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Getting their bearings: Two black bears enter retirement after a life in the entertainment industry

May 4, 2018—Black bears Sammi and Tibor enter retirement at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch after a life in the entertainment industry. Read more»

Two Senior Black Bears Used in the Entertainment Industry Arrive at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch to live out the Remainder of their Lives

January 22, 2018—On January 8, The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch welcomed its newest residents – two senior black bears retired from the entertainment industry. After their owner used them in a traveling bear show for their entire lives, he chose to retire them at CABBR. Like all new arrivals, the two bears (ages 18 and 25) went through a two week quarantine process before being released today to roam free in their newly constructed one acre, beautiful naturally wooded habitat built exclusively for them. Founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, more than 900 retired animals currently live on the 1,400 acre safe haven. Read more»

Humane Society of the United States aerial survey of devastated southeast Texas reveals thousands of stranded cattle

September 7, 2017—An aerial survey conducted by personnel with The Humane Society of the United States across east Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey revealed hundreds of cattle stranded. Read more»

A half-century of care: Cleveland Amory started the Fund for Animals 50 years ago. The author and advocate would have turned 100 this year.

August 25, 2017—Over the course of 30 years at the helm of the Fund for Animals, Cleveland Amory proved himself a man of action as well as wit. In 2017, the Fund is marking not only its 50th anniversary, but the centennial of its founder’s birthday. Read more»

To the rescue: Rhesus macaque celebrates turning 21 at Black Beauty Ranch

December 6, 2016—After spending half her life in a lab used for medical research, then another decade at a zoo, Julie, a rhesus macaque celebrates her birthday at her new home, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Read more»

Big Cats in Cages: Wild Animals Rescued in Atchison, Kansas

November 2, 2016—Nearly one dozen dangerous wild animals were removed from an Atchison, Kan., property after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water. Read more»

Rhesus macaque finds friendship at Black Beauty Ranch

October 19, 2016—A rhesus macaque formerly used in biomedical research finds a new best friend at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, operated in partnership with The HSUS. Read more»

Students: Enter Our Chimp Drawing Contest

July 7, 2016—Students in grades K-12 are invited to enter the 2010 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States. Read more»

Pigs rescued from neglect find a new home at Black Beauty Ranch

July 5, 2016—These pigs were rescued from neglect and are now settling into their new home at Black Beauty Ranch. Learn how you can visit them and the hundreds of other animals living at the sanctuary. Read more»

‘MUTTS’ Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell to Judge Chimpanzee Drawing Contest

July 5, 2016—The HSUS is spreading the message to young people about chimpanzees in laboratories through a drawing contest launching Sept. 1. The 2010 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest opens up a conversation about chimpanzees while sparking creativity and compassion among students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Read more»