Animal related

Hearts of Horse Haven

It's all about the horses

Knoxville, TN

Mission

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

Ruling Year

2018

CEO/Founder

Nina Margetson

Main Address

P.O. Box 20392

Knoxville, TN 37940 USA

Keywords

advocacy, education, support, rescue, equine, horse, pony, donkey, mule, animal cruelty

EIN

82-4472414

 Number

0216297938

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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 + Results

What we aim to solve

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

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rescue Certification Program

Hearts Service Program

Saving Grace

• State of Tennessee Emergency Members (STEM)

Re-Homing

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animals rehomed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

We have distributed over 650 copies of our equine care book throughout Tennessee. County officials that handle cruelty calls are finding this book a very useful resource not only for the owners they meet with but their officers who are handling the calls. We keep in contact with those we have delivered this resource to and collect data on how they feel it is working along with making sure they have more made available to them as needed. If this book helps lower the number of animals needing to be confiscated we know it is doing its job. Our Saving Grace program is working to help owners in need and we monitor both the owners and the equines well being to ensure everything is going well for both. Sometime all an owner needs is a short term solution while sometimes it may be more long term option that may include helping them re=home their animals. If we can keep a horse out of the slaughter pipeline or allow it a peaceful end of life solution we know we are doing whats right.

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.

External Reviews

Financials

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable