Animal Sanctuary

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Ranch Hands Rescue specializes in rescuing the worst-of-the-worst farm animal abuse and neglect cases. We rescue horses, cows, llamas, alpacas, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, and other farm animals that need our care.

While we occasionally provide sanctuary for special needs dogs and cats, we do not typically take in family pets. If you have a pet or know of an animal that needs to be adopted or find a new home, please contact your local ASPCA, animal shelter or breed specific rescues.

Our Rescue & Rehabilitation Process

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Ranch Hands Rescue animals typically come from law enforcement officials. However, we do take critical care animals from other sources on a case by case basis. If you are aware of an animal being abused or neglected or have concerns for the welfare of an animal, contact your local sheriff or law enforcement officials.

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We work closely with local vets and equine therapy specialists to make sure all of our rescue animals get the special treatment they require. Some of our rescues have serious medical issues, and some have severe emotional and physical scars. The healing process is started with science and medicine, but always ends with human interaction and renewal of trust.

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Once the animal has been rehabilitated, they are incorporated into our Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling program (EAAC) for people who suffer from extreme emotional trauma. Through this, we are able to help both animals and people from all places and backgrounds deal with and overcome that trauma, while giving them the tools to live a productive and happy life.

 Sadly, our rescue animals cannot be adopted due to their special care needs. Ranch Hands Rescue provides a sanctuary for these animals to receive the care they need and to live out their lives in a safe and loving environment. The animals that are in rehabilitation and the animals that live in the sanctuary are incorporated into the mental health counseling sessions that are conducted under the guidance of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).