Welcome to Bear Valley Rescue
Bear Valley Rescue is verified by
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
GFAS is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, with strict standards that have to be met in order to be accredited by their organization.
'Give the Gift of a Horse' and 'Decorate the Tree' fundraisers!
December is our 'Decorate the Tree and Winter Sponsorship' fundraiser, starting on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, bringing in funds to help care for the horses through winter and into spring. Last year we raised over $50,000! We're setting our sights at $30,000 this year. Help us decorate the tree and find sponsors for the horses!
For a donation of $300 you can sponsor a horse for a winter for yourself or a loved one.
We'll send you a beautiful little canvas print of the horse along with a letter telling their story.
You can also make a donation of any amount to put a present under the tree for your favourite BVR horse!
We've had a few returning sponsors jump the gun so that some of the horses are already spoken for, which is wonderful.
Donations can be made by etransfer to email@example.com, or through the Canada Helps, Charitable Impact, or Paypal links on our website (see below, or on the 'DONATE' page), or by mail to Bear Valley Rescue, Comp 19, Site 6, RR 2, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. Thank you for helping us help the horses!
Due to the huge increase in surrender requests we're experiencing, and the influx of horses we are helping, we are unfortunately having to put a freeze on intakes. If you are considering adopting or fostering, now is the time! If you can donate to help the horses in our care it is also very much appreciated. If you are struggling and have to surrender your horse you can still reach out to us, as we may be able to help or network to provide assistance.
Help the horses by donating today!
E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hay for the horses is our single largest expense.
If you have good quality horse hay to donate, please contact us and we can arrange to have it picked up. We use hay throughout the year as we have a number of horses that cannot go out on pasture in the summer. Tax receipts can be issued for all hay donations.
Help us put a dent in our biggest expense!
Help us care for the senior horses.
We have many older and special needs horses that need custom feeding & daily medication (in 2022, over 80 of our horses are aged 20 years or more, of which at least 10 are aged 30 or more!). You can donate feed for the horses through our feed supplier, Country Junction Feeds, arrange it through another supplier, or bring it to us directly. We appreciate all donations and can issue charitable tax receipts!
For info on adopting and to see the horses currently residing at the Rescue, look under 'The Animals' tab.
Wondering what you can do to help the horses or get involved? Look under the 'How To Help' tab for more information. One of the best ways to help is though a monthly sponsorship of one of the horses or other animals at the Rescue.