morgan safenet foundation, inc.
October 2014 Issue
An article based on travels to PA and visiting with the Amish and Mennonite communities was published in the October issue of TMH. Click here to download the PDF version
if you missed it!
Well Received on all fronts!
We are one year into Morgan Safenet, starting with our early recoveries of Maggie Mae and the two grade geldings, Tipper and Blackjack (who DNA proved to be Coachman's Stealth Nite). In MSNF's infancy, horses were being recovered and placed quickly. Over time, adopters and fosters have been slower in coming forward. At present, we have over a dozen horses in board, several others in foster and we need to call on you, our supporters, to help us continue our mission to help them. When horses come up at risk and they are pulled to safety, they are out the meat man's hands, but that is not the end of the work. It is truly just the beginning.
The work done here is meant to act as a collective safety net for Morgans at risk. In order for this to continue to function as a going concern, we need active participants on all levels. What, specifically do we need your help with?
• We need people to take a leap of faith and move past liking posts on our page
• We want to empower each other to step up and help Morgans in our local communities
• We need donations of funds to care for the ones we have already spoken for who are not yet in homes - board, farrier, vets, transport, DNA kits all cost money
• We need Morgan lovers talking about Morgans in need and networking to help them find homes
• Trainers: we need those of you with open stalls to consider our Foster & Prosper Program
• Most of all we need places for them to go after quarantine: foster homes, adopters, and trainers willing to take a chance on a rescue and join the Foster & Prosper program to get our recovered Morgans new jobs
MSNF was set up to be a joint networking effort to encourage all Morgan lovers to come together and help more Morgans at risk. There is no way for us to continue this without more support from the Morgan community. Horses are safe from the auction route and kill buyers when they hit quarantine but that is not the end of their journey. They cannot remain there. It's not financially feasible and it is not making the horse any more adoptable. MSNF also cannot be financially responsible for every Morgan at risk that is brought to our attention via private message or posting to the page. What we can do is continue to bring attention to their plights and be a clearing house for Morgans at risk.
I will say the harsh reality that likes and shares will not be enough alone to keep this program alive. We need more feet on the ground.
Thanks for your support and your understanding. You ideas, input and most of all action are needed to keep the lights on.
Colleen, Vicki & Lisa