M&M Acres is an established 501(c)3 organization dedicated to equine and farm animal rescue and rehabilitation. Located in Lockport, Illinois, M&M Acres’ mission is to inspire and educate the community while providing second chances for these animals. By working with the local community, multiple rescue groups, and slaughter pens, M&M Acres removes farm animals from neglectful, inhumane, and abusive situations, and offers an environment for last chance surrender cases. While some animals receive sanctuary status, M&M strives to regain trust, train the untrained, and prepare these animals for their forever homes.  

Our goal at M&M Acres is to be more than just a farm, but a spiritual retreat, a haven and place of healing for any being that steps inside our walls. 


To inspire and educate the community while providing second chances to animals through rescue and rehabilitation


Compassion. Redemption. Empowerment. Responsibility. Education. Enrichment.

Upon arrival at M&M, animals are given an acclimation period during which they assessed and treated by our veterinarian. Once they are sound in health, we begin the process of readying them for their forever homes - this may include training, handling, and socializing the animals, depending on their specific needs. When our adoption committee believes the animal is ready to be placed for adoption, the animal is listed on our website (see “Available for Adoption” page) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/mnmacres).


Megan and Gavin

Megan and Gavin

Megan Maher, Founder/Executive Director

Megan is the founder of M&M Acres. She has been working with horses for 20 years with a background in natural horsemanship and dressage. She believes that horses, and all animals, have the power to heal, and that in working with troubled animals we also heal ourselves.

Megan oversees all daily activity on the farm.

Other M&M Team Members COMING SOON!