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Humanity for Horses

  • Mount Shasta, CA
  • www.humanityforhorses.org

Mission Statement

Humanity for Horses is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to rescuing horses from slaughter, abuse, neglect and abandonment providing them sanctuary for the rest of their life. While rescuing horses, we also free the other animals that have been imprisoned with them in the abusive or abandoned situations. We do not adopt out these horses. Because the animals have experienced such abuse and neglect, we are devoted to giving them top quality nutrition, traditional and non-traditional medicine, and endless hours of love and comfort.

Main Programs

  1. Thoroughbred Facility Expansion
  2. Water System Expansion
  3. New Pole Barn
  4. Pasture Sprinklers
  5. Animal Shelter Roofs
  6. Roads
  7. Hospital Upgrades - Drains & Insulation
  8. Front Gate
  9. Shelter Roof Water Catchment
  10. Animal Shelter Electrical
  11. Secondary Well System

ruling year

2011

chief executive

Mr. Dylan Coleman

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

rescue, horses, animals, sanctuary, thoroughbred, mustang, appaloosa

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EIN

27-4116043

Physical Address

612-B S. Mount Shasta Blvd

Mount Shasta, 96067

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

We are a group of people who had been working together in two other nonprofits, www.harnessinghappiness.org and www.savetherain.org. In 2012, our hearts were broken when a law was passed that allowed for horses to be slaughtered in the USA, so Humanity for Horses was birthed. The reason for this name is obvious - humanity must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Fortunately, after much hard work, in January 2014, the U.S. Government effectively eliminated horse slaughter permanently. As a result, this important action is expected to create a greater need for collaborative equine rescue efforts, because many more horses will now survive the horrors of auction and slaughterhouse and will need to be properly cared for. The more money we can raise, the more animals we can save. We are completely dedicated and devoted to putting an end to their needless suffering and untimely deaths.


In less than two years, we have rescued 184 horses and 160 other animals, not including cats and dogs. We purchased 151 acres of pasture at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California. We have witnessed a miracle at our sanctuary. People who come, whether that be staff, medical assistants, farriers, veterinarians, visitors or people delivering horses, have all had the same reaction. When they first enter the gate, they have stated that they felt overwhelmed with a sense of peace and hope. When animals come in, we always try to tune into who they would like to be with.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Thoroughbred Facility Expansion

Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) Rescues - Develop additional accredited level facilities and in-take Off-Track Thoroughbred horses.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$44,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 2

Water System Expansion

As we expand our facility and the pastures we need to provide for clean drinking water for the animals as well as irrigation to keep the dust particles down. The cost of this project is for trenching and laying pipe and integrating it our existing system.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$6,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 3

New Pole Barn

Construction of a 90 x 52 foot pole barn for the grass hay feed for the animals.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$38,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 4

Pasture Sprinklers

The sun, heat and lack of rain can cause the moisture in the ground to be very minimal and as a result the harrowing of the manure inot the soil causes a great amount of dust which is not good for the works and the resident animals. A sprinkle system will be used to minimize the effects of the dry ground

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$4,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 5

Animal Shelter Roofs

The shelters in each pasture are made of plywood which is painted to maintain longevity. We have started as a sample on some of the shelters, and have decided to repeat on all shelters to extend the longevity of the entire structures

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$28,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 6

Roads

The use of construction equipment along with the rain has made the roads rather rough so the need to smooth them over and mix the ground with a rock / crush compound will make it unnecessary to repeat for year to come.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$20,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 7

Hospital Upgrades - Drains & Insulation

Construction of an internal drainage system in the medical barn for all non toxic liquids; In addition the barn currently has no insulation so the addition of insulation will be helpful for the comfort of staff and animals having treatments in the cold months of the year.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$10,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 8

Front Gate

Construction of an electric security gate which will better protect the animals and workers from any unwanted intruders

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 9

Shelter Roof Water Catchment

Construction of a water catchment system on most or all shelters for water conservation

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$30,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 10

Animal Shelter Electrical

Trenching and placing of conduits below ground to provide electrical at each shelter. Use is for heated water troughs, heat lamps ad other needs for the animals

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$50,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 11

Secondary Well System

Drilling and laying pipe for an additional water source which will be needed as we expand the facility throughout the rest of the property

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

$80,000.00

Population Served

None

None

None

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We initially made a commitment to rescue and sanctuary 144 horses, 44 Thoroughbreds and 100 others (Mustangs, Morgans, Arabians, Quarter Horses, Appaloosas Tennessee Walkers, ponies and Minis). As of September 1, 2014, we have surpassed this goal, and we have decided not to stop here. Accordingly we have amended our goal to have no limit on the number of horses and other animals we plan to rescue. The more money we can raise the more animals can be saved! We are completely dedicated and devoted to putting an end to needless this suffering and death.

    While rescuing horses, we home or find homes for other animals imprisoned with them. Another factor in our horse rescue efforts is providing early intervention for caring horse owners who are struggling to afford feed and veterinary care. We love to facilitate horses being able to stay with their families.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Helping kids with ADHD as well as Autism. Horses are all about feelings and these children need to connect to emotions in a positive and structured way.

    2. Kids who are emotionally challenged based on the abuse they have suffered from. We teach them emotional intelligence through showing respect, kindness, love and responsibility for the animals.

    3. In summer or fall 2014 we will begin an elderly program, whereby the elders will come to the sanctuary, have lunch and be ridden around to see and touch the animals. We believe that elders are in such need of honor and respect. They are often abandoned and in many cases abused.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We are fully accredited with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and an approved sanctuary for Off-Track Thoroughbreds with CARMA (California Retirement Management Account for Thoroughbreds). We partner with Sheriff and Animal Control Departments as well as Humane Societies to intake seized and surrendered horses. We rescue horses from slaughter, abuse, neglect and abandonment, providing them sanctuary for the rest of their lives. Based on the abuse already inflicted, we do not adopt out. This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment.

    Our sanctuary has 151 acres of pasture at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California. In one year, we have built a basic hospital, a quarantine area, a rehabilitation section and two huge turnout pastures. Each horse has their own individual shelter for protection. Our goal for this year is to build a rain catchment system on every shelter and numerous other capital projects. See Program section.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    80% of our horses presently need medical attention; therefore we have waited to begin programs with humans. Our horses have let us know that they are very anxious to give back what they are receiving.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We take a stand every day to not accept abuse, slaughter and neglect of horses or the animals that live with them. In forming Humanity for Horses, we quickly moved into greater action to pull together ranches, people working to save horses, our equine veterinary doctors and government authorities in Northern California and Southern Oregon. A 151 acre ranch at the base of Mount Shasta, CA was purchased and provided to Humanity for Horses as the home for our animals’ Sanctuary.

    In 2012 & 2013, we built the first phase of our sanctuary to provide safe and secure facilities for all animals rescued, addressing both their healing and ongoing peaceful living needs. This has included obtaining equipment and materials to build the sanctuary, as well as developing the staff to build the facilities and provide animal care.

    We have begun to establish our presence through initial grants awarded by organizations such as ASPCA, CARMA, TAA, Ark Watch and Good360 as well as through our website www.humanityforhorses.org outreach and education. More than a dozen individuals have made donation commitments to foster an animal’s feed every month.

    The community is increasingly involved in our work to save animals. We receive support for getting the materials we need from companies such as Home Depot, Solano's Building Supply and Lowes. Our local supporters have leased hay fields and worked with us to secure grass and alfalfa hay supplies in a time when costs are increasing and supplies are reduced. At public events, we have educated our community on the need to help animals and how Humanity for Horses is responding. Donations (one time gifts, memorials or monthly fostering of an animal) can be made easily through our website.

    We are truly devoted to giving our animals top quality nutrition, traditional and non-traditional medicine, and endless hours of love and comfort. Every animal rescued has experienced tremendous improvement. Anyone visiting the animals immediately senses the gratitude they have for their new life. That is the direct result of the heartfelt work of our staff and volunteers. We could not be happier with the care and consciousness that has been placed on saving these animals.

    Our motto is simply “save an animal – save an angel”.

Social Media

@humanityforhorses

@Humanity4Horses

@humanity4horses/

@humanityforhorses

Funding Needs

Humanity for Horses primarily funds our work to save, care and feed our rescued animals through donations. To meet growing animal rescue demand, we need funds for expansion of accredited facilities to intake thoroughbred, mustang and other domestic breeds of horses into Windhorse Sanctuary. Our "Fostering" program is an wonderful way to provide monthly subscription donations for an animal of the donors choice.  Our website provides education and introductions to most of our animals in sanctuary.  Each person, each organziation that povides funds to Humanity for Horses is a part of our motto: "save an animal -- save an angel".

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HUMANITY FOR HORSES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Humanity for Horses

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Dylan Coleman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Robert Hodes Chairman

No Affiliation

Term: May 2012 - May 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?