Susan Mitchell from Mitchell Auto Group donates her time with the US Horse Welfare and Rescue is located in the heart of Avon CT.

It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2016 and dedicated to saving America’s horses from abuse, neglect, and horse slaughter.

Our mission is to advocate. educate, provide supportive programs to owners and directly rescue horses.

Rescued horses are often rehabbed, retrained, and rehomed however some stay on the farm due to health issues or for the Equine-Assisted Learning and Therapy programs conducted onsite.
The EA Learning and Therapy programs are designed for individuals ages 6 through 96, addressing emotional and mental health issues as well as cognitive disorders, including but not limited to: • anger management • anxiety • assertiveness • behavioral disorders • confidence and self-esteem • depression • dementia • empathy • emotional regulation and functioning • PTSD and other Trauma-based issues such as trust • Spectrum disorders: Asbergers, Autism, and Down Syndrome





Susan Mitchell Efforts are Paying Off in the Community

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US Horse Welfare and Rescue (USHWR) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit established in February 2016 at Nod Hill in Avon, CT on 20 acres of land. We are dedicated to saving America’s unwanted horses from slaughter through rescue, advocacy, education, community outreach, and solution-based supportive programs. USHWR works in conjunction with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other equine rescue organizations across the country promoting awareness and legislation to put an end to the sale and transport of America’s horses to slaughter.
USHWR’s current annual budget for 10 horses is in excess of $70,000. It grows with each horse pulled from a slaughter lot by $3500 or more plus monthly maintenance for the horse. Currently, USHWR is working diligently to help CT and MA residents keep their horses from ending up in the wrong place because of COVID-19 has left owners unable to feed and care for their horses. USHWR helps rehome these horses safely by doing thorough vet checks, site checks, microchipping, a stringent adoption contract, and frequent wellness checks.

Today the organization’s full mission has grown to also include multiple equine-assisted learning and therapy models for youth, women in crisis, veterans, dementia patients, caregivers, and more. “Our Rescue Horses Rescue The Human Spirit In Need!” For more information on how to get involved or donate please go to or email Susan at

Mitchell Auto Group Enhances Pick Up and Delivery Service

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Mitchell Auto Group Has enhanced it’s pickup and delivery system.

We have added drivers and extra loaner vehicles to serve our clients during these times.

A simple call to any of our service departments and schedule your delivery, or just book your appointment on line!

We hope everyone is safe and sound during these times.

Mitchell Auto Group Partners With FAVARH

Favarh-20 (1)The Arc of the Farmington Valley, also known as FAVARH, serves and advocates for more than 250 individuals and their families. FAVARH helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live as independently as possible, experience continual growth and live the life they want to lead.

The Mitchell Auto Group proudly supports these efforts, and encourages everyone to learn more about the organization at

Mitchell Auto Group Holiday Food Drive A Success

Food DriveThank you to all our customers and community members who contributed to our successful holiday food drive. With your help we have been able to feed families in need through our local food banks in Simsbury, Canton, Windsor, and Torrington. We thank these invaluable organizations that ensure that there is food on every dinner table during the holidays.

Mitchell Auto Group Supports Connecticut Children’s 20th Anniversary Gala

CCMC-2016The Mitchell Auto Group proudly supports the medical professionals who care for the most important people in our lives.  Connecticut Children;s ensures that all children, from infancy to adolescence, receive the highly specialized medical and surgical services the organization offers.  From neurosurgery to oncology, to orthopedic and everything in between, their accomplished pediatric sub specialists treat even the most complex conditions at a state of the art facility designed just for kids.

We invite everyone to join us in support of the medical center’s 20th Anniversary Gala, taking place on November 12, at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford.

Event information and registration can be found online at

Mitchell Auto Group Sponsors Roaring Brook Nature Center

rbncThe Mitchell Auto Group is honored to be a principal sponsor in the efforts to raise funds for expansions to the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton Connecticut. The expansion plans include new raptor enclosures, a classroom to support the many educational programs hosted on-site, and many more improvements to this exceptional facility for learning appreciation and protection of our natural habitat.

Learn about the Roaring Brook Nature Center and all its programs at:

roaringbrook. org