Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 07/31/2019

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation 2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue & adoption
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

90% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED for:
     1. South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA) is the last line of defense for abused and abandoned horses and livestock in Miami-Dade, Florida. It’s the only thing standing between them and starvation, death, and even slaughter. SFSPCA works in cooperation with Miami-Dade Animal Services Department and responds 24/7 to local law enforcement to investigate cruelty and abandonment cases, and to seize and care for those victims at its Homestead facility. Marking its 27th year in 2019, SFSPCA is the only organization qualified to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and re-home horses in Miami-Dade. The organization educates the public and promotes the humane treatment of equines through its outreach and volunteer programs, website and social media, and at events and community appearances. SFSPCA promotes the welfare of equines through local and national advocacy, while its Legal Task Force works pro bono assisting the county and state attorneys in the prosecution of civil seizure and criminal cruelty cases.

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
The goal of South Florida SPCA is to successfully rehabilitate, retrain and re-home the abused and abandoned horses and livestock it rescues in cooperation with local law enforcement in Miami-Dade, Florida. Further, to educate the public on responsible horse and animal care and ownership, to advocate for those horses and animals locally and nationally, and to do whatever we can to aid in the prosecution of animal cruelty cases. To achieve these goals, we have: Strengthened our board of directors with a group of highly skilled professionals whose expertise and areas of influence are perfectly suited to benefit our mission; Created a strategic management structure for our employees and volunteers, including written Standard Operating Procedures, to help ensure a smooth-running operation; Enhanced our credibility and eligibility for major grants from funders by achieving and adhering to strict accreditation guidelines from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), as well as achieving Equus Foundation Guardian status and earning a GuideStar Gold ranking; Renegotiated an improved contract with Miami-Dade County that is more financially beneficial and less burdensome/costly administratively; Created an entirely new Volunteer Program that has resulted in better trained/skilled volunteers; Established Equine Case Review and Adoption Committees to bolster our rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts; Instituted a Succession Plan for business and ranch management; Created a Legal Task Force; and so much more. Short and long-term plans to sustain our programs, and our organization as a whole, are of course dependent on major funding as well. To increase funding, we: Will be developing a Planned Giving program as soon as possible; hired a new Grant Manager; Brought in an outside event planner to increase the number of fundraising events we host; and have added new fundraising programs and techniques. SFSPCA, located in an area we often describe as “Ground Zero for Horse and Animal Abuse,” is the only thing standing between them and starvation, death, and even slaughter. To not meet our goals, and therefore not exist, is unthinkable.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is a rescue organization working in cooperation with local law enforcement to retrieve or seize horses and livestock that are stray/abandoned or abused/neglected in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
     
     All horses are placed in designated quarantine areas upon arrival for a minimum of 21 days, and are given veterinary and farrier care immediately upon arrival or shortly thereafter. After the quarantine period, horses are evaluated by our Equine Case Review Committee and placed in rehabilitation or retraining based on their physical condition and disposition.
     
     Horses being considered for retraining are given lameness assessments (as needed) to determine soundness. Other factors, such as their general health, body condition score, riding history (if known), and temperament are taken into consideration. This determines which level of retraining is appropriate, e.g., ground work/stable manners, round penning, or under saddle. Once retraining begins, logs are kept to monitor and document each horse’s progress. Photos and videos are taken of horses in retraining as well. SFSPCA's Equine Case Review Committee meets once per month to discuss horses' status, training, medical needs, etc.
     
     Once deemed in good health and trained to an acceptable level, horses are adopted out to those who have met the high criteria we set for adoption. Prospective adopters complete a detailed adoption application and are interviewed and evaluated on the ground and in the saddle by our Adoption Committee. We place horses of retirement age, pending available space, with Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek, in Alachua, Florida.
     
     When health, injury, or incapacity make it impossible for a horse to be sustained further, a program of humane euthanasia is performed by our veterinarian, with great reluctance and proper consideration for the animal.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We host on-site informational and advocacy programs to educate young people on all aspects of horse care, ownership and humane treatment. Our volunteers also attend community events in order to connect with the public and educate them about responsible equine ownership and care.
     
     We have three (3) mini horses and one (1) donkey that are our "ambassadors," used for education, advocacy and outreach programs.

Our Programs/Activities involving animals other than horses:
 SFSPCA is primarily a horse rescue, however we are contracted by Miami-Dade County to rescue large farm animals/livestock as well.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  David Bialski
Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  50

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Every member of our staff is required to undergo a background check, but we do not do random drug screening. At this time, we are not producing an Annual Report but will be doing so in the future. We are currently drafting an Employee Handbook and intend to have it complete by June 30, 2019.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  12
Number of Board Members:  7  Number of Voting Board Members:  6

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes

Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional Comments:
Every member of our staff is required to undergo a background check, but we do not do random drug screening. At this time, we are not producing an Annual Report but will be doing so in the future. We are currently drafting an Employee Handbook and intend to have it complete by June 30, 2019.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 06
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Return  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  
    Surrender  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated
Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the horse is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the horse is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Surrendered: The ownership and custody of the horse is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent without the use of a donation document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The horse was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the horse has been transferred back to the organization.

Feral/Wild Horse: Free-roaming horses that are descendants of the domesticated horse and have no or limited human contact.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.


Our organization will accept the following breeds:
    American Saddlebred
    Appaloosa
    Arabian
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Draft
    Mustang
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Other
    Andalusian/Lusitano
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Feral/Wild
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Other breeds:
We rescue horses from cruelty/abandonment without regard to breed.


Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
SFSPCA works in cooperation with Miami-Dade Animal Services Department and responds 24/7 to local law
     enforcement to investigate cruelty and abandonment cases, and to seize and care for those victims at its
     Homestead facility. All stallions are gelded once they are deemed healthy enough for the procedure.


Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time

The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    Horses are not taken on trial
Not Checked:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

The typical length of quarantine is:   20 to 30 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
It's extremely rare for us to receive health records for our rescued horses. Generally, all intakes are immediately de-wormed and vaccinated. If pregnancy is suspected, we order a pregnancy panel.


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our organization does NOT breed horses.
Not Checked:
    Our organization breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses


Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Our organization retains ownership of the horse for its lifetime

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
$501 to $750

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
SFSPCA transfers ownership of horses only to 501c3 nonprofits.
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue
South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue
24650 SW 167 Avenue Homestead FL 33031
Contact: Laurie Waggoner
Contact's Phone: 305-825-8826
Contact's Email: laurie@helpthehorses.org

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Own

Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     Accredited: Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accredited: 2017-2019 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance GuideStar Gold Participant

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS) Alex Munoz Director 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122 pets@miamidade.gov 305-468-5900

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Attn: Janice Towles 821 Corporate Drive Lexington, KY 40503 jtowles@jockeyclub.com 859-224-2756 Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Attn: Daryl Tropea PO Box 73308 Phoenix, AZ 85050 daryl@sanctuaryfederation.org 919-260-8366

Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? No

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 0

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 8
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 29
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 6
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 0

















Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to insure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 4-8
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
✔    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
✔    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
✔    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Pastures are rotated

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
✔    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
✔    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
✔    Horses are checked overnight
✔    No Trespassing signs are posted
✔    Hold Harmless signs are posted
✔    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
✔    Entrance gates are locked at night
✔    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
✔    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
✔    The property is fitted with motion lights
✔    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
✔    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 03/18/2019
Veterinarian: Zachary Franklin
Clinic Name: Templeton and Franklin Veterinary Associates    Street: P. O. Box 700913    City: Miami  State: FL    Zip: 33170
Phone: 786-243-9488  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
✔    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
✔    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Horses are fed in individual stalls
✔    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
✔    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
✔    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
✔    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
✔    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
✔    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
✔    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
✔    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
✔    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
✔    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
✔    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
✔    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
✔    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
✔    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Photos are located on the stall
✔    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔    Saddles are shared
✔    Saddle pads are shared
✔    Bridles are shared
✔    Bits are shared
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
✔    Tack is cleaned only when needed
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Helmets are shared
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
✔    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
✔    The facility owns or has access to a generator
✔    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
✔    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
✔    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
✔    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
✔    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
✔    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
✔    Medical emergencies for horses
✔    Evacuation plans
✔    Power outages
✔    Fire
✔    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
✔    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
✔    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
✔    Smoking is strictly prohibited
✔    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
✔    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
✔    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
✔    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
Not Checked:
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Semi-annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Semi-annually
Fencelines are checked: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;


Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually:
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week:
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week:
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility:
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14:
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20:
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works:
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works:
Total number:
Total number of mounted horse hours per week:
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week:
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$169512     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$3465     Bedding
$24101     Veterinarian
$11730     Farrier
$9943     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$33192     Medications & Supplements
$60     Horse Transportation
$12960     Maintenance
$1771     Horse/Barn Supplies
$224891     Horse Care Staff
$11097     Horse Training
$15102     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$517824     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs


Additional Explanation:
Manure Removal cost is included in the Maintenance cost. We will be accounting for it outside of Maintenance beginning this year.

Average cost per day per horse: $30
Average length of stay for an equine: 161 days
Based on a total of 17114 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue Horse Inventory
46 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
15 Seized
33 Abandoned
12 Returned
60 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
21 Horses adopted/sold:
25 Horses transferred/returned
9 Horses deceased
55 Total departures
51 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
46 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
5 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 46 on 1/1/2018+ 60 Intakes - 55 Departures = 51 on 12/31/2018

54 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
80 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018

Additional Explanation:
There were 3 horses at this facility that belong to the founder that were/are not involved with our program.



60 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Leased
0 Purchased from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
15 Seized
1Appaloosa
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1Donkey/Mule/Burro
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
2Miniature Horse
0 Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged 10-14
1 Mares
1Paint
1 Aged 10-14
1 Mares
1Standardbred
1 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
2Thoroughbred
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged Over 20
1 Mares
3Other
0 Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged 15-20
1 Mares
1 Aged Over 20
1 Mares
4Paso Fino
1 Aged Under 3
1 Foals
2 Aged 3-9
1 Geldings
1 Stallions
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings

33 Abandoned
1Donkey/Mule/Burro
1 Aged Under 3
1 Foals
1Mustang
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1Hackney
1 Aged Over 20
1 Mares
8Miniature Horse
2 Aged Under 3
1 Stallions
1 Foals
5 Aged 3-9
1 Geldings
2 Stallions
2 Mares
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
8Paint
3 Aged 3-9
2 Geldings
1 Mares
2 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1 Mares
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
2 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
1 Mares
4Quarter Horse
0 Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9
2 Mares
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
6Other
1 Aged Under 3
1 Foals
4 Aged 3-9
4 Geldings
1 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
4Paso Fino
3 Aged 3-9
1 Geldings
2 Mares
1 Aged Over 20
1 Mares

12 Returned
2Miniature Horse
0 Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged 10-14
1 Mares
4Quarter Horse
3 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
2 Mares
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
1Thoroughbred
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
2Mixed Breed
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
1Other
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1Paso Fino
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1Appendix Quarter Horse
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings



Re-homing Detail during 2018:
21 Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & intended use:
1Hackney
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
1 Aged Over 20 for Pasture Mate  
1Miniature Horse
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9 for Pasture Mate  
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
8Quarter Horse
Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9 for Recreation  
5 Aged 10-14 for Recreation  Pasture Mate  
1 Aged 15-20 for Recreation  
Aged Over 20
3Thoroughbred
Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9 for Competition  Recreation  
1 Aged 10-14 for Competition  
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
4Mixed Breed
1 Aged Under 3 for Recreation  
2 Aged 3-9 for Recreation  
1 Aged 10-14 for Recreation  
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
3Other
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9 for Pasture Mate  
1 Aged 10-14 for Pasture Mate  
Aged 15-20
1 Aged Over 20 for Pasture Mate  
1Paso Fino
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9 for Recreation  
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20







FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

46 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
15 Seized
33 Abandoned
12 Returned
60 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
21 Horses adopted/sold:
25 Horses transferred/returned
9 Horses deceased
55 Total departures
51 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
46 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
5 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 46 on 1/1/2018+ 60 Intakes - 55 Departures = 51 on 12/31/2018

54 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
80 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Horse Rescue

Actual Horse Care Costs
$169512     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$3465     Bedding
$24101     Veterinarian
$11730     Farrier
$9943     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$33192     Medications & Supplements
$60     Horse Transportation
$12960     Maintenance
$1771     Horse/Barn Supplies
$224891     Horse Care Staff
$11097     Horse Training
$15102     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$517824     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $30




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS
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