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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Environment, Recycling

Mission: Misfit Acres addresses the problem of “no longer wanted horses” and provides the animals a sanctuary.

Results: Forever home to change the lives of horses in need

Target demographics: horses!

Direct beneficiaries per year: currently housing 12 horses and 2 dogs

Programs: Saving one horse may not make a difference in the whole world, but it will make a world of difference to that one horse ~ Unknown author

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

forthehorses

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Misfit Acres lives by their wish list..... That no horse would ever be slaughtered again People would treat all animals with kindness People would understand about the dangers horses and all animals face as we integrate them into our lives. I found Misfit Acres when I was working with a group of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders and we were looking into ways we could help out in the community. Misfit Acres welcomed the help with open arms. We have raised money for them, collected recycleables, cleaned barns, painted fences, and visited the horses. Jody and Bruce have dedicated all they have and spent more time and money than they have to give these horses the best lives possible. Even though they do ongoing fund raising they cater to the special needs of each horse which may require a special diet or special vet visits. I will continue to help out Jody and Bruce as best as I can for as long as they need it and you can help them by supporting them. Thank you !!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work for the local school district and on several occasions have taken a group of children out to see the horses. It is a valuable experience since many of these kids never get to see a horse that close and are in awe of them when they do. They have always been very welcoming to the children and explain why each horse is there. The children have fed the horses through the fence and loved the experience. I hope to keep returning to Misfit for many years.

Madonna B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was with my daughter's girl scout troop and we went and helped care for the horses a couple of times and also helped fundraise for the horses. The couple that runs Misfit Acres are truly wonderful people that love the horses they care for.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A place where otherwise unwanted/neglected horses go to find the love and care that they so deserve. I have know Jody and Bruce for years and have followed their growth over the years. They have put their blood, sweat and tears into the rescue of horses. They have given themselves to the horses at Misfit Acres. Horses and ponies that have had their share of terrible circumstances in life. Some have required more care than others and have been gently, lovingly, cared for by Jody and Bruce. Each one lives out it's final years at the farm. A hole is left in your heart, and many tears shed when one goes over the "Rainbow Bridge." Knowing that they have been cared for so wonderfully before that time is a true tribute to the wonderful people that Jody and Bruce are.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I think that Misfit Acres is a wonderful non-profit that helps not only the animals it rescues but also serves the community as well. I have had a very positive experience with this organization as a donor. I love animals but am not in a postition to be able to rescue as many as I would like. Misfit Acres provides many opportunities for people to help through either direct donations or recycling programs.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have known Bruce & Jody for years. I have never met anyone with such focus. They have opened their hearts and home to horses (and other animals) that wouldn't have a chance for survival. I takes more than belief and dedication to do this. There are special people in this world that do thankless work. I am glad that I have the oportunity to meet these two and can consider them my friends. Keep up the good work! The horses that you have givin a home to very much appreicate everything you do. It would be great if more people/companies could find it in their heart to help out anyway they could.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The dedication Bruce and Jody have to their horses is inspiring. They put the animals first and do a wonderful job providing for all their special needs. Their operation is well run. They are very nice people too!

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toesis 04/19/2010

Thank you Sharon! We always enjoy working with you and learning from you! Bruce & Jody Thisted Misfit Acres Inc www.misfitacres.com Saving one horse may not make a difference in the whole world, but it will make a world of difference to that one horse ~ Unknown author

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure working with Jody and Bruce on this rescue. The owners were not exactly

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ihave rescued horses for years now, from abuse, mistreatment, pmu farm, and starvation.When I got my first senior horse age 28 & starved, Jody and Bruce were an invaluable resource for planning feeding care for this old horse, A second 31 yr old soon followed. With the vast knowledge they gave me, along with my local vets, I was able to keep both horses from dying, and recover back to as healthy as could be. both lived 3 more years, healthy pampered and loved!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bruce and Jody of MisFit Acres have opened up their hearts to many critters that would have otherwise found themselves in a desperate situation. Beyond the many horses who have found MisFit Acres to be their saving sanctuary, there are numerous cats who are very well cared for and welcomed, and dogs who have special needs. MisFit Acres has been a last resort for many as well as a dream come true for many more. Thank you MisFit Acres for making this world a better place to live!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Jody & Bruce will go without so that the horses, dogs, cats can get what ever they need, whenever they need it!!! The animals are their children even though they have 2 of their own!

9 missingroyal

Donor

Rating: 5

I can't possibly say enough about how wonderful Misfit Acres is. I only wish that more people could provide the level of love, respect, and understanding that Misfit Acres gives to EVERY horse that makes it through their stable doors. These horses FINALLY find healing, solace and SANCTUARY: a "Forever Home".

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bruce and Jody put a vast amount of time into educating people. They do such a wonderful job of getting the word out there about their cause. They are continually giving people a chance to visit and help out and educate these people during their visits.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have Volunteered at Misfit Acres doing several tasks on property with the Horses. Also have worked at the annual fundraiser event.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jody and Bruce do an excellent job, providing a forever home to horses that have major health issues. Their work is phenomenal!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been the farrier at Misfit Acres for almost ten years now. Bruce and Jody truly love the animals that re in their care and want to do what is in their best interest.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Misfit Acres has been absolutely wonderful. Bruce and Jody love ALL the animals with all their hearts, and there is nothing they wouldn't do for them. It is also plain to see All the animals love Bruce and Jody to. They are always doing something around there for the benefit of the animals. I love to go there and visit as often as I can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who operate Misfit Acres and the people who volunteer work hard for this cause and do so out of their heart and love for animals. Besides caring for neglected animals, Misfit Acres serves as an educational tool for the community. I have known them for several years and have attended their annual benefits. It is clear that places like Misfit Acres are important for this area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Misfit acres has given my family a positive experience around horses and other animals in need. My son has become an avid animal lover. My son's experiences at the farm will go with him throughout life. There just arent words that can explain how much heart they put into the care for their animals. Everything they do is out of love for their cause. They are sincere for their love of all the animals, its not fluff, its deep and real.