Hearts of Horse Haven

It's all about the horses

Knoxville, TN   |  www.heartsofhorsehaven.org

Mission

To advocate for, educate and find solutions to equine issues across the ​Volunteer State

Ruling year info

2018

CEO/Founder

Nina Margetson

Main address

P.O. Box 20392

Knoxville, TN 37940 USA

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EIN

82-4472414

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Being in Equine Welfare for 20+ years our CEO is addressing issues that effect the equine in our state that have no been addressed. One of those being education which we feel is the key to not only making owners more responsible, but also helping to keep equine from confiscation which places a burden on local resources. We also feel giving owners options to help them cope when they are over their head due to illness, age or loss of income helps not only the owners but insures the welfare of the animals are being met.

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?

Rescue Certification Program

Save More Lives:
Working to find ways to save more lives
Establish Best Practices:
Establishing ways to help the most animals in need.
Encourage more Collaboration:
Working together as a work force to
expand the mission at hand.
Code of Conduct:
Working within the letter of the laws within our state
Increase Placement:
Helping to increase public
awareness of animals in need of a second chance.
Accountability:
Holding all animal organizations and rescues accountable for the care they provide to
animals in need.
Sharing and Establishing Resources:
The intent of the Tennessee Rescue Certification Program is to share best practices, improve shelter capacity and assure that the rescue organization is reputable.

Population(s) Served
Adults

• Help define and provide solutions to problems that address animal welfare within the state.
• Assist legal council with case review and court preparation of animal cruelty cases.
• Offer assistance to equine owners in need.
• Provide solutions to equine owners going through unavoidable emergency type situations.
• Assist county officials with the care of equine that come into their custody.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program helps responsible owners in need through education, options and solutions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Bring people and resources together to help animals effected by man-made or natural emergencies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

helping with solutions and placement of equine looking for a new home

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Animal Care and Control Assciation 2018

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 rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Re-Homing

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Animals that we are called to assist with and have put into new homes.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Re-Homing

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Provided Veterinary and other required care for the animals that came to us for help.

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Re-Homing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Animal required euthanasia do to medical, physical or psychological problems

Number of books distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Emergency responders

Related Program

Saving Grace

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are distributing the user friendly Equine Care book to official across the state to enable them a tool for horse owners they confront when dealing with cruelty and neglect cases.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Re-Homing

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We keep a record of all those in our donor database and add people as requested. Some give by online giving and some of those prefer to remain anonymous.

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.

Addressing issues in the equine welfare community that are still not being addressed which will help to lessen the burden on local and state law enforcement as well as rescues by helping to lower the number of horses needing help.

We have just completed a equine welfare book that is user friendly and easy to understand. It allows local law enforcement a training tool for their work in the field with owners when called to investigate complaints dealing with animal cruelty. We are working hard to bring a rescue certification program to the state that would help weed out illegitimate rescues being unethically run by unqualified people. In some instances rescues have become hoarders and the welfare of the animals are at stake and need a way of accountability. This program is geared for all rescues not just equine.

Our CEO is well educated in animal welfare and has been an active member of this community for 40+ years. She has seen first hand the issues that face both the companion and livestock animals throughout the state. Our CEO founded and served as Executive Director for the first equine welfare organization in the state. In the 18 years she was there they helped over 900 horses that had come in because of cruelty and neglect issues. It became known and was titled as the states oldest and largest premier equine welfare organization. We have the knowledge, support and passion to make a difference.

In our first year of operations we have completed our equine care book and started distributing, at no cost, to the first 45 out of 95 counties in Tennessee.

We have provided a safe place for 8 horses and adopted out all but one.

We have finished 90% of a rescue certification program that we hope can be launched in a few test counties.

We have helped a family with 13 horses after the owner passed away and left them with no one to care for them with horse knowledge.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hearts of Horse Haven

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nina Margetson

Kristin Gracy

Randy Gracy

Janet Adams

Susan Redmon

Lucy Mascarello

Lori Hollman

Katie Erminger

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/4/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2020

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Data
  • 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 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.