You will be able to take a behind the scenes tour of this private sanctuary and learn more about the rescued animal residents. I hope you will take the opportunity to meet some of these beautiful horses and learn about their stories.|
Guests can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the sanctuary and learn more about the special animals in residence?animals who have endured unimaginable hardships. Now, nothing is required of these creatures except that they eat well, drink from the ranch lakes, and bask in the sun.
We hope you'll join us to meet these beautiful horses and hear their stories. For directions, more information or to R.S.V.P., please call 541-459-9914 or e-mail: JKunz@hsus.org.
Can't attend in person? You can still get a glimpse of some of our beautiful residents -- click here for photos. Let us know if you're coming -- RSVP on Facebook, and then tell your friends. While admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
About Duchess Sanctuary
The 1,120 acre Duchess Sanctuary south of Eugene, Oregon was established in 2008 as a safe haven for 200 abused or abandoned horses. The first residents were mares and their offspring saved from Canadian farms that collect urine from pregnant horses to sell to pharmaceutical companies for estrogen replacement drugs.
Many of the elderly mares had spent six months of the year for decades confined in dark stalls, hooked up to urine collection devices and unable to turn around or lie down. Their foals were taken away at 3 months of age, some destined to join the urine-production line, and others sent to slaughter.
Now, nearly 200 horses call The Duchess Sanctuary home. Horses here have left misery behind and now spend their days grazing and running over green pastures, enjoying fresh air, sunlight, and the company of other horses.