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 beyond just fun for kids. Share your bucket list goal or idea–we may do it together.



Animals of Compassion ranch:


Name, breed 7 year born (known or guess), year came home:

1. Star aka Star of the Bar, Quarter Horse: 2003, sold at auction, needed permanent home. DDD 2007
2. Patriot aka American Patriot aka Anakus Flynn, Morgan: 2001, elderly owner wanted good home for him. DDD 2007
3. Indy aka Indian Legend, Paint: 2008, born to mare rescued from “kill pen”, not wanted at birth. DDD 2008
4. Cody: 2000, previous farm owners Francis and Jean Bryant died. DDD boarded 2017.
5. Princess Katie: 2010, boarded Steve & Pam Bryant 2017.
6. Scarlett Baye: 2010, rescue from starvation by Two by Two, foster care Parmley, to Triple D 2019
7. Crockett (Davy Crockett): 1996, owner died, needed lifetime home, sponsored by Terry Slaughter 2020
8. Lex aka Lancelot & Caspian: 2010, rescued from starvation by Deputy Sheriff, Two by Two, DDD 2020
9. Brave (Braveheart) aka Lou & Twister: 2014, rescued from starvation by Sheriff, Two by Two, DDD 2020
10. Spirit: 2017, neglected without winter hay, rescue Triple D with Karen Stone 2019
11. Storm: 2018, neglected without winter hay, rescue Triple D with Karen Stone 2019


12. July (Janis-July): 1997, infected hooves not trimmed in 5 years, rescue by Two by Two & Triple D 2020


13. June aka Granny: 1995, owner died, needed food DDD 2010
14. Jill: 2010, rescued after owner died, DDD 2010
15. Honk: 1995, previous farm owners Francis and Jean Bryant         died, Steve Bryant boarded 2017 


16. Cowgirl: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, 2014, abandoned/rescued 2015 DDD
17. Lady Bug: Jack Russell/Feist, circa 2010, abandoned/rescued/fostered 2015 DDD
18. Chief: Shepherd, 2018, abandoned, rescued 2018 DDD
19. Annie aka Annie Oakley: Shepherd, 2018, homeless after owners arrested 2019, rescued 2/2020 DDD
20. Rambo: Husky/American Bull Dog, 2018, tied to tree in woods 3 days without food or water, rescued 2020 DDD
21. Cowboy: Husky/Australian Shepherd, 2018, rescued 2020
22. Triple D: Labrador-Husky, 2020, rescue 2022


23. Night aka Mama Cat: 2010, feral, rescued 2010 DDD
24. Bella
25. Tux
26. Panther
27. Midnight
28. Diamond aka Spike
29. Angel
30. Barney (feral, feed in a horse barn stall) 2020
31. Stormy Magic 2021
32. Tabitha Socks  2021


33. Billy Pygmy: pygmy goat, 2019; surrendered  2021
34. Johnny Cash: 2020, adopted from commercial farm 2021


35. Great Pyrenees guardian dog to protect goats

Possible after funding additions

after more budget for fenced paddocks, shelters, food-care

36. Horse #4 in the North Pasture
37. Horse #1 in South entrance corral (after built)
38. Horse #2 in South entrance corral
39. Cat #1 at the North Pasture shelter (after fenced catio/door)
40. Cat #2 at North Pasture catio/feed room

Rest in Peace

Cocoa: Quarter horse mare from Bryant Family circa 35
Buck: Pyrenees/Retriever dog rescued from animal shelter
Starcat: Cat born to ferals rescued in Jemison


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


Proverbs 12:10