Since opening their gates in 2017, they have saved the lives of over 135 animals. Most of their rescues come from the surrounding community – folks who, for whatever reason, can no longer care for their animals. A few cases also came abandoned, neglected and abused and needed extra care and medical attention – like our horses Red, Annie, Khaleesi and Rhaegal (see their pictures’ & stories’ below), who were bound for slaughter. Currently, there are 83 animals who call Promised Land home. They are also very active in the community; helping to spay/neuter feral cats in the area, rescue and rehome neglected cases of potbelly pigs and other animals in need.
Below are just a few of the stories of the animals they have saved. To read more heartwarming stories of rescue click here: https://www.promisedlandsanctuary.org/meet-our-family
Two years later, after being bottle-raised and loved by this girl, Pippin was separated to be shipped for meat with the rest of the males. Desperate to save him, the young girl and her mom took him home in their van and put him in their garage, while they scrambled to find a local sanctuary to take him.
Thank goodness there is an alternative for animals destined for slaughter and that is why this Foundation leans toward supporting such lifesaving groups.
Red, Annie’s buddy, had a promising career as a reining horse in Texas, until a trailering accident at the age of 9 years left him permanently lame. After a while, the owner who was boarding him at an Ontario farm stopped paying board and stopped coming around altogether. Red’s future looked pretty bleak until a lucky Facebook post brought him to Promised Land. Red adores being fawned over. If he could crawl into your lap and curl up, he would! He now enjoys long grooming sessions and deep tissue massages, as well as the company of all mares who adore him!