The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary

A Second Chance At A Happy Life!

Welcome Sanctuary Friends!

The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary is a place of refuge for animals who otherwise would perish: The abandoned, the abused, the sick, the old, the suffering. Located on 130 wooded acres In the Santa Fe National Forest near Santa Fe New Mexico, the Sanctuary is non-profit and tax-exempt. We also are an accredited member of The Association of Sanctuaries, a national organization with the highest standards for animal welfare and care. Our founder and director, Natalie Owings, works at the Sanctuary 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without salary. She and the dogs live, family style, in the “Giant Doghouse”—essentially a spacious room with 25 or 30 dog beds and one human bed. If you haven’t seen our newest newsletter, you can download it at this page.

Donate in Honor of Cecil the lionPlease consider donating in honor of Cecil the Lion who was murdered in July, 2015 at the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa.

WildCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit) of the University of Oxford  has been tracking lions in Hwange Park for years to assist national authorities with conservation strategies.

Checks are to be made out to Americans for Oxford, Inc. and please put “WildCRU” in the memo line, then mail to:

Mr. Neil Simpkins, Chairman
Americans for Oxford, Inc.
500 Fifth Ave, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10110


The Divinity of Dogs
by George Skaroulis

The Divinity Of Dogs - Music Dogs LoveThis is not a solicitation or advertisement, just a genuine “from the heart” recommendation for music for you and your dogs. We play this music at The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary and the dogs absolutely love it! The music is available on both iTunes and Amazon.

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The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary serves a region of desperate need. Northern New Mexico has a long history of neglect, ill-treatment and heedless overpopulation of animals. Many of the dogs and cats…More…