Second Chance Cheekye Ranch (SCCR) was established in 2016 by Kris Latham. With the help of a passionate group of animal loving volunteers, SCCR aims to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses in need. Over 61,000 horses were needlessly slaughtered in Canada in 2014. We aim to save as many as we can from that fate.
Most horses that are rescued by SCCR are untouched by humans and can be quite wild. Most do not know what a carrot tastes like, and often come to us with health issues. A great deal of time is spent interacting and gaining the horses trust. Our initial primary goal for these often scared and neglected animals, is to make them feel comfortable enough to get halters on so they can be groomed, have their health checked by our veterinarian, and feet assessed by our farrier.
Since November 2016 SCCR has rescued 97 horses and re-homed 53. The horses all come from various backgrounds and situations.
We are proud of the progress that we have made with these otherwise forgotten animals. The reward of saving a life is immeasurable, but the costs are not. All feed, vet, farrier, medication, transport, and purchase costs of the horses are supported by donations and personal funds. It is a big undertaking both financially and logistically, but our devotion to horses, and our continued hopes that the current horrific slaughter regulations will change or cease someday altogether, fuel our resolve to do everything we can.
100% of every donation to SCCR directly benefits the horses and their care. Of course, there are many ways to help the fight to end horse slaughter in Canada. Visit the CANADIAN HORSE DEFENSE COALITION website to learn more.