PLATINUM2024

Helping Our Miniature Equines

Making the world better, one life at a time.

Arlington, WA   |  http://helpingourminiequines.org

Mission

Rescuing miniature horses and donkeys, nursing them back to physical and emotional health and ensuring only placements in the best possible forever homes.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Lori McMaster

Main address

12015 67th Ave NE

Arlington, WA 98223 USA

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EIN

86-1657289

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

The dream of starting a rescue began a few years ago as a casual conversation among friends. As experienced volunteers and employees of horse rescues, Lori and Barb saw that there was a need to focus on rescuing and serving the miniature equine community. Mini horses and mini donkeys are in demand in the Pacific Northwest and their unique attributes make them great family members. There are far too many of these little equines sitting in backyards, at auction houses and in kill pens across the United States forgotten, neglected and uncared in the unwanted, nursing them back to health, getting them into their perfect homes is what we are all about. Importantly, we believe in respecting the relationships these equines have and will not break up bonded pairs. We focus on the whole animal. Each of our animals receives all necessary physical and mental services needed including veterinary, dental, farrier, nutritional, bodywork, training and socialization. When they’re ready to

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?

Lifetime care for miniature donkeys and miniature horses

When an abused, neglected, forgotten miniature horse or donkey comes to us, we provide a lifetime commitment. We take care of their physical health - vaccinations, dental, hoof care as well as resolving any current illnesses. We take care of their mental health - protecting all pair bondings, ensuring safe and fear free handling for vet and farrier services, and ability to be calmly led and groomed. And we ensure that they are well cared for during their entire lifetime. Adoptees are carefully reviewed, and we continue to regularly check up on each animal's living situation. If something changes, they will always have a home at H.O.M.E.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
People with disabilities

Where we work

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
Related Program

Lifetime care for miniature donkeys and miniature horses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Lifetime care for miniature donkeys and miniature horses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals monitored post release

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Ensure excellent lifetime care for every animal that comes through our doors - whether with us or with their adoption families.

Train every animal to enable them to succeed in basic life skills - vet, farrier, life in a herd, life with people.
Place every animal possible into the very best homes available.
Ensure we are sufficiently resources to provide sanctuary to those that aren't able to leave us.
Find the next animals that we can assist.
Keep our volunteer community heathy and thriving.

Uniquely positioned for these objectives because:
extensive equine experience
extensive rescue operation experience
strong fundraising capabilities
extensive leadership and management experience
strong non-profit management experience

56 animals through our doors and now being regularly sought out by owners for surrender instead of putting animals into the auction pipeline. More than half adopted out.
More than 100 volunteers active in our community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Helping Our Miniature Equines

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Gordon

Helping Our Mini Equines

Term: 2021 - 2025

Barbara Federer

Helping Our Mini Equines

Sarah Sanford

Helping Our Mini Equines

Lori McMaster

Helping Our Mini Equines

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
  • 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 1/18/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data