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Hanaeleh

Rescuing Abused and Abandoned Horses

Trabuco Canyon, CA   |  https://www.hanaeleh.org

Mission

Hanaeleh rescues horses who are slaughterbound, neglected or in need of a loving home. Often these horses are abused, neglected, untrained or just drew a bad lot in life– whatever the reason, Hanaeleh is dedicated to helping rescue these horses and rehabilitate them. Once the horse is healthy, our organization will work to adopt the horses out to a new, forever home. If the horse is unable to be adopted out, Hanaeleh is dedicated to providing sanctuary for those horses for the remainder of their lives.

Ruling year info

2006

President

Dr. Elizabeth May Zarkos

Treasurer

Ms. Lori Bocchicchio

Main address

P.O. Box 291

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678 USA

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EIN

20-3255341

NTEE code info

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

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hanaeleh rescues horses who are being neglected or abused, or who are in danger of being sent to slaughter. Hanaeleh also works to educate the public about equine-related advocacy issues, including: horse slaughter, soring, auctions, overbreeding, BLM Mustangs roundups, abusive training methods, etc. Hanaeleh also helps to network horses who need homes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Horse Rehabilitation

Hanaeleh is dedicated to providing the best care possible for any horse it takes in.  This means that each horse has a diet tailored to its needs, and the diet is updated on a bi-weekly basis if necessary.  Feed and nutritional supplements, as well as veterinary care, is where Hanaeleh spends most of its budget.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Adults with disabilities come out to Hanaeleh to work with the horses as a way of developing their motor skills and other emotional benefits the horses provide.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The EAC program was started in order to help veterans who are assimilating back into civilian life, who are working on leadership skills, who suffer from PTSD, or who are working on personal goals. EAC allows individuals to make breakthroughs much more quickly than traditional methods. Horses do not judge individuals, and they have no agenda. They are large, strong animals, but they are also prey animals, and trust with a horse must be earned; they are brutally honest, and mirror our body language and act accordingly. After sessions with the horses, individuals are encouraged to transfer the lessons they’ve learned from the horses to their personal and professional lives. In the three sessions we held last year, the veterans noted that they found the EAC program advantageous helping them identify and working through personal issues that had previously been preventing them from being successful. All horses used in the EAC program have been rescued and rehabilitated by Hanaeleh. We have found that the program helps both the horses and the veterans alike.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Homes for Horses Coalition 2008

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Horses express interest in people, do not run when people come up, and are easily able to be handled by people. Horses are relaxed and do not spook or otherwise express fear.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Horses rehomed with a full adoption agreement that includes a full right-of-refusal. This does not include horses who are networked by Hanaeleh.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These are horses who are at good weight, are healthy, and are able to be handled by humans. Full rehabilitation does not mean rideable, but that the horse is healthy and able to be exercised.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are horses who are either taken in by Hanaeleh and rehabilitated or who are rescued through Hanaeleh's network.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Hanaeleh's goals include: 1. Educating the public to help end horse slaughter in the United States. 2. Educating the public to end soring. 3. Educating the public about other equine-related advocacy issues, including the BLM roundups, etc. 4. Educating the public about horses in general, and bringing horse-related material to as many individuals as possible to make horses more accessible. 5. Rescuing horses in our area and providing refuge and rehabilitation to horses we take in. 6. Creating a large network to help people find homes for horses who are not in immediate need. 7. Creating a network amongst other rescues as well as the HSUS and the ASPCA.

Hanaeleh members post well-researched posts about equine-related advocacy issues on their website. These posts are shared on our social media pages, including Facebook and Instagram. We also share current news articles about advocacy issues on our social media pages. We create our own horse memes and videos, and we also share other memes and videos from other sites. Hanaeleh also takes in horses who are in immediate need and rescue and rehabilitate them at our facility. We train our volunteers to work with the horses in the same way to ensure that all of the horses are handled in the same appropriate and safe manner. Hanaeleh also receives requests to rehome horses who are not in danger, and we post that information on our network, including paying for ads, to help rehome those horses. Hanaeleh members have personal and online relationships with other horse rescues. We are part of the HSUS Horse Coalition.

Hanaeleh has multiple volunteers who are savvy in social media and web design, including a volunteer who is a professional social media coordinator. These volunteers help to promote the social media pages, create and manage the web page and newsletter, and create and share memes. They are also able to help network horses who need homes on our social media pages. The board members research and write the web pages about equine advocacy. Hanaeleh leases about two acres in Orange County, and will rescue those horses who are immediate danger, and will network or reach out to other rescues if we are at capacity in order to help find homes for other horses. Hanaeleh's president is the lead trainer, but also has two other trainers who volunteer their time to help train the horses. We also have a few lead volunteers who know how the horses are supposed to be groomed, and the new volunteers are paired with one of these lead volunteers for several weeks until they are comfortable, and are then paired with a horse that is appropriate for their ability.

Hanaeleh has been able to successfully create a relatively large network and advocate and educate equine-related issues to that network. We have been able to successfully network horses, and have also been able to rehabilitate the horses who did come into Hanaeleh. Our goals include purchasing a piece of property in order to expand our rescue efforts. With a larger piece of property we would be able to offer classes and programs for Scouts, the United States Pony Club and other volunteer groups. We have also started an EAC program for veterans, and would like to offer more sessions for veterans, as well as sessions for women, families, juveniles and teachers.

Financials

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Operations

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Hanaeleh

Board of directors
as of 07/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Elizabeth Zarkos

President

Term: 2016 - 2022

Elizabeth Zarkos

President

Lori Bocchicchio

Treasurer

Jocelyn Jazwiec

Vice President

Nikki Kasmai

Secretary

Kathi Kruse

Social Media Coordinator

Eric King

Member-at-large

Charlotte Glass

Volunteer Coordinator

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/3/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.