WHISPERING WINDS EQUINE RESCUE

aka Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary   |   Roby, TX   |  www.wwes.org

Mission

Whispering Winds Equine Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit organization - formerly Whispering Winds Equine Rescue - however, we no longer rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome. Rather, we are a long term retirement sanctuary for both wild and domestic horses that call the ranch home. Many of our equine residents are senior citizens that range from early 20's to nearly 35 years of age. Others have disabilities that prevent them from being ridden and deemed unplaceable. Quite a few are mustangs that have been turned out and are allowed to roam in as natural a setting as possible. These horses have come from abused, neglected, abandoned, seized, slaughter-bound, and owner surrendered situations.

We believe that every animal has a right to life so we do not euthanize to control but allow these horses to roam freely and live out their lives in a safe and peaceful environment. It is our mission to help as many as we can, and although we may not have room at the ranch, we continue to network and work with several other organizations in rescuing, placing, fostering, and transporting both dogs & horses. We believe that working together with other rescues and rescue organizations opens up more possibilities to assure animals are given a better chance to that wonderful life.

We rely solely on donations to run this sanctuary and are not government funded in any way. We have no administration or board member fees or costs as volunteers supply this help. All donations go directly to the horses!

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Susan Pohlman

Co Principal Officer

Cindy Zook

Main address

584 State Hwy 70S 584

Roby, TX 79543 USA

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EIN

20-5555199

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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Equine Rescue

To provide a safe haven for wild horses, domestic horse and burros that might otherwise be separated, slaughtered or suffer abuse and create educational opportunities for people to directly experience America's living legends in a natural habitat.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our goal is to offer a long term facility where horses can retire and live their lives out. We also work with other organizations to help rescue and place other horses in need.

We were able to purchase a property that has facilities to support all our residents. With additional stalls we are able to assure that those needing special care have a safe environment, with enough shelters to allow those that want out of the elements to be able to do so.

With the sale of previous facilities, and purchase of more adequate facilities, we are able to meet the needs of all our residents.

Our current goal is to replace the old metal and roofing on an existing barn/hay storage to assure a drier environment.

Financials

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WHISPERING WINDS EQUINE RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
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Board co-chair

Susan Pohlman

Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Jeana Gonzales

Thomas Pohlman

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Susan Pohlman

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Jeana Gannon-Gonzales

Cindy Zook

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No