The rescues below are by far the best in Wisconsin, and North Horse endorses them fully:
Midwest Horse Welfare Pittsville, WI
N.E.W. Equine Resource near Green Bay, WI
Amazing Grace Elkhart, WI
Dane County Humane Society Madison, WI
(mostly dogs and cats but often has a few equines)
Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab Colfax, WI
The other rescues listed below are "buyer beware," or "donor beware."
They may be wonderful rescues...or not. I just don't know.
For tips on how to make sure a rescue is a good one, scroll to the bottom.
Namaste Equine Rescue Yorkville, WI
Wisconsin Horse Alliance Madison, WI
This isn't actually a rescue, but a great new organization dedicated to helping rescues and bringing the rescue community together. Join them on Facebook here.
Cool Breeze Helping Hands West Bend, WI
Racer Placers Belleville, WI
Heartland Farm Animal Sanctuary Verona, WI
Holyland Donkey Haven Mt. Calvary, WI
Beautiful Hearts Rescue near Shell Lake, WI
Gentle Hands Animal Rescue Cascade, WI
Warning! Poor reports about this rescue here.
ASAP De Soto, WI (may not be financially solvent-- better to adopt than donate?)
Luvs Morgan Horse Rescue LaValle, WI
WI Equine Rescue & Youth Ranch Polk County, WI
Ivelolharele Retirement home only, Chilton, WI (Warning: horses allowed to run free next to roads!)
Spirit Horse Janesville, WI (WARNING: very questionable practices, more info here)
Firefly Acres Oneida, WI
Beyond the Fence Line Redgranite, WI
Appleton Animal Adoptions Appleton, WI (Mostly dogs, some horses, possibly a sketchy place)
Refuge Farms Spring Valley, WI
Telford Rescue Horses Lena, WI (Looks mostly like a breeder. Warning: music on website)
Wisconsin Horse Rescue Warning, SCAM! Information here and here.
This rescue has changed its name several times:
E.E. Wisconsin Horse Rescue.
Everhart Equestrian Vernon County Wisconsin Horse Rescue.
EEVC Wisconsin Horses Rescue Page
Sun'reh Ranch, Hazelhurst, WI Renee & Scott Krosschell
Anderson's Home for Horses N 516 Chilson Rd Walworth, WI. No website, just a Facebook page. 262-736-1320 (Not sure about this one guys. Only hearsay so far, but don't trust without vetting.)
Cattle Rescue Inc (also takes on horses) Gleason, WI (facebook page only)
W3883 Nelson Ave
Irma, WI 54442
(Ugly rumors. Only hearsay so far, but don't trust without vetting!)
Be sure to carefully check a horse rescue for good vet care, financial
soundness, responsible adoptions and safe farm conditions. Major warning
signs of a bad rescue are having un-gelded studs on the property,
horses that have remained unhandled/not able to lead, and constant
panicking over having no hay or no money for the vet and other basic
necessities. Use Wisconsin Circuit Court Access to look at the public criminal records of anyone involved with the rescue.
Do you know of a Wisconsin horse rescue that should be added to this list?