TGMR is a little window of heaven in a busy world

entrance-for-tgmrThe 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 85 animals that are utilized to provide therapy, education and volunteerism opportunities to disabled, at-risk, low-income and under-served 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.

Volunteer Appreciation goes to Clare…

Clare helping with Cookie with Jim the farrier

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.

– Clare

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.