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The Fund For Animals

Kitty spent most of her life in a laboratory, used to breed baby chimpanzees who were likely later used in harmful experiments. She has lived at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch since 1997.

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The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory.

For more than four decades, The Fund has spearheaded significant events in the history of the animal protection movement by employing national advocacy campaigns, rescue operations and operating a network of world-famous animal care facilities like our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch.

The Fund's historic victories have saved thousands of animals from cruelty and suffering.

In 2005, The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States joined together to form an unprecedented partnership for animals. Since then, The Fund has expanded its efforts to protect animals from cruelty and provide for their veterinary, sanctuary, and rehabilitative needs at several direct animal care facilities.

The Fund has won legal actions to protect endangered species and prevent inhumane hunting and trapping practices, and the organization is currently fighting for animals with the help of the Animal Protection Litigation section. This group of full-time attorneys, law clerks, and pro bono law firms are defending animals in federal and state courts from cruelty and abuse. The Fund's current advocacy programs seek to protect wildlife from toxic lead poisoning, stop canned hunts, prevent the commercial trade in wildlife parts, and more.

The Fund's direct animal care operations provide veterinary treatment for thousands of animals year-round, while training volunteers and supporting their local communities.

  • The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, the flagship sanctuary, is a permanent refuge for more than 1,000 animals on 1,300 acres in the rolling hills of east Texas. With 43 species ranging from chimps to camels, horses to tigers, this world-renowned facility is the largest and most diverse of its kind.
  • The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Southern California provides year-round medical and rehabilitative care to injured and orphaned wildlife and specializes in native predator species such as bobcats, coyotes, and eagles.
  • Our Cape Wildlife Center in Cape Cod, Massachusetts provides year-round emergency care and rehabilitation annually to nearly 2,000 animals from 135 species, including rabbits, squirrels, fox, raccoons, hawks, owls, seabirds, mink, and just about everything in between. Our center also assists the community with humane solutions to wildlife conflicts, and, along with other educational programs, sponsors an externship program for students from the U.S. and around the world to learn about wildlife medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Duchess Sanctuary is a 1,120-acre facility just outside of Oakland, Oregon. It was established in 2008 as a safe haven for abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses and is currently home to more than 180 equines. Mares rescued from the pregnant mare urine (PMU) industry and their offspring have found refuge at Duchess, along with mustangs and many other horses rescued from dire situations across the western states.
  • The Fund for Animals supports the Rabbit Sanctuary, Inc., which offers "hope for the hopless" and a home for rescued rabbits in Simpsonville, South Carolina.