Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary is a 2.5 acre animal paradise nestled in the beautiful hills of Acton, California, just 45 minutes north of Hollywood. It was founded in 2011 for the purpose of giving animals who faced cruelty and neglect a loving home to share their stories.
Saving Grace was created by Erich and Kathy Lange with a single goal in mind: to save animals in memory of Grace, a cow that Kathy fell in love with years before. Saving Grace operates on the belief that every life is valuable, and that no animal should be used, abused or neglected in the name of business. The residents of the sanctuary come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they all share a common theme- each animal would have faced abuse, neglect or death had they not found a home here. From slaughterhouses and cattle auctions to show animals and neglected pets, each animal’s background tells a story of how compassion wins out over cruelty.
As Saving Grace has grown, the animals have taken on the role of ambassadors to the human visitors that come to meet them. Though no one on the sanctuary needs to fear a life of neglect or abuse, there are thousands of other animals that will not be so lucky. The residents of Saving Grace share their stories in the hopes that visitors might realize that all animal lives are worthy of being saved.