February 28, 2016

About The Rescue

The History of Harmony

Nestled in the verdant hills of Rustburg, Virgina lies a white-washed farmhouse - complete with roaring fireplaces, aged wooden floors, and hundreds of years of colonial history. From the edge of the winding, tree-lined driveway, it looks like any other ranch - fenced in paddocks with horses, large green lawns, and rustic barns filled with feed and equipment. This ranch, however, is different.

Every square foot of Harmony Rescue is filled with the love and passion that dedicated founders Cindy Schott and Kathy Freibergs have for the furry companions that call this rescue home. Since it's inception in 2004, Harmony Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit, has given sanctuary to over 3,486 animals of every kind. From horses to rabbits, to dogs and cats to many small animals, Harmony Rescue has given a home to every animal imaginable - providing each of them with a comfortable home, food, and the compassionate care that each unique creature deserves.

The Mission

The mission of Harmony Rescue is to create and manage a safe haven environment for domestic animals that need extra care and to serve as an extension of other non-profit animal organizations promoting the prevention of cruelty to animals.

We pursue this mission through the development of services, facilities, education, and projects. Harmony Rescue is a fun place to hang out that allows our four legged clients (and their human companions) to play, relax, or socialize.

The Services

A little look at what we do -

We provide fostering services for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils, rabbits, donkeys, and horses.

We connect resources to provide solutions to help you with your animals.
Our Community Animal Care Services (CACS) is our signature program that provides assistance to help keep the community and their pets together:

  • Pet Pantry - food, litter, cleaning supplies, dog houses, blankets, towels
  • Medical assistance - Depending on funds available, we will help with some of the financial  needs for your pet. We only ask that you “pay it forward”.
  • Spay/Neuter - We will help and arrange spay/neuter of your pet at the South Central Spay Neuter Clinic in Evington, VA.

Our Facilities

At Harmony Rescue, we have many facilities tailored to each different type of animal. Here are a few -

  • The Rabbitat
  • The Pooch Inn
  • The Kitty Kastle 1 and 2
  • The Hard's Zoo
  • Christine's Hope
  • Elaine's Friends
  • The Meads and Buddy's Play-yard
The Hards’ Zoo
The Meads and Buddy’s Play-Yard
Pooch Inn
Pooch Inn Kennels
Kitty Castle 1
Kitty Castle 2
Horse Pasture
Horse In/Out
The Hards’ Zoo
Pooch Grounds
Pooch Inn
The Meads and Buddy’s Play-Yard