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 40 rescue horses at any one time. Other than some "sanctuary horses-horses that are not available for adoption due to physical or health issues," these horses are up for adoption to loving, forever homes.  SHARE DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY FUNDING FROM FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL TAXES - your donations keep SHARE operating!


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.



It is time for the General Membership Meeting! This meeting is open to all members (those people who have donate $120 or more to SHARE in 2019-2020). This meeting will be held on Saturday, February 22, 1-2 p.m. at the Champaign Library, corner of Randolph and Green Streets, Champaign, IL. You can bring your own covered drink into the Library (Library rules).

At this meeting the Board of Directors will be elected. If you would like to be considered for a Board Member, please let Linda Hewerdine know at least one week prior to the meeting - just send an email to: sharehorses@gmail.com
We hope to see as many members attend as possible - thank you for supporting SHARE.


 SHARE's Annual OPEN HOUSE was held on October, Sunday the 20th, from noon to 4 p.m. It's fun for the whole family -  Brush a Pony,  hay rides, kids games, pumpkin painting, face painting,  and Ride a Draft!  There was a parade of costumed horses for you to vote on for a winner - bring your loose change and vote for your favorite!  We will be having a round pen demonstration on starting a horse under saddle (starts at 1 p.m.) followed by a farrier demonstration.  This year we even had featured psychic readings!  A live band performed a variety of music from 1-3 p.m.


Food - hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks (including hot apple cider!) and baked goodes for sale! 


And - - - CART-FULL O' CARE - we again stuffed a cart with donations of horse items, including but not limited to halters, leads, brushes/grooming supplies, buckets, PDZ stall freshner, First Aid items for horses, feed (feed by Purina or Nutrena - senior, 12%,  pony); alfalfa CUBES, Ivermectin de-wormer and of course, horse treats - for more information on items needed, please email us at sharehorses@gmail.com - or just grab a little something for the SHARE horses next time you are at your local farm store!  Open House is enjoyed by many every year.  Hope to see you Sunday, Oct. 20!




SHARE thanks all the volunteers and those who donate either their time and money in making SHARE work smoothly.



Meet Kieran, a 9-10 year old Trakehner, who is approximately 15 hands high.  Kieran has training in the hunter/jumper discipline but he was returned to SHARE when he sustained an injury to a front tendon and could no longer be used as a hunter/jumper in hopes of finding him another suitable home.  Kieran has been on stall rest and pasture rest and is now sound - jumps 1-2 ft are probably the highest Kieran should jump from now on.  Keiran would be an excellant choice for a 4-H horse or even if you just want an athletic horse to take you down the trails!  Here is Julio, a novice rider, enjoying some time with Keiran.  Visit our adoption page to view our adoption policies and to fill out an adoption application.

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.

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 CR 800 East

 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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