Our Story

Sanctuary One is the brainchild of Lloyd Matthew Haines, an attorney, businessperson and philanthropist. In 2006-2007 Mr. Haines, Robert Casserly, Linda Champlain, and Patty Davis together conducted a feasibility plan, finding and purchasing the 55-acre property where Sanctuary One resides. They then formed a legally recognized nonprofit, recruited a board of directors, developed an operations plan, and hired staff to run the operation. Sanctuary One opened in March 2008 and soon thereafter started rescuing animals and healing people while promoting environmental stewardship. Sanctuary One continues to grow year after year with a dedicated staff, active board and a cadre of volunteers and supporters.


August, Nonprofit status granted


November, Property purchased on Upper Applegate Road


Spring, Began accepting rescued farm animals


Spring, Built first Cat Cottage


Summer, Built habitats for ducks and geese, began accepting waterfowl rescues


Summer, First intern arrived


Fall, Public tours began


Spring, Current Cat and Dog cottages opened


Spring, Bunny Barn opened, began accepting rescued rabbits


Spring, The William Driscoll and Alicia Theophil FIV+ Cat Cottage built, began accepting FIV+ cats

Our Awards

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Martha Young Award

ASPCA Employees’ Choice



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