Heaven Can Wait Inc

aka Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary   |   San Miguel, CA   |  www.heavencanwait.us

Mission

.Heaven Can Wait is committed to providing our rescued equine residents a safe haven where they do not starve, are not neglected, do not go without medical care, someplace where they are safe from abuse and from ever having to face great suffering and untimely death. We act on the belief that these noble animals, which we have relied on for so long for our own survival, deserve to live in comfort, safety and good health until their days are done.

Along with our commitment to continue the care of our rescued residents, is our commitment to provide the opportunity to educate children and adults about not only the enjoyment of owning an equine and the wonderful bond that can be created between humans and equines, but also about the responsibility, the knowledge, the costs, and the time that is required for such ownership. Only through education and awareness can we all improve the quality of life for all equines. Cruelty and neglect should never be acceptable options.

We also are committed to opening our sanctuary to others, i.e. therapists, who wish to use our facility and the horses for their own equine-facilitated therapeutic activities and we are open to any visitor. The magic of our equine residents is that they have found a way to forgive the bad inflicted upon them by humans in their pasts and are willing to bring laughter, joy and education to special needs kids, to girl scout troops, to church groups and to many others, and they bring great pleasure to those who love horses and who just want to be around them, their smell, their character and understanding. We are a happy Sanctuary.

Ruling year info

2003

Founder/President

Mrs. Susan Peterson818 Schwartz

Vice President

Ms. Julie Rockwell Boskovich

Main address

P O Box 5 6275 Cerros Pioneros Way

San Miguel, CA 93451 USA

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Formerly known as

Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary for Healing and Learning

EIN

74-3071112

NTEE code info

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

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

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Lifetime Sanctuary for Rescued Horses

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

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Accreditations

American Sanctuary Association 2008

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) 2015

Awards

Ruby Award 2012

Soroptomist - San Luis Obispo County

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2007

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To continue saving needy equines and continuing our community outreach by opening our Sanctuary to visitors and volunteers to learn as much as they wish, laugh and enjoy our happy equines.

To continue fundraising to continue the optimum care of our equines, most of which are senior citizens.

The founder has over 35 years of experience with horses, including showing for 12 of those years.

We still exist after 14 years even though fundraising is getting tougher and tougher, the founder was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and a year later major lower back surgery. We might be a little slower, but still kicking and adding to our sanctuary residents as we can financially.

What we have not accomplished is bringing in enough funds to pay for some steady help and do some major repairs. We also wish to have the availability of extra funds to buy a horse from an auction or to take on an emergency rescue without stressing over the amount of rehabilitation, etc.

Financials

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Heaven Can Wait Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/2/2016
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Board chair

Susan Schwartz

Susan Schwartz Founder/President

Julie Boskovich Vice President

Gloria Walter Owner

Luv Me Tender Miniature Donkeys

Shari Peterson Secretary

US Bank

Judith Peterson Treasurer

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Angela Vinther 4H Equine Leader and an accredited Richard Shrake instructor

Halley Moore Psychologist

Center for Counseling and Recovery

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? No
  • 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