Welcome to Leilani Mae Horse Rescue.  Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and facilitate the adoption of neglected, abused and slaughter-bound horses in America, with a focus on North Carolina.

  We were founded in 2010, by Deb Gillis, and became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2013. Leilani Mae Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy environment for rescued horses and follows the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) care guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and facilitate the adoption of neglected, abused and slaughter. We are happy to share our story and hope to inspire your participation. We are always needing volunteers and you do not have to have prior horse experience! You can reach Deb Gillis the Founder at 904-236-8928 or Emily the Social Media Coordinator at 310-994-8717. You can also reach us through email – Leilanimaehorserescue@gmail.com, Instagram, and Facebook.  We are open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. seven days a week through any kind of weather. Leilani Mae Horse Rescue is located at 9248 East Reeves Bridge Road, Linden, NC 28356.

 Here are a few of our horses who are ready for adoption, you can check the rest out under the ready for adoption tab 🙂

Leilani Mae Horse Rescue EIN: 46-4265156

Leilani Mae Horse Rescue Inc – GuideStar Profile

Please consider donating or covering the cost of these much-needed items (Click Me)

Volunteers are Always Needed!! We are always looking for new volunteers as this rescue solemnly runs off volunteers with no paid employees. The great thing is you do not have to prior horse experience to become a volunteer. Your first day here we will teach you all about horse safety! We accept adults and children to volunteer but we do ask for the youngest child to be at least 5 years old. Children under the age of 12 years old needs to be in arms reach of a trusted adult. To learn more about becoming a volunteer check out how the Volunteer Tab. If you have any questions fill the form out at the bottom of the Volunteer Page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Events Coming Up!

April 1st – Our New Merch Line is Dropping!!

Leilani Mae Horse Rescue | Official Merchandise | Bonfire – where to find our merch!

*When coming to look at a potential adoption please print out the Release and Liability Form and bring it with you even if you are looking at a companion horse. If you are adopting a rideable horse, you must have one signed in order to ride the horse here at the rescue. Thank you for your understanding. *