We all have important values and ideas, things we care about and want to share. Safe Haven Horse Rescue has changed the lives of many neglected and abused horses and will continue to change many lives with the help of those who care. We can save so many lives through hope, love, and hard work. We want people to know that they CAN make a difference no matter how little they give. Whether you are young or just young at heart, there are opportunities for everyone to join in and expand their hearts and lives while helping these precious, helpless horses.

Safe Haven Horse Rescue is located in Northern California in the beautiful town of Cottonwood which is about 16 miles south of Redding. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating solely by the hard working hands of volunteers who are dedicated to the care of abused and neglected horses.  There are numerous horses that are living a life of abuse and neglect.  Here at Safe Haven, our goal is to offer these broken creatures another chance at a happy, healthy life full of love and joy. While we have many wonderful hopes and dreams for Safe Haven and the horses that call it home, we have limited funds and space.  Being a non-profit, no kill, organization, these horses rely purely on the kindness and generosity of equine lovers through volunteering your time, donations, adoptions and fundraisers. We invite you to come and meet the horses of Safe Haven Horse Rescue.

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary & Exciting News!

Safe Haven is celebrating 20 years of rescue this year!! Linda started rescuing horses in 1995 all while cleaning up to 10 houses a week to have enough funds to feed and care for everyone! Today, 20 years later, more than 1,000 horses have called Safe Haven home! We are proud to say that we are a 501(c)(3) (since 2000), non-profit, no kill rescue run by many, many volunteers and is supported by donations, fundraisers and grants!
Creating a safe environment and having hay in the barn has been a challenge in the always changing economy. This year, on our 20th Anniversary, all of us here at Safe Haven are excited to also announce that we have bought our own property, with the gift of a bequest from Ms. Desmond. We are so grateful for the compassion Ms. Desmond had for horses! Because of her thoughtfulness and generosity, Safe Haven and the horses that call it home, will now always have a forever home! We will forever be appreciative!
Located just one mile up the road from our current location on West Anderson Dr. in Cottonwood, CA...plans and permits are all in the works and the hard work is in full swing to make it remarkable! Pastures, two arenas and trails are all in the plans! We need funding though to get a new hay barn, tack shed, wash stations, shade clothes, hitching posts and such, so we will be having to do a lot of fundraising and asking for donations! There is a link above that says 'Donations'...and we ask if you would click the link and donate so that we can create the best we can for these well deserving horses!
Our new ranch should be ready for visitors and volunteers in the next 4 to 6 weeks... about early to mid May. It will be a work in progress and we thank you if you choose to help us in any way you can! You can still come out to visit and volunteer at our current property....just pardon the 'moving' mess!

Give the Gift of Sponsorship

Give a gift of love...Give the gift of Sponsorship of a horse at Safe Haven Horse Rescue! 100% of the proceeds goes to help feed and care for the horses!!

For a minimum of $65, we will email you a printable Certificate of Sponsorship (with pictures of Buddy) to you in honor of your family member's, family or coworkers name.

Make your donation of $65 or more at http://safehavenhorserescue.org/index.php/donations/donations.html Give us instructions in the "comment" box that you would like a Sponsorship Certificate as well as how you would like the reciever and givers name listed. Make sure you include the email you would like it sent to.

We would appreciate it if you would click "yes" for the gateway fee...it is the fee that the credit card company charges us to use their services.

If you have any questions email Cori at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thanks so much for supporting the horses! Cori

Buddy's New Beginning...

Linda Richards, President and Founder of Safe Haven went to go pick up a horse in the outskirts of Red Bluff. She had been called about a really skinny horse that needed to be rescued. What she found was so sad! A horribly thin 20 to 22 year old Arabian gelding named Buddy who weighed just 515 pounds!
After the owners agreed to signing him over to Safe Haven, Linda backed the trailer up and Buddy trotted over and right into the trailer! Buddy knew an angel when he saw one!
Very concerned about his health, she took him immediately to the veterinarians for tests. The vet said that all looked good except that he is so terribly thin. His owners had been giving him hay and water, but obviously could not take care of him properly.
Arriving to the ranch and into the arms of the volunteers at Safe Haven, Buddy was given a good
medicinal bath, lots of love and started on the right nutrition and Linda's "magic mush" to start the process of bringing him back to a healthy weight of nearly 1,000 pounds. "It takes possibly six months to one year for Buddy to recover from his extreme starvation, but at least he's safe now and will never face hunger again." said Linda, who has been rescuing horses since 1995.
If you would like to help us, help them, please click on the donate tab above!
Follow Buddy's progress and stories of his horsey friends at Safe Haven Horse Rescue by following us on facebook at www.facebook.com/safehavenhorserescue.

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