The major pet overpopulation problem in the South can be remedied by having a safe place for animals to reside until they find their forever homes. Big Dog Ranch Rescue recently opened in Macon County, Alamaba and is the largest no-kill rescue center in the United States. When the construction of all kennels and buildings on site is completed, Big Dog Ranch Rescue will have the capacity to rescue 5,000 dogs per year, give them medical care, and get them adopted. The 33-acre space is dedicated to making adoption matches that maximize impact. Veterans with PTSD are paired with abandoned service dogs, and dogs who have lost their elderly owners are paired with seniors looking for companionship. Big Dog Ranch Rescue will also help transport dogs in need of homes to their no-kill rescue partners in the Northeast.
Image via Big Dog Ranch Rescue Shelter
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