Chip came to Villa Chardonnay with his partner Dale after his owner passed away and they lost their home. Their owner’s last wish was that they stay together and were given the chance roam free without being locked in stalls. Villa Chardonnay made her last wish come true. Photos by Abram Goglanian.
Temecula, CA – December 2, 2014 – Often times we become so overwhelmed with planning for the holidays that we forget what the season is really about. December 2nd is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving, and you have the opportunity to make a difference. Villa Chardonnay Horses with Wings, an animal sanctuary, has created a fundraising Indiegogo campaign to help expand their animal safe-haven just in time for the holiday season.
Villa Chardonnay received a gift early, as a donor offered to match every dollar donated during the campaign – up to $25,000 through December 20th! A wave of excitement swept over Villa Chardonnay when everyone heard the news because they knew that this generous contribution would allow them to offer even more resources to their rescued animals.
“This is such a great way to start the campaign! It’s so fantastic knowing that when people donate, small or large, everything is being matched,” Louise Gardner (CFO) smiled.
One hundred percent of the donations made during the holiday season will go to the once neglected or slaughter-bound horses and animals living at Villa Chardonnay.
Caring for over 200 rescue animals, Villa Chardonnay is one of the largest and most reputable sanctuaries on the West Coast. They are dependent on the generous donations gifted by compassionate individuals who support their mission of taking in unwanted animals with no other options. In an effort to support more neglected animals, Villa Chardonnay is urgently trying to gather funds to move their animal sanctuary to a self-sustaining facility in southern California, where they will continue to help animals in need, grow their own hay and preserve land.
Villa Chardonnay’s new location will allow them to provide a forever home to even more abused and deserving creatures. Help Villa Chardonnay help these animals with a donation during this holiday season.
Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations made to Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, Inc. are tax deductible. Items purchased from Villa Chardonnay Pet Supplies are not tax deductible.
Click here to donate to the Indiegogo campaign or mail your donations to:
42200 Calle Barbona
Temecula, CA 92592
To sponsor one of Villa Chardonnay’s loving animals, visit http://goo.gl/cSpgnk.
For more information about Villa Chardonnay Horses with Wings, click here.
Alexandra Lynch for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International