by Michael dEstries
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The Humane Society of the United States has announced plans to develop the Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. The project is being funded by a generous donation of $250,000 from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. When completed, it will serve as a “model facility for the re-homing of horses.”

“I loved Cleveland Amory, and this is the culmination of a dream of mine,” says 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.”

Said Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS, “The Black Beauty Ranch was originally founded to save 577 burros living in the Grand Canyon, and I know that Cleveland would be so happy to know that his wonderful friend Doris Day is helping provide such fantastic support for animals at the nation’s most diverse animal care facility. Doris and Cleveland are two of the most important figures in the era of the contemporary animal protection movement, and this is thrilling for me to see this reunion of their interests.”

The new center is projected to open by the end of 2009.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • custer

    They are going to need all of Day’s money to put in 200 equine shelters. The HSUS cant say all animal owners have to do what they tell them to do, they also have to do the same. They have to have 12 x 12 shelters for each of the 200 horses in there care. Do the math each shelter cost 2,500 $. Good luck with that. There isn’t one set of rules for the population and another set for the HSUS.