The Animal Sanctuary

PHS-SPCA Animal Sanctuary in La Honda, CA

We are pleased to announce, through generous donations, the purchase of 216 acres in La Honda, California that will serve as a sanctuary for dogs, cats and other pet animals who can live a quality life but are not likely to find a home through traditional adoption programs. Some examples are dogs in need of hospice care and fractious/under-socialized cats. The land purchase and next phases of the PHS/SPCA animal sanctuary have been and will continue to be funded entirely by private charitable donations.

Animals will be matched into behaviorally- and medically-compatible animal families, and each of those families will take up residence in their own homes, each home surrounded by a specially designed fence to allow for safe and secure playtime whenever wanted. On-site staff and volunteers will provide overall supervision, supportive and medical care to all the animals living at the PHS/SPCA sanctuary.

PHS/SPCA is starting to enter the planning and permitting stages, and hope to begin construction in about 12-18 months.

Because of the extreme conditions which lead to these animals becoming sanctuary residents in the first place, PHS/SPCA has decided it is in the best interest of the animals to not have the sanctuary open to the public. PHS/SPCA does plan to have live webcams available, so the public will have the opportunity to watch the PHS/SPCA sanctuary animals without disturbing them.

Contributions to PHS/SPCA from generous, caring donors has made the land purchase for the PHS/SPCA animal sanctuary possible. The next phases of design and construction, as well as ongoing operation, will remain fully 100% funded by charitable donations.

For more information or to donate to help fund the PHS/SPCA animal sanctuary please contact Lisa Van Buskirk at

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