Meet our Team

Betsy Bueno

Founder, Board President, 24/7 caregiver and lead stall cleaner.

Dee Iverson

Board Treasurer, and animal Florence Nightingale.

Carey Sweet

Board Secretary, goat wrangler and committed animal cuddler.

What We Do

Share Your Love of Animals

Amid the devastation of the last several years of the worst fires in California  history, LHSHR has been a first-responder, working with EVAC  teams to pull animals from the raging infernos and getting them to safety.

Foundation History

1999 - Betsy purchases a "sound" horse for her daughter out of the newspaper, and discovers the animal has been horribly abused. // Betsy connects with North Bay Horse Rescue and Welfare about similar cases, and ends up as the group's Vice President.

The First Sanctuary

Seeing the incredible need for animal rescue, Betsy leases 20 acres in Sonoma County home, and creates a  sanctuary. In 2004, she finds a lovely property with a house, 4 acres and a 1947 barn, and LHSHR has a forever home.

Phil Laverty

An exceptionally talented, kind farrier who treats all our horses with respect, never hesitating to respond to emergencies.

Our Vets

The amazing team at Sonoma Marin Veterinary Services is on-call 24/7 for all emergencies, plus handles all our regular care including dental and vaccinations.


Deserving the Best

Betsy has made so many trips to the UC Davis Center for Equine Health, that it's joked she has her own parking spot. LHSHR's precious animals receive premium care.