Animals are living things with feelings and needs just like us.

They may not think or speak the way we do but that does not mean they are less than us. 

If you are dumb enough to think animals are just ‘things’ to be used, then YOU are the least evolved thing in the room.

When Billie arrived at the Sanctuary in 2006, she still had an ankle chain leftover from her circus life. Despite early and repeated efforts over the past 5 years — Billie simply did not trust anyone to get close enough to remove her chain…until now! After many weeks of protected contact training techniques, Billie presented her foot and voluntarily allowed us to remove the chain off her front left leg. These are video highlights from this milestone event!