NW volunteers among those saving animals
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Former Miss Arizona Daria Sparling watches as one of the ranch hands works with a horse that was once uncontrolable but is now tame enough to wear a saddle and be walked around a corral.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Aside from the daily routines, Daria Sparling faces challenges each day, from dealing with broken equipment to working with new animals.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Daria Sparling goes through her routine of feeding the horses at her rescue ranch in Mammoth.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kirby Rhoades pets a horse that broke a containment fence when it first arrived. Now it is tame enough to wear a saddle and be led around.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Along with being malnourished, some horses arrive at the ranch with skin diseases that need hourly treatments and care.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kirby Rhoades works with a quarter horse that was rescued from likely slaughter. The house and many others have been rehabilitated and later adopted out by the Arizona Rescue Ranch near Mammoth.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, ChrisAnn Montana puts a leash on a rescue dog in preparation for a walk around the Arizona Rescue Ranch. Along with horses, the ranch cares for dogs, goats, cats, sheep and even parrots.