About The Animal Sanctuary
What sets Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary apart is our willingness to accept and take care of special needs animals, most of whom would be put to sleep otherwise. Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary, in addition to providing homes for neglected and abandoned animals, also provides homes for some of the more severely handicapped animals that many sanctuaries are just not willing or equipped to deal with.
In caring for these animals Mt Peale not only gives them a life, but a quality of life that is filled with love. it is amazing and gratifying to watch the spirits and bodies of these animals blossom as the right environment is provide for them. It is equally amazing to witness the healing that these animals in turn provide for some of the people that come through the center. These animals often, just by their being and through their stories, open a sense of hope for people. These animals are living examples of thriving against the odds and in this way, can lead injured human souls out of their own despair.
The animals that find their way to Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary, are nurtured, brought back to health, and in turn put up for adoption if and when possible. The others that are too handicapped or sick to be let out, remain at the sanctuary under close loving care.
Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary is a run by the efforts of co-founders Teague Eskelsen and Lisa Ballantyne and also run through volunteer efforts funded by donations from caring souls. While the founders put much of our own time and resource into the sanctuary there is just not enough to cover all the costs of feed, barn buildings, immunizations and vet bills.
Donations: Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, graciously accept and welcomes all efforts and contributions. Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Follow the Donations link on this page to contribute.
Tours and Volunteering: Mt Peale offers tours and volunteer opportunities to work with the animals at the center. For further information please connect with us through the contact page in this website, or speak with us when you are visiting Mt Peale.
The History of Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary: The History of Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary lies with a horse named Lucky. Lucky came to Mt Peale as a colt and was one of these handicapped horses that was abandoned to die, ill, and unable to walk. No one else was found to care for Lucky so we at Mt Peale took him in, cared for him and paid his vet bills. Eventually not finding an appropriate placement we realized Lucky was with us to stay both in heart and home.
Through the time of caring for Lucky Mt Peale became very aware of a great need in the Four Corners Region for a place where injured, abandoned and special needs animals could go to receive the kind of care they required. In fact often we found out about animals that were slated to be put down, had been or were left in dire conditions where even their basic needs were not being met, and at times, badly abused.
In time we realized that the number of animals in need of help was too great for us to care for through our own resources alone. In recognizing this we could see it was time to establish a non profit sanctuary . Hence 'Mt Peale Animal Sanctuary' came into being.
What had started as our hearts reaching out to one small horse has turned into a full scale Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Mt Peale center cares for approximately 100 animals a year now and we are growing. Mt Peale places some of the animals who are fit enough, into new homes with caring families, while others with handicaps too severe, continue to live in comfort and be an inspiration for all those who pass through Mt Peale Healing center.