FCER is an all volunteer non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of horses, burros, and mules: their rehabilitation (both physically and mentally), and their adoption into good, loving homes. We will assist wherever, whenever we can, to help horses in need.
Located just outside Aztec, in the Four Corners area of New Mexico,we are licensed by the State of New Mexico, and follow the guidelines for rescues as set forth by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). This guide can be viewed by clicking on the Forms icon, then AAEP.
Estray Protection Fund
2014 is off to a roaring start! The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) is currently listing horses that have been found on the "Lost/Found/Estray page of their website. These horses are listed for 5 days and then sold to the highest bidder. Bidding may occur through a variety of methods, but the method of choice seems to be through email bidding. At the close of the 5 days the horse is then "disposed" of through either the write in/call in bidding process or the horse(s) may be taken to a local auction.
To address this change in tactic and save these horses from slaughter a group of concerned citizens have formed a Facebook page to raise funds to purchase these horses directly from the NMLB. FCER has offered to help by collecting the funds for the Equine Estray Protection Fund and helping to secure foster homes and permanent homes for these horses. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please click the PayPal link to make your contribution.