Carolina Equine REscue and Assistance

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Carolina Equine Rescue & Assistance (CERA) is a non-profit 501c organization, dedicated to caring for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned equines. CERA will also take in horses that are unwanted or whose current owners are unable to care for them before they reach an emaciated condition.  These situations must fall within the CERA guidelines.


Established in April of 2008, Darlene created a rescue organization that not only worked with local law enforcement in seizures and surrenders, but one that could help educate owners on how to properly care for their animals and hopefully avoid unlawful neglect. Darlene also wanted to be able to take in horses that were at risk due to hardship of their owners, almost eerily forecasting the current state of our economy and the rapidly increasing number of abandoned pets. It was important to Darlene for all the monies donated to remain in Union County, thus helping horses locally, unlike many other rescues. Today, CERA continues to work diligently to educate horse owners, law enforcement and animal control officials on basic equine management.

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