HEART OF PHOENIX EQUINE RESCUE INC

SHOALS, WV   |  http://www.wvhorserescue.org/

Mission

This organization will provide education regarding equine care to the public, assist governmental authorities in rescuing and rehabilitating equines who have been neglected or abused, and provide foster-care, rehabilitation and rehoming services for horses that have been abandoned, surrendered to the organization, or seized by law enforcement agencies. The organization will seek public funding and will accept donations to finance feed, transport, shelter, farrier and vetting costs of the horses in the organization's care, and may assist horse owners in caring for their horses in order to prevent neglect or surrender. The organization will house horses in volunteer foster homes pending rehoming. Although the organization's primary emphasis will be on equines, the organization may occasionally provide services to other livestock and companion animals in need of placement and care. All organization activities will be conducted by its board members and volunteers.

Notes from the nonprofit

Each day, Heart of Phoenix receives an outpouring of emails and calls asking for help for horses in need. We work tirelessly to be able to help as many of these desperate cases as possible. We believe that there is no place in the Nation with a greater need of rescue than HERE in the economically depressed area of Appalachia. Poverty is overwhelming. Our team is constantly faced with situations even those in equine rescue outside of our state would look at and say, "There is No Hope." But time and time again, we have seen horses overcome odds that are near miraculous. We have been able to oversee rehabs that defy ALL odds. We believe, with Your Help, there is hope in even the most dark and bleak of situations.

Working in a state where nearly 20% of the residents live in Poverty makes the effort to save horses in conditions, we believe, could be the worst in the USA quite the daunting task. Yet, day in and out, we are seeing success with support across the county for the horses of Appalachia. We worked for quite a few years as West Virginia's only 501(c)3 non-profit equine rescue and still stand as the state's largest, most effective equine rescue organization working state-wide.

We remind everyone that the horses, ponies and donkeys that come to Heart of Phoenix were not simply kept in less than adequate conditions or at risk of auction, they were almost way at the end, having used all mental and physical reserves hanging on, at the last hour. . .

The number of equines in need in the Tri-state area is hard to pin point due to the rural location of many homes; however, our director estimates that for each horse we are able to help, twenty or more calls or emails begging for help must go unanswered due to lack of funding and space, and sadly, almost no other established equine rescue organization covers these areas.

While Across the United States, over 100,000 horses are sent over our borders to slaughter, here in Appalachia, there are fates worse than slaughter that await those neglected; those not rescued. It can mean years of beatings, dark and filthy stalls with little food or water until they simply cannot carry on. It sometimes means being turned out in winter on an old and dangerous mine site to scrape out an existence as a feral horse on inhospitable land. It means being bred year after year, passing from auction to auction and being purchased by only the worst of buyers because their skin is hanging over a bony frame: They are worthless. No one sees Them. We implore you to hear their story, and allow us to come to their rescue.

We are a Beacon of Hope and is helping change the outlook for horses in the West Virginia, Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky area. With YOUR Financial support, we work ceaselessly to see horses that are shells of their former selves, skeletons barely clinging to life, rehabbed with quality vet care and love and given a SECOND chance. We assure them the best shot possible at a forever home.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Tinia Creamer

Vice President

Jessie Hardesty

Main address

PO BOX 81

SHOALS, WV 25562 USA

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EIN

45-4421742

NTEE code info

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

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Adoption

A rescue barn is not a home. . . it is a holding place to something better :)

ALL HORSES ADOPTED FROM HOP, INC

HAVE CURRENT NEG. COGGINS, FLOAT AND BASIC VACCINES!

We allow horses near rehab to be placed as long as they are stable and going to

a home able to finish the last part of rehab.

Horses at Heart of Phoenix, INC, in need elsewhere and with our fosters.
Remember - ADOPTION FEES do not even cover a moderate fraction of rehabs costs the horses.


OUR GOAL IS A LIFE LONG HOME, SO YOU CAN BE ASSURED

THAT WE WANT YOU TO FIND THE RIGHT HORSE FOR YOU!

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OUR MAIN focus is getting as many adoptable HORSES out of dangerous situations and giving them a chance at a real life with a kind home as possible.

It is as simple as that.

Our goal is to never accept more horses than our typical donations can allow us to care for or when we feel our support base would be unable meet the urgent needs of a horse, so sadly, this means we must turn a large number of horses away.

We rescue and rehab as donations allow. We operate almost exclusively on a private donation funded budget.

Occasional small grants and adoption fees make up a small amount of the funding we receive.

Well over 100 and Counting!

A somewhat cohesive list of horses rescued and/or placed through HOP

Lilo (HHH - closed)

Happy (Second Wind)

Big John

Teka and Taro (West Wind)

Phoenix

Bubba

Jimmie

Prince

BEBE

Billie

Starlight

Ranger

Kate

Honey

Amber

Coco

Mustang Mare (Iron Gait)

QH mare (Iron Gait)

Rebel, Arab gelding

Amber

Blaze

Indy

Mirage

Winky (Gentle Giants)

Dan (Rainhill)

Palomino QH

Lance (Triple O Eqine)

Elmer

Donkey

Jet

Dior

Stormy

Niteza

Sky

Black National Show Horse

Checkers

Dodger

Eclipse, foal

Mia, foal

Orion

Carson (Lilly Pond Foal Rescue)

Thumper (Lilly Pond Foal Rescue)

Dexter

Summer

Tiny

Black TWH mare, blind in one eye

Zip

Patriot

Piper

Zane

Freedom - QH

Scarlett

Beauty

Rhett

Bella and in utero foal

Sara/Shortcake

Twister

Nemo

Freedom

Snow

Grace

Pocket

Lola

Liz

Walter

Arab Gelding from CL

Rebel/Diesel, QH gelding

Kate

Quinn

Rockie Mountain Gelding (Dumas)

Arab mare and foal (Dumas)

Paint gelding (Dumas)

Brownie

Cody

Glory

Luka

Turner

Alex

Rowan

Blake

Moon

Ally/Bee

Prince

Jane/Vicky

Reece

Addy

Chism

Noah

Atlas

Gandalf

Pecos

Wyo, the mule

Marty

Miss Em

Kismet

Buttercup

Alice

Clover

Sandy

Skye

Dahlia / colt (EPU for foal placement)

Paint mare and foal (EPU in Ohio)

Two Miniature Donkeys

Buckshot

Memphis

and the 2011

Hampshire herd of 21 SE Arabs plus in utero foals

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HEART OF PHOENIX EQUINE RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sonora Winds


Board co-chair

Andrew Smith

Steptoe & Johnson

John Creamer