I donated monies to Verdant Pasture Rescue/Jennifer Hurry in Mechanicsville Md to save some horses from going to slaughter. She told me she was a legit horse rescue with a 501 C 3 status and she said she had all the paperwork to prove it. The horses were located at New Holland Pa, A family of three. Mamma and two babies. I sent a check and the horses were bailed by her with help of donations by me and other good hearted folks. Jennifer sent me updates on the horses, pics for the first few months and on her FB page. I was starting to notice the horses were never in barn or blanketed. They were in a tiny round pen in the Winter without shelter. I started to get concerned as the pictures were starting to get outdated looking, so I was suspicious of what kind of care they were getting or if any at all. Subsequently, I found out from an individual she was not in fact a 501 c3 charity or a non-profit registered in MD as she stated. I was mad, she lied to me and even cashed my check knowing it was fraud to do so. Since it was an interstate check I had to contact my attorney. She was fraudulently portraying herself to be a legit horse rescue and the State of NJ and the State of Md did not have her registered to solicit funds of any kind. Further more, when I tried to contact her concerning the welfare of the horses via FB I had been blocked by her. When I finally did contact her through a FB thread she nastily indicated to me if I wanted a picture of the horses to send her a self addressed stamped envelope. (Nice way to treat a person that donated money to her) That is the only way I could see updates on them....so be it. Beware of this person and do your research on Verdant Pasture Rescue, Mechanicsville, MD, I learned my lesson will only donate to legit 501 c3 organizations.