2015HAHS_Annual_Report - Hooved Animal Humane Society


2015HAHS_Annual_Report - Hooved Animal Humane Society
Annual Report
Dear Friends and Supporters,
2015 was a year of continued progress and construction here at HAHS. With generous grant money, as well as substantial
donations from private supporters, we were able to continue our expansion onto our new property with additional quarantine
pastures. Our completed rehabilitation barn has been in near constant use helping with the rehabilitation of rescued goats, pigs,
and horses. We are proud of our progress with the new property as well as our activities on the legislative front. In 2015, HAHS
continued to promote critical animal-related legislation on the national, state and local level, such as the SAFE and PAST Acts,
amendments to Illinois’ Humane Care for Animals Act, speaking at the National Animal Law Summit, as well a local initiatives.
HAHS is particularly proud of supporting Illinois legislation that would improve the definition of shelter in Illinois and allow for the
onsite impoundment of large hooved animals. These efforts will help us keep large hooved animals safer. HAHS has also
expanded outreach efforts through numerous horse fairs nationwide and through local events. HAHS looks forward to proudly
continuing as the voice for the welfare of hooved animals in 2015 and the years to come.
Dr. Janice R. Klich
The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit 501c(3) organization, founded in 1971 by
six citizens committed to saving hooved animals. Our farm is located in Woodstock, Illinois on 54 acres
with six barns, including a Rehabilitation Barn and an Educational Center, which also houses our office.
HAHS was the first humane society established in the United States to focus
specifically on large animals, primarily horses. Unlike small animals (dogs and
cats), hooved animals had little representation until the formation of the Hooved
Animal Humane Society. In 1973, HAHS was the driving force behind the passage
of Illinois’ Humane Care for Animals Act. Through the Illinois Department of
Agriculture, this Act gives HAHS the legal authority to investigate claims of abuse
and neglect and intervene when owners do not comply with notice to remedy the
situation. The Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act is recognized as the legislative
model when other states consider passing similar laws.
For forty-four years, the Society has responded to thousands of calls requesting
investigations of residential facilities housing horses in dire need of help. With the
assistance and expertise of volunteer state licensed investigators, we are able to
respond to calls within a short period of time. HAHS also provides hundreds of
referrals throughout the United States each month.
In 1996 the powerful expose “Big Lick Walking Horses” was released and HAHS
has been instrumental in raising the awareness of the methods used by some
trainers in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. HAHS’ involvement in the
controversy surrounding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and
burro population control methods dates back to 1987.
We will continue to educate the public and we will continue to offer alternative
methods to control and protect this living monument.
Promoting the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if
necessary, intervention (impoundment). We rehabilitate animals that have endured severe neglect or abuse
and then adopt them out to their compassionate forever homes.
EDUCATION One of our key objectives is the focus on education in order to prevent abuse and neglect of
hooved animals. Our Education Center serves as a training facility for our investigators, for our volunteers and
outsiders. It is a place where people can learn first-hand how to properly care for hooved animals. When we are
not hosting seminars, we allow other local groups access to our Education Center to hold events throughout the
LEGISLATION Since its inception, HAHS has been on the forefront educating our legislators on the
importance of humane care for hooved animals. We maintain our presence on the local and national level, at
public, legal and legislative hearings. We work closely with other regional and national humane organizations and
our State Representatives. Our over 3,700 strong membership organization is educated and updated no less than
quarterly on all local and national activities as we become aware of them. Our membership shows that many
caring people want to know more and are spreading the word about HAHS. Current activities and updates are
available on our website www.hahs.org and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hoovedanimals.
INVESTIGATION and RESCUE HAHS is proud to announce that we have 14 State Approved Humane
Investigators. These dedicated individuals are located throughout the state of Illinois and responsible for 134
investigations in 2015. Through the phone calls and emails of concerned and compassionate people, we are
made aware of possible humane cases within the State of Illinois and the nation as a whole.
“Your support has helped us promote the welfare of hooved
animals for 44 years. We can only do what we do with the continued
support of our donors, staff and volunteers.”
In 2015, HAHS responded to 134 complaints statewide, with the help of our 14-member team of State-licensed, volunteer
investigators. Membership is at 3,724 nationwide with an active mailing list of over 22,000. HAHS is grateful to its many
volunteers who donate their time to work with the animals. No task is too difficult or too large for these caring people.
In 2015, HAHS took in 41 new horses, 29 new pigs, 4 new goats, 5 new sheep, and an elk and a llama. They came from
criminal prosecutions for neglect, were starved, were left behind when homes were foreclosed, and were found running at large
throughout the state. All the rescues are on their way to recovery and are being well cared for here at the HAHS farm and in our
foster homes, thanks to donations from our generous donors.
PonyBoy is a buckskin miniature horse
that came to HAHS through a large
scale rescue of a total of 14 miniature
horses that came to HAHS in need of
farrier care. While at HAHS, PonyBoy
was brought back to health and gelded
before being adopted out to a loving,
forever home. PonyBoy made a
remarkable recovery! It is because of
our supporters that we were able to take
in such a large scale rescue and get all
14 miniature horses the help they so
desperately needed.
A horse doesn’t remember, but it will never forget.
~ Unknown~
Giselle came to HAHS in the Summer of 2015
along with another mare named Remi from a
local animal control case. Giselle and Remi
were living out back in a yard with no shelter or
food and spent most of their day tied to a log.
Giselle had a body score of 1 and only a few
days into her recovery at HAHS, she aborted a
foal. Giselle had a long recovery because of her
poor body condition and the loss of her foal, but
she pulled through and has regained her full
health. Giselle is a registered Thoroughbred
with the Jockey Club and was born in Florida.
She is a sweet mare that loves attention.
Red and the Warthogs
Red, a barrow hog, and three potbelly mixes
(that look remarkably like miniature warthogs)
named Rafiki, Zazu, and Simba came to
HAHS in Fall 2016 through a local animal
control case. The four pigs were living in a
filthy stall with no access to water.
Additionally, the pigs were only being fed
sporadically and were very thin. When all four
pigs arrived at HAHS they were given a clean
stall, proper food and water, and treated for
pneumonia and lice. All four pigs have made
a great recovery and we know they will find a
wonderful home some day!
Revenue 2015
Membership Dues
Bequests, Donations*, and Grants
$ 541,352
Horse Adoptions
Investment Income
$ 107,392
Total Support & Revenue:
Expenses 2015
Program Services
Education Program
$ 111,308
Animal Care Program**
$ 424,823
Total Program Services
$ 536,131
Support Services
Fundraising and Development
$ 130,028
Management & General
$ 129,208
Total Support Services
$ 259,236
Total Expenses
$ 795,367
Ending Net Assets
$ 3,244,806
Note: The Hooved Animal Humane Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
organization as determined by the IRS.
*Donations include contributions from individuals and corporations.
**Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians and Food Inspectors from the
U.S. Army Reserves donated $7,675.00 in veterinary services in 2015.
Dr. Janice Klich, Chair
Gene Andersen, Vice Chair
Greg “Coach” Neal, Secretary
Fran Snow, Treasurer
Robert Price, Board Member
Hillary J. Clark, Board Member
Dr. JR Lund, Board Member
Hooved Animal Humane Society, 10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
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