Kitty, a chimpanzee resident at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, will be 50 years old on Saturday. Kitty was captured from the wild and spent decades as a breeder in a laboratory. Thankfully, she now enjoys the comfort of sanctuary with her chimpanzee companions, Midge and Lulu.
For those near Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, there will be a "5K Freedom Run" to celebrate Kitty's birthday on Saturday, June 9. More details are available here: http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2012/05/join_us_freedom_5k_run_052112.html.
If you can't make it to the 5K but want to learn more about the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and Kitty, visit: http://www.blackbeautyranch.org/residents/other/research/chimpanzee_kitty.html.
Happy Birthday, Kitty!