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Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary for Healing and Learning

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We rescue, rehabilitate and provide a forever home for those equines that would otherwise not have a chance to live out their lives with love, respect and kindness. The equines are not adoptable because of age, injury or mental inability to be considered safe because of previous abuse and neglect. Our equines in return give back to the community by providing unconditional love and therapeutic healing to those in need whether they are cancer survivors (our HoPE program), persons with autism or any other disability needing a safe haven and non-judgmental therapists to improve their being. Our equines are good listeners and provide children with a chance to improve their reading skills. Heaven Can Wait saves equines and our equines save people.

Geographic areas served: California

Programs: Rescue equines from abuse, neglect and abandonment caused by cruelty, ignorance or financial need.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Susan is dedicated beyond measure to her equine rescues, and gives them a purpose in life with her community programs.

Lark B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have actually visited this sanctuary and met with the owner, Susan. The horses are happy and healthy, and she puts them in front of her own needs, which are significant due to health troubles. Seldom do you find a rescue with such a pure dedication to its mission. Worth everyone's support.

Cherie D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heaven Can Wait has taken in many local horses who had no where to go except be put down. All horses are treated like they were the last one on earth. The facilities are immaculate, and the food they are supplied is the best money can buy. This horse sancuary deserves more people to donate to their cause. Hopefully this will motivate people to do more for them. Cherie Dodds

Alana R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heaven Can Wait is an amazing organization who offers therapy to people as they assist with the equines. They have also been a wonderful home to rescued horses and donkeys who had injuries, disabilities as well as aging problems! I strongly support their work and recommend them as well! I have had horses for 50 years, when I started riding at 5 years old. I have also raised miniature donkeys for 12 years! Susan and the volunteers and workers at Heaven Can Wait are the Best, as they take excellent care of the animals and people in their lives!!!