Ahimsa Animal Rescue is based out of Santa Barbara, California. We rescue those that are most vulnerable. We specialize in small animals such as reptiles, rodents, rabbits, birds and small livestock. We are the only 501c3 non-profit focused on small animals in Santa Barbara County. Through local community support, we have been able to adopt out hundreds of animals and rescue even more.
Some animals unfortunately cannot be adopted out due to medical conditions or specific disabilities and will live out their days here at the rescue. Pictured, we have Frank. Frank is our resident turtle who only has one leg! His previous owners were caught dumping him into the ocean because they did not want to treat his wounds or take him to the vet. Luckily we were called and stepped in to take Frank. We still don't know how he lost his other 3 legs, but he gets around great without them, he's a trooper! He is now happy and healthy enjoying the good life.
In order to keep rescuing, we must adopt out as well. Adoptions are a major part of running this operation smoothly! Animals who are given a clean bill of health will go up for adoption to the public as soon as possible with an application approval and small rehoming fee. Pictured we have "Lucky". Lucky is one of many rabbits at Ahimsa looking for a home. Learn more about Lucky and our other adoptable animals by getting in touch with our team today!
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of educating pet owners. Outreach to the public is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. We have an animal education program that takes resident animals to schools and helps educate future generations. Consider donating to keep this going! Contact us to learn more about what you can do to help donate to our cause.