Geauga Humane Society's
Rescue Village
15463 Chillicothe Rd.
Russell Twp., OH 44072
fax 440.338.4855

The Rescue Village Barn – Peace, Safety, and Compassion to All Who Enter Here

The barn serves all horses and farm animals that are brought in by the humane officer from situations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. It provides immediate shelter and rehabilitative support to these animals until they are adopted or suitable to be fostered offsite.

View the Friends of the Rescue Village Barn brochure

Barn Supplies Needed

Become a Barn Stall Sponsor

Barn and Equine Program

Geauga County and the Chagrin Valley have one of the highest per capita rates for horses in the State of Ohio.  The horse industry is comprised of everything from high level thoroughbreds and show horses, to Amish buggy horses in rural Geauga, to privately owned horses that serve as family pets. Rescue Village is home to the only barn program run by a humane society in our region. The 5-stall barn fulfilled a dream held dear by many of our animal-loving supporters – to provide rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing for horses and farm animals saved from cruelty, neglect and abandonment cases.  It provides immediate shelter and rehabilitative support to these animals until they are adopted or suitable to be fostered offsite.  Since its construction, we have housed over 90 equines and farm animals.

The barn program makes a strong statement that ALL animals deserve our moral concern. In this horse-loving community, the enforcement of humane law statutes is of great importance. Our humane society is addressing a serious concern and big need by taking responsibility to rescue and then save horses that have been dreadfully mistreated.

While most barn residents have been horses, Rescue Village has also saved pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, roosters, ducks, geese and even a peacock. The happy endings we witness on a daily basis are often miraculous.

The Rescue Village Barn Mission is:

  • To provide safe haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect.
  • To care for, rehabilitate and re-home these animals
  • To educate people that all animals deserve kindness and our moral concern


Barn Foster Families

People interested in fostering horses and other farm animals are encouraged to read the following Rescue Village documents:


Foster-Adoption Requirements

Horse Foster Care Agreement

Horse Adoption Application


barn animal lover? want to leave a legacy?

Barn naming opportunities are available including barn stalls, the loft, and the entire rescue barn. Please call Hope Brustein, Executive Director, for more information at 440.338.4819 ext. 16.


Click here to learn more about our current, adoptable barn animals.