RAMONA, Calif. -- After 15 years of animal conservation, Hearts and Hands Animal Rescue is on the verge of foreclosure.
The 5-acre, no-kill animal shelter has survived fires, floods, and a financial real estate collapse, but now its huge barn of exotic animals, including the endangered African mountain zebra, are weeks from eviction and possible euthanasia.
“We need real support in order to survive. These zebras need our help and no one will take them,” said Nancy Nunke, director of Hearts and Hands.
Hearts and Hands has raised $6,000, but needs to reach their financial goal of $83,000 in order to survive.
“These animals can’t just go anywhere. They need to stay here. There is no other choice, there is no Plan B,” Nunke said.
The animal rescue has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.