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Review for Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue And Sanctuary, Linn Creek, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with the Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary for five and a half years. The reason that I have continued to volunteer is because of the passion and dedication that Connie Hendrix, President, Donna Ogle, Vice-President and all the board members and foster home owners display 24 hours a day 7 days a week to rescue, protect and care for all the horses. The phone rings hourly with individuals calling to report situations of abused and neglected horses or ask the rescue to accept their horse because they have run out of money or the owners have passed away. The Rescue would take them all if they had enough land, money and/or staff. I have experienced many occasions when horses arrive unable to stand for several weeks and have to be supported by a sling to stand until they are strong enough to support themselves. Only providing love, food, water and medicine gave the horses a chance of survival and this occurred many times. Many times the horses arrive very nervous and afraid of everyone and after several months of care and kind treatment they have made a reversal and become affectionate and friendly. All the volunteers donate their time; there are no paid employees. Besides loving all the horses, the volunteers spend a minimum of 2 hours a day assisting with feeding, cleaning stalls, cleaning water tanks, mending fences, brushing horses, cleaning hooves, assisting when the farriers arrive to help with bringing horses in and holding them for the farriers, stacking hay, assisting with fund raising activities and much more. This is indicative of how dedicated everyone is to supporting the Rescue and it's mission.

Role:  Volunteer