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April 21, 2010

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April 21, 2010

Misfit acres was there when two aging, starved arabian mares needed them immediately. There wasn't any time to find other options, they needed to be removed the day I found out about it. Misfit acres was there. Even though at the time they weren't set up for two more hungry horses they knew the timing of the rescue was top priority for these two horses. The body score on the one mare was maybe 1.5 and the other 2.5 and I might be generous here. Jodi made room for the two mares and took great care of them. She found a great home for the younger of the two and kept the oldest one to live out her days there. Without Misfit acres these horses would not have lasted another week without suffering permenant damage. Their horses always look good and happy. These are great people who put forth more than they will ever get in return. Honest, Humble and Hardworking is how I would describe them. Value of their service cannot be measured for the lives of the horses they have helped.

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

seeing them spur to action when two starving horses needed a safe place

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

try to get them more money so they can do more good for the horses

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

how down to earth they are and how big their hearts can be

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

I did not meet any of the volunteers

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

build more shelters, have the security to know that the horse would never be hungry again, do more rescues to offer more forever homes.

Ways to make it better...

I could have gotten the pony out too...we only had the legal right to remove the two mares

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

keeping the money coming in at a steady pace for feed and the constant need for repairs that goes with housing livestock

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

When you meet Jodi and her husband you will see that they have been putting these horse first for a very long time. You will see the genuine nature and character and know that the donations are going all back to the health and safety of the horses.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 13, 2010

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April 13, 2010

I've known Bruce and Jody for around 6 years. Our pony Shadow is now a resident of Misfit Acres, along with her friend Dixie from Dakota Ridge Stables. Bruce and Jody are able to give these ponies the medical and farrier care that they need, while providing a safe forever home. The horses and ponies are always kept in the best condition possible, and couldn't ask for a better life.

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

We feel like a member of the family. Bruce and Jody are always available by phone or email, and they are the first ones to offer to help or find help for someone (or somehorse) in need.

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

purchase supplies and services for years to come. The cost of supporting horses rises each year along with property upkeep, taxes, and day to day expenses.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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brush down these beautiful animals!!!
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