Lost Fantasy's 501c3 status was granted on July 2, 2004!
We are a completely volunteer rescue that works with the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and sanctuary of horses and companion animals. We have a very low overhead so all monies donated go directly to the care of the animals. We operate on donations (both from private individuals and from the occasional corporate sponsor) and money directly out of our own pockets. Our horses come from livestock sales, private owners, and sometimes from classified ads. Every horse and companion animal is given lots of individual attention and love before they are adopted out to their pre approved adoptive family.
We are also involved in rescue transport for animals who have been pulled from shelters to go into foster homes to await their very own "forever" home. We work with various other rescue groups throughout the state (especially the other VA equine rescues) to ensure that every animal leaving the shelter will have a home to go to.
We also provide temp/foster care and are currently working with the military foster programs for NetPets and the Feline Rescue Network for soldiers who are fighting for our great country.
We speak for those who have no voice and defend those who have no defense. All of the animals placed by us are temperament tested, exposed to all types of other animals, socialized, UTD on shots, and altered prior to placement.
We will accept permanent/lifetime animals into our program as space permits ~Some will require an upfront donation before the animal comes to our facility~ Donation amounts are based on the particular animal and the circumstances surrounding its placement with Lost Fantasy. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Proof of our IRS status may be found online at the IRS website by going to Publication #78 and typing in our location (Ceres, VA) and Lost Fantasy will display with all the relevant information. We will be glad to get you hard copies of all the information BUT a copy charge will be added.
You can also look up copies of our 990 tax forms on Guidestar Use the keyword "Animal Rescue/VA" to access the information.