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BSR in the News!



The legacy of Andy Parent lives on at Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary (CTV News Ottawa, May 11, 2021)

Humans and animals alike mourn the loss of a gentle giant Andy Parent (Nation Valley News, May 5, 2021)

North Grenville mourns Andy Parent, cherished animal advocate and Big Sky Ranch founder (Kemptville Advance, May 3, 2021


Radio station raises $4,312 for Big Sky Ranch (MyKemptvilleNow, March 2, 2020)


Ranch of Wonders : The Wedge’s Top Day Trip This Month (The Wedge, July 2019)

Canadian Tire donates $1,656 to Big Sky Ranch (MyKemptvilleNow, March 18, 2019)


This little piggy: Animal rescuers warn of micro-pig myth​ (, October 29, 2018)

Big Sky Ranch in need of donations (97.5 Juice FM)



The Twenty-Fifth Hour (documentary by Rachel Jaskula, Lisa Thibodeau, and Sarah Togman of the
Carleton University School of Journalism) 

Big Sky Ranch animals to be serenaded by the Pop Shop All-Stars on Jan. 29

(The Kemptville Advance, January 5, 2017)




Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary Is A One-Of-A-Kind Safe Haven (article & video)(, October 2016)

Andy Parent, founder of Big Sky Ranch, prepares for major surgery on June 21(Kemptville Advance, June 15, 2016)

Dogs on Miami’s death row
(The North Grenville Times, March 2016)

Four local girls sell crafts, run raffle to fundraise for Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary
(Kemptville Advance, March 6, 2016) 

Senators' Ryan pleased to have netted a new home for a puppy
 (Ottawa Citizen, February 13, 2016)

Jansen brothers adopt dog from Big Sky Ranch following Bobby Ryan’s goal 
(Manotick News, February 3, 2016)




Local animal sanctuary needs your help (1310 News Ottawa, May 29, 2015)


Tony Copple visits Big Sky Ranch (CKCU Radio, May 28, 2015)


Two young girls with big hearts donate birthday money every year to Big Sky Ranch (Kemptville
Advance, February 27, 2015)


Big Sky Ranch attracts student volunteers (Algonquin Times, February 12, 2015)

Big Sky Ranch seeks help from corporate sponsors (Kemptville Advance, January 8, 2015)




Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary (blog post from veggyogadventures, October 29, 2014)


Big Sky Ranch on Regional Contact (CTV Ottawa, September 2014)


Kind deeds counter binge drinking (Algonquin Times, April 9, 2014)


Big Sky Ranch founder a relunctant "Amazing" person (Kemptville Advance, March 27, 2014)


Big Sky Ranch remains open in winter (Kemptville Advance, January 9, 2014)




CTV News - Amazing People: Saving the Animals (2013)


Big Sky Ranch: Sanctuary for body and soul (, December 16, 2013)


Big Sky Ranch celebrates 10-year anniversary (Kemptville Advance, September 19, 2013)


Big Sky Ranch celebrates 10 years of hope (Manotick News, June 13, 2013)


CTV Morning Live visits Big Sky Ranch (CTV Morning Live, June 5, 2013)


Big Sky Ranch marks 10 years of helping animals (Ottawa Citizen, April 22, 2013)


Firefighters take on Rideau River to save dog (Kemptville Advance, April 4, 2013)


Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary: A great reason to visit Kemptville
(Urban Expressions, Montreal, January 13, 2013)




Ottawa day trips: For close encounters with animals (Ottawa Citizen, June 12, 2012)




Shake-a-Paw for Big Sky Ranch (Renfrew Mercury, December 11, 2011)


Second chances (, July 9, 2011)


Annual AnimalFest to benefit Big Sky Ranch (Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette, June 30, 2011)


Lost emu finds home in Ontario animal sanctuary (CBC News, February 22, 2011)


Big Sky Ranch Animal Santcuary: A special place to visit (Agritourism Ottawa, January 11, 2011)




Steve Gregory tours Big Sky Ranch (October 22, 2009)


Salvation in a barnyard (Globe and Mail, January 13, 2009)


CTV story on Andy Parent (CTV, January 12, 2009)



Rescue animals can be sneaky...They have a way of rescuing you back.

-Andy Parent, founder

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