5th Annual Angel Acres' Decorate The Tree Event Has Begun!
December 2, 2013 - Glenville, PA
Our 5th Annual Angel Acres Decorate the Tree Event has started!
We were late sending out information due to other routine craziness and 2 cards have already arrived - unexpected - we have the best supporters, ever!
Thank you to Bernadette and her rescue dogs, Maggie and Willow and to Karen for starting us off this year (cards on tree below)!
As little as a $1 (even in today's economy) will help horses in dire need of that Holiday Cheer and a renewed life in the years to follow...How do you ask?...By reaching the masses...Many people donating just a little can help us change the lives of many horses in need.
Horses like London, this 30 year old boy was headed to auction simply because the owner had a baby. A free Craigs List ad with (paraphrasing as ad is no longer up) "free to anyone, must go in two weeks or going to auction". What a horrific way to treat an innocent, loyal, senior horse! And it just got worse...
The vet who pulled the Coggins for him (we covered all costs via vet of owners choosing, so he could come in to the rescue) actually called me to ask if we even needed the blood sent in because, "you know, in case you decide after seeing him you don't want him or he's just not worth it."
YOUR support makes a HUGE difference in the lives of the horses we touch each day. Please help fill our tree and the bellies of starving and neglected horses this holiday season.
Can you help us fill our tree and help horses in need?
If you would like to help us decorate our tree & help horses like London, send your card, with your holiday gift of a $1 or more and we will joyously post YOUR first name along with a photo of YOUR Card displayed within one of the many available branches via our daily blog updates!
If you would like to do even More...Consider being a Secret Santafor one of the many horses currently being cared for at our facility or asponsor for an incoming horse in need. The average cost to provide vet, farrier & dental care, hay, feed, blankets, etc., runs approximately $2500 annually per horse.
Please send your card to us at:
Angel Acres PO Box 62 Glenville, PA 17329
THANK YOU for your help & have a super happy week ahead!
A few days ago, Roberta emailed to let me know she wanted to purchase 10 of our Big Pumpkin loaves for families at the Bell Family Shelter in York, PA.
We were thrilled to let her know we would be tickled to bake and hand deliver our goodies to the shelter! This means that in addition to helping feed horses in need, she is helping 40+ folks have home baked goodies for Thanksgiving!
What an awesome WIN-WIN!!!!
Have you ordered from the Angel Acres Online Bake Sale website yet? Put your dessert baking feet up this holiday season and let us bake for you & help horses at the same time!
Fresh, homemade pumpkin loaves, apple cinnamon bread, red velvet cupcakes and more will be delivered right to your front door just in time for Thanksgiving Day!
All orders over $50 receive free shipping!
Help us help horses in need this holiday season and get awesome baked goodies at the same time!
Goodies like the apple loaf show below...
Help us help horses in need, get awesome home made desserts, what better way to help?! Be sure to lace your order by November 20, 2013.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and please share with others and help us get the word out about our bake sale!
Recently we received a handwritten note & donation from a lovely young lady named, Charlotte.
She writes with a little help from mom, "My name is Charlotte and I am 6 years old. I have been saving my money to help the horses. When I grow up I am going to be a vet that helps horses and other animals.
How are the horses? I like how you help the horses.
It is days like this that make us smile...I imagine the toys or candy she could have bought with her money...instead this generous little girl chose to help us help horses instead. Priceless.
We will be sending her a thank you card, an Angel Acres coloring book and a few pics of the gang!
Our horses are free to approved home because we want to place them quickly into good homes so we can rescue more horses. When there is a fee that greatly reduces their chances of adoption. We used to have adoption fees (and there are TONS of good rescues that charge adoption fees, we simply have chosen to hold other events, fundraisers, etc that offset those fees) but realized it didn't matter whether someone paid $500, $2500 or $5000 the SAME exact situations (causing return of horse) occurred at all adoption fee levels.
You might be thinking, "Holy COW!! They are just giving horses away to anyone who shows up!!" Um...no...lol...
There IS a financial investment on the part of adopter - after they fill out application (it is thoroughly screened) are approved for adoption and adoption contract is signed - they are REQUIRED to use a hauler of our choosing. We use specific haulers that are essentially our eyes on the ground & will return the horse to us if property / adopter / whatever is not legit, etc.
EXAMPLE: We don't allow barbed wire fencing to house our horses. If potential adopter states they have no barbed wire on application, but hauler gets there with horse, and barbed wire is present, horse comes back to Angel Acres. It really does goes down just like that. (That's just ONE example of what could cause a return haul)
ALL Dollar Program horse are up to date on everything, yes everything. Shots, feet, teeth, worming, Coggins, etc .
ALL Dollar Program horses are being schooled on the flat and over fences until they day they leave. We work VERY hard to make a good match between horse and adopter. We are as thorough as we can be without being "Super Stalker Detective Rescue".
You will never be stuck with an Angel Acres horse. If we can't accept them back at the moment you should need to return them (we hope that never happens but we aware that we are not in Lollipop Land of Fairies and Glitter & forever happy endings sometimes turn into "happy for now - till happy ending can be found") we will remote place them, board them out...whatever it takes to ensure our horses are safe, happy and healthy. We will NEVER turn away our own horse, ever.
We've created the Angel Acres Online Bake Sale to allow you to put your dessert baking feet up this holiday season and help horses at the same time!
So far we've received only 14 orders - we are hoping to get a least 100 orders (that's our minimum goal) so our volunteers can be baking like crazy & much needed funds can be raised for horses in need!
Remember Zing? The CraigsList Appendix mare we rescued a year ago? She had been tied in the front yard with a dog chain, among other things? Her original story is HERE.
After a year of rehabbing, gaining weight, growing back her tail and figuring out she was a sneaky midnight cribber lol...she's been adopted by new Mom, Bethany, oddly enough, one year to the day that we rescued her!!
Zing a couple of day after being rescue from CL.
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Zing snuggling with her new friend!
She is doing well...here she is in her new home with Bethany...