Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement And Rescue Center

Rating: 4.82 stars   38 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

25859 Hwy 49 Chase City VA 23924 USA

Mission:

To provide a permanent home to horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or considered past their prime by their former owners. We also provide shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused, abandoned, neglected. We also do programs offering education on the care of horses and dogs.

Target demographics:

provide homes to horses and other animals that would meet a bad end. We provide education al information on the care and training of horses and teach compassion to young folks that have been in bad environmental situations.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

46 horses,donkeys combined. 17 dogs. 16 cats. 2 pigs, and 75 young folks

Geographic areas served:

South Central Virginia, but we network nationally

Programs:

We are verified through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

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757-439-4206
http://www.bluehorsemukwa.org

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Reviews for Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement And Rescue Center

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Blue Horse an d Rabiah do a wonderful job taking care of all the animals at the facility. She is amazing. I don't know how she does all she does for the animals. She is "Superwoman"!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I know the founder of this group and keep in touch through FB. The organization has saved endless lives and brought animals back from the brink of death, with love, care and lots of medical treatment. They are gentle, wise, loving and the animals respond in kind. It is a remarkable group and deserve the highest of praise and support.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

A most wonderful and loving organization! Just look into the eyes of the rescued animals and you feel the oneness of nature, the compassion of trust, and the importance of respect.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Blue Horse Mukwa is about 3 hours from me, but well worth the two trips I have made to visit. I was so impressed with the cleanliness and how the various animals are cared for. There is so much love for these animals and they have really benefited from this TLC. Some were sick or starving when they were rescued and it is so beautiful to see the difference after they have been there even a short time. Blue Horse Mukwa is a first class retirement and rescue center.

 
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Thank you so much for your kind words and your support!

Rating: 0 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I was very disappointed to discover that this organization has not fulfilled the requirements imposed upon it by the Office of the State Veterinarian in Virginia. In this state, all releasing agencies (rescues, shelters) are required to submit annual reports disclosing how many, and what kind of animals came through their facility, and the disposition of the animals in the facility. This rescue has never filed those reports, and when an inquiry was made as to why, the volunteers and founder were uncooperative and defensive. Unfortunately, no member of the public is able to determine what the rescue is doing with donor gifts, as no one is able to determine how many animals are in the facility, and how many died, were adopted, or transferred to another facility. It is supposed to be an equine rescue, though the founder states she also has dogs. Canine rescue is not part of their mission statement. To my knowledge the rescue still has not complied with Virginia law. Some of the documentation required by the State Corporation Commission was also delinquent, though I have not checked to see if that has been rectified. I will not donate to this nonprofit, nor would I recommend this nonprofit to other donors. The nonprofit and its supporters appear to believe their good intent is all that is required to be a

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen nor heard of any results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Conduct an audit and reorganize.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Nothing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Defensive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire a bookkeeper and marketing manager.

Ways to make it better...

The nonprofit had been more professional.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The nonprofit is in an area of the state that could benefit from a well run equine rescue. If the people involved became more professional and businesslike they could really do some good.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish them the best of luck in their endeavors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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