The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council recently approved a resolution to allow Big Dog Ranch Rescue to create a new, state-of-the-art facility on 33 acres at the southeast corner of Okeechobee Blvd. and D Road.
The decision came after an hours-long discussion, where more than 50 people spoke.
The facility will offer a cage-free environment with four wings for adoptable dogs, along with play yards. There will also be 10 puppy pods, a cutting-edge veterinary clinic and an education center.
“Our new facility will help us further our mission to save more innocent adoptable dogs from being euthanized in high kill shelters,” said Big Dog Ranch Rescue President Lauree Simmons. “We look forward to being an even greater resource for the southeast, Palm Beach County and the Town of Loxahatchee Groves.”
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is currently located off of Acme Road near Wellington.
“This vote means we’ve been given the green light to start our building process, but now we need funds,” Executive Director Donna Casamento said.
The nonprofit needs to raise $1.8 million to begin the $3 million Phase 1 of the facility’s construction. For more information, visit www.bdrr.org.