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El Dorado Hills, CA

All About Equine Animal Rescue

All About Equine Animal Rescue rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines (wild and domestic); to provide animals with food, shelter, care and handling, and veterinary care, as needed; to utilize a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; to provide long term care for unadoptable animals; and... Read more...
Oak View, CA

California Coastal Horse Rescue

California Coastal Horse Rescue, founded in 1999, cares for those horses that no one else will care for. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization; the mission of CCHR is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses and to provide them with a second chance for a healthy and productive life. It provides shelter, food, veterinary care, farrier services,rehabilitation and... Read more...
Acton, CA

Farm Sanctuary – Acton

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. We have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, NY; and the Los Angeles... Read more...
Glen Ellen, CA

Glen Ellen Vocational Academy

Founded in 1995, GEVA was designed to provide the best of care and shelter for horses in need due to injury, age or any other misfortune, to be the best advocate for each individual horse and to be a bi-lingual vocational school to teach people how to work with horses in a safe, humane and confident manner. GEVA also stresses... Read more...
Trabuco Canyon, CA

Hanaeleh Horse Rescue

Hanaeleh is a non-profit horse rescue in Orange County, California that rescues and rehabilitates abused and abandoned horses. If a horse is healthy, sound and able to be ridden, Hanaeleh will work to adopt out the horse to a new, loving home. For horses with more serious health or behavior issues, Hanaeleh will provide lifetime sanctuary to ensure their safety.... Read more...
Alpine, CA

Lions, Tigers and Bears

Lions Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals. We rescue and provide a lifetime home to a responsible number of exotic animals that have been abused, confiscated, or are in danger of being destroyed for lack of a suitable home. We ensure an enriching habitat, nutritious diet and quality veterinary care... Read more...
Hopland, CA

Oscar’s Place Adoption Center & Sanctuary

Oscar's Place is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation & rehoming of donkeys otherwise destined for slaughter. View Verification press release. Read more...
Galt, CA

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Founded in 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to the protection of captive wildlife. PAWS has been at the forefront of efforts to change public policies and laws to better protect performing animals and all captive wildlife. PAWS advocates for the highest quality of care and appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been victims of the... Read more...
Aptos, CA

Pregnant Mare Rescue

The Pregnant Mare Rescue is specifically devoted to rescuing pregnant mares and orphaned foals from imminent slaughter. What began, as a project specifically rescuing mares and their unborn foals has become a mission of healing souls – both human and horse. Most horse rescues are located in small remote rural areas sometimes hours away, but we are purposely located in... Read more...
Chino Hills, CA

Red Bucket Equine Rescue

Red Bucket Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofithorse rescue located at The Red Bucket Ranch in Chino Hills, California. Founded in January 2009, Red Bucket's mission is: To save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind, and find them safe, loving, permanent, adoptive homes. The organization's phenomenal results and low return rate are due to their emphasis on restoring... Read more...
Paso Robles, CA

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned, and neglected horses. Our organization also promotes community outreach and education to help prevent future abuse and neglect. Redwings accepts all breeds from adorable miniature horses, to magnificent draft breeds. Redwings has a foster to adopt program to ensure that all our horses are placed in... Read more...
Escondido, CA

ResQue Ranch Inc.

ResQue Ranch, a non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation center, provides shelter, food, physical therapy, socialization, training, and adoption opportunities for rescued and rehabilitated horses. We rescue neglected, abused, abandoned, emaciated, retired, lame, and injured horses, all of whom otherwise remain at great risk of ending up in the slaughter pipeline. Rescued and rehabilitated horses will, when ready, be offered for... Read more...
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