Meet Ola the Circus Pony
Meet Ola the circus pony. Ola, who was part of a traveling circus touring Minnesota recently, came in to MHARF as an owner surrender because he is in need of surgery for scirrhous cord (a bacterial infection and fibrosis of the spermatic cord remnant which can be a complication of castration surgery). He has been started on antibiotics and is scheduled for surgery at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services. There was no way for Ola to have the surgery and stall rest and recovery time he needed if he remained with the traveling circus, so we would like to thank his owners for having his best interest in mind and making sure he gets the care he needs. Thank you also to Dr. Nancy Peterson for her assistance in helping Ola. If you’d like to make a donation to help pay for Ola’s surgery and recovery, we would greatly appreciate any help! You can use this link to give through PayPal Giving Fund
If you prefer to donate by check: MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398.
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Next MHARF Tack Sale set for June!

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Sad Update on Archie from March 2022 Humane Case

We are saddened to say that we were unable to save Archie, the palomino gelding who was one of our most recent intakes. You can read Archie’s story here. Thank you so much to everyone who helped in this case, including the amazing vets, techs, and staff at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, Investigator Oquist from the Animal Humane Society, and everyone who donated to help cover the costs of Archie’s care.  At least we know Archie knew kindness and warmth at the end.

Author Dedicates Portion of Book Proceeds to MHARF!
Thank you to author Lisa Brisse for dedicating a portion of the proceeds from sales of her new book to MHARF! Available on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon.
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.


Thank you so much to our supporters for helping us raise over $5500.00 during the #BettyWhiteChallenge, the global movement to honor the legacy of life-long animal welfare advocate Betty White on Monday, January 17th, 2022, the day that would have been her 100th birthday! The #BettyWhiteChallenge is all about raising money to help animals of all kinds. You can still make a donation to MHARF in Betty’s memory any time of the year. Thank you!

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Donations by check can be mailed to: MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398

Updated MHARF Archive Gallery

2022 marks MHARF’s 28th 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!

2022 MHARF Calendars SOLD OUT

2022 MHARF Calendars are now SOLD OUT. Thank you so much to everyone who purchased them!

A Sad Update on Agnes

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Agnes lost her battle early Tuesday morning. She came from a place where life is cheap, where kindness is scorned as weakness. There are people who should be ashamed of the way this mare was treated, who should be held accountable for the misery they allowed her to endure. We don’t know who yet. What we do know is that she lived her last few days in clean bedding with food and water. She was stroked, patted, and spoken to kindly. She was SEEN–not looked through. Blood was drawn, tests were run, and a treatment plan was set in motion, but it was too late. The neglect had been too long and too severe, and she couldn’t be saved. She was three years old.

Thank you to Kym and Cindy for transport, to Candy W. for generously sponsoring this little mare’s treatment, and to everyone at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services who tried so hard to reverse effects of long-term neglect that, in the end, were irreversible.
A New Home for Topaz!

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We’re happy to report that a year after her intake at MHARF, Topaz has found a great new home! Her adopter says she is a gentle soul and has quickly become a barn favorite. Thank you once again to everyone who helped give Topaz this happy ending, including trainer Sarah Lemke of Step Up Horsemanship who started her under saddle this past summer and helped facilitate the adoption. You can read more about Topaz Here! Visit our Recent Adoptions page to see who else found a new home this year!

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!