The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary has announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA to support its mission of providing medical and nutritional support for elderly and chronically ill horses that are permanent residents of the Sanctuary, because they cannot be ridden or adopted.

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary has announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA to support its mission of providing medical and nutritional support for elderly and chronically ill horses that are permanent residents of the Sanctuary, because they cannot be ridden or adopted.

“We are seeing more and more elderly horses, and horses needing medical care, being neglected or abandoned by their owners,” said Connie Hendrix, Founder. “These funds will help us be able to save these horses from being put down, and allow them to live out their natural lives in a loving and caring environment.”

MFMN provides sanctuary to approximately 30 permanent horse residents and fosters an additional 15 horses who are either elderly or have special medical needs due to blindness, founder, ringbone, joint arthritis, genetic deformities, dental issues or other chronic disease. Many of these horses were going to be euthanized simply because they could no longer be ridden or worked. Although most of these horses are over 20 years old, a few are younger horses with genetic or chronic medical conditions, who will be with us for the remainder of their lives.

This grant will enable us to continue to provide needed medical care and special grain and supplements to meet the nutritional requirements of the older horses who come to us in poor condition or with medical issues. It also enables us to rescue more horses from being euthanized just because they are no longer able to be ridden or worked.

For more information, call 573-216-3838 or visit their website at www.MissouriForgetMeNot.org.