Cocoa was just adopted!


Augustina still needs a home.


This is Augustina (HWTH#15383A). She is a Chihuahua mix, DOB: 1/1/07. Augustina weighs approximately 7 pounds and stands 10 inches at the shoulders. Her family lost their home due to a fire that burned it to the ground. They were not able to take their dogs (Augustina and Cocoa) with them to their new residence. Both Augustina and Cocoa have been relinquished to Halfway to Home so they can find the loving permanent home they deserve (Augustina's foster mom would like the dogs to be placed together if possible). She says that Augustina is a loving, sweet, active girl who is in good health and will also be your lap dog and bed buddy if you so choose. Augustina is very good with kids, cats and other dogs. She loves to play with toys, walks well on leash, knows how to use a doggy door, is house trained and crate trained. For more information on Augustina, please contact C.A.R.E.S. at 661-264-4400.



Pet ID: HWTH#15383A

House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Current on vaccinations • Primary Color(s): Black • Secondary Color(s): Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat Length: Short



Here are some pictures of the residents and structures:

The C.A.R.E.S. Sanctuary consists of farm animals (horses, goats, chickens, ducks), domestic animals (dogs, cats, rabbits), exotic animals (turtles, tortoise, parrot, fish), and we do a lot of consultations and referrals regarding wild animals.

GOAT PEN for bucks.  This enclosure is about 30 ft. x 50 ft. with a shade tree and house.  The bucks are separated from the does.

KENNELS or for BURROWING ANIMALS - There is a 4 sectional cage with 2 sections that are 6 ft. W x 6 ft. L x 6 ft. H, and 1 section that is 6 ft. W x 8 ft. L x 6 ft. H. All of them have 6 ft. underground cages for burrowing animals. There is a 4 ft. W x 20 ft. L x 6 ft. H hallway with doors at either side.

We have two rescue horses in two adjoining corrals with only one shader. We need funds to build a second shader. There is a large barn with corrals inside. Lakota (16 year old BLM mustang) came in years ago with horrible feet and underweight, but is doing fine now, except for a large lump that needs to be removed.  Mariposa (18 year old Paso Fino) came in recently emaciated, never had her teeth floated before and feet were terrible. We're trying to put weight on her and get her teeth worked on again. Funds are needed to be raised to get the horse vet out to do these things!!  When I took these horses in, the vets recommended putting them down and each cost well over $1,000 a piece to keep them alive and to get better.  THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE HORSE!!


Some of our rescue dogs for 2015 hanging out at their watering hole. They have a large back yard to play in with a lot of shelter and shade trees. They are inside on hot days and cold nights, and all nights.

Goat does and wethers, sometimes babies, in a 30 ft. x 100 ft. enclosure. They have dog houses and shade trees.

An enclosure was built to be an aviary with a cement flooring, but is currently used as a cattery. Each of the three sections are 5 ft. W x 10.5 ft. L. They are protected by a roof, shade trees, get a nice breeze, have lots of cat scratch posts and houses, heating blankets for cold nights, toys.

There is also a  RABBITAT, which is 12 ft. W x 21 ft. L x 6 ft. H (to keep predators out) x 6 ft. Deep (an underground cage for burrowing animals).