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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the kind of place I dream of helping at! To be any part of this wonderful group would be fulfilling part of my dreams! I dream of a world where all animals have a safe & loving place to be. In a perfect world, this would all be true! I have a friend who has volunteered here several times & loves it! She has seen all the things I want to do, more than anything I can think of! Thank You for being there for these sweet, defenseless & voiceless beings!

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C.C. 10/21/2013

Thanks Debbie! Come anytime!!

1 Karen108

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is filled with love and compassion. I have been a volunteer for three years and have witnessed miracles. Animals who have been abandoned and neglected learn to trust humans and find their forever home. CC Wellman the founder gives the most loving care I have ever seen. She always helps when any animal is in need.

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C.C. 10/21/2013

Thanks Karen! You are always an inspiration!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this group every chance I get because the founder is a true animal advocate. I have learned so much being a part of this wonderful organization. I am the volunteer dog trainer and I am an author I wrote a book called "Dogs are gifts from God" I donate proceeds from my book sales to help the animals. It is an honor to be helping HEARS they are amazing!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you have ever had a pet you then know what good things that Happy Endings does. Taking in the pets that people can no longer care for and finding them new homes takes a lot of time and energy. C.C. is wonderful in both areas. Not only does the animal have a great home to come to while waiting for an adoption but C.C. and all the workers make sure the animal is loved and cared for and goes to a good home. This is a great organization that is kept going with lots of love and good old fashioned hard work. Lots of love is the key to keeping the animals happy. This is one place where working with the animals makes the people as happy as the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work off and on as a volunteer at Happy Endings. Their dedication, love and passion for these animals is a moving experience for me. The animals are treated like family members and are always put first in every situation. Renovations to the sanctuary are being made regularly to help keep the safety and comfort of the animals at its best. The animals are friendly and well cared for and I couldn't think of anywhere I would rather volunteer.

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2 YACHTMAN

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THE MOST CARING ANIMAL SANCTURAY I HAVE EVER KNOWN

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