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Animalytix and its partners are honored to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Service award, New Horizon Ranch and Rose Brooks Center.

The Spirit of Service Award recognizes not-for-profit organizations that work to improve the health and lives of both animals and people.

New Horizon Ranch


Serving individuals since 2007, it is the mission of New
Horizon Ranch, to enrich the lives of individuals through
equine assisted activities and therapies.


It is their belief that every individual is capable of greatness and they believe that horses can play an important role in that process! Riding and interaction with horses are not only fun, but create opportunities for kids, youth and adults to improve physical strength, relational skills, cognitive skills and communication. Their horse partners create a unique and motivating atmosphere where riders are encouraged to reach new levels of independence, responsibility and confidence.

They take pride in their family-oriented culture. Many parents have expressed that coming to New Horizon Ranch is the highlight of their child’s week. The entire family enjoys coming to The Ranch, because everyone is accepted. Whether you are a volunteer, client, or family of a client, NHR is a breath of fresh air; it’s a place to take time, relax and enjoy the beauty of the horses and nature!


NHR currently offers a variety of programs including Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Summer Day Camp programs to individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and learning disabilities.

Rose Brooks Center


The mission of Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.

More Than A Shelter

Rose Brooks Center provides a safe place where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal. Respectful, individualized care is offered, including advocacy, therapy, safety planning, finding a home, and connecting with community resources for health, legal, and financial needs. We extend into the community through long-standing and stable partnerships, offering immediate care, education, and violence prevention in hospitals, schools, courts, and throughout law enforcement. Because of this community work, we are able to reach over 14,000 individuals and pets each year.

Saving Lives Of Every Kind

Rose Brooks Center was the first domestic violence agency in the region to open its own freestanding, fully staffed pet shelter, PAWS Place.

Rose Brooks Center believes in family and the human-animal bond. Our work every day is to keep families safe and help them rebuild their lives after abuse. And pets are part of that family too.


2018 Award Recipients – Kansas State Animal Response Team (KS SART) & KSDS Assistance
Dogs, Inc.
2017 Award Recipients – Heartland Therapeutic Riding and Lakemary Ranch
2016 Award Recipient – Dr. Michelle Lem, the founder of Community Veterinary Outreach

Is there a not-for-profit organization committed to helping both animals and people you’d like to nominate for Spirit of Service?