It costs an average of $300 a month to provide for the basic needs of one horse. This does not include luxuries like winter blankets and new halters. Most horses that come to MVHR will be in our care for a year before they are fully recovered, ready, and able to find a suitable adoptive home. Many will stay with us the remainder of their lives, as health, physical issues, or age make them difficult to find homes for. Unlike dog and cat shelters, horse rescues receive no federal, state, or local funding for the services they provide to their community. We rely completely on YOU to make a difference in the lives of these noble creatures. They have been through so much, yet are so willing to forgive and move on, if we can give them the time and space they need. Please consider a gift to our operating fund. Every penny helps us help the horses. Donations made be made in honor or memory of a loved one or pet. Gifts may be designated for specific purposes, and even for specific animals. And no gift is too small. For just $5 we can feed a horse for a day! Donate today!
Owning our own facility has long been a dream of Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (MVHR). The number of horses MVHR now accommodates on a regular basis, coupled with the number of people who rely on MVHR’s programs, make it essential that MVHR have a facility free from any short or long term insecurity.
With the support of the Shaw Family Foundation's leading gift of $1,000,000 and the generosity of Dick and Marci Woodrow, the dream of a forever home for MVHR became a reality in August of 2016. Now located on 115 acres along the Colorado River, just outside of McCoy, Colorado, MVHR can forever offer horses a place to rest, recover, and move on to their new lives.
It is with enormous gratitude for the Shaw Family, the Woodrow's, and all others who have donated to help make this a reality, that MVHR looks forward to sharing this space with horses and people.
Capital Campaign efforts do continue, in hopes of expanding and improving facilities on the property to even better care for those horses in need. See our Capital Campaign page for information about how to get involved with this legacy opportunity.
Make a gift that will last forever in the hearts of both horses and humans. All donors to the Capital Campaign will be recognized on site and donations of any size are appreciated and helpful.Donate Now