With only $1,115,672.19 remaining to raise in its capital campaign and a new $50,000 matching grant, the Middleburg Humane Foundation is looking forward to the construction of its 10,000-square foot facility in 2018.

“We have been able to do so much with so little,” said Candy Fazakerley, long time philanthropist for MHF. “We are excited to expand our offerings in all areas from the new facility and are hoping that a final, end of the year fundraising push and matching grant will help us reach our goal of $4 million.”

The Middleburg Humane Foundation operates a private, nonprofit farm shelter in Marshall. 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 situations, from large animal rescue involving horses and cows; to animal seizures; chained dog assistance; community cat trap, neuter & return; to rehabilitation throughout the state of Virginia and into West Virginia,” explained MHF Executive Director, Polly Gault.”

With a 50-mile service area, the facility serves animals as far east as Washington, D.C., south to Culpeper, north to Harpers Ferry, W. Va. and west to Woodstock. “With such a large geographic service area, we will finally be able to have the accommodations to continue to meet the needs of our existing clients, while expanding our programming to serve others,” said Melanie Burch, MHF director of development.

The Middleburg Humane Foundation believes 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.

Animal advocates are encouraged to visit the MHF website (www.middleburghumane.org), click on DONATE and make a donation to the capital campaign, Build a Better Shelter. All donations are tax deductible.