To Our Ranch!
"We believe all creatures have souls, therefore all have the
right to live out their lives with respect and dignity,
and to know what it is to be
-ARRR Ranch Co-Founders
Who are we and what do we do?
This former cattle ranch and wheat farm has transitioned into a sanctuary for rescued and retired farm animals of all types. We have a pirate theme, even though we are located on the prairie, because the ranch owner is a descendant of a famous pirate and because he worked on a ship for a short while and loved the experience. Sail along with us on this journey, one which we have dreamed of for years.
The ranch is owned by a landlocked pirate and his wife but we couldn't do it without our Crew! ARRR's First Mate (aka- ranch foreman) is Mark. His dedication means everything, especially considering the hot summer months when the work days are long and hectic, followed by the long winter months which are not only a bit dull but can be extremely cold. Each crew member, Mark, Kristi, Cynthia, Kristina, Lea and Kara, is extremely important because they determine the quality of residents lives. ARRR is fortunate enough to have occasional volunteers as well! They provide a little extra TLC.
Our Board of Directors: Flint Bibler, Kjersti Eide, Patty Fitterer and Jennifer Eide Bibler
ARRR residents include 37 equine (18 horses, 10 mini horses, 3 donkeys, 1 mule, 1 hinny, 4 ponies), 4 roosters, 5 ducks, 3 sheep, 5 goats, 6 potbelly pigs, 3 hogs, 1 cow and a around 80 cats (this number changes as we take cats in and adopt them out) as of March 2022.
The number of animals we take in will remain small so that we can focus on quality care. As with any journey into the unknown, we sometimes experience rough seas and sometimes smooth sailing.
The final destination is a comfortable and safe home for many critters.
ARRR gained federal accreditation for 501-(c)(3) non profit status as of
October 30, 2015.