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Steps to Adopt

Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc. Adoptions function much like a Lease for the first year.

The contract assures that the adoptive equine will have protection and a high standard of care throughout its life. The contract also assures the adopter that should you need to return the equine to Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc. at any point, you can be certain the equine can return to us. We freeze brand each adopted equine.

Because the adoptive SCER-GA equines are placed up to date on all vetting, dental work, and farrier care, we know caring, astute men and women will quickly see how valuable Adoption verses a purchase proves to be when you're ready to seek out an equine partner.

1. Read over the Required Documents

Please make sure our process is a good fit with your goals.

Contract / Standards

Please do not submit an application until you are certain you are dedicated to the idea of adoption and can provide all requested information.
Every adoption fee is set at $800. SCER-GA makes zero profit from an adoption.

2. Visit our Available Equines
3. Complete and Submit an Application

APPLY HERE! The application is interactive and easy to submit. Remember to include your Identification and facility photo in the interactive application online.

4. Wait for a Decision on the Application

The process can take 1-4 weeks depending on how quickly we can touch base with your references. Please call your references and explain a representative from Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc. will be contacting them shortly. You are responsible to ask your Vet, farrier, and other references to return our calls or messages.

5. Have the contract signed and notarized

Download: The Contract and make sure to have this notarized and with you on adoption day. We have to disappoint anyone, but without this in order, the equine cannot leave the rescue.

6. Pick up the adopted equine

You must arrange safe transport or afford to hire reputable transport for your adoptive equine. equines will not leave in unsafe trailers for any reason. Transport is a cost the adopter must cover.

7. Stay in Touch

During the first twelve (12) months of the adoption, Adopter agrees to provide photo updates every (1) month. Adopter shall complete a veterinarian screening with verifiable statement of equine condition at the conclusion of the first 12 months of adoption to confirm equine is at a healthy weight and is receiving care that meets the standards listed within this contract. Alternatively, Adopter may schedule a farm visit with SCER-GA. Adopter shall reimburse SCER-GA for travel costs incurred to conduct a farm visit. Read details photo requirements here.

8. Ownership of Horse

SCER-GA retains exclusive ownership of the adopted equine for the first year after adoption. After a positive veterinary and/or site visit at one year, the equine will transfer ownership to adopter from SCER-GA.

SCER-GA will retain first right of refusal on all equines after ownership has been transferred. Our goal is to provide a safety net for all adopted equines.