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 feeding an animal or group each month.
Sponsor a program for students.
Host a party with purpose (fun & learning) for kids.
Share your bucket list goal or idea we may do together.

Animals of Compassion ranch:


Name, 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 aka Davy Crockett: 1996, owner died, needed lifetime home, sponsored by Terry Slaughter 2020
  8. Lancelot aka Lex & Caspian: 2010, rescued from starvation by Deputy Sheriff, Two by Two, DDD 2020
  9. Braveheart, Lou & Twister: 2014, rescued from starvation by Sheriff, Two by Two, DDD 2020
  10. Spirit: 2017, neglected without winter hay, rescue  2019
  11. Storm: 2018, neglected without winter hay, rescue 2019
  12. Spaniard: 2015, rescued 150 pounds underweight 2022.


13. July: 1997, infected hooves not trimmed in 5-10 years, rescue by Two by Two & Triple D 2020


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


17. Billy Pygmy: 2019; surrendered/adopted  2021
18. Bendi Goat: 2020, surrendered/adopted 2021


19. Lady Bug: Jack Russell mix, 2010, abandoned/rescued 2015
20. Chief: Shepherd, 2018, abandoned, rescued 2018
21. Annie aka Annie Oakley: Shepherd, 2018, homeless after owners arrested 2019, rescued 2020
22. Cowboy: Husky/Australian Shepherd, 2018, rescued 2020
23. Triple D: Labrador-Husky, 2020, rescue 2022
24. Charlie: Chocolate Lab, 2020, rescue from euthanasia 2023


25. Night aka Mama Cat: 2010, feral, rescued 2010
26. Tux
27. Panther
28. Midnight
29. Diamond aka Spike
30. Angel
31. Stormy Magic: 2022, rescue from pipe 2022
32. Tabitha Socks; 2022, rescue 2022
33. Tessee Chaton, 2022, surrendered 2022
34. Daggers, adopted 2023

35. Nat, adopted 2023
36. Scarlet, adopted 2023

Rest in Peace

  1. Cocoa: Quarter horse mare circa 35 years
  2. Bella: cat
  3. Buck: Pyrenees/Retriever dog rescued from animal shelter
  4. Cowgirl: dog
  5. Johnny Cash: Goat came in sick though lived months.
  6. Rambo: dog
  7. Starcat: Cat born to ferals rescued & lived 10 years.

 Possible after funding

after more budget for shelters, food, fencing, land, care

Horse if new stable/barn built to join 4 in new stalls.
Horses 1-2 in South entrance corral (after built)
Cats in barn feed room inside and out
Cats 1-2 at the North Pasture shelter (after catio/door)


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


Proverbs 12:10