About Us

We are a group of professionals working together to actively promote the welfare and protection of horses and other equines. By working to end horse slaughter and other forms of equine cruelty, provide care and homes to horses in need, advance the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes and promote responsible horse ownership, the Homes for Horses Coalition is actively engaged in improving the lives of America’s equines.

Many of the coalition’s members operate equine care facilities while others are involved in government policy affecting equines. We also partner with professionals in the field, including breeders, trainers and veterinarians. The cumulative expertise of our group puts the Homes for Horses Coalition in a unique position to advocate for equines from a highly informed perspective that always puts the welfare of equines above commercial interests.

unnamedAs Manager of The Homes for Horses Coalition, Cindy Gendron manages the daily operations of the organization including membership, resource and program development, and event planning.  Prior to joining The Homes for Horses Coalition, Cindy was the Director of Volunteer Programs at the Virginia Beach SPCA.  She has a Masters of Public Accounting degree and worked as a C.P.A. for a large public accounting firm before following her passion for animal welfare work.  Cindy shares her life with her husband, children and several pets including three equine companions in Chesapeake, VA.  She is a member of The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, Tidewater Horse Council and The Southeastern Association of Trail Riders.  You can contact her at cindy@homesforhorses.org or 757-932-0394.

Oversight Team and Advisory Council Members

Animal Welfare Institute (Oversight Team)
900 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: 202-337-2332
Nancy Blaney, Director, Government Affairs

ASPCA® (Oversight Team)
520 8th Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel 212.876.7700 Ex. 4421
Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President, Government Relations

The Humane Society of the United States (Oversight Team)
2100 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel: 202-452-1100
Cheryl Jacobson, Deputy Director, Equine Protection

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84744-5000
Tel: 435-644-2001
Jen Reid, Horse Haven Manager

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.
1372 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
Tel: 301-854-5037
Erin Ochoa, Executive Director

Doris Day Equine Center
12250 County Road 3806
Murchison, TX 75778
Tel: 903-469-3811
Melissa Rubin, Vice President, Animal Care Centers

Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
P.O. Box 1685
Green Valley, AZ 85622
Tel: 520-398-2814
Karen Pomroy, Executive Director

Hope Equine Rescue
1200 Dixie Dr
Auburndale, FL 33823
Tel: 863-287-7503
Dani Horton, President

Northwest Equine Stewardship Center
PO Box 1324
Monroe, WA 98272
Tel: 206-940-8589
Dr. Hannah Mueller

Red Bucket Equine Rescue
2885 English Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Tel: 310-466-6223
Susan Peirce, President

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue
1688 Burke’s Tavern Road
Burkeville, VA 23922
Tel: 434-767-2839
Jorg Huckabee-Mayfield, President

Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
7745 N. Moore Road
Littleton, CO 80125
Tel: 303-346-7493
Jodi Messenich, Executive Director