The Sanctuary Story

The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run is part of a larger 200 acre property in the lovely Western North Carolina Foothills. It includes a 40-acre vineyard as well as housing and pastures for rescued equines from across the United States. Sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround this home to rescued and special needs equines.

A brainchild of Mary Adams, the Sanctuary accepts equines from other 501(c)3 charitable organizations, animal control seizures, or occasionally on a compassion basis at the recommendation of a veterinarian. The Sanctuary is one of a few of its kind in the country, providing individualized care to over 150 equines.

Red Bell Run works with several rescues across the United States to take in equines who are considered un-adoptable or who need end of life care. Included among the equines sanctuaried at Red Bell Run are miniature hinnies, donkeys, and ponies as well as their larger brethren from horses to draft mules and even Mammoth donkeys. Each is considered as an individual and their care is overseen by our knowledgeable staff, farriers and veterinarians.


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