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Horse Rescue Idaho Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/29/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Robert Bruno

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  1  Volunteers:  1

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. Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc
Tax Exempt EIN 27-1894757
947 E. Winding Creek Drive
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Office 208.938.2357 / Cell 208.941.4908
www.idahohorserescue.org


FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

Welcome to the Idaho Horse Rescue Fundraising Volunteer Program.
All funds raised will be donated directly to Idaho Horse Rescue in support of its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and provide refuge for neglected, abused, abandoned, malnourished and starving horses.
It’s Easy to Get Started!

1. Fill out the Volunteer Application and return to:

Mail: Volunteer Program, Idaho Horse Rescue, 947 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle Idaho 83616
Email: info@idahohorserescue.org, Fax: 208.938.2359

2. Use the DONOR FORM to raise money. Fundraising campaigns start over monthly. Mark your form with the month in which you will be participating, then begin collecting donations at the start of the month.

The more you ask, the more you receive – so spread the word! Inform prospective donors about the mission of Idaho Horse Rescue and the great work we’re doing. Use the Idaho Horse Rescue FACT SHEET we’ve provided to quickly and easily convey our message.

Encourage donors to visit our website to learn more,
or to see photos of the residents at IHR. And remember…we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible! *Donor’s canceled check will serve as their receipt.

This year we’ve already rescued several horses, many of which are on their way to successful recoveries from sickness or unspeakable living conditions. However, due to limited funds and facilities, IHR must be forced to turn down requests for rescue or intervention. With your help, we can change the future for many additional horses in need.

Who should you ask for donations?
Friends, co-workers, classmates, teachers, sports teammates, church members, Facebook friends, neighbors or even guests to your special event (such as birthdays, weddings, etc.) in lieu of gifts. Volunteers may also go door to door within their community to ask for donations.

3. At the end of the month, total your donations at the bottom of the DONOR FORM. (Print multiple forms if necessary). Mail or hand deliver the completed form and monies to:

Volunteer Program, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc, 947 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle Idaho 83616


** We welcome you to participate in more than one monthly Fundraising Program. **
Please begin with a new DONOR FORM each month and submit
completed forms and monies to IHR monthly.

Idaho Horse Rescue and its residents thank you for your support!

Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc
Tax Exempt EIN 27-1894757
947 E. Winding Creek Drive
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Office 208.938.2357 / Cell 208.941.4908
www.idahohorserescue.org


VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

OUR MISSION
According to the Idaho Horse Council, Idaho's current horse population is estimated to be over 200,000 not including wild horses. In today's challenging economic environment many find it difficult to care for their horses properly. The result is neglected, abused, abandoned, malnourished and starving horses. Idaho Horse Rescue aims to rescue, rehabilitate and provide refuge for these animals. IHR further pledges to offer educational information and services to help our community better care for their horses.


First Name _________________________________ Last Name __________________________________

Date of Birth _____ / _____ / _____

Parent’s Name (if under 18 years old) _______________________________________________________

Mailing Address ___________________________________ City _______________ State ____ Zip _______

Phone Number ____________________ Email Address __________________________________________



Idaho Horse Rescue VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT? Yes ___ No ___ (If yes, enclose $15.00 with application)
SIZE: Youth, S___ M___ L___ / Adult, S___ M___ L___



Waiver and Release of Liability, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement

This waiver and release of liability, indemnification and hold harmless agreement is between the Volunteer, listed above, and Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc, 947 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle Idaho 83616, Ada County, Idaho and its directors, members, employees, agents, assigns, legal representatives and successors (hereinafter referred to as IHR).

As a volunteer that is 18 years old or older, I hereby understand and agree to the following: I agree to waive and release IHR from all liability, manner of actions, causes of action, debts, contracts, claims and demands for or by reason of any illness, death, damage, loss or injury to person or property, which has been or may be sustained as a direct or indirect consequence of the Volunteer’s volunteering at or for IHR and notwithstanding that such damage, death, illness, loss or injury may have been caused partly by the negligence of IHR. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless IHR for any costs or liabilities which they may incur as a result of my volunteering at or for IHR.

I acknowledge and agree that I have carefully read this Agreement, that I fully understand the same, and that I freely and voluntarily execute the same. I understand that I may seek independent advice prior to signing this Agreement. I understand that this Agreement is binding on me, my spouse, my executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns and that this Agreement has important legal consequences. The terms of this Agreement are contractual and not mere recitals. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Idaho.


Signature of Volunteer _______________________________________________________ Date _________

Signature of Parent (if under 18 years old) _____________________________________________ Date _________

Emergency Contact ______________________________________________ Phone ___________________

For questions or comments, please contact us:
Mail: Volunteer Program, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc, 947 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle Idaho 83616 Email: info@idahohorserescue.org Fax: 208.938.2359



Idaho Horse Rescue Inc
Tax Exempt EIN 27-1894757
947 E. Winding Creek Drive
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Office 208.938.2357 / Cell 208.941.4908
www.idahohorserescue.org


FACT SHEET

Thank you for allowing our volunteer to introduce you to IHR’s Fundraising Volunteer Program.
All funds raised will be donated directly to Idaho Horse Rescue in support of its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and provide refuge for neglected, abused, abandoned, malnourished and starving horses.

4. Our Mission:

According to the Idaho Horse Council, Idaho's current horse population is estimated to be over 200,000 not including wild horses. In today's challenging economic environment many find it difficult to care for their horses properly. The result is neglected, abused, abandoned, malnourished and starving horses. Idaho Horse Rescue aims to rescue, rehabilitate and provide refuge for these animals. IHR further pledges to offer educational information and services to help our community better care for their horses.

5. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
6. The average cost to provide essential care for one horse exceeds $660 per year (feed, hoof care, shots and de-wormer). This does NOT include veterinary care for sick or injured horses, extra feed supplements or facilities expenses such as barns, corrals, and fencing & feed buckets.
7. Pending funding, future goals at IHR are:

• To expand our facilities, allowing us to accept additional rescue horses and offer them an enhanced quality of life.
• To add a full-time trainer to our staff so we can incorporate a training program of BLM mustangs.
• To offer educational seminars in an effort to educate horse owners on proper care and nutrition.

8. Our rescue and rehabilitation efforts rely entirely upon individual sponsorship and donations.


How will your donation help? Meet Sprite. Sprite was first seized by the Sheriff’s department along with two colts and one other filly. The horses were left starved and neglected, and unfortunately two passed. The other two were brought to IHR, Curly and Sprite. Curly obtained a broken leg and did not recover. Of the four horses that were rescued, Sprite is the only one left and she has recovered strongly. When she first came into our care, she was starved, neglected, and had a deep wound on her left cheek.

Since her arrival at Idaho Horse Rescue, Sprite is now doing great, is an active part of herd, and her wound has healed beautifully. She loves attention and is ready for a new home.

Your donation can help improve Sprite's life by allowing IHR to continue her rehabilitation and training until her forever home can be found.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  1

Number of Board Members:  4  Number of Voting Board Members:  0

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? 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?  No


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:
     â€¢ Growth and public awareness has been another focus of IHR over the last year. As a new organization, we have worked hard on building a network of donors and support via IHR’s Facebook page and non-profit website. Through these outlets, we have also raised awareness of equine suffering and provided a gathering place for concerned citizens who look to help battle this ongoing problem. By continuing to develop our marketing campaign, we aim to spread awareness beyond our community and reach horse owners and lovers on a national level. One specific example is how we have used social media to rally support for changing the current legislature in Idaho, one of only three states which does not attach felony charges to animal cruelty cases, something Idaho Horse Rescue is passionate about changing.

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. N/A

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. 
     Idaho Horse Rescue Inc. was inspired as a result of President Robert Bruno’s personal experience with a rescue horse. In 1988 he adopted Wapello Road, a running quarter horse, after she sustained a race track injury to tendons in her legs and was deemed unusable. She was destined for the auction yard and most likely on to slaughter. After the adoption, Robert provided Wapello with proper veterinary support and rehabilitation and eventually she became a perfectly sound animal and an amazing hunting partner. After witnessing the dramatic turn around, it became clear to Robert that an equine rescue was desperately needed in this area, thus propelling Idaho Horse Rescue Inc into existence. Hoping to maximize on their efforts, IHR soon sought federal non-profit tax exempt status, and began offering rescue and rehabilitation services within the community. Since then, IHR has saved numerous lives and also enlightened horse owners by offering counseling and education in the areas of intervention, horse nutrition and care. In a short time, by way of social media, local networking and word of mouth within the equine community, IHR has grown to be a respected rescue outfit which now works side by side with other notable organizations such as the Idaho Humane Society and local Sheriff’s departments.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     â€¢ Over the past year Idaho Horse Rescue has been successful in providing rescue and rehabilitation services throughout the community. Three such rescue horses came to IHR by way of extreme neglect and unfortunate starvation. These three, Lucky, Billie and Jackson were all in need of specialized veterinary and podiatry care. (See photos, Exhibit 3). Their rehabilitation is ongoing, though they have each overcome significant milestones, a direct result of the compassionate care they receive at IHR and they may now live many more years as healthy and happy horses, a great success considering their prior conditions.

• In an effort to lessen the occurrence of abuse and neglect, education has been an important program as well. IHR has worked with numerous horse owners to provide information on proper animal care and has also assisted in legal intervention efforts. Through dealings with both law enforcement and concerned citizens, IHR has taught the methods of using proper protocol when an animal in distress is discovered, which has lead to a better quality of life for many local horses. Idaho Horse Rescue has advocated for animal welfare by distributing and coaching the proper use of the Henneke Body Condition Scoring Guide (see Exhibit 3). This tool has allowed for citizens and law enforcement agents to speak the same language when referring to neglected animals and has assisted in more accurate identification of animals in need, therefore streamlining intervention and rescue efforts.

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. 
     ADOPTION CONTRACT

DESCRIPTION OF EQUINE:
Equine’s Name:
Approximate Age: Sex: Breed:
Color: Markings:

ADOPTER INFORMATION:
Name:
Mailing Address:
City: State: Zip:
Equine Location:
Home Phone: Work Phone:
Email: Cell Phone:


THIS AGREEMENT is made on this _________________________________, by and between __________________hereinafter referred to as the “Adopter” and IDAHO HORSE RESCUE, INC., a non-profit horse rescue organization, hereinafter referred to as “Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc.”.

Adopter agrees to pay the adoption fee of N/A . Payment in full is required before removal of the adopted animal from Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.
Adopter understands and agrees that the equine identified in this contract will remain under the control of Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. for a one-year period beginning on the above date. The equine will be maintained and cared for by Adopter under this agreement and that if, in the opinion of the Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Adopter has maintained and cared for the equine in a manner as set forth in this contract, Adopter will be allowed to retain the equine and all right, title and interest and control of the equine will be released to Adopter after the end of this one-year period.
During this one-year period, Adopter may not sell, give away, lend, lease, sell for slaughter, or remove from Adopters personal supervision and control or move the equine from the address described herein, except for emergencies, shows, trail rides and other situations, without the written approval of the Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.. If Adopter does not notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. of change of residence, phone number, mailing address, or location of horse within (thirty) 30 days by phone and mail, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. can terminate the Adoption Agreement at any time.
The Adopter agrees that he/she has inspected the said horse and will accept this horse in its present condition and Adopter shall not obligate Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. for ANY expenses unless authorized in writing by Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.
Adopter shall hold Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc. harmless for any injury to persons or damages to any property caused by this adopted horse.
The Adopted Horse can be returned to Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. at any time during the first year, regardless of reason, if you can no longer provide a loving, forever home.
CARE OF HORSE:
The Adopter at his/her expense, shall provide food, water, medical care, service, equipment, and other necessary services for the proper care, maintenance, handling and protection of the adopted horse, also veterinary services if needed, all according to the rules of good husbandry and reasonable standards and methods of the horse industry.
The Adopter must have at least one acre of clear-cut pasture with some shades per horse, at least a 3-sided shed in the paddock to block wind and bad weather. Pasture must have acceptable fencing and be free of machinery, vehicles, trash, and other dangerous objects.
The Adopter agrees not to work the horse beyond its physical limitations or to put the horse in harms way at any time. The Adopted horse must have a “companion” i.e. horse, donkey. Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. shall have the right at any time, in person, or by authorized agent, to go upon the Adopter’s premises to inspect the horse, and to determine if it has been properly cared for and is in good health. If it is determined by a veterinarian that the horse is not properly cared for, or the Adopter refuses to allow Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. to inspect the horse and premises, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. has the right to take the horse and terminate the Adoption Agreement at any time.
Adopter agrees to notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. immediately in writing should said horse become ill, the horse sustained damage of any kind, any property damage was caused by or connected to the horse in any way, any problems whatsoever with or connected to the horse. Further, if the adopted horse should at any time become missing, lost, strayed, injured, sick or dead, the Adopter shall immediately notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. by telephone. If at any time, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. learns or has reason to believe that the Adopter has violated or is in violation of or has breached any of the terms of this Adoption Agreement, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. has the right, without necessity or requirement of any notice to Adopter, to enter the premises where the horse is boarded or living and immediately take the horse.
DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE:
Adopter represents, warrants, and declares that Adopter is aware of the following in connection with his/her adoption of the Adopted Animal from Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.:
A) That animals are different from human beings in their responses to human actions.
B) That the actions of animals are often unpredictable.
C) That animals should be closely and carefully supervised when they are with or around children.
D) That the Adopted Animals behavior may change after it leaves Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. premises.
E) That animals in a new environment may act differently and Adopter will afford the adopted animal adequate time (at least 7 days) to acclimate to its new environment before being ridden, to the extent the Adopted Animal is rideable;
F) That any statements made by Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. regarding the adopted animal, either orally or within this adoption agreement, are merely opinions and are made or given solely as a courtesy to those considering adopting an animal, and in no way amount to claims, representations or warranties as to the temperament, health, or mental disposition of the Adopted Animal or the suitability or safety of the Adopted Animal for Adopters intended purposes.
G) Adopter releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liens, damages, losses, and causes of action which may be asserted by Adopter and all third parties for injury or damage to all persons, property, or thing whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by the Adopted Animal.
 
MODIFICATION OF ADOPTION AGREEMENT:
No modification of this Adoption Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and executed by parties hereto.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc. and Adopter have executed this day and year above written Date: .

IDAHO HORSE RESCUE, INC.
947 E. Winding Creek
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Tel: (208) 941-4908


By: __________________________________
Robert Bruno, President
ADOPTER: Legal Guardian/Parent
Name: ___________________________
Address: ___________________________
__________________________________
SSN# ______________________________

By: _____________________________
Signature Adopter
WITNESSES:
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
DATE:
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________

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.). 
     Each horse has an initial examination and our local horse vet will also be present. We look at previous health record and based on the individual need provide very specific dietary and medical needs. A scorecard is used on inital assessment.

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. 
     The horses are monitored daily and a vaccination and worming schedule is in place and based on each horses individual need.

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: 
     Our policy is to provide vetinary care and continued rehabilitation to the furthest extent reasonibly possible. In the event that the health of an animal in our care is unable to recover and cannot enjoy an adequate quality of life we will consider euthanasia.

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 do not breed at our ranch and there is no breeding policy as the horses are castrated shortly after arrival.

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: 
     ADOPTION CONTRACT

DESCRIPTION OF EQUINE:
Equine’s Name:
Approximate Age: Sex: Breed:
Color: Markings:

ADOPTER INFORMATION:
Name:
Mailing Address:
City: State: Zip:
Equine Location:
Home Phone: Work Phone:
Email: Cell Phone:


THIS AGREEMENT is made on this _________________________________, by and between __________________hereinafter referred to as the “Adopter” and IDAHO HORSE RESCUE, INC., a non-profit horse rescue organization, hereinafter referred to as “Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc.”.

Adopter agrees to pay the adoption fee of N/A . Payment in full is required before removal of the adopted animal from Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.
Adopter understands and agrees that the equine identified in this contract will remain under the control of Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. for a one-year period beginning on the above date. The equine will be maintained and cared for by Adopter under this agreement and that if, in the opinion of the Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Adopter has maintained and cared for the equine in a manner as set forth in this contract, Adopter will be allowed to retain the equine and all right, title and interest and control of the equine will be released to Adopter after the end of this one-year period.
During this one-year period, Adopter may not sell, give away, lend, lease, sell for slaughter, or remove from Adopters personal supervision and control or move the equine from the address described herein, except for emergencies, shows, trail rides and other situations, without the written approval of the Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.. If Adopter does not notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. of change of residence, phone number, mailing address, or location of horse within (thirty) 30 days by phone and mail, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. can terminate the Adoption Agreement at any time.
The Adopter agrees that he/she has inspected the said horse and will accept this horse in its present condition and Adopter shall not obligate Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. for ANY expenses unless authorized in writing by Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.
Adopter shall hold Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc. harmless for any injury to persons or damages to any property caused by this adopted horse.
The Adopted Horse can be returned to Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. at any time during the first year, regardless of reason, if you can no longer provide a loving, forever home.
CARE OF HORSE:
The Adopter at his/her expense, shall provide food, water, medical care, service, equipment, and other necessary services for the proper care, maintenance, handling and protection of the adopted horse, also veterinary services if needed, all according to the rules of good husbandry and reasonable standards and methods of the horse industry.
The Adopter must have at least one acre of clear-cut pasture with some shades per horse, at least a 3-sided shed in the paddock to block wind and bad weather. Pasture must have acceptable fencing and be free of machinery, vehicles, trash, and other dangerous objects.
The Adopter agrees not to work the horse beyond its physical limitations or to put the horse in harms way at any time. The Adopted horse must have a “companion” i.e. horse, donkey. Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. shall have the right at any time, in person, or by authorized agent, to go upon the Adopter’s premises to inspect the horse, and to determine if it has been properly cared for and is in good health. If it is determined by a veterinarian that the horse is not properly cared for, or the Adopter refuses to allow Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. to inspect the horse and premises, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. has the right to take the horse and terminate the Adoption Agreement at any time.
Adopter agrees to notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. immediately in writing should said horse become ill, the horse sustained damage of any kind, any property damage was caused by or connected to the horse in any way, any problems whatsoever with or connected to the horse. Further, if the adopted horse should at any time become missing, lost, strayed, injured, sick or dead, the Adopter shall immediately notify Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. by telephone. If at any time, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. learns or has reason to believe that the Adopter has violated or is in violation of or has breached any of the terms of this Adoption Agreement, Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. has the right, without necessity or requirement of any notice to Adopter, to enter the premises where the horse is boarded or living and immediately take the horse.
DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE:
Adopter represents, warrants, and declares that Adopter is aware of the following in connection with his/her adoption of the Adopted Animal from Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc.:
A) That animals are different from human beings in their responses to human actions.
B) That the actions of animals are often unpredictable.
C) That animals should be closely and carefully supervised when they are with or around children.
D) That the Adopted Animals behavior may change after it leaves Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. premises.
E) That animals in a new environment may act differently and Adopter will afford the adopted animal adequate time (at least 7 days) to acclimate to its new environment before being ridden, to the extent the Adopted Animal is rideable;
F) That any statements made by Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. regarding the adopted animal, either orally or within this adoption agreement, are merely opinions and are made or given solely as a courtesy to those considering adopting an animal, and in no way amount to claims, representations or warranties as to the temperament, health, or mental disposition of the Adopted Animal or the suitability or safety of the Adopted Animal for Adopters intended purposes.
G) Adopter releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liens, damages, losses, and causes of action which may be asserted by Adopter and all third parties for injury or damage to all persons, property, or thing whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by the Adopted Animal.
 
MODIFICATION OF ADOPTION AGREEMENT:
No modification of this Adoption Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and executed by parties hereto.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF Idaho Horse Rescue, Inc., Inc. and Adopter have executed this day and year above written Date: .

IDAHO HORSE RESCUE, INC.
947 E. Winding Creek
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Tel: (208) 941-4908


By: __________________________________
Robert Bruno, President
ADOPTER: Legal Guardian/Parent
Name: ___________________________
Address: ___________________________
__________________________________
SSN# ______________________________

By: _____________________________
Signature Adopter
WITNESSES:
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
DATE:
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________






The foster homes are screened and inspected by Robert Bruno and we monitor the adoption and fostering of the horse for 1 year after placement. The screening for homeowners include a specific question background check as well.

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: $1,001 to $1,500

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: 1

.

Location 1 of 1
Idaho Horse Rescue

2284 East Cavalli Lane Meridian ID 83642

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Robert Bruno

2. Contact's Phone: 208-938-2358

3. Contact's Email: robert@idahohorserescue.org

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: 24

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Four pastures: two five-acre pastures, one six-acre pasture, and one seven-acre pasture. The seven-acre parcel and one of the five-acre parcels are currently being used as a single pasture. All fences are constructed of two-strand barbless wire and some with a hot wire. One dry lot and a new dry lot scheduled for construction this May. Four loafing sheds, four more scheduled for construction this May. One quarantine shed and 24-foot run. A two-stall barn with another ten-stall barn under construction. A paneled round pen with an additional larger round pen scheduled for construction in May.

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.
     Pastures are separated by fencing and are irrigated by wheel lines. Horses can be moved from one to another easily for rotation. "Easy Keeper" horses are restricted to dry lot until their weight will allow for limited grazing after one grass hay cutting.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 10

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.
     Our property is surrounded by ditch bank roads for horses suited for longer rides. Our round pen and dry lots have sand bedding or a sand base. We consider the type of ground in the area, the weather and the sun when we determine what activities can be conducted.

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.
     Aluminum goose neck 3 horse slant trailer at site at all times.

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.
     Tack is inspected prior to use to check for any loose fittings, debris, missing components, etc. Saddles are checked to be fitting properly on horse prior to use. Blankets are inspected for debris prior to use.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We post photographs with the names of each horse at the facility.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We have few if any stall bound horses. The ones we do have, (1 at this time) is turned out for a minimum of 4 hours each day. He is 31 years old and has a little arthtritis so he has to lay down after a few hours of turnout.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We raise all the hay, both grass as well as alfalfa, for all our residents. Since we have a veterinarian on our board we have easy access to professional guidance as far as the use of supplements or drugs.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     When we rescue severely emaciated animals we follow the advice of our board veterinarian who will refer to the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to determine the rate of feed, grain or supplement administration for those horses in need. The Henneke Body Score is essential for the other board members in the absence of the board vet.

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.
     Manure is removed from dry lot and pens daily. Carcasses are removed and taken off site. Horses are wormed semi-annually. Our vet is on our board of directors and has constant involvement.

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.
     Idaho as a state only experiences very mild weather phenomena, especially in the southern part of the state. We have shelter for severe rain and snow. We have a fire extinguisher on site.

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?
     The facility is fenced around the entire perimeter and is gated off.

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.
     Ada County Sheriff's Department 7200 Barrister Drive Boise, ID 83704 Phone: (208) 577-3000

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.
     United States Humane Society Idaho State Humane Society 4775 Dorman St. Boise, ID 83705 (208) 342-3508 info@idahohumanesociety.or Animal Law Section of the Idaho State Bar PO Box 937 Boise, ID 83701-0937 Phone: (208) 424-9100 Fax: (208) 424-3100 ashleym@mmbb-law.com


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/28/2017

Veterinarian: David Hayes, DVM

    Street: 5100 Star Road    City: Meridian  State: ID    Zip: 83642

Phone: 208-870-9757    Email: equinehlc@aol.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: 36.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 36

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 40

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

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

           + 6 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

14 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 3 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.

3 = Total of 2d-2f

11 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            7 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            4 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$7018     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$679     Bedding.

$2297     Veterinarian.

$1275     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$1529     Medications & Supplements.

$21683     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$5700     Horse Training.

$2343     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$42524     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4015     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: $11
Question 3 ($42,524 ) divided by Question 4 (4015).

Average length of stay for an equine: 287 days
Question 4 (4015) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (14).


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? All 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? All 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.