We had the good fortune of connecting with Jen Sale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jen, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
We believe animals are living, breathing, beautiful beings who are someone, not “something”. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and educate on their behalf while promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle and reducing our impact on the earth. We believe bringing awareness to the plight of factory farmed animals will help create a more compassionate and kinder world for all beings. We are a 100% off grid non-profit sanctuary located in Temecula, California that offers rescue and refuge to animals discarded by our food industry, specifically dairy, and hospice to senior horses and those with medical needs. Once healed and healthy we connect our animals and share their stories with children in our community who have experienced trauma.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Jennifer Sale is the Founder and Executive Director of Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary. Her love of animals started at an early age with her first horse, Patches – who taught her about commitment, loyalty, and compassion. These values became the framework in which she would approach all animals to this day. After raising a family her lifelong dream of opening an animal refuge that is 100% off-grid was realized in 2011 with the purchase of property in the country. When she and her husband Dave began seeking their first horse to bring to the ranch, they were dismayed by the number of abandoned and neglected horses in their area. Being in proximity of dairy farms, they also learned of farm animals in these dire conditions. The need was impossible to ignore, so Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary was born. Jennifer has a background in medicine. She entered the field as a scheduler in the radiology department of a hospital. Her experience in this setting and interest in the OR inspired her to become a nurse. During her coursework at Concord Nursing School, she fell in love with cardiology. Following graduation as an LVN, she continued her education specific to cardiac patient care, including CVICU and Telemetry. She became certified in ACLS and Telemetry. After a decade of working in acute care hospitals, she entered the mortgage industry for several years before returning to patient care at a wellness center. Jennifer left the medical industry in 2016 as the ranch grew and needed all her time.Her experience with horses and background in nursing has been of great benefit to the ranch. She has the skill to reassure incoming rescues who may be traumatized and provide preventive care to a range of animals which often reduces or eliminates large veterinary bills.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Considering we are right in the middle of wine country we would definitely go wine tasting. Afterwards, we would head into town and grab some yummy vegan food from Amo Nakatl Asada.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Running a farm sanctuary is expensive and is a 24/7 job. We could never do what we do without all of our amazing supporters and volunteers.