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I am very sorry to learn of this situation.
Your remedy here is to sue the sanctuary for "breach of contract".
You do not give the state where this contract took place, the law varies greatly depending on where you are as to whether or not you can use small claims court for this (if you can use small claims court it makes a huge difference because it is faster, cheaper, and you do not need a lawyer. If you cannot use small claims court, you can still sue for the full amount, but it takes longer, the procedure is more detailed, and most parties will use a lawyer (although you are not required to do so).
For a list of small claims jurisdictions by state, see: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/small-claims-suits-how-much-30031.html
California has a $10,000.00 small claims jurisdictional limit, and the California Courts have an extremely helpful small claims self help site that has all of the documents you need, in addition to helpful information to walk you through the process.
I cannot review your contract for you (you need a local attorney to do that).
But I can tell you that without an interest rate being specified, the court will not insert one for you - so you will be limited to just recovering the $10,000.00.
However, once the judgment is entered, the judgment will accrue interest "at the maximum legal rate" (10% per annum simple interest) until it is paid in full.