Provide loving care, health services, shelter, and rehabilitation specific to the needs to each animal at our farm until their forever home is found - even if that is us!
We are a Not-For-Profit, 501(c)3, Illinois licensed animal shelter for horses. We are the only Horse Rescue in Boone County Illinois. Bertell Farms, NFP is the home to 20 horses, 2 rabbits, 32 cats, 7 dogs, 13 chickens, and 2 starlings. Some are currently available for adoption, while others are recuperating and rehabilitating and need further evaluation.
We love horses. All horses. We, the directors, owners, and the volunteers, ALL wholeheartedly agree that, although advancing age is irreversible, it is NOT a Condition, nor is it to be dealt with by humane euthanasia. We believe that senior horses deserve the respect they have earned. We believe they have as much worth as a highly trained show horse. We believe that we can learn a lot from the senior horse, if given the opportunity. Other rescues should be so lucky as us to be loved by a senior horse!
We are operated purely on a volunteer basis and can only survive through the generous donations of animal lovers, like you and me. Please see our Wish List. If anyone is interested in learning more about horses and horse care and would be willing to offer a hand, the hooves would appreciate it! Please email or call with any questions.