Did You Know?
Duchess Sanctuary—operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The HSUS—is a 1,120-acre facility located outside of Oakland, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses.
Paisley's future was uncertain. After being separated from her wild herd and adopted into a private home, she was abandoned. Thirteen years later she has been rescued and reunited with other wild horses at Duchess Sanctuary. Read her story
Duchess Sanctuary News
October 7, 2013
“Jump-overs,” “crawl-unders” and “pass-throughs” were created at Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon to allow deer and bobcats to safely cross the property; to enable opossums, rabbits and turtles to pass under, and foxes, coyotes and skunks to walk through unimpeded. An innovative bear bridge created an overhead walkway for bears, cougars and raccoons, allowing them to climb and cross a fence without touching it.
September 26, 2013
In the time since she was taken from her wild herd 13 years ago, Paisley has been given little attention. After being handed from owner to owner, she finally has a permanent home.
August 2, 2013
Sway was rescued with 157 other horses from two properties where the bodies of dead horses were also found. She has regained health and found a permanent home at Duchess Sanctuary.