As Moore and her fiancé were realizing the dream of having a sanctuary, getting accustomed to caring for so many animals, and were in the middle of planning their wedding, which was to take place at the sanctuary, fate took a sudden turn.
"That same year, while driving to work, I was in a devastating car accident," she said. "[This] caused lifelong damage to my back."
Moore had to go through long and intensive rehabilitation. "I spent hours with the animals as it’s eased my pain and helped me along my path to recovery," she said.
When the wedding day arrived, and Moore was much stronger, she knew that the animals would be a big part of the celebration.
"We couldn’t think of a better place to hold our nuptials than here at the sanctuary," she said, "the place that gave me peace and healing, and the place that we helped heal others. We wanted to be surrounded by everything we loved: Nature, family, and of course the animals."