STAR Ranch Rescue

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STAR Ranch provides a safe haven for abused, neglected, abandoned and starved horses who otherwise would be left in fields, hidden in barns, or turned loose. The mission is to re-home as many as can be fully rehabilitated, the rest remain at STAR living out their lives in comfort.


Jim and Karen Owens moved to Waynesville in 2005 and fell in love with all it had to offer. They soon learned that Haywood County loved horses, too.  They opened up their farm for horses and goats to have a place to ‘be’ until they can be adopted.  There just wasn’t room for those in need at the animal shelter!  Sometimes a hoofed animal requires a little extra care and this is a place where he/she can find just that until a forever home is found.