Susan Moore


Susan has been involved with the sanctuary since its inception. She handled all aspects of animal care, from feeding to cleaning! She was particularly fond of our ratites and pot-bellied pig! She made sure they were spoiled beyond belief! Susan volunteered 5 days a week to care for all of the animals here. 

Susan passed away in March 2016 and left a big void at our sanctuary. We miss her dearly. 






Ryan Griffin 1973-2005

RYAN MATTHEW GRIFFIN, Born October 15, 1973 Dunedin, Florida, died Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was 32 years old. Ryan was a lifelong resident of Pinellas County, where he worked as a landscape supervisor. He was chosen most valuable player for a 1987 Junior Olympics baseball team. Survivors include his wife of four years, Jenifer; a son, Ryan J., Safety Harbor; two daughters, Makenzie Lynn Griffin and Teagan Marie Griffin, both of Safety Harbor; his mother, Mary Griffin, Dunedin; three brothers, Randall, Macon, Ga., David, Tampa, and Steven, Dunedin; and a sister, Lisa Jensema, Silver Spring, Md. 


The following people have donated to Ryan's memory:

Patricia Condurso

Skip and Carol Mountain

Lawrence and Kimberly Mattei

Sandy and Wally Crispyn






Judy Schwartz

Age 60, was a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator who has spent the last 15 years rescuing injured and orphaned animals in Hernando County. Jim Jablon, who is also a licensed rehabilitator, joined Judy to form Wildlife Rehab of Hernando, a non-profit organization that takes in animals that need special attention before they can be released back into the wild. 

Click on the Angel image to your left to read more about Judy. 









Margie Berry

 Click on the candle picture to the left to read a testimony from Connie Crowther, thank you for sending this to us!




Kay Ann Godfrey



Sandy Buckley was a very giving and compassionate person! She loved animals and blessed our sanctuary with several gifts they we are so thankful for!!! Thanks to her husband Joe and our Veterinarian Dr. Griffin.