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Black Beauty Ranch, Murchison

#187 of 230 in Wildlife in Texas
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch consists of 1310 acres where more than 1,100 domestic and exotic animals find sanctuary and will live the rest of their lives in peace. Many were rescued from near-death situations such as slaughterhouses, biomedical research laboratories, and trophy hunting ranches. Others are discards from circuses or roadside zoos, or were former victims of the exotic pet trade. Still others have come from public lands where they were threatened with extermination by the federal government. The ranch is not open to the public, but you are encouraged to attend an open house. Please visit our Facebook events page for more information.

Located at the ranch is Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center, where rescued horses are trained and made available for adoption to suitable, loving homes.

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Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is operated by The Fund for Animals, the nation’s most diverse network of animal care centers. These centers include Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas, Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, and The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in California. The Fund for Animals is a partner of The Humane Society of the United States.

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  • The property is beautiful and has an array of animals. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very patient with the questions from our 5 year old. The story behind the Ranch is truly amazing and t...  more »
  • Had no idea what to expect. This Ranch should be on a bucket list of beautiful thoughts and deeds. It is located in an absolutely gorgeous area of Murchison, TX - a winding county road under a canopy ...  more »

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