"Purpose calls you to the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

-Frederick Buechner

Donate to Sonoma's Horses

A 501(c)3 Public Charity


Below are the professionals that SAFER uses:


Brooke Wrisley

On Site
Horse Trainer



Dr. Steve Wood

Equine DVM


Dale Smithson




Joanna Murphy

Onsite Trainer and Problem Solver


Murielle Richard Price

Onsite Masterson Method Bodywork and Professional Saddle Fit Evaluator








Redwood Valley Fire Relief Depot for Horse and large animal(pets) owners!! Call for pick up of supplies: 707-824-9543 - We are always there SAT from 11 to 4.

We have lots of hay, hay nets, wound care, pellets for horses and livestock, blankets (Winter Is Coming), halters and leads, TONS OF PALLETS for off-ground storage, buckets and shavings etc. Located in Redwood Valley across from the Market. It will be run by Ann Borges and Pam Respini and pals! A short application is required - call SAFER at 707-824-9543

Thank you to Sarah O'Rourke for her strenuous and successful efforts in operating the Ukiah Fairgrounds Evac Center. A huge thanks to Jim Scatena of Flying S Ranch in Ukiah who donated 600 bales of really nice grass hay and the Woodside Community Foundation for a truckload of great hay as well!

Sonoma and Napa horse people can get supplies at the Petaluma Supply Depot run by the Sonoma Farm Bureau - call 707-544-5575 or email Emily@sonomafb.org for assistance. Excellent that they are doing this!!

Hay at the Redwood Valley Hay Depot 8461 East Rd

ALL of the SAFER horses are fine! Bowie got evacuated - and now is ADOPTED!! Thank you Cindy Messick! Raven got evacuated and is now ADOPTED!!- thank you Sarah O'Rourke!

And we welcome some old friends back into the program as their wonderful owner of 10 years has been affected by the fire in Bennett Valley. These are the very first horses SAFER ever rescued...and here they are!!

The little family - Mom Ellie, Dad Mojo, and Daughter Mocha. They will go BACK to their owner- who has given them a wonderful life and the best of care. Until then - they are in our care. Look for the story of SEVEN mini dentals...coming up!


Our ability to respond to horses needing help depends on getting the message out fast!
Emails are generally once a month.
Please sign up and help us get the word out!
Help us get them into new homes!


Join Up With Your NorthBay Horse Community !


We are still looking for foster homes in the Santa Rosa, Lake County and Ukiah areas! Please consider and call 707-824-9543



Fostering is the foundation of RESCUE!!


So many wonderful folks have offered to foster a displaced horse from the Fires....but did you know you can save a life anytime by being a foster for a displaced equine.

More about that!




Hay and Feed Assistance

Safe Transitions Program: Website, FaceBook and ENewsletter + Contracts.

Foster and Adoption

Phone counseling to discuss owner options.

Direct Auction rescues and owner surrenders.


Could this be YOU?? Check out PARTNER FACILITIES in the header above.

Hay Assistance Program
Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties


For those struggling to keep their horses fed we offer a program of temporary hay and feed. Please email info@saferhorse.com with any questions.

SAFER: 707-824-9543