Travis Laugeson, Charlie's Acres Sanctuary. Sonoma, CA.
A band of horses, whom have served the San Francisco Mounted Police Dept., continue to motivate my willingness to work in an animal sanctuary type setting. As they would arrive to recover from kicks, punches, pit bull attacks and shot gun wounds, we never asked much of them except to live out their days as a horse with no expectations. Myself as a combat veteran having my own personal scars, these horses in turn have helped me heal. Working in a farm sanctuary today and having the opportunity to view farm animals live daily and without fear of being slaughtered, the joys they provide are priceless. The smiles and love that is felt is all the motivation I need.