In a Nutshell Middleburg Humane Foundation is Amazing.
My story is from the view 1st as a client served and now as a Volunteer. Please read my story.
About 10 years ago a pregnant stray cat "claimed" our family and before I could utter the words " NO!", my 3 yr old named her. So I turned to MHF for help. They found the kittens new homes and helped us to get the mother (Casey) spayed. We pitched in what little we could afford and they took care of the rest. Perhaps it was "all in the days work" for them, but not for us. Casey added a new dimension to our family. I will spare you the stories of our sassy cat, but only because there is more to tell.
Now it has been over 10 yrs, and my children and I now Volunteer at MHF. Now we are Not their Best Vol. ( more sporadic to be honest) but we help when we can. And here is were we become indebted again.
From the time you arrive, you are greeted by a friendly staff and other volunteers. You get this sense of Family(even though you don't know everyones name- it doesn't matter - we are all there for the same reason! ) Because in the process of thinking or saying "I am helping these poor abused homeless animals" something HAPPENS to you and you get to be a part of this "THING"
And this "thing" is AMAZING! Yes, MHF helps these animals, cleans the cages, tends to medical issues, ect, BUT its MORE than that! They Make The World A Better Place!
You leave there knowing that you made a difference in the "quality of life" for another creature. You get this sense of "AWE" that is soul shaking. And you look into the animals face you know they feel it too. So "We" get to say we "helped" them,.... or is it that "they"(the animals) have "helped" us. Either way it is AMAZING, and I am Lucky to be a small part of it.
Thanks for reading my story.
Review from Guidestar
I adopted a pony from MHF. All of the workers at Middleburg do a great job getting to know all the animals and helping to rehabilitate them. Unlike many other rescue groups Middleburg does an excellent in matching animals with their new forever homes. I appreciate that they also keep in touch even years later with owners of animals they have adopted out...even 16 years later, as i did, when it would be easy to drop the ball.