History of the Middleburg Humane Foundation
In December 1987, MHF Founder Hilleary Bogley opened Scruffy's Ice Cream Parlor in Middleburg, Virginia to gain community support for a shelter and to raise money to start the Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF). Scruffy's Strays operated through the ice cream parlor and needy animals were cared for in foster homes. The parlor raised community awareness and support, bringing many concerned people, volunteers, and community leaders together. In 1994, MHF moved into its Whiting Rd. location and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
MHF's original facility on Whiting Road
MHF Founder, Hilleary Bogley
For nearly five years, the MHF Board of Directors worked with Fauquier county to build a new, state-of-the-art animal rescue facility with an in-house veterinary clinic on a 23-acre parcel of land on the western side of Marshall, just two miles from our Whiting Road location. The main facility was completed on September 10, 2019 and the animals were relocated to the new shelter on September 24, 2019. Our Grand Opening of the new facility was on October 27, 2019.