The United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (USERL)

The U. S. Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines.

Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need.  We rescue abused, neglected, and abandoned equines, provide them with care and rehabilitation, and find them compatible, loving homes.  We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.  

Our Mission

 The Central Piedmont Region of the USERL serves the following counties:
Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union

  • To educate horse owners and the public about proper equine care and the problems with neglect, abuse, and slaughter.
  • To rescue equines from neglectful and abusive situations by educating the horse owners, helping to place at-risk equines into safe homes, and to work within the boundaries of the law to remove equines from their owner's care when deemed necessary.
  • To rehabilitate sick, injured, and underweight equines, and restore them to a state of good health or to end the suffering of those equines which are beyond the reach of rehabilitation by means of humane euthanasia.
  • To find equines that come under the care of the USERL a compatible, loving home.


As we are staffed entirely by volunteers, 100% of your donations go directly towards helping out rescue horses.  Please consider donating by using the PayPal button below or sending a check to the following address...

Po Box 777
Oakboro, NC 28129

NC CentralPiedmont Region

  • A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of North Carolina in the year 1997.
  • Funded primarily by private donations and fundraising

  • Staffed almost entirely by volunteers
  • Oversees a foster home network of over 500 farms
  • Averages over 200 equine rescues each year
  • Active regions across North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, and Iowa