Voice for Horses Rescue Network

Speaking for those who have no voice

Toledo, OH   |  www.voiceforhorses.org

Mission

Voice For Horses Rescue Network (VFHRN) is an Ohio 501 (c) 3 Non-profit Humane Corporation organized in November of 1999 for the purpose of providing food, water, shelter and veterinary care to horses that are: sick, injured, abandoned, abused, neglected, slaughter bound or when an owner can no longer care or keep them. We also network with other equine rescues across the 50 states, local humane societies, law enforcement, therapeutic riding centers and horse clubs with the placement of horses. We receive no government, city or united way money. We are an all volunteer organization that is funded solely by the caring and generous public. VFHRN assists with cruelty investigations in cooperation with local humane societies and law enforcement officials. Our goal is to help as many equine

Ruling year info

2000

President/Founder

Diana Murphy

Main address

PO Box 566

Toledo, OH 43697 USA

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EIN

34-1911401

NTEE code info

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

VFHRN is trying to find a farm of our own for a permanent home, donations are low AND THE PRESIDENT IS WORKING ON PERSONAL FUNDING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN

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?

Adoption Program

VFHRN offers alternatives to owners other than slaughter or auction when they are no longer able or willing to care for an equine. By surrendering horse/s into our program, they will never be allowed to be sold, bred or given away without written approval from the board. All horses will be placed into loving, caring and pre-inspected homes. These horses will be monitored 2-4 times per year to ensure the safety and well being of the animal. If an adopter is no longer able to care for the equine, it will be returned to VFHRN and adopted to a new family.

Population(s) Served

Service Learning Opportunities for Students

Students in need of service learning hours here is a list of things you can do that will help the animals and count as service hours for you.

If you have questions about the projects & activities listed on our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]





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I Care” Horse Buckets: Collect all or some of the following items and put them in a small horse bucket (brushes, horse treats, hoof picks, slat block, wormer, fly spray, gift certificates to Tractor Supply or anything for horses you can fit into a bucket)
Fundraisers for the Animals
Organize a food drive - Ask your principal/teacher at your school if you could host a food drive at your school. Put flyers up before the drive to let people know the dates that you will be collecting the feed.
Start Pennies for Ponies at your school or in your classroom.
Ask your principal/teacher first. Then decorate canisters that will hold the coins. Make this into a contest to see which classroom can bring in the most
money. Example: Monday-bring in pennies, Tuesday-bring in nickels, Wednesday-bring in dimes, Thursday-bring in quarters and
Friday-bring in spare change. The class with the most money could possibly win some kind of treat (ask your principal).
Have a bake sale. Ask your school or church to help sponsor a bake sale. Ask family and friends to donate baked treats.
Organize a supply drive. (See our “Wish L ist” for needed items.) Ask your school or church to help sponsor a supply drive.
Host a car wash.


PLEASE NOTE: All donations to the Voice For Horses Rescue will be used at our discretion in support of our mission.


Please VFHRN at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to bring in your craft projects. Any monetary donations can be dropped off by appointment or picked up by our volunteers, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. On behalf of the horses, thank you so much

Population(s) Served

Volunteers at Voice For Horses Rescue Network are utilized in a variety of ways. Caring for the needs of 25 horses is a BIG TASK, one that (VFHRN) Voice For Horses Rescue Network could not do without the help of our Barn Buddy Team. Participating on the Barn Buddy Teams allows volunteers to interact directly with the VFHRN horses, learning about horse care and developing horse handling skills with a hands on approach.

Each day Barn Buddy Volunteers assist VFHRN Barn Staff with a wide variety of chores, including:
feeding and watering horses
leading and grooming horses
cleaning stalls, paddocks, and aisle ways

We rely on volunteers to help imporve the quality of life for the horses/animals during their stay at our facility. There are many areas in which you can help make a difference... check us out!

Population(s) Served

Voice For Horses Rescue offers community service hours to individuals who have been court ordered to perform community service. This programs gives these individuals the opportunity to volunteer at VFHRN. The individual gets to be involved with the day‐to‐day maintenance of the Rescue Facility.

Who is eligible?

Individuals who go through Probation and are Court Ordered to do community service with a Non-Profit Agency. You must also provide your own transportation to VFHRN facility.

You Must have paperwork from your Probation Dept. or your Attorney That indicates the offense, how many hours required, by what date it is to be completed, as well as a copy of their picture ID or License. Individuals must also sign our volunteer liability release form as well as a confidentiality form.



Who is ineligible?

Individuals who have been convicted of: Theft, Robbery, B & E (breaking & entering), abuse of children, animals or adults, Assault, crimes of a Sexual matter, or Crimes involving a weapon


If you are:

• Willing to work with others
• Take instructions
• Have a respect for animals / horses
• Have no allergies to animals or at least Managed Allergies
• Willing to work hard & like to get dirty
• Reliable
• Kind, gentle and patient with animals / horses

If you have any questions regarding this program or want to sign up for the program contact Diana Murphy at 419-350-4195

** Voice For Horses Rescue has the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason

Population(s) Served

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 with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many horses that come into the rescue program are from owners who can no longer care for them, cruelty seizures or slaughter/auction pipeline they are rehabilitated and then placed for adoption

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many horses that come into the rescue program are from owners who can no longer care for them, cruelty seizures or slaughter/auction pipeline they are rehabilitated and then placed for adoption

Number of released animals

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The horses who are released by its owner, or humane society and or any situation is rehabilitated and them placed for adoption.

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

VFHRN does it best to rehabilitate the horses who come into the rescue program but there are times where even with all the effort we cannot save them, and must do the last humane thing for them

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.

Voice For Horses Rescue Goals are to secure permanent location for the rescue and to get volunteers involved and getting them certified in areas of PATH instructor, training them to assist with disabled people to help them overcome their challenges.

To continue rescuing horses and proventing them from ending up in the slaughter pipeline through education, intervention and adoption

VFHRN is researching a bullying program where we will help the individuals who have been bullied and help them overcome what ever hurdle stands in their way. while using horses as a method of education and bonding

Currently we are reaching out to organizations learning their methods and protocols, as well as checking into different areas of mental illness, and other disabilities to understand their dynamics.

VFHRN has the horses for the program. have some of the volunteers to assist with them.

researching material need for the programs

continuing to save and help horses one horse at a time across the US

Purchasing our own property for the rescue

Financials

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Voice for Horses Rescue Network

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diana Murphy

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Diana Murphy

Donna Moore

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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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