Who We Are

Galloping Angels Rescue and Sanctuary (GARS) is a nonprofit 501(c) charitable organization (Tax id#: 01-0975880).

GARS was founded in 2010 in response to the many small equine ending up at auction, in the care of animal control or living in less than ideal conditions.  GARS’ policy is to provide assistance by accepting donated/surrendered small equine (miniature horses, ponies and donkeys) into their care facility.

GARS works to rescue and rehabilitate Miniature Horses and other Small Equine including cases of neglect, dwarves, intentional abuse, the elderly and unwanted.  GARS works closely with a few veterinarians and farriers to give the horses their best chance at a great life.

GARS has a long-term goal of assisting owners in times of need, including natural disasters.

All donations are tax deductible.

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Board of Directors

Veneta Tichy, President and CEO

Steve Tichy, Treasurer and CFO

Sharon Gosselink, Secretary


Advisory Board



Professional Associates & Consultants

Veterinarians(s): Ellie Tortosa Marsten, DVM; Sue Guillen, DVM

Farrier: Ethan Stohlman

Equine Dentist: Jessica Stohlman

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Galloping Angels Rescue and Sanctuary (GARS), a nonprofit 501(c) charitable organization (Tax id#: 01-0975880), does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Galloping Angels Rescue and Sanctuary (GARS), a nonprofit 501(c) charitable organization (Tax id#: 01-0975880), is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Veneta Tichy.  +1.5303538396   3 Parham Rd, Oroville, California, United States 95966    garshorsesanctuary.com   All rights reserved. 2016.