When Frannie's owner died unexpectedly in his early sixties he had a will, an executor, and Frannie. Frannie was a thoroughbred mare already well into her thirties when her owner unexpectedly passed away. Statistically Frannie's owner should have out lived her by many years but unfortunately that didn't happen. With no provisions or money set aside for her care in the event of his passing Frannie was extremely limited in her options. There was no family to take her, no money to continue care, and the farm Frannie had known for many years was about to change hands.
The executor of the estate reached out to us to learn more about Frannie's options; and fortunately we had room to home Frannie. Frannie lived out her life at Aiken Equine Rescue, living almost another 8 years after her owners passing putting her around age 40.
Frannie's story brought to light a need in the equine community. A place where horses could have a soft landing if they were ever to lose their owners. Although Frannie is no longer with us her legacy lives on through helping these horses with similar stories.
If you have animals, please make plans for them in your future.
Often times your animals are not wanted by your family and are dropped off at a nearby shelter. Horses, however, are a different story. Horses come at a great expense and non-horse people are unsure of how to best care for them.
We can help with this planning!
Thank you for thinking of your animal
You may make donations to the Rescue now or through bequests in your will. Your bequest provides funding for the cost of care associated with the rescues to give them a second chance.
You may designate Aiken Equine Rescue as a direct beneficiary in the event your original beneficiary does not survive you. You may bequest all, or a portion of your estate to the Rescue. Your attorney can help you determine how to support the Rescue through your will.
You may place Aiken Equine Rescue as a named beneficiary (or co-beneficiary) for a life insurance policy. This donation helps continue the work to change the story of our rescues.
Aiken Equine Rescue accepts donations of personal property. Large items that cannot be easily shipped, such as farm equipment or vehicles, must be within South Carolina so we can arrange affordable transportation to our location. Smaller items may be sent directly to, or brought to our location.
We may accept donations of real estate if it is free of liens and saleable. We cannot accept real estate donations if the use is restricted without prior arrangement and approval by the Rescue.
You may donate stocks of publicly traded securities or Federal, State, municipal and corporate bonds to Aiken Equine Rescue. Your tax accountant can aid you in determining stocks or bonds to transfer, and when.