Twisted Tails Inc

rescue and sanctuary for all animals

GLENDALE, AZ   |  https://www.www.twistedtails.org

Mission

Twisted Tails is the love story of a Wild Mustang, Twister, her Prince Jesse, and Rowdy's Rescues; dogs, cats and more. Their tails & "tales" intertwined forever. Our mission is to heal those who have been damaged. Animals & Humans. Twisted Tails is a special healing animal rescue and sanctuary where animals come for safety, love, affection and healing in Glendale, Arizona. ​Our doors are open for humans to experience the healing gifts our rescues give back. Join us in our mission to heal hearts and bodies - animal & human.​​ Programs are in place using accredited and certified healing therapies and treatments for humans, equines and canines.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Kate Tobias

Main address

4242 W TOPEKA DR.

GLENDALE, AZ 85308 USA

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EIN

82-2627890

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (D11)

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need for rescue, foster, shelter and sanctuary is astronomical for all animals. Our mission is to provide a bridge to safety, shine a spotlight on these issues and enable animals to heal (rescue) struggling community members. (abused children, etc) Unfortunately, our society has a 'disposable' attitude even when it comes to broken or unwanted animals. Animal shelters are overcrowded; animals are dumped in public areas - or sold by 'weight' for slaughter. In Maricopa County alone, more than 40,000 pets are in the shelter system. Second only to Los Angeles, Maricopa County, has the highest number of stray canines & felines in the U.S. More than 2.5 million canines & felines are euthanized every year in the United States. In addition, according to the ASPCA, nearly 75,000 horses are sent to slaughter each year. The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick, painless deaths for these animals and sometimes they even remain conscious during dismemberment.

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?

Fixer Upper - Barn Style

Horses need large amounts of exercise daily to remain healthy and need a suitable environment to play, feed, and interact with each other. A substantial amount of facility maintenance is necessary to keep our high spirited animals safe and happy. Our facilities are worn and in need of repairs.

Although through support and donations, we have improved the facilities in some areas, there is still a great need for repairs and updates. The safety of our horses and volunteers are paramount.

Donations to our Fixer Upper "Rescue Ranch" will help provide security and safety for both equine and canine rescues including:

Fence Repair
Shelter from extreme weather conditions
Special dry areas for horses to stand and lie down
Dust free bedding
Safe horse transport
An escape-proof environment
A hazard free environment
Storage for feed
Pasture seed and maintenance
To provide a safe forever sanctuary for the horses to live the remainder of their lives happy and stress-free.

Population(s) Served

Feeding horses, dogs, cats and others is a must!

Keeping a full supply of fresh, quality feed on hand is a huge task for us.

The key to healthy digestion for all animals (humans too) is to eat smaller meals, frequently throughout the day.

Our needs for feed and for helping hands is an on-going task.

Horses need to each 1-2% of their body weight in hay or grasses. The remaining 13% of their nutritional intake must be met with additional food.

All that eating, leads to a lot of 'manure management'!

Helping hands are always needed at Twisted Tails. Manure Management, Poop patrol (dogs) and general daily clean up is a necessity. Our rule is...them first. Then the humans.

Population(s) Served

We focus on adoption and dignity. When re-homing isn’t in their best interest, we are a sanctuary of love, peace and understanding. Although our large rescues are typically damaged athlete horses, we don’t discriminate.

Horse and dog rescue and sanctuaries are not in abundance. Without organizations like Twisted Tails, these animals face cruel and inhumane treatment. Those who will remain here want to be of service. That's correct, they really do want to help.

Horses and dogs benefit youth with emotional and social skill deficiencies in many ways by teaching the following skills:
• empathy & confidence building
• verbal negotiation
• flexibility & patience
• perspective awareness and more

Teaching youth how to care for animals is a major focus of our efforts. This includes hands-on sessions for youth who have social anxieties often conquered by interacting with horses.

However our facilities are worn and in need of repair; the tack and equipment needs to be replaced for animal and volunteer safety. And of course, they always need feed.

Our goals are:
• repair the facilities
• secure the feed supply from scavengers &
• purchase equipment (tack, buckets, brushes, etc.) that will allow everyone to safely interact with the rescues.
- continue educational certifications

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

You will help us save at least one more rodeo or athletic horse from being destroyed simply because he couldn’t perform anymore; and allow a child to tap into the heart of a horse who will show them unconditional patience, understanding and compassion.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Our focus is adoption and dignity. When re-homing isn’t in their best interest, we are a sanctuary of love, peace and understanding.

Our programs are designed to engage our rescues to rescue and heal the community.

Small animals – dogs, cats and others – don’t take up much space. Horses have exponentially greater needs. Because of this, horse rescue and sanctuaries are not in abundance; our focus is to provide open space (land) for wild horses.

We believe all domestic animals serve a purpose and are complete when they are able to fulfill their charter whether it being the companion to a family or a service canine. We strive to connect all our rescues with their purpose.

Instead of being disposed of, we give their lives meaning again.

Our efforts aim to be full circle. From 'rescued' to 'having a purpose'. By giving the rescues their 'purpose' back; they too 'rescue' those in need - troubled youth, displaced adults & our community via volunteering opportunities.

We have several key programs in place for our initial steps to success:

1. Facilities - repair and expansion
2. Volunteers
a. youth training
b. canine / equine behavioral training (to ensure adoptability/co-exist)
3. Programs
a. canine & equine therapy
b. canine & equine training (for youth)
c. canine & equine massage therapy (train the trainers) - for damaged, athletic discarded animals
d. more to be developed and launched

We partner with several key non-profit organizations who provide services to disadvantaged/underprivileged youth, homeless new mothers, women in cancer treatment and more to connect them with the healing capacities of all animals.

Twisted Tails founders are highly motivated, visionary and performance driven executives who bring more than 60 years strategic, accomplished business growth contributions from both the private and public sectors.

Our vast, catalytic, career-rich successes are defined by measurable performance benchmarks.

Our focus is to collectively create a diverse team of professionals working to solve big animal welfare problems through strategic public and private partnerships.

We do this through strategic guidance, logistical coordination, stakeholder engagement, and measurable outcomes via data collection.

Leadership inspiring confidence, compassion and best behaviors are core values as we are always aware of our role with contributors.

Our ability to effectively enhance the existing efforts of community partners in the animal welfare system, duplication of efforts are avoided and resources and expertise efficiently work together.

Simply creation of organization, development and execution of all social and online media have occured. Fundraising tools are being developed and launched and our facility repairs are underway.

Training of key staff and stakeholders in the following areas:

Animal behavior
Trapping (safe/humane)
Quarantine protocols
Vetting requirements
Medical training
Feed protocols
Equine and canine therapies
Training for safe handling of all animals

Securing quality staff and volunteers - to date we have our Equine and Canine Therapy Trainer, Animal behavioral specialist, and several regular, committed volunteers on board.

Financials

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Twisted Tails Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kate Tobias

Baby Dogs LLC

Term: 2017 -

John Motta

Advanced Fire Systems Design