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Duchess Sanctuary—operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The HSUS—is a 1,120-acre facility located outside of Oakland, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses.


  • A wild turkey uses one of our fence "windows" to safely pass into our property. Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS

Don't Fence Me Out!

The wildlife safe passages program at Duchess Sanctuary is ensuring native wildlife can safely share our 1120 acre property. Read more about this innovative program »


Duchess Sanctuary News

  • August 27, 2015

    Room with a View

    Each year at Duchess Sanctuary we undertake a wildlife project to ensure we are living in harmony with our wild neighbors. This year, in cooperation with the HSUS Wildlife Innovation and Response Team, we installed several bird nest boxes.

  • June 2, 2015

    Goose Family Finds a New Home at Duchess Sanctuary

    Although the only official animals at our Duchess Sanctuary are horses, the sanctuary is actually home to scores of native wildlife. That’s why, for the past few years we have undertaken numerous wildlife projects with the goal of making sure we are living in harmony with our wild neighbors. Our latest project involved building two floating platforms for the largest pond on the property—one as a nesting platform, the other with perches for raptors and other large birds to sit on.

  • February 18, 2015

    Premarin and Other PMU Drugs Are Prescriptions for Cruelty for Horses

    Drugs made of pregnant mare urine (PMU), such as Premarin, are prescribed to make patients in menopause or with osteoporosis feel better. But horses suffer terribly to make them. See how you can help.

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