Gabby's Sanctuary ARK

A nonprofit organization

GSA provides educational opportunities to over a 160 students (88% LMI) at the Lancaster ISD STEM program. Students focus primarily on the management of livestock species, such as horses, pigs, and fowl. The courses include meat science, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, biology, chemistry, and mathematical statistics. Students who want to earn degrees often pursue graduate degrees in veterinary medicine, reproduction, and nutrition. GSA held workshops on financial literacy that would assist students with the care of their animals as well as provide resources in a safe environment to learn. Clinics were held by professional horsemen on groundmanship and safety classes by retired Dallas Mounted Policemen. Veterinaries and Farriers made themselves available for the students. Over 75 students enacted with horses, pigs, chickens, ducks and geese on a regular bases including weekends, throughout the year. The facility has created a fun, safe and healthy environment for adults and students.

GSA is also working with Oaks Assisted Living facility that houses disabled veterans. This facility ensures that each resident has an activity that is away from their home. The Veterans Hospital in Dallas has agreed to send more Veterans from their volunteer pool. Our veterans have served our country and GSA tries to assist with opportunities for them to come out to the barn and decompress with the animals. We have seen a transformation in several of the veterans.

Our Needs

Gabby's Sanctuary ARK's ongoing needs include: horse feed, hay, boots, jeans, helmets and shirts for children that come out to work with the horses, shavings, supplements such as thyroid medication , drench, bute, and tack. One-time needs include: a tractor to load and unload hay, a used truck.


Gabby's Sanctuary ARK (GSA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes of horse rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of those destined for premature euthanasia in Southern Dallas County. Gabby's Sanctuary ARK provides an atmosphere for educating, healing, and restoration of both animals and people through equestrian care.

Organization Data


Organization name

Gabby's Sanctuary ARK

Tax id (EIN)



Operating Budget

Less than $100,000


1047 Hampshire Lane
Cedar Hill, TX 75104



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