Powhatan Equine Rescue League is a 501(c)3 organization formed from a dream of horse lovers who have been involved in equine rescue for years. Our dream became a reality in January of 2014, and we were officially incorporated in the state of Virginia on March 21, 2014.
We at PERL are committed to making a difference even if it is just one horse at a time. According to statistics over 19,600 horses were sent to slaughter in Mexico and Canada in 2022. Here at PERL, we use micro-chipping of our rescues in hopes of forever keeping them out of the slaughter pipeline.
Donna has been involved in the horse industry for many years. After getting involved with rescue and horses in need, she along with Allison formed Powhatan Equine Rescue League in March of 2014. Donna runs the day to day operations of the primary facility.
Allison has been involved with horses since she was a child. She has a Associates Degree in Animal Science. After being involved in animal rescue for several years, she formed Powhatan Equine Rescue League with Donna. She is barn manager at our senior "Be A Star" facility as well.
Seth has been around horses his whole life. He assists in the reports of abandoned and unwanted horses we receive and is instrumental in helping with the day to day operations as well as emergency pickups and our yearly hay deliveries.
Anne is our most recent addition to our board and joined our team in 2018. She has become our next PERL facility and absolutely has a huge heart for rescue and our mission here at PERL. PERL's own Red Rocket has become the newest member of her family. Anne brings a lot to of heart and soul to PERL.