PA RACEHORSE REHOMING REHABILITATION & RESCUE

aka PARR   |   Harrisburg, PA   |  www.paracehorse.org

Mission

PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue: PARR's mission is to provide aftercare for raced or trained to race thoroughbreds and care for others in need. We present the unique opportunity for potential adopters to choose the horse that will best compliment their goals based on our comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation program for the horses. PARR also occasionally accepts other breeds, as well as, provides lifetime sanctuary to a limited amount of select horses.

Ruling year info

2015

President/Founder

Kathryn Papp DVM

Main address

1008 Piketown rd.

Harrisburg, PA 17112 USA

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EIN

66-0821935

NTEE code info

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

The nationwide issue our organization is trying to address and improve is the number of unwanted or undesirable horses who in need of and deserving of appropriate caring lifetime homes. Our efforts focus on the well being, re-homing, and education and support of ex-racehorses and finding them new careers after their racing careers have ended. We also support at-risk shelter dogs and occasional at-risk horses that end up neglected or in auction/slaughter situations when finances allow. PARR's mission is to provide aftercare for raced or trained to race thoroughbreds and care for others in need. We present the unique opportunity for potential adopters to choose the horse that will best compliment their goals based on our comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation program for the horses. PARR also occasionally accepts other breeds, as well as, provides lifetime sanctuary to a limited amount of select horses. Any horse that comes into our program, will never be homeless.

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?

Rehabilitating Injured Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses

We take in mostly Thoroughbreds that have previously raced or been in race training (and occasionally other breeds that have not been involved in racing) who have experienced career-limiting or career-ending injuries or conditions and rehabilitate them so that they may be valuable for other careers and uses. Medical procedures, appropriate resting facilities, diagnostics and treatments are provided as necessary.

Population(s) Served

PARR occasionally takes in auction or kill buyer owned horses, bound for sale at slaughter in Canada or Mexico. Their illnesses and conditions are identified, treated and/or managed until they are healthy and trained enough to be useful equine companions for adopters.

Population(s) Served

PARR takes in Thoroughbreds that have raced or been in race training (OTTBs), but who are no longer valuable to their owners in this manner. Owners are more likely to send their OTTBs to public auction or slaughter if their are not programs and rescues, such as PARR, in place to keep them safe and to transition and make them suitable for other equestrian disciplines.

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 discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Animals within our rescue that we refer to as "Lifers". These are animals who require more care than average owner would be able to provide. We keep them on our property and maintain their health.

Number of animals rehomed/rehabilitated.

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

Re-training and Re-homing Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We rehabilitate and rehome straight from our rescue and also provide courtesy postings.

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.

We would like to expand the number of horses we can care for and rehabilitate at one time. We are currently limited by stall and pasture space, as well as number of volunteers and financial supporters. There are many horses, especially Thoroughbreds in PA and surrounding Mid-Atlantic regions that need to be removed quickly from their track-bound stalls or else they may be facing a much more uncertain or inhumane fate.

PARR would like to become a leader in rehabilitating and rehoming these horses and be seen as a respected provider of useful and safe adoptable companion and show horses.

PARR would like to offer additional safeguards above and beyond other rescues to ensure our adopted program horses do not end up "off the grid" or at auction, etc. Our contracts, frequent follow-up and return policies help us to do this, however, we are always looking for ways to improve. Currently we are looking into a custom freeze brand for our PARR horses so that if they were to ever end up at public auction or as a sad situation on social media, they would be easily identifiable and we could be notified and take action before something worse would happen to that animal.

We would like to reduce the amount of unwanted horses, especially OTTBs by educating potential adopters about appropriately matching their abilities to the personality and abilities of the horse they are looking for. We would ideally like to promote the breed and dispel common myths surrounding horses that have had previous racing careers. At the same time we would like to reduce the amount of OTTBs that end up at public auction or at kill buyer lots by educating and reaching owners and trainers so that they know alternative and more humane options exist.

In summary, we would like to improve the unwanted horse's image and save as many as we can from horrible fates.

PARR has recently expanded its fundraising efforts and networking/awareness campaigns. Many of our programs are promoted online and via social media, but as we gain more volunteers we are able to attend more like-minded events that bring together horse lovers and equine adoption suppliers so that we may "match-make" more directly and successfully.

We are limited by the basically sole funding of our program currently by one individual. As we are able to gain awareness and respect in the community and rapport as an honest and capable non-profit rescue, we hope to have more interest in our adoptable horses and be able to place more value on them to help counteract their expenses. PARR has expanded our outreach for volunteers that will help us delegate certain responsibilities to commitees and individuals so that each member can focus and concentrate on what they do best and how they can most contribute to help reaching PARR's goals.

We have not accomplished getting enough exposure within the equine community. We have no reached as many of those looking for the types of horses we are offering as there are out there. We need to do a better job at joining the two groups of horses wanted and horses available and then promote why our program out of many others would be a better source for them to look into and support.

We have accomplished making trainers and owners aware of us at our local track, Penn National racecourse. We have offered veterinary records and imaging with our adoptable horses and full disclosure of pre-existing conditions and professional recommendations and prognoses.

We have created crucial relationships with adopters and other training facilities that have become recurrent adopters and/or fosters, as well as ambassadors for our program, our integrity and what we stand for.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, social media feedback and reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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PA RACEHORSE REHOMING REHABILITATION & RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathryn Papp

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/22/2019

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Leadership

The organization's 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

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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