March 2019 Fillmore County Humane Case Update
Read about the updates regarding the charges in the March 2019 Fillmore County humane case here:
Charges Files in Horse Deaths -John Molseed, Rochester Post Bulletin
Smaglik Makes First Appearance in Horse Deaths -John Molseed, Rochester Post Bulletin
Horses, Donkey Recovering After Winter of ‘Extreme Neglect’ -Bill Hudson, WCCO News
Once again we want to thank the MN Horse Welfare Coalition, the Animal Humane Society of MN, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deptartment, and the Fillmore County Attorney’s Office for their work on this case! We also want to thank everyone who has donated towards the care of these horses, everyone at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, all of our foster and adoptive homes, and all of our trainers and volunteers!
Owners of Horses from 2018 Brown County Humane Cases Found Guilty on 17 of 19 Charges
We are so thankful to the Brown County Attorney’s Office and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for their work in this humane case. MHARF became involved in this case in spring of 2018 when we were called in to remove the horses from the property. We are also very thankful for the help of Dr. Zach Lappnow and everyone at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, Dr. Kirk Smith, and all of the volunteers, foster providers, and trainers who helped in the rehabilitation of these horses.
Mertezs Found Guilty on 17 of 19 Counts of Animal Neglect -Fritz Busch, The New Ulm Journal
MHARF has Sheep Needing Homes!
MHARF has five sheep from a March Chisago County humane case who are now healthy, shorn and ready for new homes! You can find more information on them HERE! Thank you to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this case!
We also have seven ewes and 4 lambs from the April Clay County humane case who are receiving veterinary care and will be available soon. Thank you to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this case! You can read media coverage of this case below).
April 2019 Clay County Humane Case
MHARF has been working with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department in a recent humane case. You can read media coverage on this case here: Malnourished Horses, Sheep, Lambs Found in Minnesota; Owners Face Felony Charges – Raju Chaduvula
March 2019 Fillmore County Humane Case
MHARF has been working withthe MN Horse Welfare Coalition, the Animal Humane Society of MN, and the Fillm ore County Sheriff’s Dept. in a Fillmore County humane case involving 7 horses and a donkey (two additional horses were found dead on the property). We transported the equines to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services where they are receiving the best of care. Sadly, we had to make the decision to humanely euthanize one horse (the big bay gelding). The remaining horses and donkey continue to improve. We will have more details on individual horses soon!
Our popular “Geld ‘Em” bumper stickers are back! 11.5″ x 3.75″ stickers are great for cars, trucks, trailers and more.
Give the Gift of Kindness with a Special Occasion MHARF Equine Sponsorship!
MHARF is offering our popular “Meet, Greet, and Bring a Treat” sponsorship opportunity for any special occasion! Give the gift of kindness by sponsoring a horse at MHARF! Gift sponsorships are great for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and any other occasion! Please Click Here for more information on sponsorships!
Be a CHAMPION for the Horses at MHARF!
Sign up with the CHAMPION Volunteer Program through the Equus Foundation and be eligible to win Ariat gift certificates, scholarships, or even a grant for your favorite equine charity (which we hope is MHARF!) with just 24 hours of volunteer service in 2019. Click Here to view our volunteer opportunities.
Partnering with Never Knock Goods!
MHARF is so happy to be partnering with Never Knock Goods! A portion of profits from merchandise sales will be donated to MHARF.
Partnering with Full Stride Leadership!
Reporting Possible Humane Cases
Do you have questions about what to do if you suspect possible neglect or abuse of animals? You can find our recommendations for reporting humane cases in our latest newsletter! Click Here to read our Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter
Memorial Services for Humane Agent Wade Hanson
Update: We are so very saddened to say that Humane Agent Wade Hanson of the Animal Humane Society of MN passed away on 12/23/18. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. This is an enormous loss for the state of Minnesota. Wade was one of a kind: dedicated, dependable, kind, patient and professional. Wade had been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer in the fall of 2018.
Please Click Here to access Wade’s obituary page and find service information.
Through our Benefit Fundraiser for Humane Agent Wade Hanson we raised nearly $6,000 to help Wade and his family with expenses before he passed. You can still send a memorial gift to this online fund through the end of December. Please Click Here to read more about Agent Hanson and to make a memorial gift through our benefit page on GiveMN. 100% of memorial donations will go to Wade’s family. Memorials can also be made by check directly to the family though the bank: Wade Hanson C/O Member Cooperative Credit Union, 305 Lundorff Drive, Sandstone, MN 55070.
Thank You For Your Support on Give to the Max Day!
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to MHARF on Give to the Max Day in November! With your help, we were able to raise $7,965.00! Please Click Here to read about our 2018 Give to the Max Day Campaign and why we needed your support this year. You can also still donate to MHARF on GiveMN through this page at any time!
2018 Trainer’s Challenge and Promise of the Future Competition Results!
In Memory of Andrew Phipps
Everyone at MHARF wants to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Andrew Phipps. Andrew passed away unexpectedly at age 22 on February 12, 2018. Andrew had a lifelong love of horses and worked many hours caring for them at a stable in Afton, Minnesota. Andrew is the beloved son of Chuck and Ann Phipps and brother to Samuel and Graham.
Because of Andrew’s love of animals, his family has generously designated MHARF as recipient of memorial donations. We cannot thank them enough for thinking of us at this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s family and friends.
Please Click Here to read Andrew’s full obituary and learn more about this wonderful young man.
For options for making a memorial donation please visit our Donation Page.