Three Ring Ranch, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: 75-809 Keaolani Dr Kailua-Kona HI 96740 USA

Mission: Our mission is to positively impact the environment while educating Hawaii?s children about their place in the natural world. Our goal is to assist in the development of an environmentally responsible generation of youth. We are licensed to rehabilitate and possess endangered species, allowing us to teach about the fragile ecosystem we impact on a daily basis, while giving visitors a rare chance to see the animals up close. Native animals brought to us with injuries are cared for and released when able. Our resident animals will live out their natural lives at the facility.Pre-vet & vet students come for residential internships. Managed and staffed by volunteers, we use 100% of donations for animal care. We work with State and Federal officers to rescue and rehabilitate endangered raptors and other rare/endangered species. Our educational program teaches conservation, wildlife management and is highlighted by a tour of the sanctuary.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Norm & Ann Goody are genuinely interested in the welfare of every single animal in their sanctuary, big and small. They have helped many injured animals and have the professional skills necessary to use the correct treatments, procedures and medicines. They have released the ones that have had a complete recovery back into habitat where they came from. Some of the animals can never be released and remain on the property in safe and clean conditions. This takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work. They have taught others how to respect wildlife and have worked with the community and schools to educate children and adults about what is best for animals. This ongoing project is a living work of art and if anyone has the opportunity to visit and donate or just donate, I highly recommend it as a worthy cause. Mary Lovein

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We are pleased to live so close to the beautiful Three Ring Ranch and to have Norm and Ann Goody doing so much for our community. They are both educated and informed on all aspects of their work and are happy to share their knowledge. These devoted individuals work hard for the good of the animals and live up to their mission statement on a daily basis. The grounds are well maintained and the animals could not be in better hands

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

rescuing injured wildlife.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be able to do a better job than Norm and Ann Goody.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing and learning about the many aspects of this organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Eager to assist and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

maintain, continue and possibly expand.

Ways to make it better...

There was never a time in all of my visits that I didnt feel it was an honor to be there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The Goody's are qualified professionals who have chosen this path.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

When I first went to the Sanctuary I did not expect the variety of animals who lived their lives on site. There are so many creatures all living in harmony. I was motivated to help and become a regular patron.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I watched how well the keepers and animals interacted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a larger space.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

After have been helping out the Three Ring Ranch for 6 months and seeing their work up close everyday, I can with confidence say that they're doing an AMAZING JOB!

With great love, care and with tremendous knowledge Three Ring Ranch could not give the animals a better life.

To be given this money the sanctuary could do so much more, teach the community about the animals and continue to give these critters a great life.

I am proud to have been a part of this and I hope the santuary will live on for a long time and be able to continue their important role in these animals life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There's a lot to choose from! But the most amazing was probably being part of the endangered species being so well taken care of that they could continue their life in Hawaii's wild after being taken care of in the sanctuary.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allowing them greater funds to be able to educate especially the children of Hawaii about the animals and nature.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The Three Ring Ranch does an amazing job working with wildlife and the community in Hawaii. They provide invaluable services that would not exist without them. There have been numerous birds and other animals that they have saved and a tremendous number of humans who they have influenced positively through their programs in the community and teaching at the Ranch. I have the upmost respect for all that Ann and Norman have accomplished.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

first hand experience seeing the animals they have helped

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see the organization continue to grow and flourish.

Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Three Ring Ranch is a terrific wildlife sanctuary and an excellent resource for information. I'm a rehabber on the island of Maui and sometimes I receive an animal that I'm not familiar with. On numerous occasions Ann Goody has offered her advice and patiently walked me through difficult rehabilitation steps. The Three Ring Ranch is the best wildlife organization we have in Hawaii. They are knowledgeable, professional, and willing to share information with others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Three Ring Ranch has provide me with the information I need to rehabilitate animals on the island of Maui

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage education programs on neighbor islands

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

When I graduated from high school, instead of handing me the keys to a new car, my parents handed me the opportunity to volunteer at Three Ring Ranch. I had first heard about the ranch my sophomore year in high school, but being to young to be involved in any of the college programs I had to wait, so this opportunity was the most exciting thing I had ever received. I spent 2 weeks working with and learning from Ann Goody and can confidently say that she is a unique and special person with the most fantastic sanctuary, a place safe for animals and a safe place of learning for people. I have never seen a place so wild with so much care put into the well being of these beautiful and exotic creatures anywhere else. I volunteer at the zoo, I've worked in animal clinics, but The Three Ring Ranch is uniquely pure in its intent to care for animals and pass on the knowledge about them to others.
Three Ring Ranch runs only on donations, but Ann and Norm Goody do an amazing job in making sure the care for the animals is the best of the best. Whether the animal is a permanent resident, being rehabilitated for re-release, a mouse, a monkey, or a blonde zebra, you can bet that they are in the care of their strongest advocate.
Since my first volunteering experience, I have gone back to Three Ring Ranch to help build new facilities for incoming animals, and I hope to return again to work on whatever project Ann and Norm need done!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization through learning and seeing how this place saves animals. Looking at a place like this can only inspire change for the better.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes, I would give Ann Goody the money to allow Three Ring Ranch to grow and expand and reach its full potential.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate enough to go to the Three Ring Ranch with my parents, I had been to The Big Island several times and if I had known about this facility I would have been honored to be a volunteer on any of my previous trips (the beach wasn't going anywhere!). Immediately I was impressed by the love and care given to each and every creature lucky enough to rehabilitate for hopeful release or those who need a home.
The fact this is solely run on donations says so much about the true mission of this facility. Ann and Norm Goody want to make a change in the way we all see the creatures around us all. The educational program is an excellent way for all of us to learn what we can do to help animals of all shapes and sizes, and that does include our bird friends.
One of my all time favorite pictures is of Ann with Zoe, true love for all. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to experience The Three Ring Ranch!
See you next time I am on the Island!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This is an excellent educational facility. The creatures the have been rehabilitated and released are free again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing!

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Three Ring Ranch is an amazing blessing to the animal kingdom. The experience of the care taker Ann Goody is exceptional and rare to come by. These animals are so lucky to live on the ranch, they could not find a better home and provider. I have visited the ranch twice for week long stays as a volunteer, once in 1999, and once in 2010. I was truly amazed to see the growth and hard work put into the ranch. Ana and Norm Goody are truly dedicated to the ranch and give it all they have. The love and emotion between the animals and Ana is unbelive and you can see how thankful they truly are. Anyone who visits the ranch or even sits down for a conversation with Ana will not walk away unimpacted. The knowledge you recive is top knotch and accurate, proven by the sucess these injured or abused animal have made.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization by visual contact with he animals over a range of years and have watch them grow and recover.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I made a change I would expand the ranch to take in more animals.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I came with a friend for a tour and was not expecting such a clean and well run place. Wow, looks like these people work 24/7 to care for the animals and teach visitors. We will come back each year to see what's new.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a visitor

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a million bucks

Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

three ring ranch is a wonderful organization. Ann and Norm Goody are dedicated individuals who put their own needs aside to rescue, rehabilitate and release ( when needed)and care for the animals of this sanctuary as well as educate children and adults on animals and our environment The service they provide to these creatures and to our environment are 24/7,which is obviously not an easy task physically and financially. The Goody's and all the volunteers love this mission and carry it out beautifully. I had the opportunity to work with Ann many years ago in the health field and I know she left an excellent career to take on this self-less challenge. I no longer live in that community but I follow 3RR on its website. It is a very deserving organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While living in the community I was able to follow some of the rehabilitation the ranch provided to local and nationwide animals in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

any changes would require some financial backing such as more staff to help relieve the current staff and assistance in providing educational programs to students around the community and nationwide.

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