Admit it, going to animal shelters is depressing. Even if an animal shelter isn’t a kill shelter, it’s still so sad to see all the animals that end up there.
Not only are they the pets that no one wanted, but they’re also stuck in cages just waiting for someone to notice them. Most local shelters, while they might care about getting the animals rehomed, often don’t have enough resources to do much about the uncomfortable living situations that these animals are in.
But there is a brand new no-kill shelter that is opening up in Alabama, and it looks amazing. It will be the biggest cage-free shelter to open up on a 100-acre piece of land. The shelter, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, is currently operating in Florida. So far, it has helped to save more than 50,000 dogs. But they’re not done yet.
As the Big Dog Ranch Rescue Founder and CEO, Lauree Simmons, explained to AL.com, “Record numbers of dogs are being brought to shelters resulting in overcrowding and a record euthanasia rate for these former family pets. Higher costs for everything from fuel to food are prompting owners to surrender their dogs.”
We are THRILLED to share that Big Dog Ranch Rescue is expanding our rescue capacity to Alabama!Record numbers of dogs…
The rescue announced on Facebook that they are now expanding to Alabama, and this large piece of property will allow them to rescue an extra 5,000 dogs annually! That is amazing news. The new location will act as a transitional spot for dogs coming and going from shelters all across the northeast, including the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. There will be onsite medical care for the dogs, and it’ll be a place to facilitate adoptions.
The new shelter will consist of 16 kennels and a few other structures that are currently being renovated prior to opening. Besides the Veterinary Healing Center, there will also be housing onsite for staff. The first buildings are set to open up in September.
We had a great time this weekend meeting our new neighbors in Alabama! This Sunday, we had the chance to meet local…
We can only imagine that with all that extra, open space, life will be much more enjoyable for the shelter dogs who will be waiting on homes. At least they’ll get to roam around and have fun in the great outdoors.
What do you think of the expected shelter? Do you think more shelters should be like this? Let us know!Whizzco