Since 2011, Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary has sheltered over 738 horses and found adoptive homes for more than 380 horses. MFMN started with 21 horses and has grown to over 180 horses in eleven years, including over 56 horses in foster care in the surrounding community. We take in horses that are adoptable, as well as horses that are too old, or physically compromised and cannot be ridden. Many of these horses become permanent residents. We do not discriminate based on age, breed, health or gender. We are a "no-kill" shelter and we follow the Equine Rescue and Sanctuary guidelines of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Our mission is to provide aid and sanctuary to abused, neglected, abandoned or surrendered horses that come to us. We work with law enforcement and other agencies in their efforts to rectify situations in which horses are in peril, and provide horses in our Sanctuary with needed medical care and proper nutrition.
We continue educational and fundraising efforts to both help us support our rescue efforts and to promote awareness of issues involving neglect and abuse in our area.
Our vision is a world in which all horse owners take responsibility for their animals; responsibility for their care;
responsibility for their safety; and responsibility for their passing. Our vision is to do more than care for horses that are suffering... our vision is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect
Our purpose is to provide a safe and secure environment where horses can heal emotionally and physically. Where they can transition to the next phase of their life – as a permanent resident here or in a pre-approved forever home. To provide a forever home to elderly or handicapped horses where they can live and die with dignity. To educate the community about proper care and treatment of horses and work with them to prevent neglect and abuse.