Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary

Our mission MMFS provides a forever home to rescued animals and inspires compassionate choices through outreach and community partnerships.
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Volunteers are responsible for maintaining food schedules, administering medicine, cleaning water buckets, mucking lots of poop, barn chores, working with animals, and office and admin support.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Office work, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Our animals and volunteers come first. At MMFS, we care deeply about our community. We come together for a good cause and even with 80+ volunteers, our shared mission keeps us united. We prioritize the safety of our animals and volunteers. All in a hard day's work. Our volunteers keep things running smoothly, but it involves hard work! There is something to do for anyone, so we always welcome you to join our misfit family!
About us It all started in the late 1980’s when Vick started fostering dogs. Vicks love for the dogs and gigantic heart wanting to help animals in need was very apparent to the community. It didn’t take long for requests to start coming in. Then, in 2000, the farm was up to 18 animals, including donkeys, horses, pigs, and chickens. Within the past year, Mitten Misfits Farm has been contacted by humane societies, animal control departments, people from the past or those that know Vick, along with handfuls of animal owners searching for a home for their beloved pets. Especially with respect to animal owners who have no choice but to find alternate care for their senior or at-risk animals, Vick has realized that "most are people who love their animals who can no longer care for them. Volunteers from MSU Horse Club were the first to partner with Mitten Misfits in giving their time and love to help care for the animals. Today, Mitten Misfits has over 80 registered volunteers. “We never could have imagined this level of support, along with the bonding, comradery, and healing that the farm has brought to all. I get thanked daily by my volunteers, telling me how life changing and therapeutic working with the animals has been," Vick commented. We are at 63 animals and counting today. "Mitten Misfits' immediate dream is to build a new barn so that all of the animals on the senior animal waiting list can come home. A new barn will provide a home to those who need us, along with providing more storage for hay & supplies, a meeting area/office/bathroom for volunteers, and an indoor working area for the animals to get the enrichment needed year-round. We also hope to have our pastures planted and trails groomed to be able to walk the animals on.
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