MISFIT ACRES INC

My Forever Home

aka MISFIT ACRES INC   |   Amboy, MN   |  www.misfitacres.com

Mission

Misfit Acres addresses the problem of "no longer wanted horses" and provides the animals a sanctuary. Misfit Acres provides and environment safe from abuse, neglect, and live slaughter for human consumption.  Misfit Acres also serves as a learning point for families, children's organizations, challenged adults, and individuals where the visitors get hands-on interaction with the Sanctuary Horses as well as insight to responsible animal care

Ruling year info

2004

Presdient

Mrs Jody Thisted

Main address

12480 550th Ave

Amboy, MN 56010 USA

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EIN

30-0232976

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Recycling (C27)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Misfit Acres provides a home for horses facing slaughter bound auctions and uncertain futures due to a multitude of reasons - owner's financial inability, health problems, divorces, job transfers, etc Misfit Acres has also expanded to helping dogs in need and feral cats (cats unable to be housed in the home due to behavioral problems)

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

About

We provide a permanent home for homeless horses allowing them to retire. We share the joy of horses with others who may not get a chance and also promote responsible pet ownershiGirl Scout Troops, 4-H clubs, challenged individuals, as well as private visitors who share the joy of horses.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Animals at Misfit Acres are cared for exactly as they would be in their natural environment. Horses are free to be horses, dogs to behave as dogs, and cats as cats.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All animals are provided with access to clean water and food on a free choice basis

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Animals are vetted as soon as any problems surface. No animal at Misfit Acres goes untreated.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Misfit Acres provides a home (as space and finances) allow where unfortunate horses/dogs/feral cats may live out their lives in comfort and safety.l

Misfit Acres has a successful track record for providing a safe, happy home for animals. Established in 1995 and awarded non-profit status in March of 2004, Misfit Acres has said the "final Farewell" to over 20 horses.

The property that houses Misfit Acres is divided into 5 pastures (paddocks) each with shelter, water, and free choice grass hay. Horses are matched up by diet requirements and temperament. Horses are fed morning diet at 6:30 am and evening diet at 7:30 pm. Free access to hay at all times. Dogs are in the home, feral cats have free range of the property, are fed twice daily.

Misfit Acres has opened it's heart to many many animals over the years and had the opportunity to meet and connect with hundreds of animal loving people from all over the country.

Misfit Acres has also become active in dog rescue as well. There are currently 2 dogs residing at Misfit Acres. One puppy was abandoned at Misfit Acres at the age of 4 months and the second puppy was surrendered by her owner when the owner could no longer care for her.

With the threat of Covid 19 at time, housing for animals is desperately needed. Owners are fearful of finances and are looking to cut expense where ever they can which includes giving up their pets.

Financials

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Operations

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MISFIT ACRES INC

Board of directors
as of 6/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

MS Jody Thisted

CEO

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/23/2020

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.