Elmer and Barberella

Rancho Laguna Equine Rescue

Hi I have a friend Tina Laguna who runs an horse and donkey rescue operation from her small farm in Snoqualmie. Currently she had two horses one's name is Rose and the other one is Barberella and a donkey name Elmer that she is nursing all back to health. She does this out of the kindness of her heart and with very little help from others. Tina is much need as is a lot of other rescuers out there for donation to help with the care and the basic needs of the animals that she so kindly took in when others could or would not. The recognition would go far in helping Tina with the recovery of these poor lost animals who has nothing but love to give to someone who is lucky and kind enough themselves to care for them once Tina gets them in adoptable shape.

Pictures and info can be found on her Facebook page here...

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Craig says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 1:12 PM

Tina, You have always been so kind and friendly to all. Continue the good work.

Victoria says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:49 AM

Thank you for caring Tina, and making a home for these loving animals. We need more people like you in this world.

Lisa says ... on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:11 PM

What wonderful work Rancho Laguna is doing! Tina and her daughter are true heroes!

Candice Hill says ... on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:16 PM

Thank you to Tina and Rancho Laguna for all the hard work they do for these animals.

Tina says ... on Tuesday, May 1 at 1:25 PM

We here at Rancho Laguna Equine Rescue are now umbrella'd under a 501(c)3, any and all donations are greatley appreciated...thank you, Tina Laguna

Lisa Gerick says ... on Thursday, Apr 19 at 3:26 PM

Thank you for your kind heart and good work on behalf of all of us who love animals.

Terri MacMillan says ... on Sunday, Apr 15 at 9:59 PM

My dear friend Tina takes such good care of her animals and has such a tender heart in teaching the kids about them too. What a wonderful program for neglected animals. I am thrilled she has been able to find loving homes for so many. You go girl!

Ray Cavanaugh says ... on Sunday, Apr 15 at 8:58 AM

I think it's great that someone can take the time and personal expense to help out animals in need. It takes a special kind of person who can do that! Thank you Tina!

Deanna says ... on Saturday, Apr 14 at 3:56 PM

Tina, you have a big beautiful heart full of love and kindness..God Bless you and your children.What a wonderful inspiration you are to me, for taking the time to nurse those poor, sick animals back to health.You are a Godsent a human angel,Blessings

Genel says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 6:28 PM

Tina, you're a saint for all that you do!!!

KAB says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 3:50 PM

Every now and then an Angel appears. Tina is a true guardian and care giver to our dear animal friends. Keep up the good work!!

Christie Driskell says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 2:41 PM

Rancho Laguna provides a haven for animals neglected, abused and abandoned, as well as a healing place for both animals and humans alike. Tina Laguna and her daughter deserve your help and support as they continue the wonderful work they are doing!

Kathy P says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 2:39 PM

Tina and her family deserve a medal for the work they are doing saving horses and donkeys from certain doom. Tina is an angel to these animals. Thank you, Tina. Your pictures and comments make my cry sometimes.

Debbyarora Arora says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 8:39 AM

Tina you are an Amazing person!

Eric Bozinny says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 7:38 AM

A great example of selflessness...love it!

Kim Kelly says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 7:18 AM

Thank you Tina for taking care of these animals!! You are doing a wonderful thing!!

Liz says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 5:55 AM

This story is heartwarming. Not many have the space or selflessness to devote their resources towards the helpless animals that need us. Vote for Rancho Laguna!

Cherie Hart says ... on Thursday, Apr 12 at 5:20 AM

Rancho Laguna what a truly wonderful place! Tina and Isabella have such big hearts and share there love on their ranch with neglected animals bring them back to healthy loving animals. How amazing it gives us all strength and hope!

Ellen Stewart says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:53 PM

Good luck Tina!!! I'm rooting for you and your AWESOME cause!!! :D

Deanna says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:23 PM

Rancho Laguna and family deserve all the recognition our communities can collectively give. Their hearts are with those animals (and humans) above and beyond all others! They make it look easy but it's not by any stretch of the imagination! XO

Rick says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 9:56 PM

It goes without saying Tina and the critters at Rancho Laguna deserve this, it's nice to see one person start the recognition at a larger scale and the rest of us to try together gaining the comments and support needed.

Hope White says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 7:53 PM

Just wanted to sing the praises of a very special person. Tina Laguna is a single mom that has a small ranch that her and her daughter call home. Tina has been taking care of neglected and abuse horses and donkeys who she nurses back to health.

Lynn Wuscher says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 7:13 PM

It takes special people to take on the challenges of rescuing these negelected animals. The cost alone can be prohibitive to some, but thanks to Tina, these animals have a home and can recover. More power to her.

Ursula says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 6:48 PM

Tina has such a kind heart and is such a caring soul; I so enjoy watching her be such an amazing teacher and role model for Isabella, by opening her heart and farm to those animals who just need kindness and shelter. Tina & Isabella, thank you!

Janell says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 5:45 PM

You are amazing to take in the animals that need you most, Tina!

Paula Matthysse says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 4:54 PM

Thank you for your caring heart! These animals are blessed because you care!

Ann Arnold says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 4:46 PM

I am so proud of Tina and Isabella for the love and care they give to their animals. It is inspiring and a testiment to the hearts these two have. Thank you for returning these animals to the trust and love of good human beings!

Annette says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 4:43 PM

Tina is an angel sent from heaven. She is very giving of her time and resources to help animals in need. Great work Tina!!

Ian Olson says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 3:53 PM

Great job Tina!!

Brenda says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 3:49 PM

Good work Tina!!

Hannah May says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 2:07 PM

Tina is known for her big heart and willingness to share and love others, humans and animals a like. Always a wonderful person and happy to help. I would love to see the prize reach her farm so she can continue to do so.

Kim says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 12:05 PM

Tina is such a kind heart to take in these hungry mouths to feed and nurse them back to health!

Sarah Sunkel says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:46 AM

Tina is truly an amazing, genuine, compassionate person. She has so much love to offer these animal's...we could use more people in the world like her :)

Janelle says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:19 AM

I'm a horse lover, and though I've never met Tina, I admire what she is doing. Thank you for taking care of our 4-legged friends!

Kim Arellano says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 9:56 AM

Tina has rehabilitated some pretty tough situations. She has an incredible gift and offers so much to the horses, and to her community! Our family adopted one of her rescues and we have been incredibly blessed.

Chris Kinzell says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 9:32 AM

Its very hard these days to try and do "a good thing" without some help, especially in this economy. Tina has been helping these animals out of the goodness of her heart for a very long time. She needs your help!

lacey hawker says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 8:51 AM

What wonderful, amazing ladies Tina and Isabella are. They open their hearts and home to people and animals in need. LOVE THEM

Lolo says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 8:50 AM

I truly admire the work Tina is doing at her ranch. It takes a special person to love and care for these abused and neglected horses as if they were her own. Thank you Tina!

Marita Arevalo says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 8:38 AM

With the economy the way it is, I fear there are more horses out there who are not properly cared for. I've know Tina for close to 20 years, God has chosen the right person to love and nurse these horses back to the life they deserve! #Heart of gold

Scott Jensen says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 8:34 AM

I have known Tina for many years and spent a lot to time there. I know first hand how she treats her animals and her Ranch. Her knowledge of horses is unparalleled. Her animals come first. Rescuing these animals is her love. She deserves any help

Kristi Parrott says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 7:42 AM

Not only does Tina take in what others neglect, nurse them back to health, she makes the efforts to educate the ones around her. She leads by example and her door is open to everyone, and everything. Very genuine and sincere of the entire situation

Jina Heath says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 7:32 AM

This is an amazing place that is willing to take unwanted, abused and unloved animals and give them a chance to be happy,healthy and loved. Tina needs support and I think that they would put any $ won or donated to a great cause. Vote Rancho Laguna!!

Susan says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 7:26 AM

This is a VERY worthy recipient. Tina and Isabella truly provide a loving home to these animals. This is a very special place for these poor animals who have not been treated well.

Kerry says ... on Wednesday, Apr 11 at 6:47 AM

I’ve know Tina for many years and her generosity is compassion is unparalleled. Please support Tina in her efforts. Those animals are in the best possible hands.

Jill Munson says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 8:27 PM

Tina and Rancho Laguna are such a blessing to the animals she cares for, the world needs more people like her.

Nick Cook says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 7:23 PM

I have never seen another person that has so much to give to help abused neglected animals. Way to go Tina, Love Uncle Nick

Dina says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 5:56 PM

You go girl, we love to follow what you are doing on Facebook.

Dee Cook says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 4:35 PM

Tina is my niece and she could not have a bigger heart. She has done wonders with all her rescue animals as well as with all the other animals she has on her farm. She truly deserves some support to continue her amazing wonders with the rescues!

Diane Spurlin says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 3:53 PM

My kids spent time at Rancho Laguna Equine Rescue last summer. Both had a great time. The work that Tina does for the animals shows what a kind and wonderful person she is!

Joan Melcher says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 3:14 PM

While spending time with Tina and her daughter you felt that they genuinely cared for the animals they were helping. There should be more people like them in this world! They are very deserving of a community service award.

Donna Painchaud says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 2:35 PM

Tina and her daughter Isabella, are amazing! We spent an afternoon at her ranch, learning all about her horses, riding and the ranch. Her love and the care of all the animals is heartwarming.

Colleen says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 2:29 PM

Thanks for the work you do. The world needs more people like you.

Francis Cavanaugh says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 2:16 PM

In all the years that I have known Tina she has always been someone who gave more that she ever would receive, I'm pretty sure that is how she would wants it. She is way over due being recognized for all that she does for the horse community.

Janey says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 12:02 PM

Thank the lord that there are people like Tina out there who have it in their heart to provide a home for these neglected animals. More power to her!

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Christie Driskell says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 8:33 AM

Rancho Laguna is a special place filled with love for the animals that come there to be given a second chance. Your recognition and support would be such a wonderful way to help with the beautiful work and love being offered here!

Nikki Cheatham says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 8:29 AM

Tina and Rancho Laguna are an asset to the community. Tina is kind and caring and opens her heart to take care of these abused and neglected animals. And in the process of helping animals, she teaches us all to be caring, community-minded individuals

Amy says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 8:29 AM

Thank you Tina for taking in these animals!

Jenelle says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 8:04 AM

Tina and the Rancho Laguna family have huge hearts and love their critters. Thank you, Tina, for stepping up to rehab the animals.

Kathleen Nelson says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 7:58 AM

Tina and daughter Isabella are all heart to open their small ranch to animals who have been neglected and abused.These horses and donkeys arrive in such bad shape.But with love and the best care they learn to thrive and shine!

Tina says ... on Tuesday, Apr 10 at 7:27 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind words and generosity. Thank you, Tina Laguna

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