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Whether we are allowed to continue, or if we have to fund moving all of the animals to prevent euthanasia - we have a lot of expenses to cover
 

Even a small donation will be greatly appreciated!!!
 

Pacific Wildlife Project is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization
Your donation to support our Emerald Sanctuary location is tax deductible

 

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Your signature can save the lives & homes of
hundreds of animals

SAVE THE ANIMALS

before they are evicted or euthanized
 

Help us continue our 50+ years of community service - so we can
keep saving countless lives for years to come!

 

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Pacific Wildlife Project's Emerald Sanctuary

URGENT! Orange County’s only no-kill animal sanctuary is being evicted!
Hundreds of animals need your help NOW.

Pacific Wildlife Project's Emerald Sanctuary has been a beacon of hope for abandoned, forfeited, exotic, and former pet animals in
Laguna Beach for over 50 years.

The only facility of its kind in Orange County, the humane sanctuary offers safe and nurturing forever homes to a wide variety of animals that include: alpacas, emus, swans, small and giant tortoises, as well as smaller former pets such as birds, bunnies, waterfowl, guinea pigs, and pocket pets.

 

In recent years, the Sanctuary became part of the award-winning wildlife charity Pacific Wildlife Project. Together, they formed the region’s first all-inclusive wildlife and exotic care program that is staffed solely by volunteers and supported through public donations.

 

Nestled on a south county hillside on Orange County parkland, the organization has worked hand in hand with State, County, and local agencies and the general public in offering a safe placement for exotic animals, meeting the needs of agencies and the demands of the public for humane animal treatment and care.


Recently, following the Laguna Beach hillside fire dubbed the “Emerald Fire,” the Sanctuary founder was credited with saving the community from further damage with his effective, natural fire break planting at the Sanctuary’s edge.

THE BAD NEWS - despite local accolades in fire prevention, the event prompted a County review of the Sanctuary's grandfathered land use. OC Parks ordered the Sanctuary to close and vacate the animals from the property.

Many residents are older, injured, or plentiful deeming them not desirable for placement. With no alternative location to safely house those animals and no other placement options, the animals now face imminent seizure by the County animal authorities and euthanasia death.

 

We need help from the community to let the agency know that we value these animals and the Sanctuary's worthy purpose.

If you value the lives of all animals and the preservation of our natural spaces;

If you support our humane “no-kill” environmental mission; and

If you agree that Orange County should have a safe sanctuary for abandoned and unwanted animals.

 

THEN NOW IS THE TIME TO BE HEARD AND TAKE ACTION. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT TO SAVE THEM.
 

You have the power to move mountains and save countless innocent lives if you make it known that you support the Sanctuary at its current location. It is up to you whether or not the Sanctuary will survive.

Thank you for helping us continue to serve you and the animals.

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