Middleburg Humane Foundation


We at MHF believe that all animals, both large and small, have the right to safe and sanitary living conditions, protection from abuse and neglect, and to live their lives in an environment free from pain and fear.


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Address:PO Box 1238
Middleburg, VA 20118
Website:http://www.middleburghumane.org
Email:melanie.burch@middleburghumane.org
Phone Number:540-270-6440
(Located in Marshall, Fauquier County, VA)

We save animals from puppy mills, hoarding, and other cruelty-related situations.

We provide animal victims of cruelty with life-saving medical care and behavioral rehabilitation.

We help hundreds of animals get off the streets and into loving homes every single year.

Help us continue our vital work.

About Middleburg Humane Foundation
The Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) operates a private, nonprofit farm shelter in Marshall, Virginia. MHF specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals that come from a variety of abusive situations. After medical attention and care, animals are made available for adoption. We focus on the hardest jobs, from large animal rescue involving horses and cows to animal seizures, chained dog assistance, to rehabilitation throughout the state of Virginia and into West Virginia. Our adoption area serves a 50-mile radius from our location which includes Maryland and parts of Washington, D.C.

Capital Campaign
As a privately-funded organization, MHF relies on donations and fundraising events held throughout the year for both operational costs, as well as facility improvements. Currently, MHF is raising money for the final 30% for the new, state-of-the-art facility on 23 acres just two miles west of the current location. The facility is to be the center of a new housing development aimed at showcasing Marshall's unique community and agricultural heritage. Our need for the new facility is a direct correlation to our success as a rescue facility. There aren't too many facilities in Virginia that provide rescue services for horses and other farm animals, including cows and goats, in addition to the traditional rescue services for domestic cats, dogs, even birds, and lizards.

Funds are needed for the final phase of the new facility which involves the construction of the main building for a veterinary and dental care clinic, separate housing for dogs and cats, a training facility, spay-neuter clinic, grooming salon, retail shop, and adoption facility. Phase I, the livestock barn with two apartments, fencing, and outbuildings, was begun in December 2015 and will be operational by the end of the year. Once complete, the new facility will enable MHF to increase the number of animals served significantly. The upgraded facility will allow us to increase programming, establish relationships with educational institutions, continue our relationships with local veterinarian practices, become compliant with new state regulations for animal shelters, and provide outreach for residents. We are excited about what doors will open with the new high-tech facility.

Grooming Salon
A 22x11 Grooming Salon will be situated at the front of our Main Adoption Facility. The Salon will have a separate entrance from the shelter and will provide a source of income for our shelter animals and programs. The Grooming Salon will be open to the public.

Furchandise Retail Shop
A 12x16 retail boutique/shop will be located off of our Main Lobby. This shop will be a source of income for our shelter through sales of animal care supplies such as leashes and collars, carriers, foods, toys, MHF merchandise, and unique one-of-a-kind gifts. There will be a little bit of everything for everyone!

Humane Education & Community Resource Room
This 24 x 16 room will serve many purposes! The Humane Education & Community Resource Room will be situated directly off of our "Furchandise" Retail Shop. This space will allow us to host Dog Behavior Classes all year long. We will also use this space for the board, staff and volunteer meetings, educational seminars, humane education classes, and fun community programs such as Reading to the Animals/Book Buddies events

"I adopted my sweet Charlie from MHF back in November. Since then, he has been nothing short of a joy in my life. He still follows me around the house everywhere I go, curls up with me at night, and will insist I keep scratching him when I stop by putting his paw on my leg -- which I find hilarious, but should probably not encourage! One big reason why I wanted a dog like Charlie was to have an emotional support/therapy dog. Since I've gotten him, I have had a handful of emotionally tough days, and each time Charlie walked over to me, laid down, and put his head on my thigh and stayed there as if he knew how upset I was. It warms my heart in ways that I cannot explain. I want to thank MHF immensely for bringing me to Charlie. He is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and has had such a positive impact on my life. I would do anything to be able to communicate to Charlie how much more he has done for me than I have probably done for him." - C. Snyder