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Grace animals closer to finding ‘forever’ homes

A hearing officer has decided there was reasonable cause for El Dorado County Animal Services to believe 90 horses and other livestock at the former Grace Foundation facility were abandoned and that it was necessary to retrieve the animals to provide for their care and feeding.  Citing Penal Code section 597.1 and Civil Code 1815(d), the […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grace Foundation closes its doors indefinitely

After a three-year legal battle over sick horses and mounting debt due to their care, Grace Foundation has bolted the gates to its 600-acre equine therapy and animal rescue ranch off Latrobe. As recent as July things seemed to be looking up according to Grace Foundation Executive Director and founder Beth DeCaprio. After a plea […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation still waiting for a resolution

The Grace Foundation still has 42 horses in limbo. They cannot be adopted out because legal ownership issues haven't been resolved. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The footprints of countless volunteers and ebullient voices of children are all but gone though 127 horses and more than 80 other four-legged friends still live at The Grace Foundation, a 600-acre animal rescue and equine therapy ranch off Latrobe Road. Things are hardly back to normal since the foundation briefly closed and then reopened […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Life after Life

Is there life after Life? I’m about to find out. I write this on my 59th birthday, but it’s not a retirement. It’s a stepping back. And yes, I’m going to spend some time with my family. Julie Samrick will take my place. She’s an El Dorado Hills mom and a good journalist who’s been […]

32 Comments / June 09, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

The 43 horses taken from the Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville will stay at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills. Legal wrangling over the months has left the ultimate fate of the horses up in the air. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation reopening; horse lawsuits ongoing

“All we want to do is reopen,” said Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation of Northern California. The El Dorado Hills rescue group temporarily closed its programs, lessons, clinics and volunteer hours on Oct. 11, 2012. The January 2013 volunteer training was cancelled. DeCaprio said the foundation has continued to care for all […]

1 Comment / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Clarification on recent Grace Foundation stories

The July 11 story about the Grace Foundation’s lawsuit stated that legal documents recently uncovered by foundation representatives indicate that bank attorney Tim Ryan’s advice served his bank clients at the expense of the foundation. The statement was made by foundation Director Beth DeCaprio. Village Life did not review all the court records specifically. The […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

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