Triple-B-Ranch horse rescue & rehabilitation
Web Address: www.triplebranchhorserescue.com Updates and information availabe on Blog: Triple B Horse Rescue Blog
Physical Address:312 E.Hydell Rd. Chillicothe,ohio 45601
Paypal link firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Drives on ABR: (add links to specific fundraisers on TWR, will help build a reputation for FOBs)
Media stories: (link to stories about rescue) articles are old and not found in the circleville area where several horses and dogs were rescued near christmas
Description of Rescue
We work with our local 4-h groups and the local courts with the last chance kids and we have been doing this since 2004 and we work with our local law enforcement to educate and surrounding humane societies 4H program Triple B Blog
It is a wonderful thing to see kids this happy with a rescue
It is a joy to work with the youth they learn so much with the horses and it changes them and gives them a second chance
List of other rescues this rescue works with.
We work with many different rescues we have recieved mini's donkeys, arabians and paints,quarters,standard breds,TB,warm blood and the draft breeds here no horse has been refused care we have recently turned several away cause we are full and no funds comeing in. but we try to help where ever we can and we work with the humane societies in the surrounding counties we also work with our courts for the last chance with teens
We recieved 2 horses in dureing the extreme cold winter and thanks to the FOB's of this forum we recieved the funds to purchase these horses blankets here is hotrod and Tie before the blankets but will add a picture of them with blankets when i recieve them.
hotrod looked rough when he was brought in here he is
and here he is a week later he is filling in nicely
Here is Tie he was not very energetic and was under weight here he is the day he came in
and here he is a week later gaining weight and has energy to run and lope now
Feedback from FOBs
From volunteers who have visited the rescue etc which may include relevant links to the discussion board about the visit.
Questions from FOBs
This this space available for FOBs to ask questions. Answers can then be worked into the above content if appropriate.
1. As the person completing this questionnaire, what is your position with regard to the rescue?
I am the owner and operator (president)
2. Is the rescue incorporated? If so, do you have the legal authority to speak for the Board of Directors? Who are the members of the Board of Directors (please provide an email or other contact information; if your website provides this information, please identify your website URL in this answer) (Note: The names of the Board of Directors for incorporated businesses may be validated by calling the office of the Secretary of State.)
We are incorporated and i have power to speak for the board
The people of the board :
1. former humane officer linda hayden
2, farrier ben cydrus
3, citizen jay stewart our group youth director 740-253-8427 740-253-8427
3. Is the rescue a 501 c 3 IRS rescue? When was this exemption granted? If the exemption has not been granted, when did the rescue commence the application process?
We are 501(c)3 since 2005
4. What is the physical address of the rescue (Note: Satellite views of most, but not all, locations are available at www.googleearth.com)?
Our address is 312 E. Hydell rd
5. What is the legal nature of the property upon which the rescue animals reside (personal property, property of the corporation, rented property, other as described.) How many foster facilities are associated with the rescue?
The rescue is run off of our property of 33acres
We have 4 foster homes with their own property.
6. Is the facility a rescue, sanctuary or both?
We are a rescue that adopts out horses after rehabilitation
7. At the time of this questionnaire, how many equines reside at the rescue and any foster facilities associated with the rescue?
We have 7 rescues at this time 3 permanant ones for our youth program
8. What is the date on which the rescue or sanctuary took in the first animal and since that date, how many have been adopted out or officially transferred to another rescue?
We started in 2004 and we have took in over 200 horses at this time and all have been adopted out to families 100%
9. What is the primary source of financial resources which pay for the maintenance and emergency needs of the rescue’s equine residents? What is the source of any supplemental funding (please separate local fundraising, ABR fundraising and any other internet fundraising such as Facebook)? Approximately what percentage does each source make up for the total funding of the rescue?
My own income from work and fundraisers and grants is the main source of income
10. What percentage of your budget do you spend on each of the following: bail; feed. hay and supplements; veterinarian; farrier; land (purchased or rented); maintenance of facility (equipment and structures.)
Budget for hay is just bailing twine and fuel we bail out own hay grain: 50% vet: 20% we administer our own vaccines Farrier: 25% land: own maintenance we use my own money and time. Emergency we use 5% and my own money.
11. Who physically provides for the care of the rescue’s equines? Is there an attendant at the rescue 24/7? During an emergency affecting the primary caretaker(s) , who would provide care for the animals.
We are on location 24/7 and if i am incompacitated we have someone here to care for them like my brother.
12. What information is discussed with the Board of Directors and at what intervals do you have meetings.
Meetings: are held when ever we can get the time or when new horses come in and every 6 weeks.
13. How many volunteers do you have and what is the nature of duties they perform? How often are you assisted by volunteers?
Volunteer base is the youth and the kids from the courts we have them do stall duties and the weeds and grooming necessities and proper care of horses is tought.
14 What is your primary source of hay?
grass mix hay we bail.
15. Describe what the status of the animals would be if the primary caretaker(s) became suddenly unable to provide care for both the short-term and long-term?
Status of horses would be adopted out but would be taken care of here at the facility by other family members.
16. What is your procedure for adopting animals (please discuss your pre-adoption and post-adoption processes.)
pre adoption process is to fill out an application. criminal back grounds checked and referances checked. if found to be a good adoptor then they are put on a adoption list for the horses. adoption application is located on website at www.triplebranchhorserescue.com
17. Once an equine is at the new home, how do you approach follow-up of the animal?
It is stated in my contract we are allowed on the property at anytime to do a follow check up on the horses and ask to have follow up photos of the horses also.
18. Do you have an adoption contract? If so, how is the subject of breeding handled?
Yes, all studs must be gelded but usually gelded before they leave the property. and no breeding of mares
19. Once an animal is taken into the rescue, how is its level of training evaluated?
We evaluate the horse once it is rehabbed and able to handle work and we start on the ground and move up to the saddle to see how much the horse knows and work from there.
20. What is the rescue’s program for basic ground training of equines that have that initial level of need?
We use humane training and work slowly with the horse to its ability.
21. What is the rescue’s program for starting horses that have that level of need (please include at what age you would start an individual horse.)
weanlings and yearlings we start ground work for leading and hands on training to accept people and clipping and hooves. 2 year olds starts ground work for lungeing and the prep of a saddle and 2 1/2 - 3 years of age get light saddle work at walk trot then move on at 3-31/2 heavier work and add the canter into it.
22. What is the rescue’s program for the retraining of horses to make them more adoptable because their present training level is not conducive to adoption (e.g., the OTTB who needs to be training for another activity?)
Tb that come in from the track get light work when they are able to and they are retrained from ground up for a training level for adoption.
23. What is your experience with regard to initial training and retraining of horses and other equines that serves to support that you possess the ability to be successful with such activities?
We have had a 100% adoption rate to place all horses into a loving family that have become 4-h horses or trail horses
24. What is the rescue’s program for the retraining of horses that exhibit traits likely brought on by improper training?
Horses that show a trait from improper handleing and training goes back to basics and worked with until the horse knows that is not proper and if it is something we cannot handle we have a professional horse trainer that will do the work.
25. How does the leadership of the rescue approach end-of-life decision for the equine residents (please discuss the circumstances for which such decisions would be necessary and what life-ending procedure(s) would be utilized?)
We do not make this decision unless the vet tells us that their is no chance for the horse at all then we discuss it and the horse is humanely uthenized and burried.
26. Would the rescue’s leadership and/or caretaker(s) consider shipping to slaughter as a possible life-ending method?
27. Are you open to a request from donors for pictures and/or other information about a rescue animal that has received funding via ABR?
Yes we post updated photos of the horses recieved from ABR on a regular basis.
28. What ABR members have you personally requested to assist with fundraising posting (please name them by ABR call name.)
The horse blanket forum and the horses from sugar creek.
29. Do these ABR volunteers have their own WIKIs (if not, please ensure that they secure them.)
Yes they do.
30. This questionnaire is entirely voluntary but could have bearing on decisions made by donors to provide the rescue with financial support or not. Given this reality, is there any additional information you would like to provide to heighten a positive perception of your facility?
This facility cares about the horses and their welfare and only use the best choice for the horses and we have several humane officers that use our facility and love the care the horses are given.