Just ten minutes from Idyllwild, the Living Free animal sanctuary is one of the leading no-kill shelters in Southern California. Situated on 150 acres of land in beautiful Mountain Center, the refuge cares for more than 100 cats, dozens of dogs, and several donkeys and horses.
Everyone was excited to see the animals! Fourteen of our students completed a training session so that they can regularly volunteer on weekends and help take care of the dogs and cats. Jeni Sponseller started bringing Idyllwild Arts students to Living Free several years ago. We look forward to continuing the tradition (and taking lots of cute pictures) throughout the year!