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Rivendel Animal Sanctuary is a place where injured , beaten and abandoned animals can be safe and cared for and a place to call a home!

Rivendel is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, founded by Maria Favinger and dedicated to the care of animals who would otherwise be facing euthanasia. All the animals here have special needs and limitations that make them undesirable. Rivendel was created to give them a place to heal, to call home, to be loved and to live in peace. We lost our home in 2008, since then we have been "camping out" on a friends property in Acton, Ca. Life in the high desert has always been a challenge, the location is remote and the climate is harsh. The last three years have been very difficult and the animals have paid a heavy price. When it became clear that we were no longer safe we had to find a better situation. An angel answered our prayers with the gift of a forever home in the California central coast area. The property is beautiful and the climate is much better suited for our aging bodies. All of the income Maria earns goes directly to feed and care for the animals, this fundraiser is to pay for the costs of moving the animals and their facilities 200 mile north. We need your help to take them home. Please consider supporting our efforts if your situation allows. There is no such thing as a gift too small. Please share our story with your friends, together we can give them the home they so richly deserve. Thank you for your care and compassion, 

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