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| PO BOX 394 Hamersville OH 45130-0394
Fighting Chance Rescue is headquartered in Hamersville, OH, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 81-2097619. Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Animal Protection and Welfare within the Animal-Related category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2016.
(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)
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FCR focuses heavily on the rescue of unwanted horses that are slaughter bound. Our goal is to save these horses from sale to kill buyers, rehabilitate them and rehome them. We also often take in horses who have been seized by humane societies for neglect or starvation. Examples of humane seizure in 2020 include a January 5, 2020 seizure of 6 horses from a hoarding case. Those horses were brought to FCR, rehabilitated and re-homed. We have also rehabilitated and re-homed severely neglected cases that have related to charges of animal cruelty In Butler and Clermont Counties.
FCR does the following to deliver our mission. FCR raises restricted funds for purchase of slaughter bound horses from its donors. This is done through education on the problem of horse slaughter, as well as direct rescue operations. In order to serve severely neglected / starved horse we have built a critical care area at the rescue.
FCR operated a rescue farm in southeast Ohio. This facility is used to restore the health of rescued horses and prepare them for rehoming. The size of FCR's facility is a major restricting factor preventing the organization from rescuing more horses. In 2020 FCR launched a capital campaign to expand the rescue's facility. This allows us to more safely rehabilitate fragile horses, and take in horses that other rescues cannot.
Every year FCR strives to rescue more horses. We also have stared an equine rescue badge with the Girl Scouts. This, we hope, will help grow the next generation of equine advocates and rescuers.
FCR was founded in May, 2016 and rescued 37 horses that year. Through March 2020 FCR has rescued nearly 300 horses.
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