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Krissie Newman, co-founder of the Rescue Ranch in Statesville, NC, appeared on WIZS Town Talk Monday at 11 a.m.
The 87-acre ranch promotes humane education by focusing on animal rescue through hands-on learning and care.
Newman discussed her passion for animals, the operation of the ranch during the COVID-19 pandemic and working with other animal protection services such as the local Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society (RCAPS).
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Locally, RCAPS is dedicated to helping homeless animals find rescue placement and works closely with area shelters.
Heading into the new year, Rescue Ranch will partner with RCAPS for its new foster and adoption program. “We will be taking in volunteers willing to foster with us and working with Ruin Creek on adoptions,” said Newman. “This is something that has been in our footprint at the ranch for a long time; now is the time to bring the dogs and the cats into the program.”
In addition to the rescue foster and adoption program, Rescue Ranch’s future plans include nature hiking and walking education trails, a 24-hour emergency veterinarian clinic with an extern program and a therapeutic riding program.
Tours of the ranch are available by appointment by calling (704) 768-0909. To learn more about Rescue Ranch, please visit www.rescueranch.com. For updates on RCAPS, please visit the group’s Facebook page.