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Saving Animals & Healing Hearts Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Responsible rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Rehome whenever possible ensuring a safe and permanent future life. Provide safe sanctuary when rehoming is detrimental to the well being of the animal.

Results: Critters For Kids Youth Group Girl Scouts Troupe - Chula Vista

Target demographics: All animals in need.

Geographic areas served: Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

Programs: Critters For Kids, here at Saving Animals & Healing Hearts our focus is to teach our youth about compassion and care for all living creatures. Children naturally identify with animals and even the most abused animal can sense the purity of a child’s soul and naturally gravitates toward them. By teaching empathy and kindness children learn to love the animals and treat not only animals but people as well with kindness and compassion in their everyday life. We also work with other youth groups such as Girl Scout Troupe based in a Chula Vista, California. This incredible group of girls visit the ranch and work hard earning their badges. Recently making name signs for all of our rescued residents.

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30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Saving Animals and Healing Hearts for about a year now, and I have only endless praise for this amazing rescue. Not only are all the residents happy, healthy and very well taken care of, Teri is constantly networking for other animals and saves countless more lives that few ever even know about.

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sahh4LIFE1 Thank you so much Aly! We’re so happy to have you on our team! We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication! Thank you for sharing- it’s means the world to us!

1 Kristin Dawn

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at SAHH since June of 2020. Once I learned the back story of these sweet animals, I knew I was hooked. Cleaning the pens can be hard work but the love I receive back from the animals is therapeutic and rewarding for me. These animals make my heart melt every time I go. Teri and Lindsay are both so devoted to these animals!

2 Bernice C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love volunteering here! The animals are loved and well cared for. You get so attached to all of their sweet personalities and I always look forward to seeing them. What Teri is doing here is nothing short of amazing.

1 Crystal B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAHH is an amazing rescue. I have had the pleasure of volunteering for them a few times now. They are a wonderful group to work with and I love what they stand for. Being able to help animals really touches my soul and they in turn help me. I love working with them all and getting to be around the animals is such a beautiful experience.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Teri and crew have the most animal friendly, loving hearts you could ask for. The have sacrificed countless hours and dollars of their own to keeps this going. If you can, please help them. You will be saving animal lives and making the world a better place for both them and us.
Thanks, from Barry Bear!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined this year in June. It has been amazing to see how all theses animals are loved so much! SAHH entire team care for these animals with every ounce of heart felt love including me!
Teri and Lindsay are great leaders for the team!

Shelley Anderson L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAHH is a wonderful rescue who treats all of their animals like family. They are so well taken care. The rescue is owned and operated by Teri Cruchfield along with approx 50 volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There arent enough words to say how wonderful SAHH is. Teri has done so much to help saves lives of animals that would otherwise have gone to slaughter. She also networks animals she cant take in to help find them a home and also takes in boarders when times are tough and people find themselves without a place for their beloved animal. Volunteering there brings such happiness and peace and being able to be part of a wonderful organization.

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sahh4LIFE1 06/26/2019

Thank you very much Shelley! We appreciate your your continued support and dedication to SAHH. You’re apart of SAHH original volunteer team an that’s something I’m very proud of! Thank you for being here for the animals and for being a great friend to all of us!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for several months now at SAHH. I am so impressed at the love that is given to ALL the animals. They are so lucky to have a woman Teri, watching out for their needs and keeping them safe. The love goes both ways. I throughly enjoy being there to help these wonderful animals.

2 Jamie A.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The help they give to these precious animals is amazing. I'm happy to be here lending a hand to give love and care to lives that one may have not stand a chance. Keep up the outstanding work opening your hearts to these vulnerable beings when they need us the most.

1 Heather P.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer there twice a week and it’s my therapy! Teri saves so many more animals than the ones at SA&HH by networking to find homes and for so many animals, she’s the reason they got a second chance. I never thought I would have such a close relationship with pigs, horses, donkeys, and so on ❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These animals are so luck Teri rescued them and I love volunteering there every week and getting some quality animal cuddle time! Donating time or money would help and I can’t recommend doing so strongly enough ❤️

1 Malvina L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at this sanctuary for more than a year. I love all the rescuers; those animals are so beautiful, tender, and passionate with humans. And all of that because of a great care that Teri, the founder of SAHH gives them. First, she rescued them giving them a chance to live. Then she cares of them as they were her own family members. And Lindsay, our wonderful volunteer coordinator, is doing her part taking care and protecting the animals. I love all the volunteers, they work hard to support this wonderful place.

Ashley V.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m a volunteer at Saving Animals and Healing Hearts and it’s been a life changing experience. I’ve learned how to care for these animals and every resident is so unique and special. Enriching their lives and making them feel loved is a priority here.

Rin L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was giving transport for a woman who was giving her goats up to a rescue. When we got to the rescue they were going to put the male goat in with all the other goats which included a group of females. They didn’t know what a male goat was or what would happen until I explained. They let me take the male and I called Terri at saving animals and healing hearts. She had a place to keep him separate until he was neutered and took him without hesitation. She is a lifesaver in more ways than one.

1 tankgirlca

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am cofounder of an animal education nonprofit and we have been lucky enough to build a relationship with this amazing sanctuary and bring group volunteer days where our community can interact with our animal friends and help out with tasks that need done! We love Saving Animals & Healing Hearts, it’s definitely a place that does both!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone here is so caring. The animals are happy and sociable, and are pampered by volunteers who come from as far as an hour away looking to do some good. I joined this team just looking to help rescue animals, and found a great group of friendly and empathetic people.

2 Irina V.

Donor

Rating: 5

I started following this rescue when I saw their post for Princess the Pig! I check in daily for updates and Teri always writes posts I enjoy. I really appreciate all that they do and would love to visit at some point! They genuinely love and care for the animals in their care!

4 claardesigns

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAHH has been my home-away-from home for over 2 years now. Every resident owns a piece of my heart. I have learned so much working with Teri Crutchfield. All of the volunteers are friendly & dedicated to the 85+ residents currently in their care. SAHH goes above and beyond to save the lives of so many animals in need. SAHH is a magical place to be apart of!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have only recently been volunteering at SAHH. OMG what an awesome place! Our primary job is to clean out the pens............it’s fun.

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sahh4LIFE1 10/09/2020

THANK you!!! We love hearing from our incredible volunteer team! It means so much to our residents and to us! Thank you for being apart of our SAHH family!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering at SAHH and find it an amazing place.
Lindsay and Terri offer love and wonderful care to all of the animals.

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sahh4LIFE1 10/09/2020

Thank you for such kind words! We’re so happy to have you on our team! Thank you!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The humans and animals at this amazing rescue/sanctuary make this world a better place to live in every day. Every animal lucky enough to come here transforms into and shines as the special beings they are meant to be. Every human lucky enough to witness the transformations is sure to leave with their hearts smiling. Phenoms are everywhere at this special place.

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sahh4LIFE1 10/09/2020

Maggie, you have been an amazing help to the residents and to us! We appreciate you very much! Thank you for the beautiful and kind words- it really means so much to all of us! Thank you for being a part of our SAHH family!

5 Chris Tarzan H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Saving Animals & Healing Hearts Inc and I want to express how amazing the work they do truly is. Please get a chance to check out these amazing souls both human and nonhuman

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sahh4LIFE1 08/07/2019

Thank you so much Chris! That really means a lot!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering at Saving Animals & Healing Hearts for a few months and absolutely love it!! These animals have found such a loving and caring home here. Teri is amazing and bends over backwards for these babies. Every time I’m at the SAHH, I can feel the love from all the animals. Regardless of their past, they are all so loving! Just goes to show how amazing of a job Teri is doing and how amazing hearts of animals really are.

4 chyannmarie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came to SAHH for an organized volunteer event. I loved the animals and energy at the sanctuary so much that I started organizing a monthly volunteer day with my own club. We absolutely love the animals there and enjoy bonding while we help out around the farm. Teri’s passion and hard work do not go unnoticed or unappreciated in our community. SAHH is truly one of my favorite places and a jewel of San Diego County in my eyes.

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sahh4LIFE1 08/07/2019

Chyannmarie, you are an absolute pleasure to have around the ranch! We are very lucky to have your support. Thank you very much!!

4 Lee Littlewood S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Teri and her sanctuary are very inspiring. Her animals are a fun bunch of gorgeous misfits and she loves them all and one is even now a TV star! She works incredibly hard to save abused souls!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful, loving organization. Definitely worthy cause to donate to. Make a difference in an animal’s life!

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sahh4LIFE1 07/30/2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! Your support means the world to all of us at SAHH!

3 Ashley M.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had a great volunteer experience. My 7 year old and I joined a group for volunteering and the passion and dedication are evident. The animals are so lucky that Teri came into their lives.

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sahh4LIFE1 07/30/2019

Thank you so much Ashley! Your support is very needed and greatly appreciated! I’m very thankful for your entire vegan group! We look forward to seeing you again very soon I hope!

4 Nick B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

When there was a delay in the close of our house my wife and I found ourselves in a position where we were forced into living out of suit cases. To make a stressful situation worse we had no place for the love of our lives hamlet. Saving animals and healing hearts took in our sweet boy in until we were into our new house. Throughout his time there I visited him every day and was amazed at how many unwanted animals they took in and cared for in such a short time. They exemplify every value that nonprofits and animal rescues should have.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Saving Animals & Healing Hearts is home to many once abused, abandoned, and neglected animals. Teri Crutchfield, Founder has dedicated her life to helping animals in need. You can see the love and compassion, that Teri and her incredible group of volunteers have for the animals from the moment you step foot on the ranch. If you love animals and have a couple hours to spend each week, i highly recommend volunteering at Saving Animals & Healing Hearts in Ramona, Ca.

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sahh4LIFE1 06/21/2019

Thank you! You and your incredible family are apart of this team and we value all of your efforts!