HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new center will serve as a model facility for the re-homing of horses. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is located in Murchison, Texas. The new center is projected to open by the end of 2009.

"I loved Cleveland Amory, and this is the culmination of a dream of mine," said Doris Day, founder of the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "Cleveland was a great friend and humanitarian, and we often talked about ways to help even more horses. Now, through the new Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at Cleveland's ranch, horses will get the loving care, safety, and security that they deserve."

The HSUS works with horse rescues throughout the United States to provide support and coordination to assist in caring for and re-homing horses in need. This new facility will allow the group to develop and implement new techniques to identify the most efficient and effective methods for caring for horses in need and to place them in homes for life.

Doris Day and The HSUS had been discussing ways to work together on a horse rescue project, and the non-profit Doris Day Animal Foundation recently helped fund publication of The Humane Society of the United States' Complete Guide to Horse Care.

Learn more about the Black Beauty Ranch at blackbeautyranch.org.

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