County CHANGE Program was formed in 2007 to support Sonoma County Animal Care
and Control in handling equine neglect, abuse and cruelty cases. CHANGE is
a federally accredited 501(c)3 corporation with public charity status, as well
as a California non-profit corporation. It is supported entirely by private
funds and is 100% volunteer operated.
CHANGE provides housing, transportation, veterinary care, training, rehabilitation
and adoption services to horses who enter the CHANGE Program via county
CHANGE also supports the the Sonoma County Animal
Care and Control Department by providing free education on several
horse related subjects.
CHANGE assists the Sonoma County District Attorney's office in prosecuting
offenders by providing gratis expert witness testimony as well as raising
public awareness of these cases as they make their way through the
legal system. During the past three years, CHANGE has served as a subsidiary
in several courtroom cases,
all of which have resulted in convictions. Some of the cases set new
legal precedents and garnered national media attention.
To improve the acceptable standard of care for horses by being
an agency of social change.
To support local law enforcement as a subsidiary in equine cases
through humane education, logistical and financial avenues.
• Support of law enforcement
• Advocacy for horses
• Ethical leadership
• Service to the community through a novel approach
To be a transformative agency; to reach beyond business as usual
To be a sustainable and secure organization
Sonoma County CHANGE Program is a State and Federally accredited
501c(3) organization (EIN 26-2135318) that
has been helping horses in Sonoma County since 2007. CHANGE
assists the Sonoma County Animal Care and Control Department
humane cases by providing 24/7 on-call equine transport, foster
and rehabilitative care, and adoption services for horses in
custody. In addition, CHANGE provides training to Animal Control
officers on a wide variety of equine related subjects. All
of the community members who participate in the program do
so on a 100%
volunteer basis, and the organization relies completely on
donations. All donations are used to help horses in custody.
GUIDESTAR non-profit report for Sonoma County CHANGE Program
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No Content, photos or graphics may be reproduced,
without permission from CHANGE.
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