Three Ring Ranch, Inc.

aka 3RR   |   Kailua-Kona, HI   |  http://www.threeringranch.org

Mission

Our mission is to positively impact the environment while educating Hawaii’s children about their place in the natural world. Our goal is to assist in the development of an environmentally responsible generation of youth. We teach about the fragile ecosystem we impact on a daily basis, while giving visitors a rare chance to see the animals up close. Exotic & non-releasable native animals live out their natural lives at the facility as residents. Hawaii’s only accredited animal sanctuary. We do not buy, sell or breed animals in accordance with GFAS policy. Managed and staffed by volunteers, we use 100% of donations for animal care. Our educational programs teach animal behavior and communication, animal care, conservation, wildlife management to youth, adults, pre-vets and vet students.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Mrs. Ann Goody

Vice President

Dr Norman L Goody

Main address

75-809 Keaolani Dr

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA

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EIN

99-0344980

NTEE code info

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a lack of education in animal communication, animal behavior and animal rights in Hawaii. The only university that offers any animal care or pre-vet classes focuses on commercial meat production. Animals in Hawaii are viewed as disposable. Hawaii has no other accredited animal sanctuaries. There are several farm animal sanctuaries on this and other islands that lack direction. These could not qualify for even the basic USDA licensure. Hawaii provides no support for animal educational programs in schools or communities and because of this there are very limited options for educators.

Our programs

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

After school mentoring

After school mentoring

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In two sessions per summer we welcome 3 students each to an intensive hands on session where the students are immersed in all aspects of animal care, communication, behavior and health.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

American Sanctuary Association 2007

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2009

Awards

Rotarian of the Year 2005

Rotary

Rotarian of the Year 2007

Rotary

Red Cross Hero 2002

Red Cross

Affiliations & memberships

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council 2009

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) 2008

The Association of Sanctuaries 2005

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2009

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Three Ring Ranch has created multiple educational programs that address animal communication, care, behavior, compassion and animal rights. These programs include
1. School classes onsite for youth from ages 6 through 18.
2. Afterschool mentoring for youth ages 11 and up.
3. Residential High School student programs held during school breaks.
4. Pre-vet residential programs for those who desire to enter veterinary medicine programs.
5. Vet student residential programs for second year vet students.
6. Externship residential program for a 4th year vet student.
7. Residential International volunteer programs.
8. Educational tours for local residents and island visitors.
Due to the above programs we aim to reach a wide age and socioeconomic segment of the Hawaiian population. By teaching our local youth, and those from other areas we hope to promote animal rights, compassion, understanding and expand our human species understanding of other species we share this fragile planet with. The goal is to teach that while we humans seem to be running the show we are in fact only a small part of a fragile ecosystem. And without other species (the wild things) in which to interact with we lose our own individuality in the process.

2. Hawaii needs to create more animal sanctuaries to care for the creatures in species ranging from domestic, farm, avian, native to exotic. New facilities or groups wishing to investigate and start up need to be assisted with startup information including Policy & Procedure, financial, legal, licensure. We have been working with individuals on multiple islands to aid them in forming solid foundation plans for their forming Boards and putting into place guidelines & mission statements to help them develop. We are sharing our history so that what we did right (and what we could have done better) is available for them to build on. We would like to see a network of animal care groups working to assist others with common goals.

3. The state of Hawaii has no school or community programs so to fund any in person or online programs private funding has to be sought to create any sustainable program. One of our goals is to create an online educational video series which will be available free to all teachers. Initial funding for the filming and editing has been secured.

1. The pandemic has impacted all of our educational programs, every face to face program has been suspended and is likely to remain suspended well into 2021. However we are thinking outside of the box and are creating the “Animal Lady Online Science Adventure Series” This will be one way that we can address some of the problems we see in our community and meet the goals of positively impacting Hawaii’s youth. We have relationships with some of those well situated in media and PR. We believe that we will be able to promote the online series and make it available throughout Hawaii and beyond.
2. We are working with a coalition of animal focused individuals to discuss what animal rescue and sanctuary looks to these stakeholders in Hawaii. We have offered and begun to share our product as a model while encouraging these stakeholders to form from the ground up to allow their facility to qualify for licensure in HI and Federally (USDA).

While we are small in number our team include community partners who are able to video and produce the educational series. This is one example of how our strong relationships with community partners enable us to leverage our core teams skills and capabilities. We take the expert advice (and actual labor) and utilize the skills of others so that we can better meet our educational goals.
Collaboration and partnerships with fledgling groups who are either planning to construct animal care facilities or take existing animal care entities to the next level is an example of how our strengths and knowledge flows from us outward to others.
By working both directions we can accept support and skilled assistance from others and offer expertise and actual training to others.

Pre-pandemic in 2019 our data on educational programs was as follows;
1. educational classes - 123
2. individuals attending - 599
3. residential programs (high school, pre-vet, vet student, externships) - 10
4. international students- 15
5. community partnerships on island -3 (sanctuary and animal care groups)
6. community partnerships on other islands- 1 (sanctuary)
2020 data – first quarter was very busy, covid shut down March 15th.
1. Educational classes - 34
2. Individuals attending – 158
3. Residential programs (high school, pre-vet, vet student, externships) - 1
4. International students- 6
5. Community partnerships on island – 5 (sanctuary and animal care, animal advocacy groups)
6. Community partners on other islands – 1 (sanctuary)
7. Reaccredited by GFAS, relicensed by USDA, renewed USF&W Service permits. Maintained HI DOA permits.

In order to continue to work towards our community educational goals we need to step away from our usual methods and reach a wider audience. The “Animal Lady Online Science Adventure Series” will address much of what we see as an area of concern. The additional bonus will be that this program will be available to educators not only on the BI.
Returning gradually to hosting our residential programs this summer we hope to be back at full speed by the end of 2021.

During the same time frame we will continue to work with new, existing and struggling groups who are attempting to fill the animal care needs within our state. There are several well thought out groups in various states of implementation that we are working with. I predict that not all will survive or not require restructuring as they implement policies, create their mission/goals and become financially viable. While working towards sharing information so that these fledgling groups have an improved chance of success we cannot lose track of our own facility goals, work and viability. Our BOD is determined to guide 3RR forward in such a way as to solidify our sanctuary and enable others to also thrive.

And always to provide the highest quality of care to each of the animal residents. We never let that so important segment of our sanctuary out of sight. Maintaining Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and American Sanctuary Accreditation, continuing to be licensed by Hawaii Dept. of Ag, USF&W Service and USDA is not an option. We will continue to improve our facility and our volunteer Keeper team.

Financials

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Three Ring Ranch, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Linda Bicknell

Professor Emeritus UC Davis & Professor SF State

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr Dick Hershburger

Dick Hershberger

Hawaii County Office of Aging

Norman Goody, MD

West Hawaii Community Health Center

Ann Goody, PhD

Three Ring Ranch

Ron Devivo

Escapes International

Darl Gleed, JD

Gleed Law Inc

Greg Timmel, DVM

UC Berkely

Linda Bicknell MS

Three Ring Ranch

Denise Boatwright

Three Ring Ranch

Regina Romero Dodaro Serrano

Three Ring Ranch

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Male

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