Return To Freedom Inc

Rating: 3.75 stars   8 reviews


4115 Jalama Road Lompoc CA 93436 USA


The organization provides a home for animals that may otherwise be slaughtered, abused, or left to roam without food or water. The focus of the organization is wild horse rescue and sanctuary, education and preservation of diverse natural herd groups.


In 2014 the organization provided a safe haven to over 400 wild horses and burros, provided education tours and clinics throughout the year and continued to preserve several rare and distinct bloodlines at our california sanctuary.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The heart of Neda DeMayo (founder of RTF) is as large as the acreage upon which hundreds of wild horses and burros now live free in Lompoc, CA. Understanding the social dynamics of wild horses, Return To Freedom has a policy of keeping intact the herds it rescues. RTF allows the horses to maintain their natural lifestyle and social behaviors while safely managing their population with non-hormonal and reversible contraception to the mares. Return To Freedom diligently works to educate others in order to stop the rapid removal of a living part of our national heritage. This sanctuary serves as a beautiful model for the care and preservation of America's wild horses and burros, demonstrating the absolute necessity to respect and cherish nature!

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visiting this sanctuary transforms an individual from the inside out and fills the soul with the very "thing" that makes you want to give back and help make a difference...

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

increase its public awareness & support !!

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Rating: 1 stars  

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Wow, look at how the administrative expenses have jumped from '07 to '09. Neda DeMayo being compensated $57,000 for realizing a life long dream while consuming 6.14% of total expenses is way too much. To realize a life long dream most would sacrifice much. Appears Ned DeMayo started something to bleed the hearts of interested persons and then choose to bleed their wallets once there appeared the opportunity.

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Fiscal responsibilty to donors is questionable

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reduce administrative expenses. CEO is overcompensated based on amount of revenue

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