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There are sanctuaries for almost every type of animal, from cats and dogs to horses and wildlife. Most of these places encourage visitors and will arrange for tours. Even in an urban area like Los Angeles, you don't have to drive very far to spend the afternoon with a meerkat or a gibbon!

Alpha Canine Sanctuary

Offers financial help/vouchers for spay/neuter to be used at local vet hospitals.

Bakersfield, CA 93388

661-391-8212 (Phone)

A no-kill haven for homeless dogs. The 20 acre ranch is nestled in the foothills above Bakersfield.

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American Tortoise Rescue

Malibu, CA 90265

800-938-3553 (Phone)

Offers permanent sanctuary to abandoned and lost tortoises, as well as those that are confiscated from law enforcement and require temporary housing.

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Amy's Farm

7698 Eucalyptus Ave
Ontario, CA 91762

909-393-2936 (Phone)

A real working poly culture farm that provides hands-on, guided tours to students of all ages.

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Animal Acres

5200 Escondido Canyon Rd
Acton, CA 93510

661-269-5404 (Alt)
607-583-2225 ext. 221 (Phone)

Provides shelter for more than 100 farm animals on a hacienda ranch in Acton. Operated by Farm Sanctuary.

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Animal Encounters, Inc.

Santa Clarita, CA 91380

888-945-3411 (Phone)

A company that specializes in wildlife education programs, professional animal training, as well as rescue and sanctuary for animals in need.

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Animal Town Sanctuary

38150 Overview Rd
Temecula, CA 92592

951-775-7280 (Phone)

Dedicated to rescuing unadoptable Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. We specialize in seniors and owner surrenders.

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Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue

2315 E Palmdale Blvd
Pearblossom, CA 93553

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D.E.L.T.A. Rescue

Acton, CA 93510

661-269-4010 (Phone)

An organization dedicated to rescuing animals abandoned in the wilderness and stopping the cruel practice of animal abandonment. All of the rescued animals are allowed to live...

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EFBC's Feline Conservation Center-The Cat House

3718 60th St West
Rosamond, CA 93560

661-256-6867 (Fax)
661-256-3332 (Phone)
661-256-3793 (Alt)

Dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's endangered felines.

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Fellow Earthlings Wildlife Center

11427 West Dr
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

760-363-1344 (Phone)

A privately licensed, non-profit facility that specializes in caring for meerkats.

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Forever Free Horse Rescue

Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

760-772-8446 (Phone)

Formed to provide care for unwanted, neglected, and abused equines of all breeds and conditions.

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Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

8545 Buttemere Rd
Phelan, CA 92371

760-868-2755 (Phone)

Rescues and rehabilitates captive-bred exotic animals, giving them a safe home for the rest of their lives.

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Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

132 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

858-481-3148 (Phone)

Mission- to maintain a sanctuary that shelters, nurtures and re-socializes parrots while educating the public to inspire a lasting concern for the well being of exotic birds.

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Gibbon Conservation Center

19100 Esguerra Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

661-296-2737 (Phone)

A non-profit center to promote the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation.

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Golden Hearts Animal Sanctuary

Valley Center, CA 92082

760-749-6122 (Phone)

Provides permanent sanctuary for elderly and disabled dogs, cats, and farm animals.

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