Welcome to Free Spirit Sanctuary
Inspiring Kinship with All Life
A place of healing, peace and freedom
for rescued domestic and wild horses,
donkeys and farmed animals
Most of the animals here at FSS have been rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter, or have special needs. They have a home for life here where they are free to pursue their own precious needs and purposes and simply be themselves.
Healing: Equine trauma is a special interest of our founder, Dr. Sandie G. Hucal, M.D., who brings her training and experience as a physician. We hope to soon offer programs, both here at FSS and online, focussed on understanding, caring for and facilitating recovery of rescued horses.
Peace: At the heart of our philosophy is compassion for all life and living in harmony and deep connection with the natural world.
Freedom: All sentient beings desire the freedom to embrace their unique selves and live according to their own ways of seeing and being in the world. This freedom is fundamental to both healing from trauma and thriving. We are also interested in exploring the potential of the horse-human relationship from the perspective of deep trans-species connection..
Advocacy: We actively advocate for protection of the freedom of Alberta's Wild Horses, as well as ending horse slaughter in Canada.