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From a rough start to greener pastures...

Welcome to Rough Start Animal Rescue, Inc. NEW LOCATION: Spokane, Wash.

Welcome to Rough Start Animal Rescue, Inc. NEW LOCATION: Spokane, Wash.

Welcome to Rough Start Animal Rescue, Inc. NEW LOCATION: Spokane, Wash. Welcome to Rough Start Animal Rescue, Inc. NEW LOCATION: Spokane, Wash. Welcome to Rough Start Animal Rescue, Inc. NEW LOCATION: Spokane, Wash.
Animals accepted are on a case-by-case basis

Rough Start Horse Rescue is UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT & location

The Freeman family moved to Texas so instead of closing down the rescue completely, a long time volunteer MD Mossburg, also director of Dachshund Rescue NW, has stepped up as director to keep this horse and animal rescue running near Spokane  at their farm.  Volunteers needed to build fencing so we get open in April!

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Donate Now

$20.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

For every $20 donated we can trim two horse hooves from a professional farrier ($40 a trim per horse for every 8 weeks) or buy their shots or wormer for four months or a bag of grain.  Every little bit helps.  Thanks so much!

About Us

MD Mossburg, Our New Director

MD Mossburg was a longtime volunteer with Rough Start Horse Rescue from 2010 to 2019 and she decided to volunteer as their new Director  starting in 2020 with a new name change and new location for the horse rescue.  Visitors are welcome at the farm with appointments in advance.  After 55+ years in horses and a full time professional horse trainer and horse photographer, she has some time and talents to donate to this horse rescue adventure.   With the help of our tireless volunteers, we will organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.  Please keep in mind that there are no paid staff here.  We are all volunteers and will plan on placing around 20 head of adoptable horses each year.  Previously when this rescue was run by the Freeman family who has moved out of state, they placed over 1,200 head of adoptable horses form 2009 to 2019.  Bravo on a job well done.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for horse experienced volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!  Foster homes welcomed also.

Thank You!

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.