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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.

  • Betty Boop is enjoys the safety of Duchess. Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS

Little Horse—Big Life

Betty Boop was rescued along with hundreds of dogs and dozens of horses from deplorable conditions on a property in Oregon. Now she knows what individual attention is really like in her new life at Duchess Sanctuary. Read her story


Duchess Sanctuary News

  • April 6, 2014

    Little Horse Gets Large New Life at Duchess

    Betty Boop was rescued from deplorable conditions and neglect on a property with more than 100 other dogs and more than 20 horses. But now, she gets individual attention at Duchess.

  • January 23, 2014

    A Hospital Barn Just for Horses

    A new hospital barn means even better care for the rescued horses at Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon. Now, any issue can be treated on-site.

  • October 7, 2013

    Safe Passages Development Project Improves Wildlife Safety at Duchess Sanctuary

    “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.

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