Animal related

Midnights Promise Inc

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome

aka Midnight's Promise

China Grove, NC

Mission

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses from neglect, abuse and slaughter through rescue efforts, community partnerships and educational programs.

Ruling Year

2015

President

Deborah Baker

Treasurer

Linda Sullivan

Main Address

405 Ross St

China Grove, NC 28023 USA

Keywords

equine or horse rescue, animal shelter

EIN

47-5324778

 Number

6813932912

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Midnight's Promise aims to make our world better by working to eliminate the suffering of horses. Thousands of horses suffer because of abuse, neglect, and/or starvation at the hands of their owners or are shipped to slaughter houses in which they experience horrific deaths every day.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Equine Health and Wellness Classes

Healing Connections

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of educational screenings

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Equine Health and Wellness Classes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We provide clinics on general horse care, equine first aid and equine nutrition to the general public. We also provide horse handling training to emergency responders in our community.

Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We accept horses from animal control, kill pens and individuals We help save horses lives by advising owners on proper care and help individuals rehome unwanted horses.

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We adopt rehabilitated horses to individuals that meet our standards of care after application, background check and contract. We will take back any horse that an individual no longer wants.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to rescue horses from abuse, neglect and/or starvation and from auctions where they are purchased by kill buyers or from kill pens as they await transport to slaughter in Mexico and Canada.

We aim to decrease the number of horses that fall prey abusive or neglectful practices by offering educational programs in horse care to the public.

We work to prevent horses from entering the slaughter pipeline through interception and by promoting awareness.

Midnight's Promise counsels horse owners on better horse care practices and offers classes to the public in equine health and wellness. We also report instances of abuse to animal control authorities and are available to take in horses that have been seized or surrendered to authorities. We bid against kill buyers at local auctions and purchase horses off of kill pens. We use social media, set up booths at fairs and events, and appear before groups to discuss the problem of abuse and slaughter.

Midnight's Promise is composed of approximately 30 members who are horse not only horse lovers but many who are horse owners too. We also have 1000 members to date who follow our social media. We are able to use our network to find horse that need help and raise funds to rescue and rehabilitate the horses so they can find better homes.

Our board has a seasoned rescuer with over 30 years experience caring for horses that have experienced starvation and abuse. We also have a farrier/trainer with over 40 years experience on our board. We utilize the services of the best horse care professionals, such as trainers, farriers, and veterinarians, in our community.

Midnight's Promise is located on 60 acres of trails and pasture with eight 12'x12' stalls (one of which can be converted into a 12'x24' medical stall for long term recuperation), 2 paddocks, and a quarantine area.

Every time we save a horse from slaughter or abuse, we have made a difference, Every time we have taught a horse owner or potential horse owner to correctly care for a horse we have made progress. Every horse we place in a loving home, proves we have made progress.

To date Midnight's Progress has directly rescued 12 horses and ponies. Three ponies and one horse were immediately placed in loving homes. Three horses were rehabilitated at the sanctuary before being placed in homes. One of the three was returned to Midnight's Promise and is working to build trust with people. She is making progress and being ridden on trails under saddle. She is learning to accept attention from unfamiliar people. Five horses are waiting homes as either saddle horses or companion horses. One is in still in rehabilitation.

Two of the horses that are awaiting homes, have had the medical care they needed. Rocket, a 7-year-old Standardbred, was almost blind with uveitis. We have had him treated for the bacteria, leptospirosis, that was causing this condition and he has had no recurring problems for over a year. Pearl, a 27-year-old Appaloosa, came from a riding program that could not get her to gain weight no matter what they tried. She has been restored to her ideal weight and is under saddle. She is being considered for adoption by a therapeutic riding school that builds self confidence and helps children work through psychological issues.

We have had helped 2 horse owners whose horses were starving develop plans for restoring their horses back to health. We have held 6 classes in Equine First Aid, 3 classes in Colic and 1 nutrition class and 2 general horse care classes to date. Attendees have stated that they found the classes extremely helpful.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

ASPCA Field Investigator and Responder Partner 2018

Equine Welfare Network 2019

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Financials

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

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