The Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of Memorial Donations for the following people:
In Memory of Vernon A. Pederson

“A cowboy at heart, Vernon was also a fan of horse racing, raising horses on his hobby farm near Downer, MN, and watching them race. He loved horses as much or more than the racing, as he would often visit the horses and bring them toys/treats.”

All of us at MHARF wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Vernon’s family and friends on the loss of this life-long horseman.  We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of memorial donations.

Obituary for Vernon A. Pederson

Donations in Vernon’s memory can be made by check and mailed to MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398. Or you can donate through one of our secure online donation options below. Please remember to note whom the donation is in memory of and we will inform the family of your generosity. If you need assistance please feel free to  Contact Us. We are always happy to help.

Donate through PayPal Giving Fund 

Donate through Network for Good

Donate through GiveMinnesota

Once again, thank you so much to Vernon’s loved ones for thinking of us at this time.

In Memory of Sandra Ness Aunan

Sandy Aunan was a lifelong horse lover and former breeder, owner, and competitor of American Quarter Horses. She spent many years as an active member of the MN Quarter Horse Association in Region 4, Secretary of the MN Quarter Horse Futurities, and Secretary of many quarter horse shows throughout the state. Horses and the horse community brought great joy and purpose into her life.

All of us at MHARF wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Sandy’s family and friends on the loss of this kind, life-long horsewoman.  We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of memorial donations.

View Sandy’s Obituary Here

Donations in Sandy’s memory can be made by check and mailed to MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398. Or you can donate through one of our secure online donation options below. Please remember to note whom the donation is in memory of and we will inform the family of your generosity. If you need assistance please feel free to  Contact Us. We are always happy to help.

Donate through PayPal Giving Fund 

Donate through Network for Good

Donate through GiveMinnesota

Once again, thank you so much to Sandy’s loved ones for thinking of us at this time.

In Memory of Gerry (Monk) Shea

Gerry (Monk) Shea

Everyone at MHARF wants to extend our deepest sympathy to Gerry’s family and friends on the loss of this wonderful woman. We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of memorial donations.

Obituary for Gerry (Monk) Shea

Donations in Gerry’s memory can be made by check and mailed to MHARF, PO Box 47, Zimmerman, MN 55398. Or you can donate through one of our secure online donation options below. Please remember to note whom the donation is in memory of and we will inform the family of your generosity. If you need assistance please feel free to  Contact Us. We are always happy to help.

Donate through PayPal Giving Fund 

Donate through Network for Good

Donate through GiveMinnesota

Once again, thank you so much to Gerry’s loved ones for thinking of us at this time.

In Memory of Wade Hanson

Investigator 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.

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. Thank you so much to everyone who donated in honor and memory of this kind man.

In Memory of Mary Lee Marly Whiting

MHARF is extremely grateful to have received a donation from the Estate of Mary Lee (“Marly”) Whiting. Marly was an animal lover, dog trainer, and accomplished horsewoman who showed American Saddlebreds throughout her life. How very kind of Marly to remember MHARF in her estate planning so that many more equines will continue to benefit from her generosity! We also want to thank her Estate Trustees, Roberta Cole and Sheryl Juhl for all of their assistance! You can find Mary Lee Whiting’s full obituary HERE.

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.

In Memory of Scott Mork

Scott Mork with Pablo the mustang

It is with very heavy hearts that we report the news that long-time MHARF friend and advocate for horses Scott Mork has passed away. On 09/01/17  Scott lost his courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife Melissa and the rest of his family and friends. Scott had been training the young mustang Monte over the summer for our Promise of the Future Training Competition. He viewed this as a chance to do something meaningful for a horse during the time he had left. Monte acquired a whole team of fans who continued with his training when Scott could not do so. The “Scott Mork Team” presented Monte at the competition on September 16th in honor and memory of Scott. MHARF was honored to present Scott posthumously with our annual Good Horsemanship/Good Sportsmanship Award. We want to offer out heartfelt sympathy and say thank you to all of Scott’s family and friends.

You can see a full list of gifts given in memory of Scott on our Scott Mork Memorial Page