The Safe Haven Horse Rescue has been operating in Cottonwood for 19 years. Founder Linda Richards has a talent for healing horses that have been nearly starved to death. She takes in horses that have been abused, neglected, starved, or on their way to the slaughterhouse. She and her dedicated volunteers nurse the horses back to health, then try to find them forever homes. Families can also make a donation of $65 per month to sponsor a horse, and they can come to the ranch and ride the animal. She keeps some horses for lessons. Richards runs a strictly volunteer non-profit organization, and has been doing so successfully for nearly two decades. One arab named "Buddy" came to her ranch in July weighing only 500 lbs. She slowly nursed him back to health, and he's thriving. In fact, he's now on a diet because he's a little too chunky. There is a waiting list of horses to come to the ranch. The Whinny and Roses Spring Gala will help Richards continue her operation with success. There will be a prime rib dinner with all the fixings. It's Saturday, April 6 at 6:00pm at Fusaro Hall in Anderson. There will be dancing, a live auction, and all ages are invited! Tickets are $40. Call (530) 347-4941 or go to www.safehavenhorserescue.org to purchase tickets.