'They're not going to have any more bad days': Horses, donkeys find sanctuary in Oregon
OAKLAND, Ore. - The Duchess Sanctuary is a 1,000 acre oasis for horses and donkeys who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.
"Supplementary food, or medication, or blankets - all those kinds of things to make this the best home that they will have," said director Jennifer Kunz, "because this is the last home that they will have."
The sanctuary houses close to 200 animals.
But for Kunz, there is one story that sticks out to her the most.
"They were abandoned in a field outside of Roseburg and somebody was going to shoot them," she said. "That mare would be dead today if she didn't live here. And it doesn't matter that she never wants anything to do with humans, she can live her life the way she wants."
The sanctuary is now celebrating 10 years of helping animals from all over the U.S.
"We really like to focus on the positive," Kunz said, "and the fact that the animals are coming here and they're not going to have any more bad days."