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Successful Adoptions


Jewels (formerly called "Judith") was rescued at auction from Camelot, saving her from facing being bought by a killer buyer and being sent to the kill pen. Her rescue was made possible, like all those we save, thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers and wonderful donors, like you, who help us in our mission to give equines a second chance in life. Continue reading


Stuart is a rescued miniature donkey stallion with bad feet. We had him gelded so he could play nicer with the others, and after some rehab time he was adopted and found a loving forever home. Continue reading


We delivered Belle to Yellow Birch Farm in Pembroke on Saturday. I will tell you, horses know stuff! Belle nearly jumped into the trailer when BJ brought her to the ramp. She loaded up easily and was even impatient when we were getting her all settled, and the doors secured. She hauled like a pro and unloaded easily. Continue reading


We have a very exciting announcement to make!! There are two very lucky creatures here at FLFES. One of those creatures is Lena, our sweet quarter horse mare. She's been ADOPTED!! The other happy creature is our volunteer BJ Moholland. She was surprised by her mom this morning with a certificate stating that she is is now Lena's new owner!! Congratulations BJ and Lena! Continue reading
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CAN YOU HELP? This is Fanny. She is emaciated, injured, and possibly just lost a baby. She was tossed to auction for the sake of $150. She is in a holdover facility, but they are not equipped to provide the level of care she needs. Maple Hill has medical help and an experienced foster home waiting for her, but needs support for transport to Maine. Transport is arranged for Wednesday. Most of her expenses once she gets here are covered.
Even a small donation will help get Fanny on her road to recovery. Donations to Sanctuary at Maple Hill Farms are tax deductible.
PayPal is MHFSanctuary@yahoo.com. THANK YOU!
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