Special to Iredell Free News

Rescue Ranch announced this week the creation of the Rescue Ranch Foster and Adoption Program.

The program is accepting applications for foster families while it awaits adoptable animals. For now, no animals in the program will reside at the Ranch but instead will go into foster care.

The nonprofit will work with local shelters and other animal nonprofits to rescue dogs and cats to be adopted out. In the future, the nonprofit hopes to add farm animals, bunnies, hamsters and exotics. The adoption fees will include vaccinations and spaying/neutering to promote responsible ownership.

“This is such an exciting day for us,” said Rescue Ranch co-founder Krissie Newman. “When we dreamed of starting the Ranch one of our goals was to add a foster/adoption program to our list of offerings. We currently have over 80 animal ambassadors that are permanent residents at the Ranch and help us with animal education programs, but we know there are so many other animals in need of the loving homes they deserve.

“The pandemic has hit so many families hard and many animals have suffered as well,” she added. “We’re honored to help find homes for these impacted animals and place them with safe and caring foster families while they await their forever families.”

LEARN MORE

For more information on the Rescue Ranch Foster and Adoption Program and to download a foster application, visit RescueRanchAdoptions.com, call (704) 768-0927 or email adopt@rescueranch.com.

About Rescue Ranch

Rescue Ranch is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. The 87-acre facility offers school, Scout and camp programs, birthday parties and private tours, which promote humane education through hands-on learning. For more information on Rescue Ranch visit rescueranch.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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