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Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc,

EIN: 27-0333811
Founded: 2009
Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc,
P.O. Box 921708
Sylmar CA 91392

Physical Address:
11267 Sheldon St.
Sun Valley,CA 91352
Last Updated 2017-12-15

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:

Saffyre Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. By allowing them to rediscover their true nature, we provide every opportunity for them to enjoy the possibility of enjoying a second career, or offer them a well deserved retirement, due to soundness issues, age, or owner hardships.

Saffyre Sanctuary assists homeless horses in finding their forever person. Through our networks, we successfully place them in homes that give them a new lease on life. If they are unable to physically perform in their new life path, we try to find other loving places where they can live in peace and comfort or serve as companion equines.

Saffyre Sanctuary specializes in rescuing horses that would have no other chance of being saved. These horses are ones that have behavior issues, or are in need of a lengthy recovery and complex rehabilitation procedures. Our focus on quality, not quantity, enables us to give the horses in our care the very best chance of complete physical, mental and emotional recovery.

Our unique approach of equine care specializes in holistic nutrition, holistic rehabilitation, environmentally friendly equine housing, and green facility management.

Although Saffyre Sanctuary is an all-breed rescue, we have a special place in our hearts to the plight and distinctive needs of the Arabian breed. We are one of very few rescue organizations that works with Arabians, and maintains a following of Arabian enthusiasts who are familiar with their unique disposition. If you are looking to add an Arabian to your home, please consider adopting or fostering one of our loving horses.

Educational programs are provided free to children and the community, which emphasize the importance of proper equine care, ownership responsibility, and the consequences of neglect. Through the interaction with our horses, participants learn empathy, compassion, cooperation, and trust. But most importantly, how to understand their nature and become one with them and the world we share.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer At Saffyre Sanctuary!
Whether you are a novice and want to learn about horses from the ground up, or an experienced horse person that wants to share your time and expertise, we can always use your help. Cleaning, grooming and natural horsemanship type ground work are what we do most, but we also need confident, qualified people who can provide riding assessments for our adoptable horses. A gentle demeanor is a must.

If you have always wanted a horse for yourself, but never had the people or the place to let you learn, well here is your opportunity. You will learn first hand about the best holistic care, feeding and handling of horses, some with very special needs. Volunteering for a horse rescue is something that comes from the heart. You must have a love and passion for horses, since you may not realize how much time and dedication this requires. As you work with these wonderful animals, you will be surprised how much you learn about yourself. Being around horses is the best therapy in the world.

Wish List Items

Donated Land
We are looking for a permanent place in Southern California to run our operations. If anyone has a parcel that they are not using and would like to donate, please contact us ASAP!

Capital Funding
Donations in any amount - your help is greatly appreciated!

Gifts In Kind For The Horses
Frank Lampley's Products - specialized supplements
Hay - Timothy only please
Lubrisyn - joint supplement
Integrity Sr. Feed - No Molasses
Shavings - pine only please
Feed Buckets or Large Rubber Feed Bowls
Grooming Supplies
Medical Supplies
Fly Masks
Pyranha Aerosol Fly Spray
Tack - halters, lead ropes, saddles, saddle pads, bridles, bits, etc.

Gifts In Kind For The Organization
Land - dreaming of 20 or more flat useable acres in Los Angeles or Ventura County, California
Barn - funding for our 30 stall barn designed by Blackburn Greenbarns
EuroXciser - the safest way to exercise horses in rehabilitation
Fencing - funding for Centaur Hot Rail Electric HTP Fencing
Horse Trailer - a two horse bumper pull would help us save on transportation costs
Truck - GMC Sierra 3500 or equivalent, for long distance hauling needs
Golf Cart - a necessity for moving heavy items or people
Muck Carts (2) - a must for every horse facility
Tractor - hydrogen or electric, better for the environment while handling multiple tasks
Utility Vehicles (2) - electric, necessary for everyday chores
Ranch Equipment - muck buckets, pasture vacuum, rakes, shovels, brooms, etc.
Office Supplies - laser jet paper, printer ink, manila file folders, labels, etc.

*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.