The Gress Mountain Ranch is a 501(c)(3) that serves as a sanctuary (“forever home”) for abused and neglected animals, both domestic and exotic. The ranch is home to more than 70 animals that are utilized to provide therapy, education and volunteerism opportunities to disabled, at-risk, low-income and underserved populations. The mission of the organization is to foster the mutual well-being of both people and animals by intertwining their lives through nurturing, learning, fun, and healing.
The Gress Mountain Ranch is a great place to gain valuable experience with such a large variety of animals. They each have very unique personalities and are so lucky to have fallen into the hands of Kathryn and Ben Gress. Their care for these animals goes above and beyond feeding. They include cleaning, vet visits, and special care giving during all kinds of weather. Kathryn teaches me something new every visit and is really helping me grow as an aspiring Veterinary Technician. Her kind, caring, and positive attitude is very inspiring amongst the chaos of taking care of so many animals. It really shows the compassion she has for all the animals and endurance to keep the ranch going. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer at such a unique and well-kept ranch. I encourage The Gress Mountain Ranch to anyone looking for experience with small and large animals or anyone with a love for animals looking to volunteer. Kathryn is a great teacher with a lot of knowledge and experience in animal care. It’s an amazing environment that has been created right here in our area. Thank you Kathryn and Ben Gress, for keeping The Gress Mountain Ranch going. Your love for animals is unconditional, they are really given the best life possible and it is truly a treasure to be a part of.
Thank you most kindly for this thoughtful and caring review for The Gress Mountain Ranch. As the founder along with my husband Ben we work and dedicate our lives to providing good quality care. Teaching other people and allowing “hands on experience” is our goal and part of the mission of TGMR. Clare makes my “Monday” so special and relaxed with her true dedication, her ability to learn a challenging ever changing volunteer experience with Large/small and some exotic animals. TGMR is very fortunate and blessed to have Clare. Her learning experience at the ranch with these animals and the Gress folks will serve her well in her future endeavors. Clare, Thanks for being part of the Gress family ranch.
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The Morning Call’s annual “Be An Angel Campaign” runs now through January 31st, 2019. Below are our three wishes for The Gress Mountain Ranch as well as a link to the right to download the flyer. Anyone who makes a donation will be appreciated in the Morning Call newspaper, as well as on our website and Facebook pages.
Wish Number One: Sponsorships $200.00 per child per week for underprivileged children for summer “Ranch Camp.” Volunteers Needed. Monetary Donations for supplies- Soaps, Gatorades, Juices
Wish Number Two: Gift cards for Tractor Supply, Bird Mania, Quakertown Vet Clinic, Highland Animal Hospital, All Points Equine, Cunfer Veterinarian Services, Giant, Weis, Wegman’s, Leid’s & Living Things
Wish Number Three: New Refrigerator, New Commercial Washer & Dryer, New Laptop Computer, Timothy Hay, Straw, Pine shavings, Purina dry cat food, Shredded Wheat, Duck, Senior Horse , Pot-Bellied Pig Food, Alpaca Pelleted Food, Bird Millet Sprays, Juices, Canned Pumpkin, Carrots