For those interested in volunteering at D&R Acres please print and complete the Volunteer Application (Word) as well as the Release & Hold Harmless Agreement (Word).

Completed forms can be mailed to:
D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm
1807 Stoney Ridge Road
West Branch, MI 48661

2020 D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm’s Board Members’ Bio

Executive Director/President

John Rice, 4290 Dirker Road, Saginaw Twp., MI 48638, (989) 401-1612
John is a very generous individual who has helped this farm in more ways than we are able to thank him for. John is no stranger to farming, being raised on a working farm in Midland Michigan. He has been an amazing Benefactor, an inspirational person, and truly has the kindest heart. John has helped to provide for our animals and our volunteers on countless occasions. His donation of food and snacks to help feed the volunteers had always been appreciated. Most importantly his donations of items that we can use directly in connection with care for the animals is appreciated by all. John always has a smile on his face with a friendly greeting and is an inspiration to all of us here at the farm.

Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board

Anthony Harris, 1807 Stoney Ridge Road, West Branch, MI 48661, (989) 915-2531
Busy, and hardworking is just part of what makes up Anthony. He is gone over the road working much of the time, but when he is home you can find him doing handy man jobs, and construction projects needing to be done around the farm. Anthony is quick witted and always has something to offer any situation around the farm. Anthony is a natural leader and keeps different areas of fundraising such as Trash to Treasure on track and constantly flowing. Being instilled with great work ethics, organization, and punctuality has helped make him a vital part of our organization.

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Dolores Harris, 1807 Stoney Ridge Road, West Branch, MI 48661, (989) 685-8046
Since 1960’s to present, I have had extensive experience working with all types of large farm animals, specializing in horses, goats and poultry. My experience has been both through hands-on working managing day to day activities, recruiting volunteers and setting up our own nonprofit for our vast array of surrendered, abused, aged out large animals. Since the 1980’s my experience with rescuing large farm animals has continued to grow. Today, due to the overwhelming need for housing and care of these large animals my efforts continue even more. With the end goal to make sure each animal here has a safe and loving home.

Board Secretary/Trustee (Community Resource & Special Events Coordinator)

Margo Barathy, 600 Peaceful Lane, Rose City, MI 48654, (810)265-6600

Board Trustee/Fundraising Events Coordinator

DaNell Yocom, 120 E. Huron Road, Omer, MI 48749, (989) 701-9002
Although DaNell’s experience with animals goes all the way back to 1986, growing up on her grandparent’s farm, she is no stranger to large farm animals. Since 2016, DaNell, has always been looking towards ways to help animals of all shapes and sizes. During 2016, she stumbled onto Claws and Paws in West Branch for dogs and cats. In 2017, her beloved family horse needed a more permanent and healthy home in which she found D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm to place her with. Since then, she has found many other ways to help raise money for nonprofit organizations. From concerts, adoption events, social parties to even as simple as grocery shopping.