About Urban Acres
"Pastures in the shadow of the city". The pastures are gone, but the little acreage in the middle of a neighborhood in North Omaha is still there. We started rescuing and rehabilitating horses in the early '90's.
To rescue, rehabilitate, rehome or provide sanctuary for injured, unwanted, and aged horses and ponies.
Many unwanted and sick animals have come through our barn in the last 25 years. The founder has gone to auctions looking for old mares that were headed to slaughter. Urban Acres has also temporarily sheltered any hoofstock (cows, pigs, goats, llama) that are displaced due to unusual circumstances. We provide food and medical care and emergency housing for any lost animal that comes to our rescue.
To be a welcome place for everyone in our community.
Our dream is to remodel the stall barn and make a gathering place for visitors to interact safely with the animals in all types of weather. Preparing space for the community to come in and learn about animals.
In addition, our plan is to build a new metal barn to keep the animals warm during the coldest days of winter.
There is a plan soon to have a program for disadvantaged and at-risk community members. Animals leave life-changing effects.
Also, we want our horses and space to be safe and welcoming for all, regardless of your background or who you are.