Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc.(PRERI) is dedicated to the compassionate care of equine. We are a 501(c)(3) volunteer based animal welfare facility. PRERI was established in 2006 as a small farm taking care of a handful of abused or neglected horses privately until 2010 and felt our community needed a facility to care for these creatures. In March of 2010 Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. was formed to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education, and outreach in Rutherford and other counties North Carolina.
Since our beginning, PRERI is a haven where horses, mules and donkeys have found a safe environment to thrive free from abuse, hunger and sadness and given a purpose and not just an existence. We provide care for unwanted, abused or neglected horses. Since its inception, Paws Ranch has gone from a small farm that sheltered only a few horses to a full service well-respected rehabilitation facility housing up to 30 horses at any given time.