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A Horse Without A Home

khts_givingbackA woman’s struggle to save her animals.

The recession has affected nearly everyone, but what happens when those affected don’t have a voice, as in the case of the animals at Rivendel Animal Sanctuary?


Maria Favinger, founder of Rivendel Animal Sanctuary, lost her ranch as a result of her business closing, and is now being forced to house the more than 60 animals the sanctuary cares for on borrowed space.

“I’m currently staying with some friends who have offered up their property,” said Favinger. “I’ve been able to move most of my animals here, except for some cats and some donkeys that are in foster care.”

Despite the generosity of her neighbor, Favinger needs help to house and take care of the more than 60 animals in her shelter.

The sanctuary was started for equines as Favinger points out, “but of course other animals come like donkeys, goats, dogs, chickens and a tortoise.”

In order to help pay for feed and care of the animals Favinger is working with large corporations like “Empties for Cash”, collecting empty ink cartridges in exchange for a donation to the Rivendel Animal Sanctuary.

Those wishing to help can make donations to the foundation or to an account set up at Fox Feed in Acton.

For more information contact Maria at (661)974-0611 or

A Horse Without A Home

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