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A home for the unwanted

Horses are paying the price for an Inland Empire economy in shambles. They have been left starving and abandoned by owners who can no longer afford to feed and care for the large animals. Much like homes in the region, the value of horses has plummeted, making them difficult to unload for families facing tough economic times.

For years, Renee Duncan’s shady 12-acre ranch in Perris has provided a sanctuary for those very horses. She set up the Meadowbrook Animal Sanctuary and Haven in 1988, and ever since has nimbly dodged foreclosure and muddled through personal tragedy – she survived throat cancer and her house was gutted by fire a year ago – to care for 48 horses.

Read full story, “Horses, once prized, are paying for the dire economy.”


  1. December 11, 2011, 10:25 am

    What a crying shame!

    By: Gina Powell
  2. December 11, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Amazing human being.
    In this holiday season, I hope that people will support her work and help save and feed the horses she rescues. She is an inspiration to all of us with her compassion and kindness.
    Thank you for this great video.

    By: Bilboa
  3. December 11, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Let's chip in and help Ms Duncan

    By: Bikecababe
  4. December 12, 2011, 7:11 pm

    Yhank you Ms Duncan and GOD BLESS!!!!

  5. January 6, 2012, 5:16 pm

    Thank you Renee Duncan.
    You are a saint!

    By: freetobe

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