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Rescued Horses Featured at Weekend Open House

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is Home to 1,200 Animals

The Humane Society of the United States

MURCHISON, Texas — An open house on Saturday and Sunday at the 1,300-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, the largest animal sanctuary in the country, will feature 84 horses rescued from Nebraska who are being rehabilitated for possible adoption later this year. The sanctuary is run by The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals.

"Not long ago these majestic horses were struggling to survive, but they will be given all of the care they need to make a full recovery at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch," said Diane Miller, director of operations at the ranch.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation recently agreed to sponsor construction of a new state-of-the-art horse rehabilitation and adoption facility at the ranch, which will be called the Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center.

This world-renowned animal sanctuary is the most diverse for rescued, abused and neglected animals. The ranch residents include more than 1,200 domestic and exotic animals, many rescued from near-death situations like slaughter plants, research labs and captive trophy hunting ranches and others who were discarded from circuses or roadside zoos or were victims of the exotic pet trade.


  • The ranch was founded in 1979 by Cleveland Amory, author and animal advocate. It was named after the classic children's story by Anna Sewell.
  • The ranch has a history of helping equines in crisis, and the very first residents were hundreds of burros who were airlifted from the Grand Canyon.
  • Please leave your pets at home while you attend the open house.
  • The open house is free but donations are much appreciated. 

For more information, please visit blackbeautyranch.org.


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