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. SHARE is not longer able to be rescuing horses, we are now a "sanctuary" for 40+ horses that are living out their lives at SHARE.  We have adoptable, ride-able horses available and some horses that are available as pasture pet/companions.  Please visit our ADOPTION page to see who is available for adoption.


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.



If you suspect abuse or neglect of a horse,

you need to contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture at 217-782-4944 to report this!!





Want to be a volunteer at SHARE?

If you find you have some extra time on your hands or would to spend some time with horses, then perhaps you could consider becoming a volunteer at SHARE!  Volunteers are always needed mornings and evenings to help feed and water horses, bring them in or put them out in the pastures and even spend some time grooming the horses. 


For our people in our local community (Champaign Country and surrounding areas) - SHARE is looking for volunteers to help out this winter, especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Yes, the days are cold and brisk but more hands make the work lighter and the horses are the ones who benefit the most! Chores involve emptying and replacing water buckets, feeding hay and other sundry chores as asked. Nothing is "hard" but it is time consuming. Chores start at 3-3:30 and done by 5 or earlier if we have lots of help. If you'd like to volunteer for chores at SHARE, please send us an email at sharehorses@gmail.com
Thanks so much for your help (and you get your horsey fix too!).

If you would like to be a volunteer at SHARE, please contact us at sharehorses@gmail.com or contact our volunteer coordinator Jordyn at  share.volunteercoord101@gmail.com and she can set up a time for you to come out for orientation which all our volunteers attend.





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


SHARE OPEN HOUSE - Oh, the weather was beautiful, full of sunshine and fun for the first weekend in November!  We enjoyed the games, the wonderful music, the breed parade and the Costume Parade, which was small but adorable.  The Ghost Busting duo of Kim and Nick won the Costume Parade!  Everyone had a wonderful day!

SHARE Volunteer

of the month




Meet Denise - she was picked as the October Volunteer of the Month. Out of the volunteers who came at least once in October, her name was drawn out of a hat. She wins a $10 Dairy Queen gift card.

"I've been volunteering since June of 22. Fun Fact ... I have scuba dived with sharks!" Denise said. Denise is pictured here with Jack, a non-SHARE horse.

Volunteering at SHARE may not be as exciting as diving with sharks, but Denise is always willing to help when needed and always with a smile! Congratulations being drawn as our SHARE Volunteer of the Month


If you'd like to volunteer at SHARE, please contact Kim at kimthiede1@gmail.com for more information. Volunteers are always needed for evening chores, especially Wednesday and Sundays - a great way to get your horsey fix!

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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