Welcome-below is an introduction to our sanctuary. Our recent updates are also on our GFM page and the most recent is about a donkey named Francis. We hope you'll read them all. Thanks for visiting and your donation. These beautiful beings need you.
Since 2005 Calan Horse Sanctuary has had 342 requests to take in a horse. Whilst we are able to care for the 24 who currently live here, 9 have passed away since the sanctuary opened and the number of requests continues to rise. Sadly, we can't take them all as resources are limited. 23 equine residents, 1 donkey, 2 alpaca's, several sheep, 2 cats and 1 dog call this place 'home'.
The costs continue to rise for feed, vet, dental and general care like rugging, upkeep of the stables. Your donations help us help the horses who have nowhere else to go- they're either at risk of being shot or shipped off to the knackery through no fault of their own. Did you know the estimates are that 700 horses per week are slaughtered in Australia? Most of the horses in our care would be considered high risk - mainly seniors over 20, have medical issues and require some sort of rehabilitation. When they land here, however, they are never sold on, never ridden, and they are given lots of attention and heaps of TLC.
We thank you for your generosity and support. If you're in the area, stop by for a visit. We'd love to share the story of each and every horse.