Mooresville animal shelter offers at-possibility canine a 2nd prospect

In 2021, Four Legged Ranch took in and discovered endlessly households for much more than 200 pet dogs that required a next chance.

MOORESVILLE, Ind. — No make any difference how really hard animal rescues get the job done to save animals, the sad actuality is numerous of them even now will not likely make it.

4 Legged Ranch in Mooresville offers at-risk dogs a second opportunity.

Nancy Hoffman begun the nonprofit pet dog rescue in 2015 to help all breeds that will need rescued from dire cases.

“We rescue from shelters, people that are in dire straits that require enable. We have rescued them off the avenue,” Hoffman explained. “I had no strategy of beginning my own rescue. I loved aiding many others, and it just went from there.”

But Hoffman will get emotional conversing about her preferred breeds.

“My coronary heart is with the ‘bully’ breeds, which I come to feel that they want us most,” Hoffman said. “That is in which my coronary heart is, and I have a excellent team guiding me that believes in the same mission that I do. They all are entitled to a 2nd possibility.”

In 2021, Four Legged Ranch took in and discovered eternally homes for additional than 200 dogs that desired a second opportunity.


Stephanie Elliott, one particular of the pet dog rescue’s foster mothers, has been taking treatment of a dog named November after rescuing her just minutes ahead of she was going to be put down.

“We got her [at] the beginning of November, consequently her title. We were being known as by our one of our preferred clinics that we use for spay and neuters that she was introduced in by her primary spouse and children. I use that time period loosely because they brought her in to be euthanized,” Elliott explained. “She was a 6-month-previous pit bull and weighed 17 kilos. She virtually was skin and bones. They questioned if we wished to help save her. We failed to wait and said, ‘Yes, we completely do.'”

Elliott claimed she would cry even though caring for November due to the fact the doggy was so neglected of the easiest factors. Luckily, November is performing a great deal far better now.


Blessed, a 2-year-outdated Labrador retriever-terrier mix, went from a loving dwelling to a terrifying shelter when his individuals have been in a critical accident and could no for a longer period care of him.

“It can be a whole lot of operate, but the payoff is great,” Hoffman stated. “You can find a enormous false impression that if an adult pet is in a shelter, the puppy is broken. And [Lucky] is a wonderful illustration of a puppy that was beloved and used to currently being in a property. When he was in the shelter, he was afraid … but as quickly as he was again in a household atmosphere and noticed that he could have faith in people, he warmed proper up so for me.”

Four Legged Ranch has a dwelling space to enable canine change to a residence atmosphere due to the fact quite a few of the puppies they rescue have by no means even observed a couch. That is the biggest reason foster families are so vital for all shelter animals: They can be the change among saving a existence and acquiring a relatives eternally.

Click on here to see a listing of adoptable pet dogs that have to have a eternally home.