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 Walks with Foodshare Against Hunger



The Mitchell Auto Group is proud to be Pewter sponsors for the 35th annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger, which will be held on Saturday, May 5th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford.

The Walk Against Hunger is not only Foodshare’s largest fundraiser, but the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the Walk steps off at 10 AM.


Step up to the plate, and help make an impact on hunger in Greater Hartford!

Registration details can be found online at — and we hope to see you there!

Mitchell Auto Group Supports Read to a Child

Read-to-a-Child-2017The Mitchell Auto Group closes the 2017 year with support for the reading advocacy organization, Read to a Child. This exceptional group is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underserved children to create better opportunities for the child’s future.

Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life.  When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child’s self-confidence. Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes more than 1,700 volunteer mentors from over 125 socially-minded organizations who read one-on-one to more than 1,300 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Hartford, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami.

To learn more about Read to a Child, their national efforts, and the literacy events held right here in Connecticut, visit them online at