MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) – The largest cage-free rescue group in the United States has announced that it will open a site in Alabama.
Officials Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the 100-acre site will be located on the former home of a greyhound training center in Macon County and will serve as a rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center for neglected and abused dogs in the south.
“The expansion will allow us to double our impact in rescuing last-day dogs from euthanasia by increasing our capacity at a facility where our rescue efforts are desperately needed,” said Lauree Simmons, Founder and CEO of Big Dog Ranch. Rescue. “Together, we can make a difference to end dog homelessness and save more lives with the help of Shorter, Alabama’s Resourceful Community.”
The Macon County location will be named “Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Alabama” and will serve as a sister site to the Palm Beach County, Florida location.
The facility, according to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, has 16 kennels and several other structures that will be renovated before it officially opens.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue said rising costs for everything from fuel to food make opening the facility in Alabama even more critical.
“Many shelters are severely overcrowded, leading to record euthanasia rates for these former pets. This new campus will allow Big Dog Ranch Rescue to double its impact by eventually rescuing 10,000 dogs each year,” the group said in a statement.
The establishment should open its first buildings in September. For more information about Big Dog Rescue or how you can help, visit this link.
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