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Welcome Neighbor Bus Tours at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch


Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch “Welcome Neighbor” Tour to Give Locals the Rare Opportunity to see over 800 Rescued Animals.

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the world-renowned Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, will dedicate a special discounted bus tour day entirely for neighbors and friends in and around Murchison. 

The “Welcome Neighbor” Tour includes a beautiful two hour bus tour around the 1,400 acre property where participants will see the sanctuary’s resident chimpanzees, horses, bears, burros, bison, tortoises, tigers and dozens of other species living a peaceful, safe and healthy life. 

What:        Welcome Neighbor Bus Tour at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

When:        Saturday, March 9, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM 

Where:       The Sanctuary is located at:

                 12526 County Road 3806, Murchison, Texas

Tickets:      $20 adult / $10 child / Under 3 free if sitting on lap

For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/WelcomeNeighbor. Tours are limited and tickets must be reserved in advanced (you can pay online or choose COD option to pay when you arrive).

According to Noelle Almrud, director of the Ranch, “While we are not open to the public on a regular basis out of respect for the animals, we do want to give our local community this opportunity to visit and see the important work that we do here every day to care for over 800 animals and more than 40 species.”

Visitors are encouraged to bring supplies of all kinds including; gently used toys, cleaning, landscaping, office supplies, and other items to donate to the sanctuary – one of the largest and most diverse sanctuaries in the country. 

The 1,400 acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch — operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States – is one of America's largest and most diverse animal sanctuaries. The sanctuary is a permanent haven to more than 800 domestic and exotic animals rescued from research laboratories, circuses, zoos, captive hunting operations, factory farming, and government round-ups.  Founded in 1979, Black Beauty is also home to the innovative Doris Day Equine Center which focuses on developing programs to elevate public perception of horses rescued from cruelty and neglect, as well as serving as a resource for other equine rescue centers around the country.   

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