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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

CN Advisory: High Concern

Hicaliber Horse Rescue

P.O. Box 1588 Valley Center, CA 92082
tel: (855) 480-4247   Web Site
EIN: 46-3960722

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On February 28, 2018, inewsource.org investigated the operations of Hicaliber Horse Rescue, in an article titled, "HiCaliber Horse Rescue ensnared in allegations of animal cruelty, fraud." For more information regarding the investigation, please see the inewsource.org article.

On March 5, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Hicaliber Horse Rescue, is the subject of an investigation by The California Attorney General's Office according to an article titled, "Attorney General’s Office halts HiCaliber’s fundraising, spending for failing to file tax docs." For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On March 5, 2018, inewsource.org published an article titled, "Former HiCaliber board members distance themselves from horse rescue’s financials." For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On March 6, 2018, inewsource.org published an article titled, "Former board member and veterinarian details problems with finances, medical practices at HiCaliber Horse Rescue." For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On March 7, 2018, The San Diego Union Tribune published an article titled, "Valley Center horse rescue faces scrutiny, backlash over euthanasia." For more information, please see The San Diego Union Tribune article.

  • On March 8, 2018, inewsource.org published an article titled, "HiCaliber volunteers say disease outbreak at Valley Center ranch not disclosed." For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On March 10, 2018, The San Diego Union Tribune published an article titled, "Horse rescue owner defends euthanasia methods." For more information, please see The San Diego Union Tribune article.

  • On March 28, 2018, inewsource.org published an article titled, "Fourth HiCaliber Horse Rescue board member never saw financials." For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On April 23, 2018, CBS 8 published an article titled, "Investigations continue into HiCaliber Horse Rescue despite closing announcement." For more information, please see the CBS 8 article.

  • On September 27, 2018, inewsource.org published an article titled, "HiCaliber Horse Rescue still hasn’t left Valley Center ranch; founder blames critics." For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.

  • On December 6, 2018, KPBS published an article titled, "HiCaliber Horse Rescue Faces Eviction And Lawsuit." For more information, please see the KPBS article.

On April 21, 2018, inewsource.org reported on the operations of Hicaliber Horse Rescue, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "HiCaliber Horse Rescue shutting down amid investigations." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the inewsource.org article.


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EIN 46-3960722
Name in IRS Master File HICALIBER HORSE RESCUE INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 2014
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014

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Hicaliber Horse Rescue
P.O. Box 1588
Valley Center, CA 92082
tel: (855) 480-4247
EIN: 46-3960722

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