Bringing in the New Year with a Beagle Just Released Today!

clark This year has gone by like a flash in the sky, just three days away before we bring in the new year.

As a great finish to 2015, another beagle was released from a lab today. Help us in wishing Clark, the newest member of the pack a happy new year and a warm welcome to his first day of freedom!

January is already gearing up to be a great start, with three more Beagles scheduled to be released to Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

We truly appreciate YOUR support in helping us to continue our mission in providing sanctuary to former research animals!

 

 

Pitties Seeking Cuddle Parter and Their Happily Ever After

Anyone who has followed Kindness Ranch for any amount of time knows that we love our Beagles and hounds here! Their fun-loving personalities can put a smile on anyone’s face and make all of our days brighter. But we love all dogs equally here at the ranch, which is why we have been so happy also to be home to a breed that is often overlooked and misunderstood – the pit bull!

As most people know, the only true “pit bull” is the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, many people and shelters use it as a catch-all term to describe any number of dogs with certain physical characteristics typical of the “bully breeds.” The wide variety of dogs that could be called pit bull mixes represents our very own residents here at the ranch – Lucy, Freida, Red, BJ, and Harley. Although each of these dogs look very different from each other, there is one thing they have in common – their love of people!

Because all of these dogs came from veterinary programs where students and faculty regularly handled them, they have come to learn just how fun people can be! They love their caretakers here at the ranch, and they also love when people come to visit – and now we just need some of those visitors to take them home!Click Here to View All of Our Dogs

 

 

A second chance and forever home

Your generosity and support provide former research animals with a second chance, sanctuary and a forever home

We have had many wonderful things happening this year for the former research animals at Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary. Generous supporters such as yourself, allow us to continue our mission of providing sanctuary to former research animals. We couldn't do this without your help; you make this happen! Your donations in 2015 helped to provide sanctuary for: 

  • Fifty dogs and cats released to us from the lab.
  • Forty-four former research animals found their happily ever after in forever homes.
  • Six former research horses saved directly from a slaughter truck that within hours was heading to Mexico. The mares are now known as the Kindness Angels and have plenty of space to roam and most important of all - their forever freedom.
  • Three former research dairy cows now have a thousand acres to graze alongside their horse friends. 
Your contributions allowed us to complete over $40,000.00 of needed improvements to benefit our animals including: 
  • New and expanded fencing for the dog enclosures at Dogs 1 & 2. 
  • Old wooden horse shelters were replaced with new larger shelters. Replaced all the old wooden corrals with new metal corral panels. 
  • Expanded pig area and installed new shelters for our pigs
KITTY BUNKHOUSE Another improvement in this last year includes building a new kitty bunkhouse. It is a paradise with lots of room, ladders to climb on, and, of course, loads of toys. The Kitty Paradise was built with the help of our incredible and very dedicated contributors. At any given time, Kindness Ranch provides sanctuary to over sixty former research animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and cows. The monthly expenses to care for this many animals with supplying food, vet and general care is upwards of $3,200.00 per month. Dogs-$1,000 Cats-$500 Pigs-$600 Horses-$1050. 
 

For that Animal Lover Someone on Your List!

tshirt Just in time for the holidays - our newest Kindness Ranch shirt is here! From now until December 3rd, these t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hoodies will be available click here:

These t-shirts go towards our vet care fund, so that we can continue to provide the best possible care for all of our animals!

 

They would make a great gift for that special animal lover someone!

 

Appointments are REQUIRED in advance to visit Kindness Ranch. Please make appointments with minimum of 48 hours notice to ensure we will be able to accommodate your visit. Thank you!