The founding directors of Max’s Horse Haven are Kathy and Mike Britt. Kathy’s dream was to rescue and rehabilitate horses ever since her childhood.   The family moved to Georgia from Southern California in July of 2010 where Kathy found a nearby horse rescue.  She would volunteer and work directly with Save The Horses Foundation, located in Cumming, Georgia. In November 2010 Kathy opened the gates of Max’s Horse Haven where she and her volunteers work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and find good homes for these amazing animals.

Max’s Horse Haven is named after Kathy and Mike’s amazing boxer, Max. Max was the sweetest boy in the world.  He loved everyone he met; and made friends wherever he went, even as the family traveled across the country to his new home. Max always watched over  everyone around him. He was a kindred spirit that was the center of the family.  When the family started the horse rescue, Max’s Horse Haven, he helped rescue 7 horses. Max knew the pastures and supervised the building of the horse barn as well. There was always a sense of security while Max was around. Max gave unconditional love and devotion to his entire family and friends.

In June 2010, Max was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He fought this battle for a year undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  He was the heart and backbone of the horse sanctuary / rescue. In April of 2011, doctors said Max had developed an aggressive form of cancer in his abdomen.   Max crossed the Rainbow Bridge on April 19, 2011 to wait for us in heaven.  His loving spirit will live on through the horse rescue as we cherish his memory every day.  Our goal is to continue this important work with horses, especially the abused and neglected ones.