The “CHASE” Fund

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“CHASE” on arrival at HWH

Emaciated and starved “Chase” was given a helping hand when HWH and you, our followers, came to his aid. You donated, prayed, shared his Facebook posts and offered words of encouragement. Each and every one was appreciated and encouraged us to exert every effort to save this animal from a certain and unwanted fate.

After a week with us, this kind horse burned an everlasting impression into our hearts and minds so deep that he will never be forgotten. Almost immediately after arriving, he brightened. He greeted us with eager eyes and nickered a request for food to each person who approached. He excitedly lapped up his warm mash as we would expect any horse who had suffered as he had. Every staff member and every volunteer took the time to help and encourage him in any way, even if it was just a hello or a scratch on the neck. In his final days, he knew that he was surrounded by loving and caring friends. His fragile body was given all that we and veterinary science had to offer but sadly, it was too late. He had suffered too much for too long.

Chase could go on no longer. After his final week-long rally, he went down onto a deep, soft cushion of dry bedding in his stall, his body no longer strong enough to support the frame that had carried him for over 20 years.

The following video is heartbreaking and is best not viewed by children.

After a valiant life saving effort by every person here, near and far, the decision was made to help this beautiful soul on to his final journey. It was the very least we could do.

Yvonne Barteau, founder of Horses Without Humans, wished to add a personal note to this very difficult page. We thank her for her compassion and leadership in these tough situations.

Yvonne Barteau and Chase in his final moments.

“It wrecks me, these losses. We put our hearts into all of them but Chase was just so special. A heart of gold in a let down body. Making the call to let him go was the correct, but oh so hard thing to do. He deserved so much better. He was one to be remembered and I will never forget him. I hold these horrible moments in my heart and in my head. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? I will wait and hope to be stronger. For now, I will cry. Thanks folks for caring and sharing his short time here.”


Please help.

By giving a one time or ongoing weekly or monthly donation, you become an active participant in helping us to have the resources available to provide life saving transportation, shelter, feed, veterinary care and many other essential services to horses who have been neglected, abandoned or abused. 

Chase did not survive. It is our goal to keep his legacy alive by setting up a fund to help assist with emergency costs for other horses in his name. All donations to the Chase fund will be used to care for the most extreme cases that come to our rescue.

Please consider being a part of the solution for these forsaken animals. Your ongoing gift can help assure that funds will be available when they are needed most. Please,

Don’t let Chase’s death be in vain. Thank you.