FLEET of ANGELS

The Transportation and Assistance Network for At-Risk Equines

Transportation and management of emergency events for equines in trouble

3226 S. Newcombe St  ~  No. 101  ~  Lakewood, CO  80227

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Fleet of Angels is a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation and a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization in good standing.   . EIN #46-3895690

"If it's good for equines, we support it.  

 If it's bad for equines, we want to help fix it."   

-Elaine Nash

NOTICE TO: Equine victims of Hurricane Dorian, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, Bomb Cyclone Ulmer

Emergency Hay Bank Grant Application: 

Be sure to check with local agencies and authorities for other opportunities for immediate emergency horse hay needs.

Applications for hay for Hurricanes Florence and Michael victims accepted through September, 2019.  Applications for Hurricane Dorian and Bomb Cyclone Ulmer victims accepted through October, 2019. 

TROPICAL DEPRESSION

IMELDA

September, 2019

 To join the effort or to follow Fleet of Angels'   work on this mission, please go to our Facebook page for this region.

Gulf Coast

Equine Evacuation + Disaster Response

Please help fund our work if you can. 

Your contributions make 

our lifesaving work possible.

September, 2019

HURRICANE DORIAN

ONE OF THE LARGEST HURRICANES IN HISTORY BEARS DOWN ON AMERICA'S EAST COAST

09-01-2019
HORSE OWNERS IN FLORIDA, GEORGIA, AND THE CAROLINAS ARE PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF HURRICANE DORIAN. THE STORM HOVERED OVER THE BAHAMAS FOR AN EXTRAORDINARILY LONG TIME, PUMMELING THE ISLAND AND ITS INHABITANTS. 

BECAUSE HURRICANE DORIAN IS SO BIG AND POWERFUL, IT'S DIFFICULT TO PREDICT WHERE IT'S MOST LIKELY TO MAKE LANDFALL, SO THOUSANDS OF HORSE OWNERS ARE HAVING TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM TO HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THEM.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED WITH US IN OUR NATIONAL EQUINE EMERGENCY DIRECTORY, OFFERING EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION, TEMPORARY STABLING, AND MANY MORE SERVICES TO HORSE OWNERS IN CRISIS.  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE EVACUATING FROM THE PATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN, CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.

East Coast

Equine Evacuation and Disaster Response

Please help us help them. 

 

 

Simply put, we can't do it without YOU!

Fleet of Angels is counted on by people to help keep their horses safe during emergencies and afterward during early stages of recovery.  After the storm, we'll be needed to provide hay and emergency supplies for equine victims of the storm. 

March, 2019

EMERGENCY MISSION!

BOMB

CYCLONE

STORM

ULMER

HAY BANK NEWS

Fleet of Angels is preparing to assist in the affected states by offering hay bank services and other assistance to equine victims of the storm.

 

If you were directly affected by this storm and are in need of emergency hay for your equines, you are welcome to SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH HAY HERE.



 

 

Although we are not able to assist in all cases, we help in every case possible.

Please be patient after making your request.  It takes time to make all the arrangements needed, establish a hay bank hosting location, and ship hay to the sites where needed.  Unfortunately, we are already currently providing emergency hay services in several other parts of the country, and our volunteer teams are spread very thin. We will provide updates on new hay bank availabilities on the Fleet of Angels News page on Facebook.

For equines (horses, mules, donkeys, ponies, minis)

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA SUFFERS UNFATHOMABLE LOSSES DUE TO STORM

ANOTHER CRISIS STRIKES US EQUINES! HEAVY SNOW, RAIN, HARD WINDS, AND FLOODING HAS CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE IN MULTIPLE STATES. MANY HORSES ARE AT RISK.  HAY AND SUPPLIES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED ACROSS THE MIDWEST.

Heartland

Equine Evacuation and Disaster Response

Fleet of Angels'

CALIFORNIA FIRE

DISASTERS

life-saving missions are being managed at 

WEST COAST EQUINE EVACUATION AND ASSISTANCE

on Facebook.  Click to join us there.

To offer help or request help during natural disaster events, use our:  

National Equine Emergency Directory

To help fund our massive missions, please make a donation.  We need your help.

Photo: Burning hay in barn

RECENT NEWS STORIES

about Fleet of Angels' work during

HURRICANES FLORENCE AND MICHAEL

RACE HORSE NATION

October 10, 2018

"One story of horses and rescues I stumbled upon deserves sharing, as it proved to be not only inspiring for the accomplishments — saving hundreds of horses and assorted animals — but it is a remarkable testament to innovation and solving problems on the fly." ...

WLXT19-TV

September 23, 2018

FLEET OF ANGELS HELPING HORSES
WLTX19-TV in Columbia, SC reports on Fleet of Angels Hay and Supply Bank hosts and their work to help horses after Hurricane Florence.

-Elaine Nash, you and Fleet of Angels were a God send. Without you many, many horses in Horry County, where almost all pastures and roads flooded, would have gone hungry. Local animal control gave me three bales of hay for three horses with no pasture and no way for me to get to a hay supplier. My husband lost his job and I go to school. When you learned of our need, 32 hours later myself, two friends, and the truck driver unloaded a semi load of hay late into the night. That hay was what sustained many, many horses until the floods receeded some and they could get to their suppliers. As for me, my pasture flooded so badly that it is still just a dirt lot, I did see sprigs of green this past weekend- Yay! I just wanted to personally thank you and all the volunteers that make this possible. Thank you! I will always be available to help when needed as well.'
Sandy Clarke

Conway, South Carolina  

USE THESE RESOURCES TO FIND LOWER COST TRANSPORTATION AND MORE FOR YOUR AT-RISK OR ADOPTED EQUINE:

FLEET OF ANGELS'

TRANSPORTATION FINDER

IS A SELF HELP SERVICE. 

FOR TRANSPORTS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH NATURAL DISASTERS, USE THIS AREA:

Every registered member of Fleet of Angels is in this directory.  This allows you have the very same access to help as anyone in the organization.  Use the easy, interactive search features in the directory to find lower cost transportation, layover stabling, quarantine hosts, and more for your rescued or adopted equines. 
(NO TRANSPORT OR STABLING OF KILL PEN OR AUCTION HORSES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS.)

Join our trip networking page on Facebook to be seen by let our transporters know where you need your horse transported to or from.  Include the city and state of both origin and destination, general information about the horse such as gender, approx age, lead and load training, date of availability, and a photo of the horse or trip map if possible.
(NO TRANSPORT OR STABLING OF KILL PEN OR AUCTION HORSES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS.)

 

 SPECIAL MISSION

THE HALLELUJAH HORSES

Read about the rescue, rehab, placement and transportation of 907 unhandled, untrained wild horses to safe adoptive homes after they were seized by the State of SD from ISPMB (the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros).  This is considered to be the largest rescue of horses in history, and was a factor in Fleet of Angels being honored as the recipient of the first ever ASPCA Equine Welfare Award.

 

SEEKING SANCTUARY
How one woman and a small group of volunteers found homes for more than 900 horses

Fleet of Angels receives prestigious equine award- the first ever ASPCA Equine Welfare Award

MISSION GOALS

FEED, TREAT, PLACE, AND TRANSPORT

907

STARVING AND NEGLECTED WILD HORSEIN NEED OF HELP

MISSION SUMMARY

In early October, 2016, Fleet of Angels Executive Director Elaine Nash received a call from the SD States Attorney, who asked her to create and manage a large national effort to find adoptive homes for 270 of the 907 starving and neglected horses that they had seized from the ISPMB facility in SD.  

By mid-December that goal had been met, even though the extreme winter weather and other factors in SD made normal wild horse management processes almost impossible.  Fleet of Angels partnered with Return to Freedom and other equine welfare organizations in a massive effort to raise over $150,000 to pay off a lien the two involved SD counties had on the rest of ISMPB's horses for a hay bill that had accumulated.  That effort was successful, and a planned auction of the 600+ horses was cancelled.

In late January, 2017, the State of SD reached a deal with ISPMB to remove all but 20 horses from their control and all the remaining horses (over 600) were turned over to Fleet of Angels.  


After adoptinng out as many horses as possible before the end of March, FOA moved the remaining 312 horses from SD to a new FOA adoption hub in Fort Collins, CO, where the effort to care for, feed, adopt, and transport the horses to safe long term homes continues as more horses are adopted and transported to new homes every week.  The goal is to have every horse (adopted out in groups of two or more at time) by Thanksgiving, 2017!  Teamwork works! 

FOLLOW THE HH HORSES HERE

HH ADOPT FORWARD PROGRAM

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Applications for The Hallelujah Horses are now closed, and all the horses have been adopted.  On occasion, however, an adopter becomes unable to keep their Hallelujah Horses.  In those rare cases, we allow those horses to be adopted forward directly from the adopter's location.  HH horses are adopted forward in groups or pairs only, except in special circumstances.  All adopters must be approved through Fleet of Angels' application process.  If you'd like to be on our waiting list to be notified if Hallelujah Horses become available, please complete the application form, below.  

Thousands of people offering equine evacuation, emergency stabling, hay banks, veterinary care, farrier services, SAR, and many other  emergency services can be found in the National Equine Emergency Directory.  The NEED directory is designed to allow  horse owners find the help they need quickly during fast-moving natural disaster events. 

 

No matter where you are, please register in the directory ASAP so you can help if a disaster strikes in your area.

Find help during natural disasters here!

National

Equine 

Emergency

Directory

Heartfelt gratitude to all who help people help at-risk equines!

AMERICA'S AT-RISK EQUINES NEED HELP.

FLEET OF ANGELS DELIVERS.

Fleet of Angels is a grass roots not for profit organization that was originally created to get more at-risk equines rescued and adopted by making  transporting them more affordable.  Thousands of trailer owners, over 2300 layover hosts, over 500 quarantine providers, and hundreds of other service providers have joined our network.  As a result, FOA has been able to help thousands of at-risk equines in our first four years.  Fleet of Angels has expanded its services over the years to include the management of equine crises of all kinds to insure that at-risk horses get the help and safe haven they need. 

 

 Anyone who wants to join FOA can easily SIGN UP by registering with us as a transporter or as a provider of one of our other services for your area.  

 

Or, if you are an adopter or rescuer and need to find an Angel to help you get your horse home, simply submit click the ASK FOR HELP button to get started. 

STATS

12,500+

PARTICIPANTS

AND GROWING!

WEBSITE HITS

AS OF TODAY!

TEAMWORK WORKS! 

THANK YOU!

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ANGELS

TRANSPORTERS        LAYOVER HOSTS        QUARANTINE PROVIDERS     EVACUATION CREWS

RELIEF & RECOVERY TEAMS        MISSION FACILITATORS        ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

You choose how to help as you join thousands of others in our database.

JOIN FLEET OF ANGELS

Registering is required to help with any FOA mission.

Need to change your information?

Lost your password or have other tech issue?

TECH SUPPORT: Info.FleetOfAngels@gmail.com

CURRENTLY RECRUITING 

'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' MEMBERS

Transporters (US & CAN)

Layover Hosts (US & CAN)

Quarantine Providers (US)

TEAM MANAGERS

Regional Organizers (US and CAN)
Emergency Response Leaders (US)
Advance Team Leaders (US)

ONLINE ASSISTANTS

News Manager

Facebook Admins

Mission Facilitators

Marketing Manager

Database Development Mgr

Drop us a note at HoldYourHorses@aol.com.

MOVING AT-RISK EQUINES FROM DANGER TO SAFETY

RESCUERS

RESCUERS OF HORSES FROM ABUSE, NEGLECT & STARVATION

ADOPTERS OF HORSES FROM EQUINE RESCUES

NEED HELP TRANSPORTING AN ADOPTED OR RESCUED EQUINE?  YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

Do you need help getting your newly adopted or rescued equine home? Our horse-loving members will help you if they can. Services range from transporting, providing stalls or pens for layovers, providing proper quarantine services for horses saved from the slaughter pipeline, to evacuation and short term fostering during natural disasters like fires, flood, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

PRIVATELY OWNED OR ADOPTED HORSES

FOR EQUINES FROM KILL PENS & AUCTIONS

OR

USE FOR HEALTHY EQUINES ONLY

FOA assists with transportation and services for at-risk equines being transported from private homes, boarding facilities, and other locations that are NOT associated with auctions, kill pens, or feed lots. 

Need to change your information?

USE FOR EQUINES FROM THE

SLAUGHTER PIPELINE ONLY

Load and Go is a Facebook group that helps network transportation for horses from kill pens, feed lots, or auctions that have not been properly quarantined for 30 days by a qualified QT provider.

 

FOA does not assist with transport of horses from these locations until they have been properly quarantined for 30 days at a qualified quarantine facility.

Lost your password or have other tech issue?

TECH SUPPORT:

Info.FleetOfAngels@gmail.com

"The rate of equine rescues increases substantially when the cost of transortation can be provided at a significantly reduced rate.  That is exactly what Fleet of Angels makes possible."

                                                                 -Elaine Nash, Founder

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2019! Our eighth year of helping people help horses 

FOA's angels have assisted with thousands of life saving missions for at-risk equines

... and we're just getting started!

FOA's generous members offer a variety of lifesaving services for at-risk horses, mules, and donkeys- both wild and domestic, by helping providing transportation that saves them from abuse, abandonment, starvation, or the cruelties of slaughter.  We help get newly adopted horses to their new homes.  

 

For horses making long journeys to safe homes, some of our members offer layover accommodations.  And, in some cases, FOA members can even provide overnight sleeping quarters for tired drivers who are transporting their equine passengers for long distances.    

 

An army of trailer-owning members are on stand-by to provide transportation for the evacuation of equines from floods, fires, and other natural disasters.  

 

FOA Extended Teams participate with authorities and horse owners by organizing post-disaster equine search and rescue missions, coordinating foster care placement, doing equine fencing and facility repair, coordinating hay drive efforts, and offering other services as needed to save, protect, and care for at-risk equines.  

 

Working through Fleet of Angels is an awesome way to be a good neighbor when you're needed!  

Are you ready to help when horses  near you  are in trouble? 

Register with FOA today.

Traveling is tiring.  Can you offer an

at-risk or adopted horse a rest stop   on its way home?

Register with FOA today.

*WHAT DO WE CONSIDER AN

'AT-RISK EQUINE'?

An at-risk equine is a horse, pony, mule, or donkey- wild or domestic, that is at risk of losing its life as a victim of abuse or neglect, slaughter, or is in danger due to a natural disaster.  

 

Fleet of Angels is known for helping rescued equines get home, but our Angels are also happy to assist with transporting  equines after adoption or purchase from a valid equine rescue or a BLM adoption facility.  When an equine is adopted from a rescue, two are actually saved- the one being adopted, and the one who can take its place at the rescue.  

 

Fleet of Angels strongly encourages rescuing or adopting horses that are in your area rather than purchasing kill buyer, feed lot, or  auction horses that are a great distance from you.  

FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS and RESCUERS ONLY

*Clean loads only

Rescuers who have submitted a Request for Assistance form online can post their transportation needs on this page for FOA transporters who check in to see who needs help, and where.

Transporters can see posts by rescuers who us this page as a tool for finding discount transportation for rescued and adopted equines. 

 

*'Clean' refers to equines that  have been properly quarantined after removal from pulic facilities like auctions, feedlots, and kill pens.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

News, photos, and stories of interest to equine rescuers, transporters, and everyone who loves horses and longears is shared for everyone. 

Transporters and Rescuers are encouraged to send stories and photos about their FOA missions to HoldYourHorses@aol.com so they can be shared on the page.  

Fleet of Angels

Rescuers will find good information on WHEN, WHY, AND HOW to quarantine rescue horses, and  helpful stories from rescuers about their QT experiences.

Transporters, Layover Hosts, and Quarantine Providers will find current news and important updates on the most current equine diseases and health risks so they can take all needed steps to protect the equines in their care during FOA missions.

 ENJOY SOME OF FLEET OF ANGELS' POSTERS 

 MAP OF RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST HORSES 

FLEET OF ANGELS SUPPORTS AND ENDORSES THESE PARTNERS IN OUR MISSION TO HELP AT-RISK EQUINES