Photo Courtesy of Kim Hansen

MFMN Successes

Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary works with local law enforcement and concerned citizens in the community to rescue horses that have been neglected or abused.  Neglect occurs when a horse is not provided with adequate water or food, resulting in malnutrition.  It can also occur when a horse's hooves are not trimmed and the horse suffers from elongated hooves that adversely affect its mobility.  It also occurs when a horse has a treatable injury or illness and is not provided with adequate medical care.  Sometimes horses suffer malnutrition because they cannot adequately chew their food because dental problems that are not treated.  In other cases, horses are simply abused by humans that have no respect for the rights of animals to live without fear and suffering.  The following are pictures of some of the horses that we have been able to save through our refeeding and rehabilitation program.  This is how you help horses when you donate to MFMN.  YOU make the difference in the life of a horse.

MARIN

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After

Marin is a 22 yr. old thoroughbred mare who came in due to a concerned citizen report. She had with a body score of 1 (worst possible)  and bad feet. She has a sway back and is arthritic. She was said to be a race horse at one time and then used as a brood mare until no longer usable. She has found a soft landing here at the Sanctuary.

SUNDANCE

After

Sundance came to MFMN in 2014 as a neglect case.  He was a 2 year old gelding suffering from sunburn and severe rain rot.  His body score was a 2 (very thin).  As you can see from the picture, he turned into a beautiful horse.  He is currently in foster care.

Before

April is a papered American Saddlebred bay mare.  In 2014, she came in missing one eye, emaciated with ticks, sores and bad hooves.  Her body score was -1.  She was only 15 years old, but had suffered such terrible neglect that she could no longer stand for long periods. She had to be put in a sling, because she could not get up on her own. She fought her way back to health and she is a permanent resident at MFMN.  She could use a sponsor.

APRIL

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CHAMP

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After

Champ is a 26 year old bay gelding. He originally came from a sale barn.  The owner of the sale barn took him home and was not been able to get much weight on him. When he came to us, he had a bad oozing abscess on his shoulder, and he was very thin.  As you can see in the picture, the abscess has completely healed and he looks like a Champ. 

Before

Gypsy is a quarter horse sorrel mare.  She arrived at MFMN in 2017 with a body score of 2.  Her owner requested assistance, because he said that he couldn't get any weight on her.  After her arrival, we began feeding her in a stall or feeding pen, so that we could monitor the amount of feed that she was eating.  We also added supplement to her feed.  She began gaining weight almost immediately.  After she had fully recovered, she was sent to a trainer for a refresher, and she was immediately adopted. 

GYPSY

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Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible. 

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573-216-3838

 

1025 Heritage Road
Linn Creek, MO  65052

 

connie@missouriforgetmenot.com

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