In Memory of Marlyn Hempel

Everyone at the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation wishes to send our deepest sympathy to Lauren, Aaron, and the rest of Marlyn’s family on his passing on 12/25/23. Marlyn was a long-time friend and supporter of MHARF, having fostered many horses, ponies, and mules for us over the years (see below for article featured in Princeton Town and County news in 2016). His patience, kindness and knowledge helped many animals recover from neglectful and abusive situations and allowed them to go on to find great new adoptive homes. We are truly thankful to be honored and chosen as recipient of donations in Marlyn’s memory.

“It means a lot to Marlyn and his family that he can do one last act for the MHARF.” -Aaron Hempel (grandson)

Obituary for Marlyn Hempel

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Donations by check may be sent to: MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398. With all donations, please note that it is made in memory of Marlyn so we may inform his family of your generosity. Thank you!

MHARF Holiday Sale Raises Nearly $9,000.00!

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Thank you so much to everyone who helped us raise nearly $9,000.00 at our Holiday Sale! Most of the items were donated (everything from antiques to handmade treasures), making the amount raised even more helpful for the horses in the MHARF program. Thank you to all of our donors, everyone who came out to shop, our AMAZING volunteers, and to Thrivent Financial Action Team for the donation of funds to assist with sale costs and to supply complimentary refreshments throughout all 4 days of the event!

Updated MHARF Archive Gallery

2024 marks MHARF’s 30th year in operation and we have been updating the MHARF Archive Gallery. We have added many new photos, including all of the previously published calendar pages, more rehabilitation success stories, testimonials, humane case photos and more. Check it out Here!

Memorial Donation Information

MHARF is always honored to be chosen as a recipient of Memorial Donations. To view and donate to Current Memorials please visit our Memorials Page.

To see a full list of recent donations made in memory and honor of special people and animals please click HERE.

MHARF in Need of Foster and Adoptive Homes!

MHARF is always in need of Adoptive and Foster homes! The majority of horses in our program come to us from humane cases through law enforcement. We also get frequent requests to take in horses from owners who can no longer keep them for various reasons. Although we do our best to help, due to space constraints we simply cannot help them all.  We would love to find some new foster and adoptive homes! If you think you would like to help, please check out our Foster Home Information  and our Adoption Information. You can view all of the horses in our program Here!