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May 25th: Ranch of Dreams, Fun, and Animals

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The Fund for Animals is the largest and most diverse network of animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers in the country. Now you have the opportunity to schedule a tour at the flagship sanctuary, the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, right here in east Texas. This facility is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas that was founded in 1979 by Cleveland Amory, author and animal advocate. Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is located at 12526 CR 3806 Murchison, TX 75778. Tours this month are:

May 25th, June 15th, 29th (9am and 1pm): Ranch of Dreams Tour – You’ll go on an inspirational journey through 1,400 acres of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch to see and hear about more than 800 domestic and exotic animals that have been saved from lives of neglect and abuse. This bus tour will take you past dynamic enclosures and rolling pasture. Your guide will share a video presentation, and you’ll learn why many of the animals needed to be rescued and came to be at the ranch. While we can’t guarantee sightings of specific residents, you may see Penelope, a pot-bellied pig found wandering down a street after being abandoned; or Midge, a male chimp previously used in hepatitis research. This tour will give insight into the history of this fascinating organization and the diverse species that live there. The sanctuary is not a zoo and is not open to the public other than by small, pre-scheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals.

May 4th (8am-4pm): Explorer Chick Does a Tour – Join for an exclusive and private women-only Texas Animal Sanctuary experience. Not only do you get to spend time around these animals, but you also get to help make their lives a little better! Most of the animals have been rescued from near-death situations such as slaughterhouses, biomedical research laboratories, and trophy hunting ranches. Others have been rescued from roadside zoos or were former victims of the exotic pet trade. Others came from public lands where they were threatened with extermination by the federal government. Your day will kick off learning about the Ranch and include an instructional safety briefing. Then you will split into groups where you will be assigned to multiple areas of the Sanctuary. You might find yourself preparing monkey diets, mucking equine stalls, doing general maintenance of the facility, or feeding the farmed animals. It all depends on what needs to be done the day of your tour. Halfway through the day, we will meet up for a plant-based, catered lunch. In the afternoon, the groups will mix up giving everyone a different experience! After helping around the sanctuary, you will spend some time off your feet enjoying a Private Guided 1-Hour Bus/Truck Tour throughout the grounds. Tickets are $99 and available at explorerchick.com.

May 11th, June 15th (9am): Social Impact Experience at Cleveland AmoryBlack Beauty RanchAt this event, you’ll go on an inspirational journey and experience the social impact Amory Black Beauty Ranch has on the community. During this experience, we’ll explore the history of this fascinating organization and share the stories of the diverse animals who live here. Depending on the animals, you will get to experience one of the following activities: interacting with pigs, horse grooming, enriching primates, or learning about tigers.

Regular tour individual adult tickets are $49, student/active military tickets are $39. Additional under 18 tickets are $20. Family packages (two adults and four children) are $150. Children under 3 are free, as long as they can sit on your lap. All tours must be prepaid. Tickets are available at fundforanimals.org/blackbeauty or call (903)469-3811.

Regular tour individual adult tickets are $49, student/active military tickets are $39. Additional under 18 tickets are $20. Family package (two adults and four children) are $150. Children under 3 are free, as long as they can sit on your lap. All tours must be prepaid. Tickets are available at fundforanimals.org or call (903)469-3811.

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