Cases in Rehab

The Sonoma CHANGE Program is a community based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that assists the Sonoma County Animal Care and Control Department with equine abuse, abandonment, and neglect cases.

The CHANGE Program helps horses connected to Animal Control cases with services such as transportation, foster housing, veterinary care, rehabilitation and adoption.

Due to pending legal or criminal matters, the identity of some horses must remain private. This means that CHANGE sometimes has horses in foster care that cannot appear on the website. Please check back periodically for changes, or find us on Facebook for the latest news.




Cassie is an older chestnut Arab/Morgan mare that came to CHANGE the night of October 12th, 2017, in the midst of the Santa Rosa fire storm. She and Stephen (see under In Memory) were saved from an evacuation zone by our CHANGE volunteer and an Animal Services Officer. The duo had to find them on a dark mountain and jump a fence with the horses to get them to safety. Our vet determined that Cassie was suffering from an untreated skin condition and that her feet needed to be trimmed. She has made great progress in foster care and should be available for adoption soon.