We are equine advocates helping neglected, abused, oppressed and abandoned horses restored to a healthy state and relocated into loving homes. Even though our mission for saving as many horses’ lives as possible is not unique, what sets SAVER apart from other rescue organizations is that we also provide veterinary care and oversight. This direct involvement is not a sidebar or incidental function, but rather an integral and intensive treatment discipline from beginning to end, which is represented by our three-step program . . .     


Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome!



Our horses are typically rescued from abusive homes, neglect or abandonment―situations that normally would result in euthanasia. We work very closely with the law enforcement arm of equine welfare in these types of confiscation cases.  As soon as a horse is brought into our care, they are examined by a veterinarian and a suitable diagnostic/treatment plan is established.


The initial rehabilitation takes place at our veterinary clinic facility allowing the rescued horses to be monitored daily by trained veterinary technicians. Our goal is to hold each patient for as long as needed to ensure that each limiting condition is addressed, and the ideal new adoptive environment is determined. We work closely with professional trainers and equine rehabilitation specialists so that when they are ready, the horses can reengage with the public and potential adopters



Once each patient is properly vetted, the next step is to locate them into a loving family as soon as possible. Each horse has a social media presence for participation within the horse com-munity to aid with re-homing. Once healthy and adjusted, our rescues are put up for adoption for a nominal fee. Adoption ownership is not transferred until they have passed a veterinary exam in their new forever home at 1, 6 and 12 months to ensure their proper treatment, care and protection.

Southern Arizona Veterinary Equine Rescue

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we provide veterinary care to the most oppressed equine population in Southern Arizona – State Confiscation Cases. Horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected by owners, and subsequently confiscated by law enforcement. SAVER works with the Animal Cruelty TaskForce of Southern Arizona to provided sanctuary and veterinary care to these horses in need.

SAVER also accepts owner surrenders due to financial, medical, and inability to provide necessary care.

Once again healthy, our ‘Rescues’ receive training and rehabilitation through the help of local equine professionals and advocates before finding their forever home.


T: 520-585-6455

F: 520-844-9111

E: soazvetequinerescue@gmail.com

© 2020 SAVER (Southern Arizona Veterinary Equine Rescue) 

Tax ID: EIN 35-2586426