December 31, 2011
Hacienda De Los Milagros can be translated as "Ranch of Miracles," and for the very fortunate rescued burros and horses who receive lifetime love and care here, this place truly lives up to its name. Countless miracles happen every day for abused and often forgotten animals who really needed the help ; most would not have survived without it. Wynne, the dedicated founder of this wonderful sanctuary, is as compassionate and kind as anyone I have ever met, and he has plenty of love to go around. He actually lives the "Circle of One"/ unconditional love philosophy, which seems to inspire him to work so tirelessly to ensure a wonderful quality of life for all of the animals on the ranch. Much to Wynne's credit, he is extremely resourceful, and keeps this incredible shelter up and running very efficiently on a shoe string budget. Unlike most rescue organizations, there are no paid salaries at this extraordinary healing and teaching sanctuary, and everything goes directly towards providing food and care for the animals. Feed costs have increased 60% this year and are expected to rise substantially higher this winter. As a way of contributing to Wynne and his volunteers' remarkable efforts, you might wish to sponsor an animal or make a special donation to honor some beloved pet companion, or as a unique, memorable birthday or holiday gift for one of your animal loving colleagues, relatives or friends. Please share the HDLM newsletters and help to get the word out to others that this extraordinary rescue organization is accomplishing so much good work for our animal friends. Let them know that ongoing financial support is always needed and will be greatly appreciated. If you live reasonably near Chino Valley you can also become a volunteer or attend one of the enjoyable fundraisers or a Carrot Toss event at the ranch and interact with Wynne and these grateful, gentle animals directly. They will enrich your life beyond measure.
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