All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

aka AAE   |   El Dorado Hills, CA   |  www.allaboutequine.org

Mission

The specific charitable purposes of All About Equine Animal Rescue are to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines (wild and domestic horses); to provide animals with food, shelter, care and handling; and veterinary care, as needed; to utilize a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; to provide long term care for unadoptable animals; and to educate the community about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Wendy Digiorno

Main address

2201 Francisco Dr., Ste. 140-174

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 USA

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EIN

27-0384523

NTEE code info

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

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

AAE is pursuing acquisition of a larger facility with additional features (e.g. covered arena and roundpens) to allow year-round operation during inclement weather; to provide for expansion of existing programs and addition of new programs, as our existing facility is limited in space and facilities.

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 Rescue Program

AAE's general horse rescue program includes rescue, rehabilitation, training/ retraining, and placement into permanent homes.  Rescue circumstances include primarily auction and slaughterbound horses, financial distress cases, foreclosure/property loss, military support (deployments, base transfers, etc), and limited animal control support (neglect, cruelty, seizure, impounds).  Rehabilitation includes nutrition programs for severely malnourished/emaciated horses and special needs nutrition for seniors, pregnant mares, foals, and those with specific health issues.  Rehabilitation includes providing veterinary, dental, and hoof care, as well as vaccinating and deworming.  Training programs include gentling and socializing unhandled/wild horses, teaching basic groundwork, and advancing skills to saddle training and riding.  Corrective and retraining is provided, as needed.  Finally, AAE utilizes a strategic matching program for uniting horse with prospective adopters to assure the horse is transitioned into a permanent home paired with an owner/owners of suitable experience and purpose.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAE is an entirely volunteer run organization, staffed by a variety of individuals including youth, adults, and seniors, and males and females.  AAE utilizes volunteers for all day-to-day activities including feeding, cleaning, supplementing, grooming and hoof care, general facility maintenance, and more.  AAE also utilizes volunteers for a variety of other activities including transporting horses, evaluating prospective adopters and adopter homes, administrative functions, outreach activities, fundraisers, photography, website development/maintenance, social media, grant writing and research, horse handling and training, dental and hoof care, and more.  AAE also offers volunteer opportunities for community service activities with local schools and other organizations (e.g. 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts).  Volunteers are the life blood of our organization.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

AAE offers assistance to horse owners in need of rehoming their horses due to a variety of circumstances including relocation/property loss, job loss, job transfer, finances/economy, and similar. With owner participation in providing photos and detailed information about the horse(s), AAE networks the horses via social media and website activities in efforts to find suitable matches for the horse(s) and rehome.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAE is a participating facility in the Horse4Heroes program. Horses4Heroes is a Las Vegas-based, national non-profit organization whose mission is to make horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to, our service members, veterans, survivors, First Responders and their immediate families, as well as other heroes in our communities including, but not limited to, nurses, special needs teachers, and others who service and sacrifice keep us safe and free. Horses4Heroes is dedicated to empowering youth, adults and families and enriching their lives through deeply discounted recreational, instructional and morale-boosting health & wellness programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

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 rescued

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

Horse Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

AAE measures the number of horses taken in on an annual basis.

Number of volunteers

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

Adults

Related Program

Volunteer Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AAE measures the annual number of volunteers that participate in AAE's new volunteer orientation.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Horse Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AAE measures the number of horses adopted on an annual basis.

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.

AAE's goals are to continue growth and improvement of a sustainable equine rescue organization, and to establish long term collaborative relationships with other organizations to enhance our community with a variety of equine-based programs and services.

AAE's strategy is to pursue slow, controlled growth to assure our operations do not exceed our resources, both volunteers and financial. AAE is developing relationships with other community-based organizations to expand local opportunities and support. Growth includes addition of fee-based programs to provide additional financial resources to support rescue operations. Recruiting strong leadership and individuals with experience in program areas is an ongoing pursuit.

AAE has a strong volunteer core leading the operation. Key volunteers have significant experience developing and organizing small business, and recruiting strong leadership is an ongoing priority. AAE has developed a large volunteer support base, with over 950 volunteers participating in new volunteer orientation from 2012 through 2019. AAE is also expanding its network and growing its financial support base with demonstrated annual financial growth since inception.

AAE has developed from a backyard idea, evolving a dream to reality. AAE has developed a phenomenal cohesive volunteer base; AAE has developed an expansive network of followers and supporters via local and social networking (over 15,000 contacts); AAE has improved it's facility resulting in increased effectiveness and efficiency, both in advancing our goal, and utilizing our volunteer and financial resources. Most importantly, AAE has changed the lives of nearly 200 horses and hundreds of volunteers, and AAE's initial efforts have streamlined our rescue process and positioned the organization for greater ease in operations.

AAE is pursuing acquisition of a larger facility with additional features (e.g. covered arena and roundpens) to allow year-round operation during inclement weather; to provide for expansion of existing programs and addition of new programs, as our existing facility is limited in space and facilities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wendy Digiorno

Wendy Digiorno

Self

Corinne Resha

Self

Judy Graham

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Lori Rothenburg

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Danielle Benoit

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Dana Schumacher

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Mindy Wilke-Douglas

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 04/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data