Connie Hendrix, President/Founder, with Danny Boy, who lived out his short life beloved by the volunteers at the Sanctuary.
In 2010, I was called by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office to help some horses that were starved and could no longer stand. Three friends and I took my trailer and we went to see how we could help. We found two young horses that were lying down and too weak to stand. With them was the baby of one of the mares and a yearling, also in desperate shape. We managed to get them all back to the Sanctuary. The two mares that were down were never able to stand up, and had to be euthanized. We were heartbroken, however the baby and yearling, with proper care and diet, have turned into beautiful, healthy horses!
This rescue was very expensive due to several vet visits, etc. and knowing that I could no longer bear the costs personally, as I had always done, conversation started and my friends offered to help me establish MFMN as a registered 50l(c)(3) nonprofit so that it could receive donations to fund future cases that came to us. In 2011, Donna Ogle and I received our nonprofit determination letter and we were set to go!
Our main source of support is private donations and various fundraisers that are held throughout the year. We are very proud of the fact that we are a totally volunteer organization. Every penny donated goes directly to the horses’ medical care, feed, grain, etc..
We do not discriminate with the horses that we accept – we do not care about age, health, ride-ability, or breed – all we want to do is help them live a good life, or sometimes pass away, with dignity. Sometimes it is very hard, but we stay focused on our mission – to help horses in need. We have donated our lives to making a difference in the lives of these beautiful creatures with the knowledge that they give us more than we give them!