• Email: newworldsanctuary@gmail.com
  • Phone:940-353-7169      "Transformation Begins with Unconditional Love" ™

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Our Mission

To advance the healing of the planet through a model of sanctuary that embraces
the power of unconditional love, including equality for all living beings.


New World Sanctuary Foundation is the developing vision of our founder, Ren Hurst. After experiencing a complete paradigm shift in regards to our relationship to animals, but more importantly to how we as individuals have come to understand love, Ren wanted to create an animal sanctuary that would double as a practice center for learning how to bring love in action into every area of people’s lives. Our relationship to the animals is our practice towards becoming fully authentic, loving human beings. The work we do here is not for those still interested in using animals. We are here for those interested in moving away from dysfunctional, attached relationships and stepping into their own individual power.


RESTORING CONNECTION through UNCONDITIONAL LOVE in SANCTUARY

We use a healing method of relationship that brings domesticated animals out of a deeply conditioned state (learned helplessness) and into one of mental freedom. This method transcends species and can be applied to any relationship you experience. It is challenging work that leads to absolute freedom and to the realization that our likenesses far outweigh our differences from one another. Our staff does the healing work for the animals, and our healed animals offer an opportunity for visitors to heal themselves through guided interactions. Our sanctuary model is an opportunity for real, lasting transformation that reaches far beyond animal welfare.

If you care about the state of our world and you also care about animals, then you’ve come to the right place. We are a BRAND NEW organization that is just being developed, and unfortunately, we are not ready for regular visitors at this time. As things move along, we will update here with all events and opportunities that become available. Please send us your questions and explore more below.

Our Story

It’s been a long road to get where we are today — so long, in fact, that Ren wrote a book about it. The best way to fully understand where we came from and how we found unconditional love is to check out Riding On the Power of Others: A Horsewoman’s Path to Unconditional Love on Amazon.com by clicking one of the links below. If you want an autographed copy and the best price available, contact Ren directly. If you have already read the book, please help others find it by leaving a review!

Check back soon for a video of Ren and Shai giving you basic run down of how New World Sanctuary came to be, but for now you can watch the video on the left to see the result of their love in action between Ren and a very awesome camel named Baraka.

Our Residents

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the permanent residents of New World Sanctuary. These animals have become our nonhuman family, and they have so much to teach about our connection to one another, the assumptions we make about other species, and most importantly — love.

Please read their stories, and if you fall in love, consider sponsoring someone. Your sponsorship covers an individual’s basic needs for an entire year so that additional funds can go towards improving the animals’ quality of life beyond those basic necessities. Each animal has their own personal fund, so once their basic needs are covered for the year, we use additional money in their account to pay for things like holistic dentistry or anything unexpected that may come up for that individual.

Full Year Sponsorships come with some unique opportunities and offerings, but anyone can make a contribution of any amount to any animal’s account at any time. Our work here at New World Sanctuary Foundation depends on your generous contributions, and we are so thankful that you care about animals as much as we do. We hope you enjoy getting to know the beautiful souls that call this place home.


Board of Directors & Staff

Ren Hurst

Founder, executive director and board president

Brandy Setzer

Co-founder, board member & secretary

JR Westen

Board member & treasurer

Kat von Cupcake

Board member

Rosie D’Agostino

Social media coordinator