Every Horse Deserves Respect and Compassion
Sadie’s Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary feels that every horse deserves respectful and compassionate treatment. We spoke with founder Vicki Sims who explained that Sadie’s Haven is affiliated with an organization called BrightHaven, which is a holistic animal sanctuary, hospice, rescue and education center. She has her hands full working with both operations. “We have 65 animals here between both rescues- and just myself with some volunteers and 2 part-time helpers,” she lamented.
Sadie’s Haven specializes in helping horses that are neglected, abused or abandoned. Many of these animals have untreated conditions that caused their former owners to caste them aside.
It is the rescue’s goal to help these animals regain happy and healthy lives free from the threat of slaughter in Mexico or Canada. Many of the horses currently being cared for at the rescue are too old to ride, suffering from chronic lameness, or dealing with breathing problems. The workers care for these horses in an effort to keep them comfortable and happy for the rest of their natural lives.
In addition, Sadie’s Haven works to inform and educate the public about this important equine issue. Community tours and day camps help local community members and youth learn about the plight of these horses.
Sadie’s Haven is in need of monetary donations and volunteers who can contribute to the care and re-homing of rescued horse. To learn more, visit their site below.
Sadie's Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca
Donate: P O Box 1743, Sebastopol, CA 95473