The Sweet Water Ranch Inc.
9420 Trails End Dr.
Lake Manor - Chatsworth CA.
Apache & Candi
The Sweet Water Ranch Inc. is a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Charity. A horse & farm animal rescue sanctuary. We are devoted to helping the animals in their time of need. Saving them from a life of despair, torture, solitude and slaughter.The Sweet Water Ranch was founded in 2009 by Candi Cane Cooper, Animal Communicator & Co founder Craig Marks, Music Composer. Their motivation was simple, the animals needed them.
Princess pregnant with Jazz waiting to go to slaughter
Candi's First rescue......
It was a Saturday afternoon late in January 2009.
She had just
finished working at Santa Anita doing some communication work with the Race
She knew that this day could quite possibly be the hardest day of her
life. Candi had plans to go under cover for a documentary. Armed with a hidden camera in her purse, she was going to visit a feed lot
where hundreds of horses were being held before they were to go to slaughter. As soon as she drove up, a starved and pregnant P.M.U. Palomino Mare starting calling out to her at the
top of her lungs. There were hundreds there, but this mare was determined to
get her attention. Her heart sunk as she approached, fighting back the tears. As Candi gently put her arms around the neck of the mare, she whispered in quiet desperation to "Save Me".
Candi then asked the mare when was she going to have the baby? She said
NOW!!! Candi promised her at that moment she would come back and save both of them. The next day Candi went back to save Princess and her baby. With the birth of Baby Jazz, The Sweet Water Ranch Inc. was also born. Jazz will be SWR's forever rescue mascot. Her mama Princess the Palomino mare, was rehabilitated but only was able to live only 11 more months. We were very grateful that she at least got to spend that time with her baby. She helped Jazz everyday to grow up strong and beautiful with all that she had left to give.
1/20/2009 Baby Jazz is born at a feed lot in Chino CA.
Baby Jazz & Candi 2019 @10 years old
Princess rehabilitated quickly but unfortunately her previous abuse as a P.M.U. mare took it's toll. We were forced to humanely euthanize her as she suffered kidney failure. She fought hard for two weeks to survive. On 12/14/09 @ 25 years old she was set free forever.