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Rocky Ridge Refuge offers a home to animals of all kinds

KOLR10 News
KOLR10 News
 2022-07-01

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ar. – Tucked back into the hills of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Rocky Ridge Refuge can best be described as a group home for animals.  Nearly 25 years ago a Watusi Bull named Lurch made a name for the refuge.  He broke the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Horn Circumference.

“Lurch came along, and he was just a little baby when I got him,” explains Janice Wolf, owner of Rocky Ridge Refuge.  “Nobody knew he would grow into the Guinness World Record for the largest horn circumference.”

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The interest in Lurch allured thousands of visitors to Mountain Home, Arkansas through the years.  Over 50,000 people came to see Lurch from all over the world, “I had a Maasai Warrior come from Africa. I had people come from you name it!”

Lurch has passed, but Rocky Ridge Refuge is still going strong.

Now, there are many dogs, a few capybaras, a tortoise, and the list goes on.  Every animal Janice rescues has a story and she knows them all by heart.

“My little misfit group home,” laughs Janice.   “Ya, it’s a group home.  An animal group home.”

Janice has been rescuing animals her entire life, “I was born to do it.  Literally.  My first rescue I wasn’t even three years old yet.”

Nowadays, the limelight from Lurch has dulled.  Janice cares for fewer animals than she used to.  But, everyone still has a place at Rocky Ridge Refuge.

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