Who We Are & What We Do
"Paradise Stable Horse Rescue provides a safe home for abused, neglected, or abandoned horses while promoting public awareness and education on the care and responsibilities of horse ownership."
Giving Horses a Second Chance!
I shall be a believer of all that is good in people and of all that is deserving in animals. I shall plead for their lives, campaign for their safety and uphold their right to a natural death. I shall seek out the injured and the maimed, the unloved, and the abandoned and tend to them in their last day.
Paradise Stable Horse Rescue was established in 2001 by Lawrence and Bunnie Harasym. The rescue is located northwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a beautiful, scenic, and peaceful 80 acres. Since childhood, both Lawrence and Bunnie have had a love for animals and their strong interest in animal welfare has only grown throughout the years. Within the first year of living on their acreage, the Harasyms discovered horse auctions happening just outside of Saskatoon. It is there that they made their first horse purchase and continued to bid against meat buyers to give horses a second chance at life.
Paradise Stable Horse Rescue currently has 20 horses in its care. Some are permanent residents due to age and health conditions, while others are available for adoption and are looking for "forever homes". Paradise Stable Horse Rescue is dedicated to giving horses a second chance. Bunnie and Lawrence provide horses with a safe home, kindness, and compassionate care while nurturing horses of all ages and backgrounds back to health. Bunnie and Lawrence want to expand the rescue to include an indoor centre and arena for year round training and viewing & visitation of horses. In this centre, horse auctions will also be held where meat buyers will be barred. This will ensure that the auction is for people interested in purchasing and selling horses as companions and partners.
The rescue feels that responsible horse ownership includes not only raising horses during their lives but the euthanasia of horses at the end of their lives as well. We believe every horse has a purpose and they are not disposable. The rescue is currently working to educate horse owners on starting their own horse insurance policy - which includes saving approximately $20 a month so that when a horse needs to be euthanized the money is available instead of relying on selling the horse to a meat buyer for its disposal. The rescue also plans to follow through with the National Equine ID program which tracks non-registered horses and their diseases.
"Nothing is impossible for a willing heart." ~John Heywood