Wild Places Rescue helps horses, goats, donkeys, dogs, cats, and chickens that have been abused, neglected, injured, abandoned, or feral. Wild Places also assists in the rescue of auction-animals who are at risk of being shipped for slaughter; these animals are rehabilitated and/or quarantined if necessary, and then placed in loving homes. We are also working with a veterinarian in Central Mexico to establish a community program for street dogs who need medical care and loving homes. When feasible, we also assist in "transports", to move adoptable animals from high-kill (usually rural) areas of the country to other areas (usually urban) where these animals can be placed in safe homes.

Wild Places began as a small horse sanctuary in Colorado in 2012, then expanded to include goats, dogs, cats, donkeys, and chickens, and to operate in multiple states. Wild Places specializes in "special needs" animals, and has rescued animals dealing with all sorts of issues: blindness, deafness, chronic diseases, chronic spinal injuries, severe arthritis, genetic/developmental defects, thyroid disorders, and extreme old age. Many of our animals have needed special diets and expensive medications, which we accommodate, regardless of the cost.

Wild Places is a 501c3 organization, and is run solely by volunteers. As a non-profit organization, all funds are based on personal and business contributions, grants, and fundraisers. Donations of any size are always appreciated!

* 2021 UPDATE *

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our "in-person" animal-rescue activities are currently on hold. If you need to surrender an animal or need financial assistance with your animals, please click here.


If you are in Colorado, Texas, or Oklahoma and are willing to help us find stable/safe/permanent homes for "auction animals" (horses, goats, sheep, pigs, etc.), please contact us. Once a trusted home is lined up, our volunteers can intercept animals who would otherwise end up at a kill lot or slaughterhouse!

Donations: We are not currently accepting donations, but we highly recommend Safe Landings Horse Rescue and Mountain View Sanctuary. Please tell them Wild Places Animal Rescue sent you!

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer your time, please email us your general location so we can put you in touch with an animal rescue in your area.

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