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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To provide sanctuary to rescued, surrendered, abused, neglected or unwanted farm animals. We strive to inform the public on reporting animal cruelty and preventing over population of domesticated animals. We provide a safe harbor for all animals in our care, which includes veterinary care, proper food diets, exercise, rehabilitation, providing the human/animal bond and of course love. To educate and prepare the public on the cost and forever care of any farm animal as to limit the amount of future surrenders and possible neglect.

Results: We currently have 32 animals at our sanctuary. 6 feral cats that we have captured, fixed and released in our barn. 2 mini ponies saved from a slaughter auction , 4 Oberhasli/Lamancha milking goats surrendered, 3 pygmy goats, 2 boar goats, 1 Muscovy duck rescued off a freeway , 7 roosters saved from slaughter , one miniature donkey and 2 more goats that came together from a surrender case, A surrendered 23 year old Appaloosa and a Boer goat which suffered 3 years of neglect. We did orchestrate in helping find homes for numerous other animals in need that we could not accept at this time.

Target demographics: rescue abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 animals find homes

Geographic areas served: Eden Valley, MN

Programs: Help in placing animals needing homes, providing animal welfare information, visitor days to educate the public on farm animals, the human/animal bond as well as proper animal care, cost of caring for a farm animal, spay/ neuter programs and when to and how to report abuse and neglect as well as

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

animalstoo

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I volunteer at this sanctuary as we are able, and also assist by helping with fundraisers for them. The owners are selfless in providing for unwanted animals. Many hours of love and care are spent with animal; each animal given a loving name!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have known the “caretakers” of Broken Roads Ranch for over 15 years! So of course we have spent time volunteering at the ranch the last couple years.
Jeff and Charlene go above and beyond in taking care of the animals! And all of this is done out of their pockets and through donations - if and when they come in!!
Their work is purely for the love of the animals and it shows when you visit them and the ranch!!

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Loretta M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Broken Roads is a wonderful nonprofit fully dedicated to the welfare of all the animals under their care. They work tirelessly to make sure each animal is cared for and loved.

Kari J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Broken Roads Ranch is giving a second chance to the animals that wouldn't have otherwise been given one. They are a wonderful, caring organization!!

Tonya L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this ranch.They keep ya posted on all the animals they take in . I love all the care they give top notch rescue. If I ever win the lottery u guys r getting a huge chunk

Shelley K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow what can I say about broken roads early the spring I had found a cat that evidently have been living underneath our shed for the later part of the winter it’s ears have been frozen and it looked in pretty bad shape I was on able to take care of it myself so through a mutual friend broken roads took in this poor little kitty it turned out this cat had congestive heart failure had some thyroid issues and had to be on special food and also found out that the cat had been most likely declawed on it’s on they took care of this cat with love brought it into their home and gave her the best care possible they gave they name the cat Gracie I fortunately the cat had so many health issues that would only sleep for a few months but without the broken roads I don’t know what would’ve happened to your scout broken rods save so many animals and giving them a home and so much love

Nissa Nordland M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Broken Roads Ranch are kind and helpful to animals and need. They have devoted their lives and hearts to these animals. I hope you will consider contributing to them and giving them support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jeff and Charlene are so dedicated to these animals. They go to the ends of the earth to make sure they have vet care, good quality feed, clean pens and LOTS OF LOVE. Other rescues could learn a lot from them.

Susan R.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

dedicated, caring, and go the extra mile to help animals!.. for a place that doesn't take cats... they have 13 cats / strays that cane from our neighborhood.. so thankfull they helped us save these special animals!

Amelia W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful people who put the animals before themselves. They are welcoming and it's always a pleasure to visit both humans and animals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The animals are #1 priority. Visitors are welcome on the farm with advance notice on posted visiting days. You can visit to meet the animal family of 20 that are currently being cared for or just stop to say hi and learn about whats going on. Very open, friendly and approachable with any questions you may have. The animals are too, especially if you have treats. The minis, Jimmy and Jackson in the picture enjoying some sweet corn.

Emmaline S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer and then board member about a year and a half ago. In that time i have come to learn what true love amd compassion means. Both Charlene amd Jeff put the animals well being above their own. We have laughed, love and cried on the farm but its all worth it. The animals need an advocate and at Broken Roads Ranch that is excatly what the get.

Donor

Rating: 5

Not sure where to begin, Broken Roads for me has been life altering, really. It began with the saving of a cat being abandoned in front of one of my brothers. It now involves my whole family. We were raised to love and respect all animals. The unselfish care Jeff and Char supply to each and every animal is really amazing to witness, especially in our throw away society. Thank goodness they are here to pick up the pieces and sadly there is such a need. I can't imagine the stress involved worrying about all their animals and the costs involved. It takes alot of pride swallowing to have to ask for help, but let's face facts not alot of us could do it without help from supporters. We are and will continue to support Jeff and Chars mission as we have visited and witnessed the amazing work they do on a consistent basis. My personal mission is to help spread the word and make sure animals have a safe place to live their best life.
Thank you,
Arden & Debbie Wray

Michelle Klein B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jeff and Char are amazing at what they do. They provide a loving home for animals to spend the rest of their days, and a voice for those that have been wronged. You will not find a more loving place for animals that need that extra love that most people can't give.

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about BRR through my Veterinarian. She is also one of their Vets and speaks highly of the care and compassion the owners give to their animals. I started with a tiny Christmas donation. A year later as I rushed a sick kitty to our Vet BRR was also rushing a sick kitty in as well. (Mr. Gracie). He lived out his tough life in luxury at the ranch and will forever be in our hearts. I donate when ever I can and always ask my friends to as well. I feel it’s money well spent!

Tamara E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Char and her family recently gave me a tour of the farm and I saw how they are all deeply committed to the well being and care of each animal. They all pitch in to make a difference to the running of the sanctuary. I encourage all to contribute to the mission and share in its success. Many hands make light work!!!

Kacie V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the most wonderful farm rescue. Char and Jeff care so deeply for every single animal!! I just love them and everything about this place!!

Julie S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This family is very dedicated & loving in caring for their animals. They all have names & they are all loved. If I were animal in need of a home, I would beg them to give me a home.

Ryan S.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent rescue. Their lives revolve around the animals and Jeff and Char are just amazing people. I’m thankful for people like them and rescues like this!

1 Bergie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every time I go to visit, things are changed around because they are ALWAYS working to improve the set-up FOR the animals: the pens get bigger and have a better flow to the outdoor play yard; there are more enrichment "obstacles" for the goats... It's always clean and NEVER smells gamey or like manure. And the care the animals get is second to none...every animal has its own name that reflects its unique personality, and that unique personality is recognized and celebrated :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Daisy the Goat was rescued Memorial Weekend. She was surrendered by her owner because she'd "recently" started walking on her front knees and owners couldn't afford medical care. The BBR people got a vet out to Daisy on an emergency call. The awesome vet VOLUNTEERED her time and services, and brought someone with to help and Daisy had her hooves trimmed back to where they SHOULD have been. Her hooves had been neglected for many, many months and were so long that Daisy could no longer walk on her front feet because of the pain. And the calluses on her knees were NOT fresh, so it wasn't a recent injury.
I met Daisy within 48 hours of her arrival at the sanctuary,
And she was already up on her feet and trying to walk! And she was happy and grateful. Yes---animals DO Have feelings. If you don't believe me, go and visit an animal rescue!
I wish I had before and after photos or video of Daisy--maybe BRR can add them to this comment. It is heartwarming to see her climbing and jumping with the other goats.
This is just one rescue story from the incredible Broken Roads Ranch.

Pat L H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a great place run by very compassionate people. They give there heart to the animals without hesitation. I seen such wonderful transformation in these rescused animals. Daisy the goat had been walking on her knees. Now she's playing with other goats like nothing was ever wrong. So many other stories just like that.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There arent enough words to describe the kindness and compassion jeff and charlene have for their rescue animals. Most days its the well being of the animals before themselves. Charlene is the goat,cat and rooster whisperer while jeff has a way with the horses and donkey.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love and care go out to all the animals in the sanctuary. It’s a joy to see healthy happy animals. Hard work is never unnoticed!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped volunteer at this fantastic farm, building an overhang over the goat pen to keep the weather out and keep them dry! Keep this going, Jeff and Char are amazing people with an amazing cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to visit and volunteer for Broken Roads Ranch a few times. My cousin introduced me to Jeff and Char and they welcomed me with open arms! The love and commitment they have for all of their animals as well as the top notch care they provide to each of them is impossible to put into words. What is especially wonderful about this sanctuary is that they share information with visitors about proper and responsible care for the animals. They are such amazing people doing such amazing things—I can’t wait to visit again!!

Donor

Rating: 5

We enjoyed seeing everyone and the animals. They are very loved and well cared for!!❤❤❤ Great job!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Went out to visit. What a great organization. For them to take in animals that most rescues wouldn't consider...is amazing. You can see the love for the animals. With the time that they spend as well as their own money to make these animals feel comfortable and loved. Kudos to Broken Roads Ranch.

Pat D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jeff and Char are the most compassionate people you will ever find to run and own an animal sanctuary. We recently volunteered at Broken Roads Ranch and found everything is completely thought out with only one thing in mind-the animals. Jeff and Charlene have a vision for the sanctuary and no doubt they will see this come full circle in the months and years to come.

Jenny R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful place for animals to be! I’m proud to be a new volunteer at the Ranch, and look forward to helping them expand and make space for more animals in need! ❤️

Donor

Rating: 5

I am enamored with how all animals at Broken Roads are truly loved and cared for. A stray Mama cat and kittens found shelter and were hiding in one of the farms buildings, they did not go unnoticed and were all spayed and neutered and given all their necessary shots, all of them are living a happy life on the farm, hiding less and trusting more as they open up to the love of humans. Char & Jeff have a natural knack with animals and give their heart and soul and make financial sacrifices to keep their rescue going. No animal goes unoticed or cared for that crosses their path... Truly amazing people with amazing hearts.

1 Wendy P.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Broken Roads is AWESOME! I have been blessed to be able to become friends with the wonderful Char & Jeff and help support this start-up rescue. I was there the day Popsicle the Muscovy duck arrived, and enjoy the horses, roosters and goats every time I visit. Beautiful people with a beautiful mission. They deserve all the support in the world!