- privately owned, non-profit 501c3 organization
- EIN# 68-0439736
- NO-KILL facility.
- dedicated to helping each dog find his/her forever home.
- NOT affiliated with any other organizations such as the Humane Society or SPCA.
- completely funded by donations and grants.
We do not receive funding from any State, County, or City agencies.
Rescue Ranch is a non-profit organization
whose only purpose is to rescue dogs of all breeds. We are a no-kill shelter and rely on generous donations from our community and businesses. Most of our workers are volunteers, but we do have some paid staff. Our boarding facility helps pay for some of our costs.
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Click on the drop-down menus below to learn more about special programs here at Rescue Ranch you can help with your generous donations! Not all donations need to go to something specific! If you want to simply help out, just click the donate link to get started!
In April 2015, a young Husky- German Shepard pup was struck by a car and left alongside the road to die. Siskiyou County Animal Control officers picked him up and saw to his immediate needs. They realized that county staff didn’t have the time, resources, or facilities to care for him and so they called Rescue Ranch. The Rescue Ranch community of staff and volunteers stepped in to help with Kitu’s bandage changes, provide good nutritional food and have his injuries examined by veterinarians. His injuries were numerous and included an older injury of a fractured pelvis and vertebrae and his new injuries included a leg broken at the hip joint and broken toes on his right front paw.
Kitu’s whole story we can only imagine, but to know Kitu you would never guess the trauma he has experienced in his life. A year later and Kitu is a happy, energetic young boy with a happy smile and a helicopter tail wag for all he meets. He has turned out to be an incredible nanny to puppies in foster,-finding his way to give back to those who helped him when he needed it most. Kitu’s buoyant “can do” approach to life has inspired us to develop a special medical needs fund called “Kitu’s Fund” to allow us, humans, to give back and to help with current and future costs of special-medical-need dogs
Some of our dogs have experienced physical trauma, some are diagnosed with cancer, and others require heartworm treatments or extensive dental care. These special dogs need our care on the way to wellness and a forever home and those medical costs are beyond those we can afford without additional funds. Please consider contributing to the care of these special-need dogs and specify a donation to “Kitu’s Fund”. Your Donation to KITU’s FUND will only be used to assist with the extra veterinary care for those dogs with extra special needs. Kitu says thanks.
365 days a year the staff and volunteers at Rescue Ranch provide excellent loving care to each and every dog at the ranch. Whether it's heat in the winter or cool air in the summer operating the shelter for the health and welfare of our dogs can only happen with your support. Every day requires good healthy food, cleaning and sanitizing kennels inside and out, repair and maintenance of our amazing facility, fuel to transport dogs to the veterinarian and to adoption events, and of course vaccinations and spay/neuter preparing our dogs for loving families.
A receipt for your tax-deductible donation will be immediately emailed to you. Your generous donations can also be mailed PO Box 1192, Yreka, CA 96097, or dropped off at the shelter.
Rescue Ranch, Inc is a non-profit organization with a 501c3 on file. All donations are tax-deductible. See your accountant about how helping our dogs may help you!