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. 


If you would like to be a volunteer at SHARE, please contact us at sharehorses@gmail.com or contact our volunteer coordinator Kim at  kimthiede1@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.


  A BIG THANK YOU to all those who helped make our Spring Fling Online Auction a success!  SHARE appreciates all the support we receive from the community as we are a volunteer run rescue - thanks again!


SHARE Volunteer

of the month


Katie C.


Our April Volunteer of the Month is Katie. She is pictured here enjoying a quiet moment with Johnny Cash, a Pony of the Americas gelding.  Katie hasn't been a volunteer for long, just since February and is still learning the ropes. Last week she gave Mountain Dew, one of our blind Sanctuary horses, a pill in her mouth!  It was a first for Katie!!

A Fun Fact about Katie that she's the resident Canadian! ? Katie has two rescue dogs from Mexico.  She was a competitive downhill ski racer for 15 years. Katie has donated her $10 gift card back to SHARE.  Thanks, Katie and we hope you are with SHARE for a long time!


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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