Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary transforms lives of animals previously used in laboratory research

There’s a little slice of paradise in Southeast Wyoming for animals in need of a new life
Published: Oct. 22, 2023 at 4:13 PM CDT
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HARTVILLE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Located in the tiny town of Hartville is the Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary. Spread out over 1200 acres of rolling hills, Kindness Ranch is home to hundreds of animals rescued from laboratory facilities. The sanctuary is the only facility of its kind in the country to take in animals previously used for clinical testing and research.

Kindness Ranch has taken animals in from facilities from coast to coast. Now, their mission is going global. Over the summer, John Ramer, the executive director of the ranch, was approached by a different rescue about a number of dogs in China who were sold into the meat trade after being used for research.

It took a lot of collaboration and resources to get these dogs across the world… but Kindness Ranch made it happen.

Ramer says, “It’s so cost prohibitive to bring animals from China to the states that a lot of facilities just can’t do it. We were fortunate enough to be in the position that we rescued four for a total cost of around $30,000. Just recently we heard about two more that need to come home.”

Ramer will soon travel to Los Angeles to pick up two more beagles being brought in from China.

Through rehabilitation and compassion, dogs, cats and rabbits are able to find forever homes with loving families. The livestock here live out the rest of their lives on the ranch with the freedom to roam and an opportunity to finally live in peace.

The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary is always looking for volunteers, adopters, and other supporters. If you’re interested in learning more about Kindness Ranch and the work they do, visit their website.