GERL gets things done

top_title_rOne of the great rewards of running NickerNews and BestHorsePractices is rubbing elbows with good people and good organizations.

The Georgie Equine Rescue League, Ltd. is one of them.

Boy, do they get things done!
They distribute an excellent quarterly newsletter with updates on rescues, fundraisers, educational seminars, and success stories. The group fairly oozes with good will, strong efforts, charity and focus.
They recognize the connection between overbreeding and horse neglect by sponsoring Stallion to Gelding Castration ittyDays. Fifty bucks to castrate your stud!

In today’s world, groups don’t get far without an effective website. GERL’s home page features rotating images of horses “before” and “after” their GERL rescues. Images at right are of one named “Itty Bitty”  I can’t think of any better way to convince visitors to get involved.

There are also pages devoted to available horses, adopted horses, personal rescue stories as well as educational pages, a Horse Hotline link, and wellness pages. They have a cool 2014 horse calendar for sale, a painless way to contribute to GERL. Check it out.

Hats off and best wishes to GERL, its leaders, members, and volunteers. Keep up the fine work.

Posted in Equine Welfare, General, Reviews and Links.


  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful article promoting the Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL)! We do a lot to help horses in Georgia, in addition to rescue, and we seldom get this type of recognition.

    We have something in Georgia that few states have…a State equine program partnered with a non-profit organization that was created with the mission to support the horses in that program. We have existed for over twenty years and have helped thousands of horses.

    With your permission, your article will be a part of our next quarterly newsletter!

    Thanks, again!

    Patty Livingston
    Georgia Equine Rescue League
    P. O. Box 328
    Bethlehem, GA 30620

    • Thanks back to you, Patty. Too often state programs are at odds with equine rescue organizations. Your partnership is Proof Positive that government and non profits can work together to help save lives.

  2. Thank you for your wonderful article about GERL. I am been volunteering for about two years and I have received much more from the organization than I have given. I found a new family who shares my passion and they gave me a vehicle to get involved in helping animals who are dependent on their human owners to care for them….so many who do not receive the care they deserve. For the past 3 years, GERL has been hosting law enforcement meetings to encourage prosecution for those who do not provide lawful and adequate care of their equine.

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