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Paso Robles
Redwings Horse Sanctuary, home for gentle giants
Horses, ponies, and donkeys find a safe haven
Redwings Horse Sanctuary was first founded in Carmel, CA in 1991 with the mission to end the abuse, neglect, and slaughter of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, and burros. Redwings rescued 15 equines that first year. Since then, it has rescued, rehabilitated and provided permanent sanctuary and adoptive homes to hundreds of horses and donkeys.
Thanks to a generous trust bequest, Redwings was able to purchase a 141-acre property on Union Road in Paso Robles in 2015. A grand opening in Sep- tember 2021 officially opened the gates to the new, permanent sanc- tuary for abused, abandoned and neglected equines. The property was designed specifically to meet the needs of the rescued
The mission of Redwings Horse Sanctuary is
to eliminate
the causes
of equine
tion and
nity outreach
programs, to
rescue abused and
neglected equines, and
to provide permanent sanctu-
ary or selected adoptive homes for those equines. The new permanent location allows for increased edu- cational outreach to local schools and the potential to build a future horse therapy program.
  The need for sanctuary
There are a number of reasons that horses need a place of sanctu- ary and most of those reasons come down to the reality that horses are much harder to place than dogs and cats. What happens to larger
animals desperately need- ing a secure place to
live, due to abuse, neglect, or
abandonment? The amount of space a
horse needs, the cost involved
in feed and care, and of- ten the special
handling and attention are not always easy to find.
Redwings is home to all kinds of horses and burros
from the smallest miniature horses to the largest draft horses. Visitors can see a herd of burros, mustangs from Montana’s Pryor Mountains, or the regal draft horses watching over the ranch from their hilltop. The horses and burros in the care
  Wildlife and Nature
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