LaMancha Animal Rescue

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                           A No-Kill Shelter 


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Welcome to LaMancha Animal Rescue located in Unionville, Pennsylvania. We are a privately funded 501c3 charity that was originally formed as an alternative to the slaughterhouse for ex-racehorses.                                                  

Many of these horses are perfectly sound, but simply too slow to continue racing. Some are injured, but can be healed to make suitable trail riding mounts, show horses, and three-day eventers.

Today LaMancha rescues and finds homes for not only horses but also dogs, cats, goats and the occasional exotic animal that requires more space or specialized knowledge than most SPCAs can offer.


LaMancha is a "no-kill" rescue. We currently have available for adoption many animals that are looking for a good home. Contact us at to see if we have that special animal that you are looking for.

Please consider helping us in our mission. There are many ways to help. You can make a cash contribution through PayPal. LaMancha is a member of the iSearchiGive and EScrip networks. We also accept items that we use in our day-to-day operations including  animal feed, equipment, dog beds and toys. All contributions are tax deductible. Go to our Donate page to make a difference in the lives of the many animals that rely on LaMancha Animal Rescue.

LaMancha is the only federally recognized Karelian Bear Dog rescue

Karelian Bear Dogs were originally bred in Russia and Finland to hunt bear. When Russia invaded Finland during World War II, many people killed their Karelian Bear Dogs so they would not be taken. They are considered a national treasure in Finland. They have been imported into this country recently, primarily to assist in eradicating nuisance bears from state and national parks.

Karelians are extremely intelligent, and very loyal. They make excellent companions and family dogs in the right environment. They must, however, have enough to keep them busy, and enough room to run. They are not a good choice for small yards or confined environments.


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