In accordance with the Governor of North Carolina’s Executive Order 117 and the CDC Guidelines, Rescue Ranch will be closed to the public beginning March 26 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

This decision does not come easy, but the health and safety of our staff, visitors, volunteers and interns is paramount. Rest assured we are still providing the best care for our animal ambassadors and will keep all of you updated on what they are doing via our social media channels.

We thank all of you for your understanding and wish all of you peace and wisdom in this time of uncertainty.

More Information: People should visit reliable resources to get the most up to date information on COVID-19. The CDC has the most factual and up-to-date information about COVID-19, please click here.

Our Mission

Rescue Ranch promotes, through its education, respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental, and wildlife conservation, and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond.

At Rescue Ranch we receive no government funding. Without the tireless support of our volunteers and your financial contributions we cannot make a positive difference in the lives of people and pets. Your tax deductible gift in any amount will support our programs and services.

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Our Vision

We intend to be the premier animal education center of its kind encompassing agricultural, wilderness and companion animal relationships as well as advocating for, and fostering kindness and understanding


Beginner Buddies

An hour long program specifically designed for children ages 1-5 years old. Each one includes a story, craft, and hands-on time with the animals.

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Birthday Parties

Looking for a great place to have a birthday party? Our parties include games, time with our animals, and an optional craft. Each party is two hours in length.

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Scout Programs

Each program is an hour and a half long and includes time with the animals as well as other activities to meet badge requirements.

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Homeschool Club

Monthly curriculum that includes science activities and experiments along with animal interactions. Students meet for two hours a week for a total of four weeks for each session.

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Critter Camps

Designed to be a fun, educational camp experience for children who love animals. All camps involve interacting with animals, completing service projects, hearing from guest speakers, and experiencing lots of other animal-related activities.

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School Field Trips

Aligned with science standards, students interact with animals and complete science activities. Each program lasts at least two hours and space is available for lunch afterwards.

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Social Roundup

Fostering Agricultural, Wildlife and Companion Animal Relationships