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Redemption Road Rescue

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/02/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Lori Collins

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  45

Does your organization utilize a management company for management and administration? No

Describe your training process for employees and volunteers and the types of human resource documents used in your organization including job descriptions, evaluations, etc. Barn volunteers attend a hands on orientation session with the Volunteer Barn Manager at which time they go over the 5 pages of welcome letter, application, release from liability, barn work instructions and barn rules.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  4

Number of Board Members:  7  Number of Voting Board Members:  7

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. The founder and director Lori Collins is married to the Treasurer & founder Joe Collins.

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

Additional Comments:
Our Board Member meet officially as a Board 4 times a year, but also work hand in hand constantly on fund raising, barn management and any other tasks required to maintain the safe operation of the organization.


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     Redemption Road Rescue takes in abused, neglected or unwanted equines either in conjunction with the State Agricultural Representative or working directly with owners who wish to surrender their animals.

These equines then undergo a veterinary examination, and work starts to rehabilitate them to a condition where they can be adopted.

Redemption Road Rescue prides itself on its successful adoption program and follows up on all adoptions to ensure ongoing good care.

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 1

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. none

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     We rehabilitate horses back to health, assess their current training, and find approved adopters. We do not provide training or schooling. We do not have a limit on the condition of the horses we receive. We do not have a max number of horses we accept.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Horses are acquired by lawful seizure or owner surrender.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     The purpose of our organization is to rescue, rehab & rehome. Horses will only leave our organization if adopted to approved "forever homes".

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     All new horses have Coggins test performed and quarantined until results are provided. If emaciated, full vet examination is performed & re-feeding plan defined. All horses are wormed and vaccinated, and have farrier services performed. Once healthy enough, training assessment is done, including under saddle if applicable.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Each horse has individualized care and feeding plan, depending on health, age & special medical conditions. All horses receive vaccinations and regular deworming, as well as dental & farrier work. We have a staff of dedicated volunteers that provide daily care 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     Euthanasia is only performed as a humane measure if Quality of Life is bare minimum (i.e., severe pain & suffering).

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     No horse, under any circumstance, may be bred once in custody of RRR. We have a strict no-breeding clause in our adoption contract as well. All stallions are castrated as soon as physically possible, and are kept isolated from other horses until gelded. If we receive a pregnant or nursing mare, foals are typically weaned between 4-6 months.

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

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

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

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     Yes

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: 
     We have a very limited number of approved foster farms. These facilities are hand selected/approved by the Director of RRR.

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: $201 to $500

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Adoption fees may vary depending on species.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine level of training.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine age.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization approves of this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: Redemption Road Rescue carefully reviews all adoption applications and checks all references. Adoption fees vary depending on the age, soundness and training of the equine. In some cases where an equine is being adopted purely as a pasture mate or in the case of very hard to adopt equines fees are waived.



IV. FACILITIES

This section must be completed for each facility/location where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for. For example, if the applicant is involved with horse rescue and utilizes foster care facilities, the applicant must complete this section for each foster care facility. If the applicant provides equine assisted activities/services to the public at more than one location, the applicant must complete this section for each location that horse-related services are provided. If your organization uses the facility of another organization, please enlist the aid of that organization in answering the questions.

Total facilities at which our organization operates horse-related programs: 1

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Location 1 of 1
Redemption Road Rescue

130 Cooper Anderson Rd Jackson TN 38362

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Lori Collins

2. Contact's Phone: 731-616-1440

3. Contact's Email: redemptionroadrescue@gmail.com

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

5-8. Not Applicable.

9. 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

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


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. This facility currently has one barn, 6 pastures, 3 corrals, 2 paddocks and one 60' round pen. The barn has 6 10x12 stalls. The 6 pastures range from 2 to 4 acres each. There is a 12x16 run-in shed in 3 of the six pastures. More to be built as funding allows. Three corrals are adjacent to the barn and are 24'x24' and include 12' overhang. Two paddocks are ~50'x200' and have 10x10 run-in shelters. Fencing on property is 5' no-climb horse fencing.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     Horses are kept in the pastures/paddocks 24/7. On average, we limit 5 horses per pasture. Grouping based on herd cohesiveness (compatible groups). Round bale hay fed year round. When rescue numbers are low, we implement pasture rotation to allow the grass to rebound.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 24

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     We are not a riding facility. However, we do have a 60' sanded round pen for potential adopters to test ride a horse.

6. 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

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

8. 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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Trucks & trailers on site

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? No

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     We are not a riding facility, therefore, the horses do not have tack. Potential adopters are required to bring their own tack if approved for a test ride.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We have a large whiteboard in the feed room mapping out pastures, paddocks, corrals, etc. with each horses name assigned to location. Also, we have a private group on Facebook where information & pictures of new arrivals are posted.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Horses at our facility are not normally stalled. If stalling is required, it would be for a very limited time (24hrs).

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     All horses have 24/7 access to quality Bermuda grass hay & trace mineral blocks. For horses requiring additional calories & nutrition, we are using Tribute pelleted feed at a rate appropriate for each individual horse. Feeding grain occurs twice a day. For anemic horses, we often feed Red Cell pellets as well.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Horses below ideal ranking (5) are put on customized refeeding programs for weight gain.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     All new rescues are quarantined at a separate facility until health status is cleared. Stalls, pens & corrals are cleaned at least twice daily. Manure and soiled bedding are taken to a compost pile at back of property to decompose. Deceased horses are buried. All horses are dewormed regularly.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     DISASTER PLAN The most likely weather risks that Redemption Road Rescue might encounter would be Flood or Tornado, and the Disaster Plan for these two eventualities would be totally different. The equines at RRR are almost exclusively rescues and are documented in an on-line album of photographs that can be accessed from anywhere and is updated every time a rescue comes in or is adopted. This would be the main form of identification along with their veterinary records. The equine medical kit is always maintained in a portable bag ready for all occasions and would be taken to any new facility if the equines were moved. Flood: If flood was considered a potential threat RRR would have time to execute their plan before it became an emergency. Contact prepared list of trailer owners willing to assist, coordinate pickup at main barn. Move all equines to adjacent property that is high ground and will not flood Property has large ponds for water, and substantial grazing for the entire herd. Grain for the handful of equines requiring it would be taken to property. Hay is already stored at the adjacent property. Tornado: Tornadoes are a risk in this area of the country and due to the fact that there is no way to predict exactly where they will hit we have only one option. All equines would be released from the barn and pens to the large fields where they can get away from structures that might fall. Volunteers will monitor the weather and the moment the danger has passed will tour the property, evaluate the horses and return them to their regular stabling. Inspection will be made of all fencing and equipment and repairs made as needed. Fire: Redemption Road Rescue believes that prevention is the always the best way to handle barn fires. Smoking is not permitted within the main gate of the Rescue property. Hay is stored in a separate hay barn that is not attached to the horse barn. Heaters are almost never used in the barn, if equine need to stay in the barn for any reason and the temperature drops they are carefully blanketed. On very rare occasions when an equine is so sick we need to heat an area of the barn a trained volunteer member of the barn team (usually the Director, Barn Manager or Assistant Director) are present at all times including at night. Lights are either far away from any flammable surface or are caged. Cobwebs are swept frequently by barn volunteers. The single aisle is kept clear so equipment can be driven through for cleaning purposes.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     Entire property is fenced off from public access and front gates remain locked, even if volunteer staff is on site. We currently do not have a security system or on-site caretaker.

19. 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.
     In Tennessee all reports of abuse go to a Hot Line located in Nashville, TN. 615-837-5120. A report is taken and the local authority in the reported are is notified to visit the location and handle the situation.

20. 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.
     Redemption Road Rescue responds to requests from all local law enforcement officers requiring assistance.


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/31/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Ellen Deming

Clinic Name: Deming Veterinary Services    Street: 2173 Hwy 70 E    City: Jackson  State: TN    Zip: 38305

Phone: 731-300-3344    Email: Demingvet@eplus.net


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 40.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 40

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 50

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:2016 was a year of contrasts, some horses were in such bad condition it took a lot of money, care and time to rehabilitate them, while others were adopted within days of arrival and evaluation

26 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 98 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 14 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

138 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 78 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 12 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 13 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

103 = Total of 2d-2f

35 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            0 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            35 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$23610     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$16027     Veterinarian.

$3460     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$8125     Medications & Supplements.

$11705     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$11028     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$73955     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

8503     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $9
Question 3 ($73,955 ) divided by Question 4 (8503).

Average length of stay for an equine: 62 days
Question 4 (8503) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (138).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? Most of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? Most of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses? Yes

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-Some of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time


Program Use of Horses for Special Needs at this Facility Not Applicable.


V. Instructors/Trainers

This section is required only for organizations that provide equine assisted assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) to people with special needs. It is optional but suggested for other organizations and an opportunity to share information about your instructors/trainers with the general public.