Each animal has a story of challenge and victory
getting second chances and inspiring people. 

The Animals of Compassion Ranch (PDF)

Each animal needs food and care, shelter and space, purpose and love. Volunteers, donors, staff, and people visiting in person and online drive the Compassion Ranch program to care for animals and inspire more care from people.

Compassion Ranch is one of three key nonprofit programs of 501 c3 nonprofit Life Leaders Institute. The other programs–Plan for Life and Patriotism in Action–complement by helping people write plans for school and 7 areas of life, including how to develop and live with desired character traits and personal leadership habits. Patriotism in Action leads on history and character education associated with starting America’s Veterans Day in Alabama, plus leads the Pledge of Allegiance for events at the ranch, often supported by horses who bow.

Student development improvement is key to improving animal care, first by stopping abuse and abandonment. Former children and students become adults, and some abandon animals.

Online and in person, we can influence future animal care givers. You can have impact with us.

Join us or learn more: Dr. David Dyson

Donate to support animals.Support feeding of an animal or group each month. Sponsor a program for students. Host your own party with purpose that can have good results beyond just fun for kids.


Animals of Compassion ranch:


Name, breed, year born, year coming to DDD & Ranch:

  1. Star aka Star of the Bar: Quarter Horse: 2003, DDD 2007
  2. Patriot aka American Patriot, Morgan Horse, Anakus Flynn: 2001, DDD 2007
  3. Indy aka Indian Legend: Paint, 2008, born to mare rescued from “kill pen”, DDD 2008
  4. Cody: Quarter Horse, circa 2001, DDD boarded 2017 after Francis and Jean Bryant died, now Steve & Pam Bryant
  5. Katie aka Princess: Pasa Fino/QH, circa 2010, boarded 2017 Steve & Pam Bryant
  6. Scarlett Baye: Dun QH circa 2010, rescue Two by Two 2018, foster Parmley, adopted Triple D 2019
  7. Crockett (Davy Crockett): TN Walker, circa 1995, adopted aided by Two by Two Rescue, DDD 3/2020
  8. Lex aka Caspian: Quarter Horse 2010, rescued by Deputy Sheriff, Two by Two, Triple D 5/2020
  9. Lou aka Twister: Quarter Horse/Stock 2014, rescued by Sheriff, Two by Two, Triple D 5/2020
  10. July aka Janis-July: Shetland Pony circa 2000, rescued by Two by Two & Triple D 5/2020
  11. Spirit: Arabian/Quarter Horse, 2017, rescued Triple D for Karen Stone 2019
  12. Storm: Arabian/Quarter Horse, 2018, rescued Triple D for Karen Stone 2019


  1. June: aka Granny, circa 2000, rescued after owner died, DDD 2010
  2. Jill: circa 2010, rescued after owner died, DDD 2010
  3. Honk Bryant: circa 2000, boarded 2017 staying home after previous farm owners Francis and Jean Bryant died


  1. Cowgirl: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, 2014, abandoned/rescued 2015 DDD
  2. Lady Bug: Jack Russell-Feist, circa 2010, abandoned/rescued/fostered 2015 DDD
  3. Buck: Pyrenees/Retriever, 2015, surrendered at Chilton County Animal Shelter/adopted 2015 DDD
  4. Chief: Shepherd, 2018, abandoned, rescued Christmas 12/2018 DDD
  5. Annie (Annie Oakley): Shepherd, 2018, abandoned/homeless 2019, rescued 2/2020 DDD
  6. Rambo: Husky/American Bull Dog, circa 2018, tied to tree in woods 3 days, rescued 9/2020 DDD
  7. Cowboy: Husky/Australian Shepherd, circa 2018, rescued 12/2020


  1. Night aka Mama Cat: 2010, feral, rescued 2010 DDD
  2. Bella
  3. Starcat
  4. Panther
  5. Tux
  6. Midnight
  7. Diamond aka Spike
  8. Angel: 2010
  9. Barn cats are fed when they visit, plus they use shelter in the horse barn.


  1. Billy Pygmy: pygmy goat, 2019; surrendered to Compassion Ranch & Triple D 4/2021
  2. TBA: companion

“The godly care for their animals,
    but the wicked are always cruel.”


Proverbs 12:10