Meet Jen. Jen’s love for horses started as a young girl, with her first horse, Patches. Patches quickly became her best friend, teaching her about commitment, loyalty and compassion. These values became the framework in which she would approach all animals in her life, then and now. After raising two children, she and her husband, Dave, left the city and purchased property in the country to fulfill a lifelong dream to offer refuge to animals in need. In searching for their first horse to bring to the ranch, they were shocked and saddened to learn of the overwhelming abundance of abandoned and neglected horses in their area. In addition, they also learned that many farm animals, due to the close proximity of dairy farms, were also in need of refuge. Jen and Dave’s deep love for all animals, made it impossible to ignore this need and so, Sale Ranch Sanctuary was born.
Jen’s experience with horses and a background in nursing gives her a unique perspective needed to properly care for the animals at SRS and many times, this experience allows her to offer preventive care, in turn, often avoiding large vets bills.