HAPPY ENDINGS ANIMAL RESCUE SANCTUARY

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 873 Santa Ynez CA 93460 USA

Mission: We are passionate about educating children and adults on the care and respect for all animals. To provide refuge to animals that would otherwise be euthanized and to remove those who are in neglectful or abusive situations. Here they will be provided with the best nutrition, housing and love. Having room to roam and play, interact and socialize with other animals, the sanctuary gives a second chance to animals that would have no hope of a decent life, instilling trust in their hearts, so they may feel safe and loved.
Results: We have changed the lives of at risk youth and given them the foundation for being productive members of society, and our rescued horses, who have had the same life experiences, have given them unconditional love, trust and friendship School children have returned to their homes and educated their parents on the proper care and respect for all animals. Fewer animals are being abandoned because of information provided to them that help keep animals in the home and not in the shelters.
Target demographics: educate the public about the homeless, abused and neglected horses in our community
Geographic areas served: Santa Barbara County
Programs: Education, Rehabilitation, Adoption and Sanctuary
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known C.C. for 25 years and have never seen anyone more knowledgable and caring with animals. She has dedicated her whole life to the care and comfort of hurting and neglected animals. The sanctuary is a wonderful place where the animals are taken care of as family. Whenever I have a question about animals, she is who I call. She truly has a special gift!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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You are truly an angel to our animals!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After an extremely stressful divorce I found myself unable to care for my ponies who were full brother & sister. Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary came to my rescue. My ponies were loved by me, however, had been abused in my previous situation and CC came to our rescue and offered a safe and loving home for them. I don't know what I would have done without this wonderful program coming to our aide.
Thank you to CC and all the volunteers at Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Love to see more people support this very needed sanctuary

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary has been a Blessing to me and my ponies. They were taken in and loved when I could no longer provide for them. I have helped whenever I can with fund raising for Happy Endings and I pray that they will be able to provide a loving home to all the rescued animals and find loving homes for them to live out their lives. Thank you C.C.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I would like to personally thank C.C. Wellman and H.E.A.R.S. for their wonderful work, support and loving care. After a long, continuing, emotionally and financially draining divorce, I found myself unable to care for my two ponies. What a blessing C.C. was (and still is) to come to our rescue and take them into her program. These two ponies were born one year apart and have never been separated. I had them since they were one and two years old. When I acquired the ponies, neither had ever been handled. When they were first brought home, we had to put their halters on with lead ropes before they even got out of the trailer. With patience I was able to earn their trust and they became the most loving and trusting creatures you would ever hope to meet. Eventually, I was even able to break Sundance to drive a pony cart. Miss Classy, the mare, became very ill about a year ago and almost did not make it if not for the loving care and attention of C.C. and the Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic. While Classy was there at the clinic her brother, Sundance, was right by her side at all times. Recently, after a long night with Classy becoming ill again, C.C. decided it would be best to have her put to sleep. Not being sure how Sundance would handle things with his sister and best friend gone, C.C., with her expert knowledge, allowed Sundance to say goodbye to his sister and then took him away so that he could not see Classy’s lifeless body being removed. The gentleman that he is, Sundance is doing very well. I honestly could not say that Classy would have been so brave if it were Sundance who was gone. Thank you so very much C.C. and the Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic for all that you do. Juli Welby Moss, Los Alamos

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Happy Endings is rightly named by C.C. Wellman Bueadette the President. This extradinary women is very knowledgeable about animals, their needs and behaviors. I have observed the care at Happy Endings close hand and was so amazed at the dedication of all the people invloved in the day to day care and exercising of the aninals. What impressed me the most was the dedication to make sure each rescued aninal went to the right home so it would truely be a happy ending. I am a happy receipant of a parrot from Happy Endings.

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Yes I adopted a parrot.

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Would help facilitate more money coming in.

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