NEXT DESTINATION? We are here for a while
The RV park has some charities that they are very passionate about. One of them is JEEP project which is a program run by the Hilltop Refugio. My version of the history of the Refugio is that a couple of California transplants by the name of George and Loretta, came to La Penita years ago and bought property. They purchased a couple horses to have, and as they were riding around the area they noticed how many horses were being neglected. They couldn't turn a blind eye and soon began taking in some of those horses and finding them good homes. It wasn't long and they expanded to dogs and cats and whatever type of animals that needed help. They now have a great place at the top of a hill overlooking the country side, where they care for and find homes for these less fortunate animals around the area. They run spay and neuter clinics at a reasonable cost to help with the dog and cat population in the area. They do this mainly with their own money, so the RV park has jumped on board to do fundraising for buying the necessities for the animals.
The J.E.E.P. project has nothing to do with the Jeep vehicle but it is a good brand for the program. This is a program where special needs children are involved with the special need horses at the shelter. In my mind there is no better therapy for anyone than cuddling an animal of any kind. So we all purchased tickets to go up and see the place, participate in the different fundraising events and have a great steak or chicken meal. So into a couple vans we all piled and up the steep hill we went.
When we got up there we did a little tour of all of the animal shelters with dogs and cats and horses housed in a clean friendly environment awaiting adoption.
After the supper some of the JEEP program kids came to entertain us. One young lady with an awesome voice sang for us and a group of younger ones entertained us with some Mexican Cowboy dancing.
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