In 2007, through a generous bequest, the Lange Foundation purchased a 4.5 acre property in Canyon Country in the Santa Clarita Valley. This allowed us a place of our own in which to expand our rescue work to include the forgotten desert shelters. In mid-2010, the first of what we hope will be many kennels was completed.
It has 23 spacious indoor/outdoor dog runs and a large cat room with a fully enclosed cat play area. There are two ISO rooms with separate air systems so that those rescued who are ill can recover in comfort. The kennel is equipped with all modern animal care amenities and was given top rating by Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control.
Prior to our purchase, the property had been used as a horse ranch. There is a state-of-the-art barn and five large pastures. Shortly after our escrow closed, we heard of several starving horses who were in grave need of care. It seemed obvious as to what we had to do and shortly thereafter we were caring for 14 horses. We did not realize it at the time but we had just entered the world of horse rescue.
Since 2008, we have rescued 43 horses and ponies. They receive the same quality of care as our cats and dogs from our dedicated Sanctuary staff and volunteers.