Founder, Megan Cardet with Peanut
Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
Proverbs 24: 11-12
Horse Sanctuary and Equine Therapy
A Place for Peanut was founded January 2016 and is a nonprofit horse sanctuary. Most of our rescues are miniature horses, although we rescue other breeds, as well. We welcome individuals and families who want to make a difference and support our mission.
The Reality of Rescue
Our rescues come from all over the state and are lovingly cared for after being pulled out of kill pens. We bring them to A Place for Peanut for rehabilitation and rehoming. In many cases, there is not a thing wrong with these horses…they are simply unwanted by their owners and dumped. Hard to believe anyone would treat any horse—especially a miniature horse—so cruelly. But that’s the reality. We are intent on changing that reality. Learn more about the kill pens here.
The fate of unwanted horses is simply shocking. Read Peanut’s backstory to truly understand the horrors of kill pens and the importance of rescue. These noble, beautiful animals have been given a new lease on life, and many have found sponsors or forever homes thanks to the organization—and your generosity!
Running with the Herd
There is nothing more beautiful than a horse who heals from neglect, abuse and abandonment. Many of these resilient animals become companions and therapy horses, while others go on to lucrative show careers.
How YOU can Help!
We can’t do this without you. Click here to see the many ways you can support A Place For Peanut and the work we do.