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Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known C.C. for 25 years and have never seen anyone more knowledgable and caring with animals. She has dedicated her whole life to the care and comfort of hurting and neglected animals. The sanctuary is a wonderful place where the animals are taken care of as family. Whenever I have a question about animals, she is who I call. She truly has a special gift!

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C.C. 10/21/2013

You are truly an angel to our animals!


Client Served

Rating: 5

Happy Endings is rightly named by C.C. Wellman Bueadette the President. This extradinary women is very knowledgeable about animals, their needs and behaviors. I have observed the care at Happy Endings close hand and was so amazed at the dedication of all the people invloved in the day to day care and exercising of the aninals. What impressed me the most was the dedication to make sure each rescued aninal went to the right home so it would truely be a happy ending. I am a happy receipant of a parrot from Happy Endings.

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