What is an Animal Sanctuary?
An animal sanctuary is a facility where
for the rest of their natural lives. In some
cases, an establishment may have the same
characteristics of both a sanctuary and a rescue
or shelter. For instance, some animals may be
in residence temporarily until a suitable home
is found and others may be permanent residents.
The mission of sanctuaries is generally to be safe havens, where animals receive the best care the organization can provide. Animals are not bought, sold, used for breeding or traded, nor are they used for fighting or testing. The resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment. Sanctuaries act on the behalf of the animals.
One of the most important missions of sanctuaries, beyond caring for the animals is public education. The ultimate goal of a sanctuary should be to change the way that people think of and treat animals.
Double J Dog Ranch, Inc. embraces and follows the guidelines of the animal sanctuary definition given above. We strive to give our animals a family or home environment vs. an institutional existence. We are also active in educating the community about what great family members special needs pets truly are. As we always say......
After all, they don't know they're any different.....