Mission: Encourage humane treatment of animals and people.
Programs: Care of animals on grounds - food, supplies, vet bills, etc.
learning center for use by school groups and other youth programs to visit refuge ridge and interact with animals and gain knowledge. 2014 expenses include costs of construction completion and learning materials.
veterinary expenses from spay/neuter program and emergency care of stray/injured animals. Refuge ridge covers cost of spay/neuter for pet owners who do not have sufficient funds in an effort to reduce overpopulation.
Refuge Ridge is truly a refuge for both the animals that live there and the children that go to the adventure based camps there. Many of the children come from circumstances including domestic violence and drug abuse in the homes. At the camps they learn about team work and making good decisions. Their work with some of the animal rescues provides humane education aimed at breaking generational cycles of both animal and child abuse. I cannot recommend this organziationally highly enough. Through the generosity of the Sherman's next May there will be a wonderful new learning center for much of the activity to take place in. Please visit their refugeridge.org web site. Truly an awesome place.