While the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, Equine Division is charged with enforcement of laws which protect equine in Georgia, there are no state funds allocated for the care of animals which are seized and impounded by GDA Inspectors due to neglect. That program is forced to rely heavily on public donations. To date, GERL has provided over $360,000 to support the GDA Equine Division.
In addition, GERL has developed programs to help horses in other ways. We are now working with local law enforcement and animal control agencies to insure more widespread enforcement of equine protection laws. This effort involves the training of officers regarding proper horse handling and providing temporary equine holding facilities where needed.
GERL is proud of our many success stories but we are aware that none of them would have been possible without the ongoing support of our members and others who share our love and concern for horses. The continuing success of GERL depends on annual membership dues, various donations from individuals and other organizations, as well as the time and energy of our many volunteers . We are a non-profit organization with 501 (c)(3) status. All donations are tax deductible.
We invite you to join GERL and/or to donate online at We accept checks or you may donate online via Pay Pal on our website. Please help us spread the word about GERL!
Georgia Equine Rescue League, LTD (GERL) is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status that believes it is the responsibility of its members to help find solutions to the growing problem of starved, abused, and neglected equine in the state of Georgia. GERL believes that through education, incentive programs for equine health, and funding of the Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Division and other law enforcement entities, that positive steps can be taken to help reduce and eventually eliminate this problem in our state.