Mountain View Sanctuary
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Welcome To Mountain View Sanctuary
MVS is a 40 acre 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization Animal Sanctuary nestled upon a mountain in beautiful southern Colorado.
Our mission is to provide a lifelong home to neglected, abused, injured, abandoned and re-homed animals in need.
Our rescues come from many different circumstances, often being rescued from slaughter and dangerous situations.
MVS is home to a wide variety of rescued animals (over 40), each with their own unique story and personality. Rescues include but are not limited to: Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Donkeys, Chickens, Rabbits and even a Jindo dog rescued from a South Korean Dog Meat Farm to name a few.
Feel free to check here and our Facebook Page often for the latest MVS news, updates, events and general sanctuary shenanigans.



Jake & Elwood
on September 10th, 2016 Jake (black & white) and Elwood (tan & white) became the very first rescues at MVS. They were rescued from slaughter at ages 12 weeks and 8 weeks, Elwood died 9 days after his rescue in my arms due to pneumonia, We tried to save him from day 1.
Jake was then given a 50% chance of survival, thankfully he made it, Our logo is designed in Elwood’s memory.
Resident Spotlight
“Vinnie”
Vinnie was born as a surprise on April 9th 2019. We were set to meet the staff of The Grapevine Magazine of Pueblo, CO for an onsite interview.
I went to meet the staff and have them follow me back to MVS.  I started down the driveway and saw Claire lay down. It felt odd, so I parked and got out to check on her.

She had began giving birth. 20 mins later I called the veterinarian and told him how there had been no progression and I asked if I should pull and assist. The vet stated that it sounded like the lamb was stuck at the shoulders and that I should begin pulling and assist with the delivery. After I was able to get a good enough grip, his shoulder adjusted and he was born 🙂 (Check out the video of his birth).

We decided to name him “Vinnie” in honor of the magazine visit, as they arrived only minutes after Vinnie was born.
Contact Us
We’ll respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible. Due to the hectic nature of a sanctuary, at times responses may be delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mountain View Sanctuary
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(719) 470-0449