Casey's 2018-2019 Members


Proline Safety Products, West Chicago, IL

Dolores Burlinski, Elgin, IL

Nancy Shuttleworth & Stan Crane, Elburn, IL

Jerilyn Tatje, Oswego, IL

Natalie Young, San Diego, CA

Nancy S Hart, Batavia, IL

Barb and Lonny James, Warrenville, IL


Barbara Jean - Plainfield, IL

Gerry & Linda Miller, Batavia, IL

Paula & George Jauch, St. Charles, IL

Jennifer Kling, West Linn, OR

Mary Beth Neinhaus, Appleton, WI

Bill and Amanda Brooks, St. Charles IL


Karen and William DeBoer, Sugar Grove, IL

Rachel Thompson, Deer Park, IL

Terri & William Carpenter, West Chicago, IL

Satre Family, IL

Daunice & Tom Lauterback, Elgin, IL

Sharon L. Nelson, Sycamore, IL

Margaret Johnson, Bloomington, IL
Carrie Carr, Los Angeles, CA
Rebecca A. Wolf, St. Charles, IL
Paula Kelly, Elburn, IL
Kris Anderson, St. Charles, IL
Cardinal Rabbi Theo. S. Fins, ESQ., Sycamore, IL

Ruth Dobrenicky

Roxanne Dobrenick, Glendale Heights, IL

Nancy McCormick, St. Charles, IL

Daniel & Sheila Blair, Arlington Heights, IL

Terri Barnett, Yorkville, IL


Kelly Potts, St. Charles, IL
Mary Yazel-Muska, Cary, IL
Max and Cindy Rumbaugh, Geneva, IL
Bob Jass Chevrolet, Elburn, IL
Elizabeth Matel, Schaumburg, IL
Jim & Ann Marie Dufelmeier, Elgin, IL
Frank Mendyk, Westmont, IL
Dr. Anne Krick, Wheaton, IL
Sean McCollian, Geneva, IL
Darbie McCollian, Geneva, IL
Kaitlyn Todd, South Elgin, IL
Tatiana Hamilton, Geneva, IL
Sharon McMurray, Batavia, IL
Katherine McMurray, Batavia, IL
Amanda McMurray, Batavia, IL
Sue Gibbs, Wasco, IL
Gretchen Bisplinghoff, DeKalb, IL
Gordon & Phyllis Learish, St. Charles, IL
Laura Salamone, Batavia, IL


Gravelle Family, Naperville, IL
Amanda Mitchell, East Dundee, IL
Mrs. & Mrs. Daniel Shwatal, West Chicago, IL
Christine Wright, Aurora, IL

Carol Widmayer, Marengo, IL
Deirdre Jennings, St. Charles, IL
Sue Gender, Geneva, IL
Vickey Walker, Elgin, IL

Grace Holaday, Cotati, CA

C Pedersen, Glendale Heights, IL

Ellen Shwatal, West Chicago, IL

Roland Wade, Elgin, IL

Monthly Sponsors

Barbara Munni

Deborah Brame

Pamela Davis

Barrett Girad

Yumiko Takahashi

Barb Viano - In Memory of Barb

Kammes Colorworks Inc., Elburn,

About Us...

Our Mission - Casey’s Safe Haven is a non-profit holistic equine rescue dedicated to healing horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules in need. We will accept equines from animal control facilities, pony ride facilities, horses being retired from lesson programs, police force, and the race track. We also accept healthy animals donated by loving owners that for reasons beyond their control can no longer provide care. Our mission is to be a part of the solution by educating the public on the responsibilities and proper care of each equine so they receive the respect and dignity they deserve as living beings.  We are a group of dedicated volunteers teaming together to create a loving and caring environment for our “guests” to find hope so they can heal in mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to help every equine that comes through our doors find a loving family where they can spend the rest of their lives.


Casey was purchased from an auction of 63 thoroughbreds that were malnourished and living in horrible conditions. He was one of the lucky ones! A majority of the horses purchased that day ended up at slaughter.  Casey was best friend to Sue Balla for 26 years before he passed over at the age of 28. Sue's love for Casey inspired her to start two equine rescues ~ Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption in 2005 and Casey's Safe Haven in 2011. As Founder and President of Casey's Safe Haven, Sue wants to ensure that Casey's spirit lives on forever as his rescue and success story are repeated many times over through the animals we save.

People helping HORSES helping People
Casey's is located at Misty Acres | 8N005 IL Rte 47 | Maple Park, IL 60151

Casey's Safe Haven | PO Box 103 | Elburn, IL 60119 | |
Registered Illinois Horse Rescue License #14155 | Approved Illinois Charitable Organization
Tax-Exempt 501(c) 3 Organization | Internal Revenue Service File #45-2865627

We have several levels of Memberships, and even a Corporate Membership. Please consider joining our family so that Casey's Safe Haven can continue to feed, care and nurture our "Equine" guests.

Casey's Safe Haven - A Holistic Horse Rescue

Casey's Board & Members


Sue Balla - Co-Founder & President

Sue Sturner - Secretary

Nancy Young - Treasurer and Marketing

Kris Anderson - Visitors Coordinator
Nancy McCormick - Volunteer Coordinator

Darbie McCollian - Social Media

Mandie Meier - Public Relations

Linda Zabilka ​- Fundraising Committee

Maribeth Dillman - Fundraising Committee

Fundraiser Committee

Kris Anderson

Cindy Cunningham

Maribeth Dillman

Quinlan Kyp-Johnson

Darbie McCollian

Nancy McCormick

Sue Sturner

Nancy Young

Shirley and Len Wysocki

Linda Zabilka

Volunteer Coordinator

Nancy McCormick

Barn Visits / Event Coordinator

Kris Anderson 

Casey's Safe Haven - A Holistic Horse Rescue