Most people don’t realize that The HSUS provides more direct care to animals than any organization in the nation. One major component of our hands-on programs consists of our animal care centers, operated in partnership with The Fund for Animals. But rather than my telling the story, here are some images from some of the ambassadors of our centers—a chimpanzee, two horses, a heron, a fisher, and a lion.
Kitty the chimpanzee: Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, Texas
You can visit Kitty and the other animals at the ranch by attending our fall open house on Saturday, October 15.
Maxine the mare: Duchess Sanctuary, Oregon
Maxine lives at our 1,120-acre sanctuary south of Eugene, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses—most of them refugees from Premarin farms.
Glory the mare: Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center, Texas
Glory is one of the lucky rescued horses currently at our Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center, located in Murchison, Texas, on the grounds of Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. The facility rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses, and ultimately helps place them with adopters who can provide them with safe, permanent, loving homes.
The heron: South Florida Wildlife Center, Florida
Our staff cared for this orphaned yellow-crowned night heron earlier this year at our Florida center, which treats more than 12,000 animals annually. The bird was successfully raised and released back to the wild.
Watch a video here of a few of the center’s other patients.
The fisher: Cape Wildlife Center, Massachusetts
This fisher was in the process of being rehabilitated at our Cape Wildlife Center on Cape Cod, Mass., when Hurricane Irene recently came calling. The staff prepared this little guy and all the animals at the center for the storm and went on to weather the hurricane safely.
Read more about this facility in a recent story from our magazine All Animals.
Samson the African lion: Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, California
Samson is one of the 68 full-time residents rescued from the exotic pet trade and other acts of cruelty at the Ramona, Calif., facility. We also treat injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.
View photos here of Samson as a cub and as a full-grown lion.