New Farm Shelter

Double your Donation! All Capital Campaign Sponsorships will be matched up to $25,000 now through June 1, 2017!

Sharing our Success:  Look at the Progress we have Made!

In 2012, MHF launched a 5-year Capital Campaign to raise $4,000,000 to build an animal shelter/rescue facility on 23-acres of donated land. To date, we have raised $2,800,000: 70% of our final goal!

Phase I

* Acquisition of 23-acres of donated land

* Site planning and architectural drawings for livestock facilities

* Permitting & re-zoning

23 acres of land, just 2 miles west of our current shelter was donated by Lisa & Zohar Ben-Dov. Barn plans from Candy & Greg Fazakerley were used to help keep costs down. The land was rezoned to allow a commercial animal shelter and veterinary facility.  Phase 1 is complete.

Phase II

* Fundraising to build all livestock rescue facilities

* Groundbreaking and building of main barn & livestock enclosures

* Architectural design of Main Adoption Facility

With the help of the MHF board and many members of the community, we successfully raised the monies needed, and the building of the main barn and sheds are well underway. We will be moving into our livestock facilities in mid-2017. We now have the final Main Adoption Facility architectural drawings, a bid set is completed. Once a builder is chosen, we will break ground in the spring.  This build will take 14-18 months to complete. We will move our shelter operations in the summer of 2018. We are now in phase III.

Phase III

* Obtain final building permits

* Finish fencing and outbuildings/ livestock enclosures

* Build Main Adoption facility, Memorial Garden & Training Pavilion.

We are currently awaiting our final building permit which will allow us to break ground on the Training

Pavilion and 10,000sq.ft. Main Adoption Facility, Humane Education Center, Grooming Salon and Spay/Neuter Clinic. We are excited about our future!

We are pleased to announce a “matching gift” opportunity that will help us finish out our fundraising efforts. All sponsorship donations made February 15 -June 1, 2017, will be matched up to $25,000!  We would love to have you be a part of our new facility.  Please join other community members and leave your legacy

in this beautiful center which will serve thousands of rescued animals for many generations to come.


Your donation can be made over a 3-5 year period.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Together we ARE making a difference.


With deepest gratitude,


Hilleary Bogley, MHF Founder



Help Us Build a Better Shelter

Phase III Capital Campaign  - Naming/Sponsorship Opportunities available for the Main Adoption & Humane Education Center.

MATCHING GIFT! All Capital Campaign donations made now through June 1st will be matched up to $25,000!

Click here to View Sponsorship Packet or

Download PDF of Sponsorship Packet

(Latest Version Updated April 2017)


Fill out the online Pledge Card Form or

Download printable PDF of the Pledge Card

Thank you to our

Main Adoption & Humane Education Center Sponsors!

Thank you to our Livestock Facility Sponsors!


January 27, 2017

November 18, 2016


We are really making progress on the barn and equipment shed! Check out some of our most recent photos from this afternoon!

August 31, 2016

August 10, 2016

July 2, 2016

June 19, 2016

May 2016

We have made great progress with the building of the new livestock rescue facility! If the weather cooperates, we will move in late summer/early fall 2016!

March 29, 2016


March 15, 2016


It's official! We have broken ground on the new shelter facility! SO exciting!!!

January 2016

We are thrilled to announce we have received our Fauquier County Building and Zoning permits to begin construction on Phase One of our new animal shelter facility. Phase one will consist of the equine barn and apartments, and a separate 4-bay shed to house equipment. Phase one also includes all fencing and livestock sheds. There will be a 3 to 4 week construction preparation phase to make sure all construction partners are ready to commence land disturbing and site grading. Much of this planning will be contingent upon the weather so cross fingers that the Blizzard of 2016 snow melts quickly! Please contact us for sponsorship or naming right opportunities. It's a great way to memorialize your loved ones, including pets!

December 2, 2015

A special thank you to Patty Callahan for creating and donating our Future Home of MHF sign! A great big thank you to Red Truck Bakery for delivering and donating coffee and yummy donuts for our groundbreaking gathering yesterday! A huge thank you to Sam & Christi and all of the MHF board members who have worked so hard to get this all pulled together...We truly appreciate everyone's support and are very excited about building a better shelter!



Thank you to Patty Callahan for our “Future Home of MHF" sign.

December 1, 2015

We are excited and proud to announce the ground breaking of our new shelter campus headquarters at 5ooo Cunningham Farm Lane, Marshal VA! This will be phase 1 of two phases which will complete the entire headquarters.

 Phase 1 encompasses the stables/barn and various livestock enclosures, as well as a four bay shed for storage of supplies, equipment, feed and hay. Phase 1 will enable MHF to serve the ever increasing needs of our equine and various livestock rescue program. Above the stables there will be two apartments to house employees on site which will facilitate 24/7 care for the animals.

 Phase 1 was designed by Earth Design, is being constructed by the Princeton Companies, and project management by Promacs. It is estimated that the construction will take approximately six months, which will provide occupancy by next summer!

 We would like the thank the community who have come together in support of this great project. Livestock Facility Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of our future and help us build a better shelter.

 We are excited about the upcoming opportunities for MHF and look forward to providing assistance and programs for many more people and animals!

September 2015

We are very happy to announce that the major site plan, boundary line adjustment and off-site easement plat have been approved. We now need to begin the land disturbing permit application process. We WILL break ground in the very near future! The new farm shelter campus will be built in phases. Phase one is the Equine & Livestock facilities. The main barn as well as fencing and turn out sheds will be the first to be built. We are very excited! Livestock facility sponsorships are still available. We would love to have your support. Please contact Hilleary at MHF for further information on how you can be a part of our exciting future. Thank you!

August 2015

We are VERY close to breaking ground with our new facility! The final site plan has been submitted to the county and the building plans for the barn have been approved. Once we get approval on the site plan, we will start construction of our livestock facilities. If all continues to go well, we will begin building in September!



Thursday, May 8, 2014

MHF is on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors agenda regarding the rezoning of the new shelter property. A decision will be made at the meeting!! If anyone would like to attend it will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 8th in the Warren Green Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia. If you wish to comment, you may do so at the hearing or you may send comments to the Board of Supervisors prior to the hearing date.

May 8, 2014

News Flash! The rezoning was unanimously APPROVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors!!! Thank you to everyone who supported us! We are very excited to move on to a new chapter!


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Middleburg Humane Foundation

P.O. Box 1238

Middleburg, VA 20118


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Appointment Hours:


Monday: Closed

Tues - Sat: 11am-5:30pm,

Sunday- Closed


All visits to the shelter are by appointment only, please.

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