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New York, NY 10019

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
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Duchess Sanctuary

Oakland, Oregon

Duchess Sanctuary--operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The HSUS--is a 1,120-acre facility south of Eugene, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for nearly 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses. Mares and their offspring rescued from the pregnant mare urine--or PMU--industry make up the majority of the herd. Other residents include orphaned mustangs, as well as horses rescued from auctions and feedlots, but no matter where they come from, they now share one thing in common--they are safe, loved and cared for.

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Jennifer Kunz


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Duchess Sanctuary is home to horses rescued from abuse and neglect, including horses rounded up from wild ranges by the Bureau of Land Management. Learn more about the Duchess herd and issues facing horses.

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Get Involved

There are several ways that you can become involved and support our work. From volunteering to donating supplies, any little bit helps us in our work. Volunteers especially play a vital role in the care of horses at Duchess Sanctuary. If you're interested in volunteering, more information can be found through The Humane Society of the United States' volunteer center.

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