HELPING HEARTS EQUINE RESCUE, Inc

aka N/A   |   Perrineville, NJ   |  www.hher.webs.com

Mission

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue Inc. is a 50l(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties – in our home state of New Jersey.   To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner.  HHER began with a desire to provide a soft landing to senior cast-offs and while we take in any that are in need, the seniors have always been our focus. Accordingly, when you check out our 2020 collage-photo you’ll see that 9 of the 13 currently in our care are over 21 yrs of age.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Lisa Marie M Post

Main address

PO Box 342

Perrineville, NJ 08535 USA

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EIN

26-1729584

NTEE code info

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping Hearts' mission has always to rescue and assist equines in need. The typical scenario is that of taking animals out of neglectful or dangerous situations. Sadly, these situations occur much too often The past few years, we've focused on the ocal grass roots level - by identifying animals in need of assistance, we are often helping their humans as well. Too often animals wind up in need of rescue, intake and rehabilitation due to changes in life circumstances of their owners. These circumstances often occur due to the owners' own advancing age, health issues and employment changes. Being there to intake the animals that have no other outlet, or "commercial value" assists the owners directly physically, financially as well as emotionally. Many of these people are trying desperately to maintain their beloved animals, neglecting themselves in their attempts. By taking in Their aged, loved animals, we enable them to focus on caring properly for themselves.

Our programs

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

General Operating Costs

Our on-going concern has been to raise and maintain the budget to cover the operating costs to care for our charges. This includes funding for feed, hay, bedding, farrier, veterinary and dental care on a daily basis.  

 Our annual Expenditures, per our 2018 Financial Statement is approx $85,551.00

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our Goals~

(1) Accept into our program equines in need;
(2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them;
(3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection;
(4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sporthorse prospects, pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals.
(5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization;
(6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

We are a hands-on organization, working directly in the equine community,. We have a strong, active presence on social media as well as maintaining an up to date website. Helping Hearts attends a number of area events each year to spread the word about horse slaughter, rescue, and responsible horse ownership.
While we can't intake every equine that needs rehoming, we work directly with owners needing to rehome their horses, networking their animals and providing basic contracts they can use to help them assure their animals a safe future.

While we're a small organization, we are lucky to have capable individiuals and strong support.
Helping Hearts intakes the needier animals, the ones most likely to be overlooked.
Horses that are not easily handled, animals with physical issues such as loss of vision, severe health and lameness issues, extreme age, and advanced pregnancies that can't travel far. We fundraise and work to cover the care costs to bring these animals back to a level of normalcy, put in the training to make them an assett to someone and find correct and proper homes for them. Animals who who cannot find new homes due to advanced age or disabilities stay with us for life as permanent residents.

2020 marks Helping Hearts Equine Rescue’s 12th Anniversary. In these dozen years, 250+ horses, ponies, mules, donkeys (& 1 Zonkey!!) have arrived to safety, security, rehabilitation and love at Helping Hearts. HHER began with a desire to provide a soft landing to senior cast-offs and while we take in any that are in need, the seniors have always been our focus. Accordingly, when you check out our 2020 collage-photo you’ll see that 9 of the 13 currently in our care are over 20 yrs of age. Most are Way over (Super-Seniors) and will spend the remainder of their lives with us. The younger “kids” have physical/medical issues that make them “unadoptable” and also most likely have a home for life with us. We maintain an average of 10 Sanctuary residents with a couple of rotating spots for those who will most likely be adoptable upon completion of their rehabiliation.

Helping Hearts isn’t a big rescue, we can’t responsibly take in large numbers of animals, but I like to think we are Small and Mighty. Strong community support is greatly appreciated and is so crucial in enabling us to provide care and comfort to each of our rescues and gives us the ability to continue to bring those in need into our program.




January, 2014 marked Helping Hearts Equine Rescue's 6th Anniversary.
In this time, we have taken in over 135 horses, donkeys & mules. We maintain an average population of 12-15 equines as they wait for adoption, undergo rehabilitation or remain as permanent residents.

In addition to our direct in-house rescue activities, we help network horses for owners needing to re-home their horses and help potential horse owners find appropriate animals for their needs, even if we don't have a rescue horse that fits their parameters. We are able to help place many horses directly before they need intake into rescues or before going to auction.

Financials

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HELPING HEARTS EQUINE RESCUE, Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christopher J Post

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Term: 2008 -

Lisa Marie Post

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Christopher Post

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Mary Giannella

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Ida Howell

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Julie Stern

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/02/2020

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