the main building is huge, and we want to centrally located it with a 10 acre
fenced) adoption park in the back--with a separate pool area and ponds.
Ideally, we are looking
for a piece of land that is at least 40-45 acres.
land must be above the flood tables/water tables since we cannot
have stairs with special
It can literally be any where
in the country, although the original
Rescue Ranch idea was founded in Texas--and which we
will always remember
with a Texas Star in a place of honor on the new building.
The Texas Star will be displayed proudly!
The main building will provide a visitor's lobby; veterinary
intake rooms; administration
and visiting rooms
--separately, the hospice and birthing rooms.
There will be 8-12 cabins around the rear perimeter of the
park area for visitors
and volunteers, and a housing for
an on-site caretaker. Perhaps adoptors coming from out of
the area can stay over and get to know
learn how to care for them if special needs
or rescuers can come to be trained.
Special buildings or branches on the main building are
for a birthing/nursing unit; hospice unit (for terminally ill animals);
areas with separate ventilation for quarantine--both for new
arrivals and a separate
unit for the ill.
A club house/changing area out at
the pool would make
towels, pet diapers, first aid supplies, floats, etc. (and
snacks for people and animals) all easily accessible to those
volunteering there and visiting/learning.
three-sided (or four) pool if ever there was one goes here...
a beach entrance, which slowly
slopes into the water
would be needed; one entrance with a shallow very
large set of stairs and one side for divers/deeper end
with harness/lift for larger
animals who need rehab
or want to swim. (We want to explore using Ozone--
not chlorine--for the pool filtering system.)
A beach entrance makes it easy for little dogs and
those who are injured to get into the water easier.
idea came from a rescue friend in Taiwan.
Adoptable animals are all brought to an off-leash
park and adopters all come to watch the animals
play and to get to know them better--there
returns, more permanent placements and the animals
cage-free which is very important.
model for the park, there will be a small dog area--with
its own pool or pond--a large dog area and a special area
for animals who are not
other dog friendly but who need
get out, too!
On a wing and a prayer, this
will all come together.
All of this or a part of it at a time--maybe a piece of land,
maybe some supplies, maybe a door knob at a time...Bit by bit,
it will all come together as a model of what sheltering
and caring for homeless animals should be.
Down to the Tiniest Detail
I keep a notebook handy and write down any little detail that would make life easier for the animals living here.
Some day, when the call comes that our prayers have been answered--that land has been donated as well as funds to build the
new Rescue Ranch--I want to be a step ahead so we can design the buildings!
PS If you want to give $1
or a million dollars...whatever you can give, will get us closer to our dream. Thank you for caring.
we need 45 acres of land (not in a flood plain) and the funds to build...Benefactors who love animals/want to do good, where
Email me: Hopeformany@gmail.com if you have any questions--or feel inspired to jump in and build the new Rescue