'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' Mahatma Gandi
Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, is one of the largest and most reputable sanctuaries in California. Dedicated to the compassionate care of special needs animals, we provide love, a home and critical care for abused, neglected, slaughter bound and abandoned creatures.
In total, the sanctuary provides a permanent home to nearly 200 animals, primarily horses, all once homeless; residents include, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats and a personable turkey named Erik. They are all now safe in their forever home.
Villa Chardonnay is privately funded through the generosity of individuals and grants from organizations dedicated to the well-being of animals, including the ASPCA and the Humane Society.
•We are the last chance for slaughter-bound special needs and elderly horses.
•We partner with other rescues when they take in horses that cannot be trained and re-homed – VCES takes in the “unadoptable” horses.
•We have horses with cancer, Cushing’s disease, neurological disorders, chronic arthritis, blindness and other injuries.
•VCES has an excellent reputation in the equine rescue community for the past 10 years.