Welcome to Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies, or as we affectionately refer to ourselves - SHARE

Our mission is to maintain the integrity, well-being, and health of hooved animals through education first.


SHARE is a nonprofit humane society in the Champaign, IL area with investigators that cover a large portion of Illinois. We provide housing, care, and training for approximately 30 rescue horses at any one time. Other than some "sanctuary horses," these horses are up for adoption to loving, forever homes. 


Our goals are simple - help educate horse owners on proper care and treatment. When necessary we step in to rescue neglected and abuse animals. Once we receive a horse from a situation like that, rehabilitation is the first priority. The horses must be brought to a healthy weight and must learn to trust humans. This takes much time and effort on the founder and volunteers of S.H.A.R.E. but the reward is worth the work.


This is not an easy task and only through the help of volunteers are we able to provide the best care to our rescued horses.




Come visit SHARE to meet the horses and volunteers!  SHARE's Annual OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, October 16, from noon until 4 p.m.  There will be fun for the whole family - face painting, Brush a Pony, Kissing Booth, hay rides, buggy rides, pumpkin painting and Ride a Draft!  There will be a parade of costumed horses for you to vote for a winner - bring your loose change and vote for your favorite!  Food will be available - hot dogs/pulled pork, chips, cookie and a drink for $5 - baked goods will also be available, along with hot apple cider!  And - - - STUFF A TRAILER - Let's stuff a horse trailer with donations of horse items, including but not limited to halters, leads, brushes/grooming supplies, buckets, PDZ stall freshner, First Aid for horses items, feed (feed by Purina or Nutrena - senior, 12%,  pony); alfalfa pellets, and of course horse treats - for more information on items needed, please email us at sharehorses@gmail.com



CIRCLE THE DATE - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5!!  It's time for SHARE's annual auction dinner HOOF BEATS IN MY HEART Gala!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  This year's gala will be held at the Town and Country Banquet Center, 108 Anthony Drive, Urbana, IL.  There will be an Italiano menu along with the silent and live auctions!  There will be lots of interesting items for auction this year, including quilts, wall hangings, baskets of goodies and more!  Tickets are $60 per person or a table of 8 for $450!   For more information, contact us at sharehorses@gmail.com  or visit our EVENTS page on this website!


We hope to see you all at one or both of the upcoming events!

Be sure to check our horses available for adoption - Browse our Adoption List

Read more about our adoption requirements and procedures.

Amazing Rescues

The amazing resilence of the Horse. Each unique and special in their own way. We have many past and present successes to share.


The noble horse has the phyical strength to overpower us and free themselves, but instead horses choose to allow us to partner with them. Only by this willingness and cooperation are we able to work together to build that special bond allowing us to touch or ride them. This is where teamwork begins and truly we accept stewardship.

Your can Help SHARE while you shop!

SHARE's Cafepress Store - Don't forget the SHARE swag! You can buy a calendar or clothing to show your support of SHARE. The rescue benefits from every item sold.

AppleButterTreats.com - Help support the SHARE horses while spoiling your own horses with these yummy treats from Apple Butter Treats. Proceeds from purchasing this product will go to the horse rescue! Type S.H.A.R.E in the box provided when purchasing.

iGIve.com - Get discounts from all kinds of merchants. When you go through the iGive site you'll get great discounts from places you buy from all the time, and SHARE will receive a donation! Thanks!

AllPosters.com - Use this link to get to allposters.com and we'll get 20% of your purchase back as a donation. Hint, hint: They have great animal posters!


American Express cardholders: You can donate your Rewards points to us, we get $10 for every 1,000 points you redeem, or use your card to donate and receive rewards points! Click the banner to make a donation to us using American Express.

Become a Member

Just go to our Contact page.


Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies

2946 County Rd. 800 E, Dewey, Il 61840



Get Involved!

We can always use folks that are willing and able to help - Volunteer.


Currently we are not accepting any new owner turn-ins. We will continue to respond to investigation requests and work with the Dept of Agriculture and other authorities to aid in the rescue of animals where warranted.

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