KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The United States Equine Rescue League is celebrating 20 years of rescue and fostering horses.

One local foster family in Kinston has opened their home to multiple horses, in hopes to heal and change their lives.

It is a horses dream; wide open pastures, a loveable family, and plenty of company.

The foster parents for the horses said that’s how they like it but they want to see more. Cindy and Brian Reise moved back to their family’s land two years ago and have acquired 8 horses and one donkey.

As a part of the Equine Rescue League, they knew they wanted to help save horses in need.

Cindy said each horse has a story and deserves a better life. Because the east is full of farmland and open pastures, she hopes more people will step up to help the animals in need.

“Even a donation or volunteer work here,” she said. “The least little thing. I mean, you think, you might think it is so small, but it’s not to these horses.”

Cindy said sometimes the horses come in with ribs showing, under groomed, or neglected. But she wouldn’t change her lifestyle for anything.

If you would like more information on how to donate, volunteer or foster click here.