Cleveland ranch to host open house Saturday

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 23:04 - Written by Staff Reports

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch on County Road 3806 near Murchison will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, so visitors can learn about the 1,000 formerly abused, abandoned and neglected animals cared for at the sanctuary.

Although not regularly open to the public, the sanctuary invites attendees to see the resident chimpanzees and other primates, horses and burros, bobcats, iguanas, antelope, ostriches and dozens of other species rescued from invasive research laboratories, factory farming, roadside zoos, the exotic pet trade, horse slaughter, and other forms of abuse, while touring the 1,310-acre facility.

Guests will experience guided walking and bus tours, horsemanship demonstrations, introductions to adoptable horses and hay rides, and also receive information about volunteering at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and horse adoption from the sanctuary’s Doris Day Equine Center.

Admission to the open house is free, but tax-deductible donations to help provide direct care for the resident animals will be accepted. Pets are not allowed.

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.