I find myself near paralyzed by a swelling of tears as I try to decide how best to "review" this nonprofit called Ranch Hands Rescue. To say that what has been created here far exceeds expectations does not quite capture the magnitude of what I have discovered in this place, in these people, in these animals, and through them, in myself.
Ranch Hands Rescue is founded on the principle that every life has inherent worth and dignity, no matter the loss, no matter the trauma, no matter the fear. Through working with animals rescued from abuse and neglect in an environment that puts felt safety at the forefront of all interactions, I have learned that I am worth being seen.
As a trauma therapist working with individuals who have experienced the worst of what this life can inflict, I have had the great honor of witnessing the healing capacity of those considered "broken" to heal one another. Ranch Hands Rescue is truly a place of animals helping people and people helping animals.
Through my experiences at this sanctuary for the wounded and discarded, I have found hope despite suffering, comfort amidst pain, and joy that I had thought could not be reclaimed. I can think of no greater calling for my life than the rescue and recovery of the vulnerable. Ranch Hands Rescue is where I found meaning, purpose, and self-worth.
Joining the team at Ranch Hands Rescue is a blessing I did not expect!! The people, the animals, and even the environment are such a pleasure to be around. I am so very honored to be practicing trauma-focused Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy at a location that values all life highly. I mean, what a concept! Rescuing abused and neglected animals and helping them become therapy partners for abused and neglected people. What higher purpose could one ask to be a part of :-)
I retired almost 4 years ago and have been exploring volunteer opportunities. I was aware of RHR because of their presence at the All American Pet Spa. I began volunteering in the RHR office during the summer of 2018. I thought that RHR rescued animals but I quickly learned that they do so much more! They also serve children who are impacted by sexual abuse or mental health issues. Veterans, who return from active duty with PTSD and or depression are also served by the counselors at RHR, using traditional, as well as animal therapy. As a retired social worker, volunteering at RHR has been a great fit for me. The staff and leadership at RHR are dedicated to their goals of helping animals and people through very difficult times in their lives. The compassion of the staff is evident through their interactions with one another and with those they serve. This is a small non-profit that tackles hugh tasks each day. The future includes services for boys who have fallen victim of Human Trafficking. They are committed to helping a variety of populations who have found themselves in devastating circumstances through no fault of their own. I am so happy that my husband and I found RHR and plan to continue to serve their efforts in what ever way that we can. Vickie H, McMurry
This is a wonderful organization that rescues animals and people. Along with the help from counselors, this allows the healing to begin. Everyone I have met is dedicated and caring people, who want to be there for those who need it. They serve veterans, children, adults who have experienced trauma, etc. I am so glad that I learned about them and became involved volunteering for the organization.
So many people are being helped to heal by the staff and the animals of Ranch Hand Rescue.
RHR lives up to their role of people helping animals and animals helping people. All who work here are uplifting and helpful.
Wonderful organization dedicated to saving abused and neglected animals and helping children and adults overcome traumatic situations through counseling and therapy. Very caring and friendly people!
Ranch Hands Rescue is an incredible organization made up of some of the most caring, compassionate people I have had the pleasure to meet. More than just an animal sanctuary, Ranch Hands Rescue also works to rebuild people's lives after severe trauma, PTSD, and abuse. With a new initiative to help young men who have been victims of sex trafficking, they are reaching out to help more vulnerable and exploited people. RHR is an innovative and life-saving organization, both for animals and people.
Ranch Hand Rescue have dedicated staff that truly care about their clients.
Ranch Hands Rescue is dedicated to enriching the lives of abused and neglected animals and partnering them with individuals who have been abused and neglected themselves. Our team of professionals are making a difference in people’s lives one step at a time. We have great success in helping individuals find peace, happiness, and a more positive outlook on life. Please call us for a tour! This place is amazing!