Tehachapi has numerous pet and animal rescue operations. See the “Tehachapi Pet & Rescue News” in the The Weekender (published Fridays) for an up to date list and animals available for adoption.
Additionally, several horse rescue operations have facilities in the Tehachapi area which are open to the public; many ask that you call ahead — and don’t forget the carrots!
• Second Chance Ranch: 23028 Cummings Valley Road; 661-972-8395; www.2nd-chance-ranch.org
Call ahead for a tour. Every horse brought here has an amazing story.
• Tranquility Farms: 661-823-0307 (call for an appointment and driving instructions);
www.tranquilityfarmtbs.com; Visit retired racehorses (some names you’re bound to know) waiting to be adopted. Again, some amazing horse stories here!
• United Pegasus Foundation: 20411 Pegasus Road; P.O. Box 173, Tehachapi, CA 93581. 661-823-9672; www.unitedpegasus.com. Definitely bring carrots! Guided tours on Thursdays, call for time. Visitors welcome 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Gift shop available. Come visit our retired and adoptable off-track Thoroughbreds.