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Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 07/22/2018

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Karen Pomroy

Employees:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  125

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. Our volunteer training program includes the following:
* A mandatory volunteer orientation, which includes an overview of the operations, a tour and basic training, volunteer handbook and level one t-shirt.
*First volunteer day, the new volunteer is required a minimum number of hours at level one prior to moving into level two. Additional training (written and oral evaluation) and shadowing a more experienced volunteer prior to moving to level two.
*Once the requirements have been met, level two volunteers must fulfill a certain number of hours at level two (additional training and shadowing ) prior to moving to level three.
* Level three allows volunteers to work directly with the horses once all criteria has been met. Each level requires a different color tee shirt.

For employees - Equine Voices requires new employees to read and understand the employee handbook. New employees are hired on a non-permanent basis until a 90 probationary period has been fulfilled. At such time a review takes place and a decision to hire permanently is done at that time. After the 90 day probationary period ,we ask for a year commitment and an annual review is administered at the end of each year.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

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?  Yes

If yes, provide the name, title and responsiblility of each VOTING Board member who is compensated: Karen Pomroy - President/Founder - COO
Karen Pomroy is responsible for the daily operations of the sanctuary and ensuring all programs that have been developed
have been executed to their fullest potential. Karen is responsible for all fundraising, grant-writing and overall financial responsibility
of the organization.

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. Karen Pomroy is related to Cindy Marcotte (Board Vice President). Cindy Marcotte along with our bookkeeper is responsible for overseeing the budget process and assists in fundraising events in New York as her home is in Bedford,New York. Relationship to Karen Pomroy, sibling. She has served on the board since 2004.

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? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization. Karen Pomroy owns one of the facilities where programs are conducted. Board member Cindy Marcotte owns one of the facilities where programs are conducted.

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:
We don't currently have a written policy in place that prospective employees and 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, however, we will be implementing it this year as well as requiring background checks for employees.


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 90

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     * Adoption Program - We strive to find permanent loving homes for the horses in our care.
* Foster Care Program - This program is limited to those individuals who can afford to help care for a horse in their home.
* Sponsorship Program - For those individuals that cannot adopt or foster, they can sponsor a horse and help defray feed
costs.
* Gulliver's Fan Club - Designed for those individuals who cannot afford a full monthly sponsorship, but can afford $10/month
to help feed our mascot "Gulliver".
* Volunteer Program - We are a volunteer based organization, and match individuals' skills to the needs of the organization.
Last year we logged over 17,000 volunteer hours which equaled to 7 1/2 full time employees.
* Youth Program - Designed to enlighten young people about the plight of equines and to provide physical activity away from
computers, television, and teach responsibility, compassion and the innate connection between horses, humans and nature.
* Education - We host natural horsemanship clinics, seminars such as equine care, massage, energy work, homeopathy, animal
communication and more.
* Euthanasia Fund - A fund to assist loving horse guardians that are unable to pay to have their equine companion humanely
euthanized when a horse has an incurable disease or is in intense pain.

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: 3

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. We also rescue mules, donkeys and burros.

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  Yes



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. 
     * Equine Voices strives to rehabilitate all horses in our care. Due to the nature and various situations of abuse each horse endures,
we realize not all the horses we rescue will be able to be ridden. However, our goal is to rehabilitate, train and adopt those horses
that can go to permanent loving homes. The horses that are unable to be adopted due to permanent injuries, illnesses or other
serious maladies will live out their lives at Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary. Due to limited staff resources, we have recently
hired a reputable and humane trainer to assist in furthering the training for the horses that can be rideable and more easily adopted.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Our horses are
acquired through auction sale, seized, owner surrender and those purchased from the PMU farmer for the slaughter price.

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. 
     All horses that reside at Equine Voices have value, whether they are useful, manageable or need to be retired. Typically these horses are the ones that need the most help. If a horse is difficult to adopt due to the above, they will remain at the sanctuary for their lifetime. Horses that are difficult to manage, are only handled by experienced and authorized personnel and receive the training necessary in order to assist them in becoming more manageable. Although we have an adoption program, and do foster on a very limited basis, we screen potential homes by first interviewing on the telephone, second- review their completed application- contact references and third - do a physical site visit prior to any horse leaving the sanctuary. Our recruitment initiatives include a weekly posting in two local newspapers (Pet of the Week), our website, articles, word of mouth, tours and volunteers.

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.). 
     Every horse that arrives at the sanctuary is placed in a quarantine corral for thirty days. An intake form is completed, which includes photos, description of horse, injuries, height and weight. Depending on the health of the horse, we determine whether the horse needs to see our vet, or if it's a situation we can handle internally. If it is determined that the vet does not need to be called, we monitor the horse closely. Once the quarantine period has been met, if the horse is physically able and mentally able, we integrate him/her in one of the herds.

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. 
     *Our overall horse care plan includes ensuring that all the horses in our care receive the best choice bermuda hay available. We have
purchased hay from a reputable supplier for five years and continue to purchase from them due to the quality of the hay. The horses
are fed three times per day (as we do not have pasture/grazing land - all our feed must be purchased). Certain horses receive
supplements due to their health and age, which would include bermuda/timothy pellets (those horses who can eat alfalfa may receive
bermuda/alfalfa pellets) , in addition we add rice bran, soaked beet pulp, flaxseed oil, sunflower seeds, and those that need additional
herbs, vitamins and/or minerals receive those as well. With 46 horses on the premises, we feel it is imperative to have a strict de-
worming practice. We de-worm four times per year. Vaccinations are administered once per year and they include: eastern/western,
rabies, west nile and tetanus.
There is always an individual on the property to ensure the horses are looked over daily. The organization's Founder lives on the
property and manages the ranch on the weekends. The Ranch Manager manages the ranch Monday - Friday. Trained volunteers
work 7 days/week. Should we need vet assistance regarding any feeding regimen, we do not hesitate to contact him.

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: 
     Equine Voices will euthanize a horse only if we have exhausted all options of saving the horses' life. Much thought is placed on a horse that is ill or in severe pain prior to euthanizing. Our policy is to never euthanize a healthy but difficult horse to make room for more, or as a management tool.

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: 
     We are absolutely against breeding. Our belief is that if people took more responsibility in their breeding practices, there wouldn't be as many excess horses. There is a no breeding clause in our adoption and foster paperwork. All stallions and colts are gelded once they arrive at the sanctuary and prior to being adopted into their new homes. One exception, was a local wild horse rescue we were involved in that included 6 young stallions. They were relocated to a 3,400 acre ranch north of Tucson and are living their lives together as a bachelor band. There are no other horses where the stallions are living. In 12 years these are the only stallions we have not gelded and we had a legally binding contract stating that they would not breed.
When we rescue pregnant PMU mares, and once they foal, our policy is to keep them together for at least one year.

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 foster on a very selective basis. Currently we have 7 horses in foster homes. These homes have been screened carefully and site visits are conducted on a minimum of twice a year. Four of our PMU mares are retired with a veterinarian and his family. They have been retired on thousands of acres with a dozen other horses.
Two of the seven being fostered are with a woman who has also adopted a PMU mare from us, and the seventh is with a woman who supports Equine Voices and lives locally.
Each foster person must complete our foster contract and must allow site visits anytime.

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: $751 to $1,000

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine level of training.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine breed.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine age.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine type.
  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:



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: 3

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Location 1 of 3
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary

1540 W. Dove Way Amado AZ 85645

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Karen Pomroy

2. Contact's Phone: 520-398-2814

3. Contact's Email: karen@equinevoices.org

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Equine Voices owns 10 of the 15 acres.
5 of the 15 acres are owned by Founder Karen Pomroy

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     We renewed our 10 year lease in 2017. The lease will be valid until 2027. Once this lease has expired, we will renew it unless owner decides to either sell or donate the five acres to Equine Voices.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     Equine Voices leases all the property which includes a barn, tack room, feed room, three corrals with shade structures and a roundpen. For vehicles it also includes a carport.

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: 1.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 15

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. *Missing

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. *Missing

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

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. *Missing

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.
     YEs, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Accredited - the first in Arizona and the third in the country to attain this accredidation.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility. *Missing

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? *Missing

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc. *Missing

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property. . *Missing

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound. . *Missing

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements. . *Missing

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse? . *Missing

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. . *Missing

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. *Missing

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? *Missing

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.
     AZ Livestock Division - 1-800-294-0305 or 623-445-0281 email - mkillian@azda.gov No physical address available

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.
     HSUS - Kellye Pinckleton - email - kpinkleton@humanesociety.org 602-677-9335


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/30/2018

Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Hutchison

Clinic Name: Pegasus Veterinary    Street: 11650 E Speedway Blvd    City: Tucson  State: AZ    Zip: 85748

Phone: 520-370-0699    Email: hutchdvm6@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Caitlin Wortman


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: *Missing.

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

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

2017 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2017? Please select Yes or No. Yes

61 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2017.

           + 4 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           +  2-c. Total number of horses returned.

65 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 4 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

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

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

4 = Total of 2d-2f

61 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2017.

            49 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            12 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2017 Horse Care Costs

$     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$     Bedding.

$     Veterinarian.

$     Farrier.

$     Dentist.

$     Manure Removal.

$     Medications & Supplements.

$     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$     Horse Care Staff.

$     Horse Training.

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

$171067     2017 Total Horse Care Costs

$596     2017 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

22265     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2017.

Average cost per day per horse: $8
Question 3 ($171,067 ) divided by Question 4 (22265).

Average length of stay for an equine: 343 days
Question 4 (22265) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (65).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

Missing

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



Location 2 of 3
Ol Morani Ranch

837 Nolan Rd Portal AZ 85632

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Frances Grill

2. Contact's Phone: 5205582345

3. Contact's Email: Grill@vtc.net

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Please see above. We currently have two horses being fostered at this facility

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   No

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     We have fostered these horses at the facility for a 5 years. The horses are in their 20's and once they pass on, we will not be using this facility unless we have an emergency situation.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     The owner has access to 32,000 acres. The horses are retired and living their lives on this property.

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: 3000

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. *Missing

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. *Missing

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

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. *Missing

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.
     yes

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility. *Missing

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? *Missing

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc. *Missing

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property. . *Missing

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound. . *Missing

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements. . *Missing

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse? . *Missing

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. . *Missing

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. *Missing

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? *Missing

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.
     Arizona Livestock Division vet office 602-542-4293 cvi@azda.gov 1688 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

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.
     We only work with the above


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/23/2018

Veterinarian: Dr. Loren Weaver

Clinic Name: Dr. Loren Weaver DVM    Street: 837 Noland Rd    City: Portal  State: AZ    Zip: 85632

Phone: 5205071576    Email: laweaver@gmail.com


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: *Missing.

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

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

2017 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2017? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:Due to the size of the ranch and use of over 32,000 acres, there is not a maximum capacity, however, the Grill's maintain a small herd on this large ranch.

2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2017.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           +  2-c. Total number of horses returned.

2 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

0 = Total of 2d-2f

2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2017.

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

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


2017 Horse Care Costs

$     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$     Bedding.

$     Veterinarian.

$     Farrier.

$     Dentist.

$     Manure Removal.

$     Medications & Supplements.

$     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$     Horse Care Staff.

$     Horse Training.

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

$8100     2017 Total Horse Care Costs

$200     2017 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

730     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2017.

Average cost per day per horse: $11
Question 3 ($8,100 ) divided by Question 4 (730).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (730) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (2).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

Missing

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



Location 3 of 3
Gary and Janice Lowry

Box 263 Moosehorn, Manitoba Canada State: *Missing ROC2E

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Gary Lowry

2. Contact's Phone: 204-768-3311

3. Contact's Email: pinejack@mynetset.ca

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Gary and Janice Lowry
204-768-3311
pinejack@mynetset.ca
Ranch One
Box 263 Mousehorn
Manitoba Canada Roc 2 ED

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   No

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     n/a - these are former premarin mares that are living their lives on the farm they were raised in.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     We have 15 mares in Canada and we sponsor each mare for $75 each to help defray the feed costs. Owner is responsible for the feed and care of the horses, including annual shots, deworming, teeth floating, and farrier services.

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: 1000

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. *Missing

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. *Missing

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

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. *Missing

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.
     n/a

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility. *Missing

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? *Missing

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc. *Missing

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property. . *Missing

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound. . *Missing

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements. . *Missing

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse? . *Missing

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. . *Missing

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. *Missing

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? *Missing

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.
     1091 Portage Avenue P.O. Box 5650 Winnipeg, MB R3C 3K2 Telephone: (204) 983-5420 https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/animals/animal-welfare/ animalcare@gov.mb.ca

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.
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Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/23/2018

Veterinarian: Dr. Luc Versavel

Clinic Name: Equitech    Street: 8155 E Rd, 79 N Stonewall    City: Manitoba, Canada  State: *Missing    Zip: Roc2z

Phone: 204-467-2083    Email: landhversavel@explorenet.ca


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: *Missing.

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

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

2017 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2017? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:The reason Equine Voices sponsors the 15 mares in Canada is because we don't have the space to bring them to the sanctuary. They will live out their lives in a sanctuary setting.

15 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2017.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           +  2-c. Total number of horses returned.

15 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

0 = Total of 2d-2f

15 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2017.

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

            15 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2017 Horse Care Costs

$     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$     Bedding.

$     Veterinarian.

$     Farrier.

$     Dentist.

$     Manure Removal.

$     Medications & Supplements.

$     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$     Horse Care Staff.

$     Horse Training.

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

$55250     2017 Total Horse Care Costs

$0     2017 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5475     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2017.

Average cost per day per horse: $10
Question 3 ($55,250 ) divided by Question 4 (5475).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (5475) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (15).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

Missing

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Caitlin Wortman

         *Facility Participation:

         Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Caitlin Wortman was hired over a year ago and has done an amazing job training our horses. Many of our horses were unhandleable including five mustangs we rescued at the end of last year. They are now halterable and leadable and we just had all their feet trimmed. In addition, because some of our horses are now under saddle, we are having more interest in adoption.