Local Animals First Program
Committing to providing rescue services to the abused, neglected, and unwanted animals in our local community.
At Wayward Ranch we are committed to assisting with local animals before all else. Rather than importing what may be considered more "adoptable" animals from out of state, like other rescues have begun doing, we focus instead on the forgotten local animals and finding them loving forever homes.
Our Local Animals First Program allows us to help animals that we pull from local municipal shelters, such as the NYC Animal Care Centers, so they can come to Wayward Ranch and receive more individualized attention and care prior to adoption. We also accept local owner surrender and stray animals through this program.
Each animal that comes in to our care, whether they are a dog, horse, guinea pig, or other species, is fully medically and behaviorally evaluated upon arrival. A personalized care, training, veterinary, and enrichment program is then created so we can ensure they have a wonderful quality of life with us while waiting for a forever home.
Your donations to this program will go towards providing veterinary care in the form of spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and microchips to help prepare our animals for adoption. Donations also help us to provide daily care in the form of food, enrichment, and basic veterinary care to the animals we rescue.