******* Morgan Safenet 30-Day Winter Adoption Promotion *******
Thanks to many generous year-end donations and the fact that we have roughly 30 adoptable Morgans in our care in need of placement, we are waiving all adoption fees for approved adopters starting Wednesday, January 7th and ending on Wednesday, February 5th, 2015. All but three of the horses (Penny, Legendary Alexander Flame aka Zander and Kanagy Acres Air Master - who have various reasons they are not yet ready to adopt out) will be available with no adoption fee. We want to continue recovering Morgans and we need to make some room available.
We realize this is a leap of faith as evaluations are limited to what is known at the time of purchase, relayed by broker, or provided by our caregivers. We will share all history gathered on each horse so that you can determine whether a horse is a potential match. If you aren't ready to adopt, please consider fostering!
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY APPROVED, TAKE A LOOK AT WHO IS AVAILABLE! IF NOT, GET AN APPLICATION IN TODAY! **TRAINERS WITH GOING TRAINING CONCERNS, PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT THE FOSTER AND PROSPER PROGRAM! LETS GET THE MORGANS INTO A HOME OR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY TODAY!
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
(Please note the owner rehomes and the Amish Direct Sales are NOT part of this offer)
*Adoption contract is required. References will be checked. Adopters must be at least 18. You must be approved and be a skill match for the horse of your choosing. MSN retains the right to choose the best home for each horse from their pool of applicants. MSN also reserves the right to choose NOT to place a horse for any reason. Adopter handles payment and coordination of transport and any boarding fees from the time they are approved to adopt and choose a horse until the horse is transported home, unless already paid in advance by MSN. Adopter handles any fees for coggins and/or health certificate needed for travel. All adopters must be willing to be bound by our policies per the contract agreement.
**For trainers willing to consider a Morgan for consignment under our Foster and Prosper Program, MSN will recover 18% commission at time of sale of the horse with the balance of the sale price being retained by the trainer. If transport is paid by MSN to get to trainer's location, that fee is recovered additionally and discreetly from the 18% commission on the sale price at time of sale. There is a trainer consignment form available to review.
Fosters have already been contacted and given right of first refusal.
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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