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Kindred Spirits Rescue Ranch

Kindred Spirits Rescue Ranch


JUST A SHORT DRIVE OUT OF PITTSBURGH IN BEAVER COUNTY IS CALLED KINDRED SPIRITS RESCUE RANCH. IT IS A PLACE WHERE FARM ANIMALS AND PEOPLE FIND A NEW PURPOSE. I GET A CHANCE TO VISIT THE RANCH AND DISCOVER JUST HOW MUCH OF THE CITY GIRL I TRULY AM. KINDRED SPIRITS RESCUE RANCH IS A PLACE FOR MIRACLES. 20 ANCHORS OF GREEN GRASS AND WOODEN BARNS. WHERE RESCUED FARM ANIMALS CAN CALL HOME. LISA MARIE IS A PITTSBURGH NATIVE. SHE BOUGHT THE RANCH A FEW YEARS BACK BECAUSE OF THE PASSION SHE HAS FOR HELPING ANIMALS. I STARTED TAKING HOME THINGS I FOUND THAT DIDN’T LOOK VERY HEALTHY AND NEEDED EXTRA CARE AND ATTENTION. SOON THE WORD GOT OUT AND RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN’T HOUSE FARM ANIMALS STARTED TO CALL. WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE FARM ANIMALS. THEY DON’T HAVE A PLACE TO GO. WE HAVE A LOT OF ANIMALS TO MEET TODAY. FIRST IS HOMBRE THE RAM, WHO WAS THE RANCH MASCOT. HE WAS VERY AGGRESSIVE. NOW HE IS KIND OF LIKE A POLITICIAN. I SAID HE WAS A HUMAN BEING, HE WOULD BE SHAKING HANDS AND KISSING BABIES. I LOVE THE OUTDOORS BUT SOON IT BECOMES VERY APPARENT HOW MUCH OF A CITY GIRL I TRULY AM. FEEDING STARTS OUT WELL. ALL THE ANIMALS AT THE RANCH ARE HARMLESS. SO I GATHER MY COURAGE AND WE KEEP ON TRUCKING. GRACE AND CHAUNCEY ARRIVE IN PRETTY BAD SHAPE. THEY WERE ON A FARM WHERE THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO BE CARED FOR PROPERLY. RACE HAD VERY SORE FEET WHEN SHE ARRIVED AND CHAUNCEY WAS ATTACKED BY ANOTHER DONKEY. HE GOT A BITE ON HIS NOSE AND THE INSIDE OF HIS LEGS. NOT IN GREAT SHAPE BUT IS COMING AROUND. AND THIS IS A GIFT FROM LISA’S DAD. A THERAPY ANIMAL. AT THE RANCH, HE WILL BE USED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. HE IS SUCH A FRIENDLY DONKEY. HOWEVER, I DON’T THINK HE IS THAT FOND OF SELFIES. MATILDA, A RESCUE GOAT AT THE RANCH HAS A SPECIAL SURPRISE. THIS IS THURSDAY. HE WAS BORN ON FRIDAY. DO YOU WANT TO HOLD HIM? HE WILL SETTLE RIGHT IN. PEANUT BUTTER, LAND TOP. I LEARNED THAT MALE BULL CABS DON’T HAVE A LONG LIFE SPAN. THEY ARE SLAUGHTERED OR SOLD FOR VERY LITTLE AT AUCTION. WHEN LISA GOT THEM, THEY ARE NOT IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. IT IS NOT JUST THE ANIMALS THAT GET BETTER HERE AT KINDRED SPIRITS RESCUE RANCH BUT A PLACE OF HEALING AND RECOVERY FOR LISA AND HER HUSBAND JOHN TOO. NOT LONG AFTER THEY PURCHASED THE FARM, JOHN HAD AN ACCIDENT AND NOW HE IS QUADRIPLEGIC. IT GIVES ME A PURPOSE FOR BEING OUT HERE. I CAN GET AROUND AND TALK TO THEM AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM AND TRY TO HELP CARE FOR THEM A LITTLE BIT. IT IS A NEW JOURNEY WE HAVE IN LIFE. WE GO THROUGH IT AND WE TAKE IT DAY BY DAY. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE FEELING THAT EVERYTHING IS SAFE AND WELL AND IMPROVING. THAT IS WHEN I PUT MY HEAD ON MY PILLOW AT NIGHT AND HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT IT. WHAT A GREAT STORY. A LOT OF FUN. THE ANIMALS WERE A LOT OF FUN. I’M NOT TOO GOOD WITH THEM. I THOUGHT YOU DID PRETTY WELL. I LOVED THE SELFIE. AT THE END, IT WORKED OUT. THE BEST PART WAS THERE IS A STORY AND A MEANING. AND THE FARMERS SERVING A PURPOSE FOR JOHN AND LISA. I LOVE THAT IT IS HELPING THEM AT THE SAME TIME AS IT IS HELPING THE ANIMALS. HEARTWARMING. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON KINDRED SPIRITS RESCUE RANCH, THERAPY ANIMALS AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THE NONPROFIT, VISIT OUR WEBSITE ON PITTSBURGHTODAYLIVE.COM. THANK YOU SO MUCH. A HIT ONE BROADWAY MUSICAL ABOUT LIFE, LOYALTY AND FAMILY IS COMING TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT CHAZZ PALMINTERI TELLS US WHAT HE WANTED TO SHARE HIS REAL-LIFE STORY ON STAGE. THAT IS NEXT.

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