We’re getting ready for our big event:
The Firefly Acres Horse Farm Festival Fundraiser is a family-friendly event to support this all volunteer run horse rescue and equine therapy center.
Tickets will be available at Festival Food Stores in DePere, Suamico and Green Bay after June 1. This event will be held at the horse farm and will include horse demonstrations and rides, music, food for purchase and games for all ages. We expect to be able to safely accommodate people with spacing and safely prepared food items.
We are grateful for our sponsors of this event!
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Volunteers may come to the Farm by appointment and help. Our horses are safe and we hope you will stay safe also.
Who We Are
We’re a completely volunteer-run horse rescue with two missions: to help horses and to help people. We bring together Natural Horsemanship and Equine Assisted Therapy to rehabilitate abused, neglected, or unwanted horses while building hope, patience, and healing in the participants who work with them.
In 2009, Lisa Pelky met 7 unwanted horses at the barn where she was boarding her horse. They were wards of the state of Wisconsin, some unnamed and feral, and all abused, neglected, and starved. These traumas made the horses fearful and untouchable, inspiring Lisa to create a safe home for them where they could heal and learn to trust.
It was out of that inspiration, Lisa’s hard work, and her interest in Equine Assisted Therapy that Firefly Acres was born. Lisa purchased the horses and set to work building a space for them. From there, she connected with the community to establish a volunteer base and a board, creating the non-profit organization we know today.
Firefly Acres is now home to 8 horses who’ve experienced kindness and healing from humans, some for the first time. The horses have reciprocated that care and trust, helping people find healing, learn patience, and develop skills to help improve their lives.
How You Can Help
Donate, come visit the farm, or ask us about the horses up for adoption. Thank you for your support!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All support comes from fund raising and private donations.
For more specific questions, please contact Lisa at email@example.com
Your donation will go toward:
*Loads of gravel & sand
*Lumber to build storage shelving to store donated blankets.
*Garment bags to hang harnesses and tack
*Hay for the Horses, of course.