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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

I have donated and helped with fundraising for this wonderful organization. The people involved are so good with the animals. The founder is amazing she works tirelessly to help the animals and educate the community. This is a great asset to our community. I am happy to donate because I know the money goes to the care of abused animals to give them a new start.

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C.C. 10/20/2013

Thank you David!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Recently, this organization was involved in the rescue of a group of badly neglected horses, and when I say "involved" I mean boots on the ground: Locating the herd, convincing the owner to relinquish the animals, trailering them to where they would be safe and caring for them until they could get their health back and be placed in loving homes. All this was done on faith because like most grassroots non-profits, Happy Endings does its crucial work for animals on the faith that the funds needed will appear. On my 60th birthday, I had my friends donate to Happy Endings in lieu of buying me a gift, and knowing their donations were going to such a fine organization was the best gift I could receive. Happy Endings is a Godsend for animals in need and deserve all the support they can get.

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C.C. 10/21/2013

Thank you Jayne! We are so grateful you are on our team!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a truly wonderful organization...it's great that every penny goes to the animals, AND, I have never seen such dedication by so many fantastic people to our furry friends. Keep up the superb work!