WILDOMAR (CBSLA.com) — A sanctuary that rescues horses needs to be rescued after a hit-and-run driver plowed into the ranch in Wildomar.

Debbie and Craig Phillips run Oak Meadows Ranch Horse Sanctuary at 23690 Bundy Canyon Road. They rescue horses and use them for equine therapy for children and adults with disabilities and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.

The couple said a Chevy truck knocked down about 300 feet of fencing, took out a neighbor’s trees across the street and took off about 2:30 a.m. March 5.

“His car ran up the embankment, and he ran right over the top of our fence,” Craig said. “This is the third time we had someone take our fencing out.”

The driver left behind pieces of wreckage and thousands of dollars in repairs, something the Phillips said they can’t afford.

Since the fence was taken out, the horses have not been on able to go on their regular trail rides.

“If they get over there, they can cross the street and get hit by a car,” Debbie said. “Taking them out of their stall and walking them, they could get loose.”

The Phillips are now looking for volunteers, materials or donations because they said insurance will not cover repairs.

“We’re a rescue,” said Craig. “We are not going to let our animals get injured.”

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