid $9,560, with utilities, shelter mortgage and training took up the rest.

Older financial reports have been archived.


  In 2015 we rescued 447 animals.  They was 342 Horses, 24 Donkeys, 20 Ponies/Minis, 7 Mules, 6 Goats, 1 Sheep, 3 Llamas, 23 Chickens, 2 peacocks, 10 Cats, 5 dogs and 4 Rabbits.  We had 119 horses surrendered into our Last Act of Kindness program, and of those 27 were able to be rehabilitated and adopted into loving homes.  151 horses were rescued from auction, 55 of those horses were rescued because they needed humane euthanasia and were given the Last Act of Kindness and 96 of the auction rescue horses were adopted.  Our Euthanasia rate was 20% including the animals rescued specifically for the Last Act of Kindness. 

Please note: the financials represented below are estimates only, for our full financial disclosure please see our 990 for the year you are interested in.

2011 Year End Statistics

   Rescued 366 animals, mostly horses.