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PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE INC

Either all donkeys matter, or none of them do.

aka PVDR   |   MIles, TX   |  www.donkeyrescue.org

Mission

Providing a safe and loving environment fo abused, neglected and abandoned domestic donkeys. To render safe capture, removal and humane treatment to wild burros under threat of destruction. To give a voice and support to the many donkeys suffering throughout the Caribbean, Australia and other regions of the world.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Mr. Mark S. Meyers

Main address

PO Box 216

MIles, TX 76861 USA

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EIN

77-0562800

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Peaceful Valley's Mission is to provide a safe and loving environment to all donkeys that have been abused, neglected or abandoned and wild burros under threat of destruction. Peaceful Valley strives to provide solutions to the many problems that plague these wonderful creatures by providing ethical stewardship over the funds that are necessary to fulfill this goal. Peaceful Valley, with its nationwide network of Ranch Facilities and Satellite Adoption Centers, is the country's leader in Rescue, Sanctuary, Adoption and Education. Together, we can improve the Plight of the American Donkey.

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?

Domestic Donkey Rescue

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue works with law enforcement across the country on abuse, neglect and abandonment cases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PVDR works with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, UD Department of Agriculture and various State Agriculture Departments on the safe removal of wild burros.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Teaching children the importance of compassion and responsibility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Donkeys are a great benefit for those with special needs and for Seniors who live in care facilities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Although our adoption numbers continue to climb each year, we are always bringing in more donkeys than we can adopt out. As we have a finite amount of room on our current ranch, we had to find a way to keep large herds of donkeys while they await adoption. Project Sanctuary was born out of this necessity.

​We place donkeys in herds of anywhere from 20 donkeys to 150 donkeys in areas where there is sufficient grazing available to support the donkey’s needs. The donkeys are inspected constantly to ensure that they are healthy. Vaccines are provided annually and deworming takes place twice per year. Hooves are either trimmed on-site or the donkeys are brought back to our main facility.

​Project Sanctuary began in 2010 and has been extremely successful. Peaceful Valley pays $15 per donkey per month. The contract stipulates that either party (Peaceful Valley or the Lessor) can cancel the agreement with two weeks notice. If you have property in the state of Texas and are interested in learning more, you can contact Zac Williams [email protected]

Population(s) Served
Adults

PVDR has a nationwide adoption network throughout the United States finding loving, forever homes for our friendly, well trained don keys.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Sanctuary of the Year 2020

Global Federation of Animal Sanctaries

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

Domestic Donkey Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of donkeys rescued for the calendar year.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

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

Domestic Donkey Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Removing and rehabilitation horribly neglected donkeys.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Donkey Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Domestic Donkey Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Wild Burros who have successfully completed our training program.

Number of wild donkeys under our direct management.

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

Wild Burro Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Provide a safe environment for abused, neglected and abandoned donkeys.

Implement science based wild burro management.

Educate the public at large as to the historical contributions that donkeys have made on our country.

Train donkey owners on proper care and handling of their donkeys.

Peaceful Valley communicates with the public at large using direct mail, social media, email, websites, live events and speaking engagements. Donkeys are often laughed at in our society so our first step is always to initiate a conversation by making our intentions known through the above listed vehicles.

Because of our reputation and hundreds of successful cases performed with law enforcement and government institutions, we will continue to be the country's leading equine rescue.

Peaceful Valley owns are main 172 acre facility in San Angelo, TX. This ranch is capable of handling 1500 donkeys at any one time. We also lease 100,000s of acres across Texas, Louisiana and Missouri for our sanctuary program.

We maintain two transport teams each able to carry 30 donkeys and able to respond to an emergency anywhere in the country with 48 hours.

Peaceful Valley has solved almost all of the major donkey related issues in this country. We are now turning our efforts toward the drought stricken Caribbean.

We have begun our work with managing various wild donkey populations throughout the South West.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Rouche, DVM

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, Inc

Term: 2022 - 2026

Deborah Foley

John Roueche, DVM

Amy Meyers

Kevin Elliott

Mark Meyers

Joshua Meyers

Scott Jewett

Joshua Meyers

Jacob Meyers

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 4/9/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.