Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Fundraiser was hugely successful!

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE AT PADONIA STATION!

It was great and thanks to everyone who attended...we will be posting pictures and more details really soon!!

Stay tuned for more details asap!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fundraiser for Angel Acres!

Come one, come all to Padonia Station in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Take A Break And Let Us Do The Cookin’
Wednesday, December 17th 5-8pm
Join for a fundraiser at:
63 East Padonia Road in Timonium
At the corners of York & Padonia Roads
410 252 8181

EAT AWESOME FOOD AND 15% OF THE SALES WILL BE DONATED TO ANGEL ACRES


Decorated horse shoes on sale!!


Let Us Do The Cookin’
www.saveahorsenow.org
410 and Support A Great Cause
Angel Acres is a 501 c3 charity

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Update on Raneem!

Raneem and his family!


This once slaughter bound horse is now a beloved family member!

Thank you to Irene and her family for giving this guy a second chance at life!

Hugs from all of us at Angel Acres!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Way behind...

We are way way way behind on our blog...I am sorry for the delay in updates...we are trying to get so many things done that we have slacked off...but...

Tomorrow we will be updating several of our horses and we will be posting other tidbitss of info...

Thank you for your patience!

Jo

www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

Super Nationals aka Super National aka Natty Boh!

Are you ready for a 17+ hand Christmas package of love?!




Call Today for more info!

Thank you for reading!

Jo & Patty

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Angel Acres Response to a Yahoo Question...

One of our readers sent us a link to a yahoo question asking about rescue horses...after reading some of the other answers, I felt I should answer...

Hi,

I run Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue and was reading some of the replies to your question. So, I am going to clarify some of the HUGE misconceptions about rescue horses....here we go...hang on!

1) Not ALL rescue horses have emotional or physical probs. We rescue sound, SANE, healthy thoroughbreds...their only vice...not fast enough to earn their keep.

2) Not ALL adoptalble horses are loans. We transfer ownership of our horses, with the exception of 3 horses over 5 years, and you are able to show, event, lease, sell (we do get first right of refusal) etc with your horse.

3) Adoption fees are not cheap and not expensive. They run anywhere (for our rescue) $1800 to $2500 on average. All horses are up to date, professionally evaluated and I personally hand pick each horse and adopter match...250+ matches and still going.

4) Make sure your seller or rescue facility will stand behind their horses. PERIOD. I cant tell you how many calls and emails I get asking where so and so rescue person is cause they sold them a bad horse, sick horse, not a match horse, etc.

5) Ask for references from your rescue, we want them from you, you have the right to ask to! And your best bet is to call another rescue, humane officer or spca agent and ask what they think of rescue so and so.

6) Rescues horses can and do make great first, second, third horses!

7)A horse that was bound for auction and/or slaughter has almost no shot at getting a private home. Your adoption from a REPUTABLE agency frees up another spot for another horse in need.

8)We survive on grants, adoption feed, donations and fundraising and volunteers.

9)Finally, thoroughbreds get a bad, undeserved rap! Only a small number of the 50,000 tbs bred each year ever make it to the track. They have to be able to run in a herd in a straight line and respect the horse and riders next to them. They have to be able to be squeezed in a lil box with a tiny rider on them and not flip out. They have to be intelligent and well mannered (most of the time)An OTTB allowed to be let down properly (they are stalled about 23 hours out of 24 per day) can usually turn into a wonderful horse!

We have horses adopted out from PA to Hawaii and everywhere in between, including Canada!

Thank you for wanting to help a horse in need.

If you would like other info please give me a call or drop me an email.

Have a happy day!Jo :o)

Jo Deibel
President/Director
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
www.saveahorsenow.com
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329
Phone: 717-965-7901
Fax: 866-892-5069
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Angel Acres Honored with SPCA Award!

Angel Acres was honored with an award from the Adams County SPCA for making a difference in the lives of horses. We are honored to receive this award...we had no idea we were even being considered for anything! LOL!

We work pretty closely with the Adams County SPCA and are honored to do so. They have an amazing group of people working at and volunteering with them. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to those who thought so much of the work we do, to take the time to honor us at their Fall Gala!

Pics to follow soon!

Luvie & Other Brief Updates!

I am sorry for the delay in getting the blogs out. My son has been going through some medical issues and we have been running ragged between docs and tests and moving horses around and all that jazz!! I will be more prompt in the future!

Luvie is doing great in his new home with Jenna and Russ. Jenna told me last night that Luvie just absolutely adores Russ and comes running whenever he sees him! We love happy endings like that, she will also be sending us a picture of him soon. She has been taking great care of him and she said his coat is AMAZINGLY shiny!! We are so happy for Luvie and his new family!!

Boo Boo Baby is coming back into Angel Acres from his 3 months of foster training and already has a showing scheduled. Wonderful family that has been waiting for just the right horse...we think Boo Boo may be the one!

Miss Kitty...we will have video of her on Weds...well, we will have it on Tues, but everyone knows I could get lost in a shoe box so I will say Weds to be safe! LOL! She is doing great and Libby will ride her and we will post that video with her listing.

Hay Hay continues to thrive in his foster home with Catherine!

We have 2 new horses coming in from just down the road and will be listing those guys asap...

Finally..,keep your eyes peeled for the Calories of Love Crew,..our newest available hores...

Cup O' Cuddles
Cinnamon Swirl
Butterfinger Baby
Chocolate Truffles

Pics will be up soon!!

Thanks for reading!

Jo

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Update on Hayley aka Hay Hay

Hi Jo, I had to email you and tell you about Hayley and my great adventure today!

I went to the barn this afternoon to ride and there were a bunch of people and kids running around, but Hayley was cool as a cucumber. Turns out they were all going on a trail ride. Everyone thought Hayley was adorable and wanted us to join them. I wasn't sure if I was a good idea, after all, walking around an arena is much different than walking around the Gettysburg countryside. But they quickly convinced me such the weather was beautiful and we would only be walking.

So Hayley and I decided to go and while everyone was in the best western gear, we looked like we were going foxhunting! There were about 10 horses on the ride for an hour and a half tour through the trails. We were second in line, behind a little paint who had obviously done this before. Within the first moments a horse behind us acted up. We were walking by a big pasture and the horses in the pasture started galloping. As all the experienced trail horses got jittery, Hayley remained cool, calmed, and collected, not at all phased by the other horses' shenanigans.

A while later, the girl in front of us asked if Hayley liked the water. "Well I don't know" I said, "he likes to drink it." Following that we arrived at a sizeable creek that had to be crossed in order to continue the trail. I knew for sure I had a serious problem. No way this racehorse would walk right into the knee deep water!!

But Hayley proved me wrong once again, taking one look at the creek, he swiftly waded in and had a blast! He walked around in the water and he put his nose it in (but believed it too unsanitary for drinking). I thought perhaps he was in fact a quarter horse, not a thoroughbred like you told me since his temperament was more level headed than the actual trail horses! We continued walking around gorgeous fields and Hayley soaked up all the sights, sounds, and sun.

On the return voyage, somehow we had become first in line, leaders for the entire group. At that point I called Hayley "General Hayley", an appropriate name for a horse in Gettysburg, espe cially one who so willingly lead the troops. It's easy for a horse not to spook when a horse is in front of him, but when he leads the way, he needs to be brave. As the people in the back grumbled about their unruly horses, I couldn't help but chuckle that they fact that the thoroughbred was the best of them all!

When we came to the creek for the second time, Hayley didn't have a horse in front of him to coax him in, but he tip toed through the mud into the creek without asking any questions. We safely lead the group back to the farm and no doubt Halyey earned his rank as "General" and trail master.

Today was a wonderful experience for Hayley and certainly should help his adoptability, since he is comfortable on trails and with large groups of horses.

Thank you so much!

Catherine and "General" Hay Hay

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Showy Update!

Showy is now living in her new home with Desiree!

She is settling in well and Desiree will send us pics as soon as possible!

We are glad that she is doing so well, just think this mare was once destined for slaughter, now she is going to be a beloved family member!

YEA!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Update for Stormy!

This just in from an email from Martha, Stormy's new mom!


We turned him out with the other horses today. He's been so calm since Jackie brought him down, it's amazing. There are two other horses that he'll be sharing a pasture with, and neither one of them seemed to be bothered by the fact that he was turned out with them. They all just kept to themselves! Looks like they've already become buds!!

Thanks again for doing what you do so that I can have a dream of mine come true!
Martha

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hayley Update!!

THIS JUST IN FROM CATHERINE! PHOTO IS FROM HIS LEAVING DAY...NOT A GOOD PIC...BUT WILL TIDE US OVER FOR NOW! LOL!!


Hi Jo, I finally got the pictures of Hayley on my computer but now I'm having trouble emailing them. Most of them are just of him enjoying the good life in his paddock. We found that he got really "groupie" with those horses, so we've been turning him out by himself and will introduce new horses, that way he won't get too herd bound.


But for now, he's king of the hill in his huge paddock, he eats grass and watches over all the farm activities. He has settled down so much, it's simply unbelievable.


He was doing so well in his stall and grooming, I decided it was time for him to start working. I took him into the indoor a couple days ago with the intention of lounging him for about a week or so before riding him. Well I hand walked him in there for about 10 minutes so he could relax, he was quiet as a mouse.


Unfortunately, I learned that lounging was not his forte. He was already tacked up so I figured I had nothing to lose and just got on him. All we did was walk around, and he was so good. It was very windy out, but none of the sounds scared him at all. So I've just been riding him.


Eventually we started trotting, and with the nice weather, we can ride outside. Today it was beautiful out and so we were rode outside. He was so calm and relaxed that I thought we would take the plunge and canter. I was prepared for the worst...


Jo, I couldn't believe it, the minute I asked him to pick it up the canter he did it immediately, no fight or anything. He picked up the correct lead both times and had such a lovely canter, super smooth. I know he's out of shape, so we didn't do too much, but I was really impressed. Most race horses are a mess as the canter, it's just not really something they do at the track. He was super responsive to my aids, I couldn't be happier!


He looks healthy and sound and has become a favorite among everyone at the farm. He loves the attention! He still gives me some trouble going in his stall, but I think it's a combination of scary shadows and that he rather be outside eating grass.


Nothing too concerning. I need to touch up his mane, but I think he likes his new hair-do!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Update from Stacie and Mojo

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween!

We just received an update from Stacie and Mojo, they are doing great together! Don't they look FABULOUS?!





Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tori, Available for Adoption!

This is Tori, she is available for adoption!

She is super, sweet, sound and ready to go! She is just a good all-around girl!

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

From Jake, himself!

Hey Ms. Jo,

I am so happy here. You were right, my mom says I am what she dreamed of.. a Golden Retriever in a horse suit.. and I ride GREAT.

I dutifully gave the kids pony rides saturday and was a perfect pet. Mom loves riding me, and we have been working on bending and moving off the leg, serpentines and such. Get this, the grumpy one.

I think his name is Bob came out and fixed a part of my fence that needed a bit or repair.. apparently a first for him.

It is cold tonight, and I am writing this with my sparkle hoof polish, wearing my brand new WUG. Also, Mom is looking into insurance for me, because she said I was PRICELESS.

Imagine that.So, please put me into the success part. I have these people wrapped around my hooves.

Love, Jake B

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jake Update!

Jake has settled into his new home pretty well!


We just got this update from Lisa and the gang.


Jake is an outstanding boy!!


Big thanks for giving this guy a second chance at life!
Jo

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Puppy Mill Passes in PA!

FROM THE BLOG OF JO SINGER:

October 24, 2008

Landmark Puppy Mill Bill Passed!

A little over two weeks ago, The Pennsylvania Legislature passed HB2525, a landmark bill that will ensure a better life for thousands of puppies and dogs languishing in Pennsylvania's puppy mills.

The bill was introduced in May 2008. HB2525 requires that cages for dogs are doubled in size for Pennsylvania's commercial breeding establishments, prohibits stacking of cages and wire flooring. It also mandates twice-yearly veterinary examinations for all dogs, and that only licensed veterinarians humanely euthanize animals, when necessary.

This bill is one step closer to humane living enviroments for all dogs.

For over three years, the ASPCA has been working closely with the Governor's Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to provide better enforcement of these rules and assure that higher standards of care are provided.

The ASPCA lobbied for the passage of HB 2525 by spending many recent months in Harrisburg, educating and promoting this bill to legislators the State Capital and activating the Pennsylvania members of the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade.

The day after the bill passed, Govenor Ed Rendell signed HB2525 into law.
HB 2525, "The puppy mill reform bill" passed in a landslide victory of 49-1. The euthanasia portion of the bill went into effect immediately; therefore, it is no longer legal in Pennsylvania for individuals to shoot their own dogs.

Pennsylvania residents may thank their legislators for their support in getting this bill passed, by visiting http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BH/2007/0/HB2525.HTMYou can also see how your representatives voted on the site.

As an animal lover, I was thrilled to read how Pennsylvania took such a strong humane stand to improve the quality of care that dogs receive in their state. I just cannot imagine about what the one holdout legislator was thinking when he or she cast a negative vote.

Puppy mills thrive around the entire country. What would you do, as an animal lover, to help your state pass similar laws to protect both dogs and cats bred in mills? Leave a comment with your suggestions.

Posted By Jo Singer at 16:17 PM

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Luv Guy Update!

UPDATE ON LUVIE: HE IS DOING GREAT IN HIS NEW HOME...THIS JUST IN FROM HIS NEW MOM!


Hey I keep trying to remember to call you but it's always at like 9pm. lol. He is doing great! He doesn't know western riding at all so I am retraining him but I planned on that anyway. He is a very hungry guy and eating great! He is going to be going into a field with a mare instead of the geldings. They think he will do better. He is definitely working hard. We ride him every afternoon for about 20 minutes. Just trying to build him up. I just found out I am having my 2nd child so my doctor has said I can't ride anymore. So Russ has gotten on him and is doing great! Rode like a pro. Luvie really likes him. Jenna

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank Dog It's Friday!

'Judge David Young' and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Unleash 'Thank Dog It's Friday!'
Emmy(R) Nominated Court Show from Sony Pictures Television Proudly Announces Support of The Humane Society of the United States in November Sweeps
By: PR Newswire
Oct. 20, 2008 08:01 AM



CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television's Daytime Emmy(R) nominated show "Judge David Young" will launch a pet-friendly series of episodes called "Thank Dog It's Friday!" starting Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. As part of the initiative, a pet-related case will air every Friday through Nov. 21, 2008 encouraging viewers to educate themselves on pet owners' rights and responsibilities with the help of The Humane Society of the United States.


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(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080424/LATH509LOGO)

Each "Thank Dog It's Friday!" pet-related episode will include two segments that recognize Judge David Young as a proud supporter of the HSUS and will feature the HSUS logo. Judge David Young viewers will be directed to http://www.judgedavidyoung.com which will lead them to the HSUS website (http://humanesociety.org/judgedavidyoung) for pet-related information as well as exclusive insights from Judge Young.

Other resources that will be available include information on how to adopt a pet, how to recognize puppy mills and helpful tips on pet care.


"Judge David Young has a history of working with The HSUS and on numerous animal rescue initiatives," said Stephanie Shain, director of companion animal outreach for The HSUS.

"We are thrilled to join him and the producers of 'Judge David Young' in educating the public about animal issues. With 'Thank Dog It's Friday!' we'll demonstrate that animals deserve justice, too."


"Our partnership with The HSUS is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness of proper animal care on a national level," said Rich Goldman, executive producer, Sony Pictures Television.

"Animal protection and pet owners' rights are great causes that Judge David Young holds close to his heart."

The Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 21 episodes of "Judge David Young" will feature a variety of cases that will engage pet-lovers everywhere who will be able to relate to such situations as:
-- A pit bull's owner is sued for not fencing in his animal, which then attacks a goat;
-- A dog owner sues a neighbor for letting the pet out without permission and the dog is hit by a car;
-- A dog groomer is sued by a client claiming that negligence caused her animal to suffer;
-- A woman sues for pain and suffering after a neighbor's animal causes the death of her pet.


"As a long-serving board member of my local Miami-Dade Humane Society, I feel truly honored to be working with The HSUS," said Judge Young. "I am passionate about proper treatment for animals and I'm sure that audiences will be able to see as much when they tune into the pet-centric episodes that we taped for 'Thank Dog It's Friday!'"


"Judge David Young" is in its second season and has received a Daytime Emmy(R) nomination. Judge Young is known for his sharp sense of humor, his compassion and his provocative sentencing. He lives in Miami, Fla. with his partner of 12 years, Judge Scott Bernstein, and their Cairn-poodle mix dog named, Maggie.

"Judge David Young" is cleared in more than 92 percent of the U.S., including 49 of the top 50 markets for the 2008-2009 season. The show is produced in New York City. For local airtimes or to find out how to have a case considered for "Judge David Young", visit http://www.judgedavidyoung.com.

For audience tickets call 866-AUDIENCE (866-283-4362).
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication.

With more than 25 programs on the air, SPT boasts a program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT also owns one-half of cable channel GSN and is a partner in FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service. Sony Pictures Television oversees all of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) domestic digital distribution efforts across all electronically delivered platforms, including the internet and mobile.

Sony Pictures Television, advertiser sales, is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, for Sony BMG and for iN DEMAND's high-definition channel Mojo and the Tennis Channel, and is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization -- backed by 10.5 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the web at humanesociety.org.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television

Thursday, October 16, 2008

FROM THE BLOG OF JO SINGER...

FROM JO SINGER: BIG THANKS TO JO SINGER!!
October 16, 2008
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Jo Deibel, co-founder and president of Angel Acres Horse
Haven Rescue, never gets to sleep in. With her sizable crew of resident horses demanding breakfast served and their stalls, cleaned. Jo's day begins at the crack of dawn. Her telephone rings off the hook with calls about horses needing rescue, setting up meetings, planning for media coverage, events and fund raising. When it comes to raising those funds, rescue money “just ain’t hay.”

In her "spare" time, Jo works on their fabulous new Horse blog, http://angelacreshorsehavenrescue.blogspot.com/ that is full of news about the entire goings on at the rescue center. Shifting gears, she then involves herself with the vast amount of paperwork that accompanies her passion; rescuing those horses abandoned or broken down, that would most likely ended their lives in the kill pen.

A Horse Saved by Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Jo began her love affair with horses as a young girl. She first learned to ride Western style. Then, as an adult, she renewed her passion for horses when she adopted Madison, a horse destined for slaughter. Based on this experience, Jo quickly decided that her mission in life would be to continue rescuing those needy horses, by attending horse sales, carefully outbidding the killer buyers. It was then that Angels Acres Horse Rescue Haven became a reality.

I became acquainted with Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue while watching the Preakness race two years ago. During an interview with Jo, scheduled as part of the coverage of the event, her special needs horse. Mattsbrotherrobert, (a former racehorse, whom she rescued on January 29, 2007 - the day that Barbaro was euthanized), was featured. Jo related the compelling story how terribly laminitis had affected Mattie's hooves so that he could barely walk. Yet through all his pain, he was a responsive and gentle horse. She purchased him on the spot, transporting him home to render him the medical care that he desperately needed and deserved.

With the help of contributions from the Friends of Twilight organization, Ms. Deibel also rescued a sweet horse named Jack at the same time she rescued Mattie. He also was terribly neglected, suffering with a severe case of rain rot. Jack and Mattie are great pals, spending most of their time hanging out together.


Mattie's story touched me deeply. Surfing over to her website, http://www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com/, I learned more about Mattie, and once again seeing his beautiful face and his trusting eyes, which spoke of his horrendous neglect, I somehow knew that he would become part of my life. I contacted Jo several days later and after a long phone call, I could feel the depth of love she felt for her horses.


During our conversation, she told how she and supporters have rescued over 150 horses. Many of these “unwanted” horses have already been placed in forever homes and her tireless work continues every day.

As a direct result of our phone call, I became a part-"virtual" sponsor for this magnificent horse. He has made excellent progress over time, and with the constant care of his fabulous farrier, he is doing well.

Becoming a “virtual” adopter provides an alternative means to become involved in the future of a needy horse. It gives one the opportunity to form an actual relationship with a horse, for folks who personally do not have the space or time to care for a horse in “real life.”
Angel Acres was incorporated four and a half years ago. Their sole purpose is to find loving homes for these horses abandoned for a variety of reasons. Her tireless work continues to provide homes for these rescued horses to give them a second chance for a life of peace, freedom and love.

Jo and Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is presently involved in a contest to raise much needed capitol to continue their vital work and assist them in moving to a new location. This is a great opportunity for this rescue facility, as they are entered into a million dollar makeover contest. Their present space is swiftly becoming limited.

Folks who wish to help them reach this goal can help by visiting: ZooToo’s Contest site and subscribe at http://www.zootoo.com/reg/aff/angelacreshorsehavenrescueinc

Visit her website at http://www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com/

Have you ever been involved in horse rescue? Please leave a comment and share your experiences with us.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shelter Makeover Question..

HI,We were recently asked if we are a no kill shelter and why we feel we need this makeover...below is my response to this inquiry...we felt we should post it to the whole forum.

FROM REPLY MESSAGE TO FOLLOW ZOOTOOER:

Hi,Thank you for writing and asking us these questions! We are happy to answer you as best we can. We are a no kill shelter, we do not euthanize horses as a method of population control. We have euthanized 4 horses in five years due to medical necessity that was indicated by our vet. These were reluctantly done, after secondary vet consultation in all 4 cases, and these horses were given a humane and dignified ending surrounded by people who loved and cared for them.

Volunteers who wept for days afterwards because we tried so hard to save them and right the wrongs that had been done to them before their arrival at our rescue. We work really, really hard to save these guys and do not take our responsibility to the horses lightly.

We feel we need this makeover for a number of reasons, too many too list here, but will list a few...we need a new lower barn, it is falling down and suitable only for hay storage. Our riding area and round pen were built with 100 year old barn wood and needs to be replaced. We started on a shoe-string and devote hours and hours and hours each day to making sure the horses are taken care of to the best of our ability.

We also need a hay storage building, we currently have to run weekly to pick up hay, we did just put up a donated building to be used as a feed room. It is about 20+ years old and we had to drag it (via a home made contraption) to our property. It doesnt look great, but it works for now.

There are many, many reasons why we would like to get this makeover. The number one reason being it would allow us to make better use of the facility we have and free up our time by taking some of the labor intensive chores and making them more time friendly.A

nd maybe the #1 reason...our horses deserve the best...they have been thrown away because they werent fast enough to earn their keep, we want them to have a second chance at life. We are an upfront, above-board, honest rescue.

We put the horses above everything else, and pride ourselves on our integrity.I hope that I have answered your questions ok...if you would like more info, please feel free to email me privately or give me a call.

Thank you so much for writing!Jo :o)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shilohs Music Video's - Simply Adorable!!

WE LOVE SHILOH!! HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST ADORABLE VIDEO'S WE HAVE EVER SEEN...CLICK AND FOUR AND ENJOY!


The following links are from Shiloh Horse Rescue in Nevada. They are just adorable to watch! The first video is the Shiloh Zoo and is completely adorable! The other three videos are for Shiloh's available horses, but are fun to watch even if you are not looking to adopt!!

Click below and be prepared to smile...they will give you a happy lift this morning. I was bouncing out the door this morning!

Check out this darling video
from Shiloh Horse Rescue in Nevada!

Check out these links for horses available from Shiloh:

Sadler: Adorable Throroughbred Gelding

Broadway: Gorgeous Thoroughbred Mare


Empire: Beautiful Thoroughbred Gelding

Just two more days~

Just two more days...actually a day and a half...left before we go to the Bark in the Park event in Hagerstown MD.

I am busy making shoes almost non-stop, stopping long enough to grab a super quick bite to eat and of course stopping throughout the day to take care of the horses.Mucking stalls and the haying and watering them.

Hayley has a foster home now! He will be going to his foster home next week woo hoo!Hayley needs to have a one on one situation with whomever adopts him. Catherine came out and said...Yep...thats my kind of horse...and then that was it!We will update soon on his status...See you at the park!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WOW - FROM JO!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Well...we asked everyone on Sunday to help us collect points for the zootoo.com makeover...and WOW...we went from 10th, to 9th and this morning we are now at 7th place!!

OUR READERS ROCK!!!

Thank you SO much for helping us stay in the running for the $1 million dollar makeover!

We will update daily on this blog what place we are in...that way everyone can check the status of where we are whenever they like!

Have a happy place everyone! See you at zootoo.com!

Jo :o)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

WOW - From Fran!!

Hi All Fran here!

Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to Georgeanne Hale who is the racing steward for Md.

She has sold the heck out of our shoes this week even on MD Million DAY! She is our hero!!

Thank you Georgeanne and THANKS to all at Laurel Racetrack in MD for their support of Angel Acres.

We SINCERELY appreciate it! (and we appreciate the shoe donation so we can make more shoes!!)

And a HUGE thanks goes to Julie Wright, President of the Baltimore County Horse Show Association. She allowed us to participate in their benefit horse show on Sat. We sold LOTS of shoes and met many great folks!!

And to the Harford County Horse Show Association - THANK YOU for selling our shoes and gathering donations for Angel Acres today at the Medal Finals!!! That was SOOSOSO NICE of you!! Thank you DEBI FOWLER for all you do to support us- you are the BEST!~!!

Our next stop for shoes is the Humane Society of Wash County out near Sharpsburg. Thanks to Paul Miller and Katherine Cooker for inviting us to their "Bark in the Park" event on Sat. Oct 11. For more info go to their webpage http://www.hswcmd.org/. Please stop by and see us!!!!

And next Sat as well there will be Angel Acre shoes at the http://www.bchsa.org/ Medal Finals. For more info click their link or email us for info..

It takes about 25 shoe sales to provide us enough money to buy a horse out of the auction. Thanks to all for helping our cause.. It means the world to us!!

"Goldie" continues to improve and is doing quite well.. He sends his best :) Have a great day!! Fran

Friday, October 3, 2008

$1 Million Dollar Makeover!

GLENVILLE, PA

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is in the running for a $1 million dollar shelter makeover! We have had a great response so far...but we need MORE help to stay in the running...please cross post and forward...read on.

Simply by joining this incredibly easy-to-use, pet people friendly web site, you can help us (currently in 10th place in the country) win the makeover and help save more horses bound for slaughter.

The top 20 shelters go on to compete in the semi-finals.

Posting pics of your favorite pets and chatting with others, posting reviews, and generally "hanging out" in a friendly, fun, online environment is really cool...helping Angel Acres to win the makeover while doing it is even better - dare we say "priceless"? LOL!

If you would like to participate just reply to this email with PARTICIPATE in the subject line and we will send you a link to sign up (we get 50 EXTRA points for everyone who signs up via our link)...fast, free and fun...all for a GREAT cause...helping the horses at Angel Acres...

Thank you from all of us at Angel Acres - Especially The Velvet Nosed Gang!
Jo Deibel
President/Director
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
http://www.saveahorsenow.com/
PO Box 62Glenville, PA 17329
Phone: 717-965-7901
Fax: 866-892-5069

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our First Video!

Well, here is our first video on our blog! WOO HOO!

It isnt much...but we are learning!

Miss Judge looks a bit silly and Patty is mucking away...not Oscar worthy, but its a start!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Meaning of Rescue - Poem



The Meaning Of Rescue

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed, All nicely tucked in my warm new bed, I'd like to open my baggage, Lest I forget,There is so much to carry -So much to regret.

Hmmm...Yes, there it is, right on the top, Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss, And there by my perch hides Fear and Shame. As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave, I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.


I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me. Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack? Or will you just look at my things -And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack? To put away my baggage, to never repack? I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,But I do come with baggage -Will you still want me?


~ Author Unknown ~

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Visitors!

Well, it was a busy day here at the rescue!


I am so happy that Laura, MaryAnn, and Sam came up to visit.


They were hanging out with the boys, Maui, Goldie and Jake.The ladies brought carrots and apples and the boys loved all the extra attention they got! It's really late...will post more tomorrow...but here are some photos, more to come!


Thank you so much for coming to see our guys!


Maui, Goldie & Jake


Laura & Jake!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jake, Goldie, Maui & Point Status!

Good Morning,


Well...we are going to be posting a running update on the zootoo.com makeover for Angel Acres.

This morning we are in 8th place with 6398 points! The site is fun and informative and there are lots of great people there...we have met a bunch of people so far and more are signing up daily. The goal is to sign up and be active in the community. If you are an animal lover and/or a horse lover, this is the site for you!


If you own pets, simply posting photos and posting reviews about products, other pet services etc earns points for your shelter of choice!

Below is a photo of the boys: Maui, Goldie and Jake at the farm in Sparks, MD.




Monday, September 22, 2008

From 550th to 9th place!! WOO HOO!

Hi,

Well...our readers and supporters and adopters have really stepped up to the plate to help us!

We are in 9th place in the points...some people have written to ask how they can earn more points once they sign up...here is how...info below is taken directly from the zootoo.com web site.

Your continued activity, as listed below, helps us to gain points, shows support for our rescue, and will help get Angel Acres to the semi finals!!

THANK YOU AND KEEP ZOOTOOING!

Jo


"How activity and status work on Zootoo
Using Zootoo (writing reviews, discussing news, or even trying a free sample) rewards you with points. Points on Zootoo help you increase your status and gain benefits (e.g. free samples).

How to get points:

Refer a Friend
50 points
Use our "invite friends" link. Email validation from your friend is required


Write a Journal
15 points
Limited to 2 journal entries per day

Upload a Video
25 points
Limited to 3 video uploads per day

Profile Photo
25 points
Add or update your Profile Photo during the makeover. 1 time only

Write a Review
20 points
Limited to 3 reviews per day

Upload a Photo
15 points
Limited to 5 photo uploads per day

Comment on News
5 points
Limited to 5 news discussions per day

Answer a Question
4 points
Limited to 1 answer per day

Vote on Pet War
1 point
Limited to 5 votes per day


Note:
Q. Why are you putting limits on points at all?
A. We feel that it's better for pets if we emphasize quality instead of quantity. The limits only apply to gaining points, specifically in the interest of encouraging quality content and contributions to zootoo.

Q. Are you limiting the number of times I can do activities on zootoo, or just how many points per day I can earn?
A. No activities are limited on zootoo, we are just limiting the daily earning of points."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fran the Blog Mistress...

Hi There!

A lot happens with the rescue in the course of a day--- just wanted to put a few good words in for our friends and volunteers...

Linda and Lizzie are heroes to me- Lizzie was one of our strongest sellers at the State Fair and her mom, Linda is always there for us.

Pimlico closed the beginning of September and everyone and everything (horses and cats ! ) had to be out. Not only did they (Linda and Lizzie) get the last cat (an orange one!!) but they even went around and picked up horse shoes for Jo to decorate and sell.

We think you 2 are the greatest!

And a BIG thanks to Jen and Jackie (our trainer) for making today "mane" day for Goldie and Maui. Goldie's mane was way TOO long and now he looks like the distinguished "gentleman" that he is. I will get a photo to post.

The "Shoe" Tour
(Rock starts have concert tours but we have the "Shoe" tour)

Another big thank you to my friends Paul Miller and Katharine Cooker at the Humane Society of Washington County. They have invited us to sell our shoes at their "Bark in the Park " event in Hagerstown. We will have LOTS of dog decorated shoes there for sale.

Mark the date Oct. 11th in Hagerstown. For more info go to www.hswcmd.org.

Also, Jackie, our trainer will host our decorated horse shoe sale at the McDonogh School Benefit Horse Show in Owings Mills, Sat. Oct. 4 from 11-1.

I will be there but have my horse showing so I will be a bit busy!! Please come by and say hi!!

And also the same day (October 4, 2008) if you happen to be going to the Maryland Million Race at Laurel stop in at the Gift Shop- we are planning to have our shoes available there for sale!!!

Thank you Laurel Racetrack!!! We appreciate your support!!

I am working on several other projects... will let you know as soon as I have them completed.

In the meantime, on behalf of my buddy Goldie- thank you for your support.

We appreciate it!!

P.S. Keep those green peppermints coming for Goldie- lol!!! He loves them!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Help Angel Acres Win $1 Million Makeover!

$1 Million Dollar Makeover - Help Us Win a Shelter Makeover For The Angel Acres Horses!

Press Release September 19, 2008

Help Angel Acres Win a $1 Million Dollar Rescue Makeover!

HELP US WIN A SHELTER MAKEOVER!

With your help, Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue could win a shelter makeover, valued up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS!* Pet lovers across America will help decide which Pet Shelter will receive a million dollar makeover, simply by being active on Zootoo.com. The more active you are on Zootoo.com, the more points you'll receive.

We need your help to earn points for our shelter.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP US:

1. Log on to the site here or copy and paste the email address below:

http://www.zootoo.com/reg/aff/angelacreshorsehavenrescue

2. Register to zootoo and affiliate with our shelter (zip code just in case is 17329)

3. Start earning points through activities on Zootoo.com

FUN. EASY. FREE.

As always thank you for your continued support,

Jo & Patty & The 4 Footed Gang at Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue



*Actual makeover value depends on condition of the shelter and judgment of Zootoo, LLC. and it is valued up to $1 million in cash, services, or in-kind value from promotional partners. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Program. Open only to persons legally residing in the US who are thirteen (13) years old or older at the time of registration for the Program. Begins 9/18/08 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and is scheduled to end on 3/13/09 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. See full terms and conditions at www.zootoo.com/makeover. For full terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria, makeover details, and point accumulation rules, see complete official rules at www.zootoo.com/makeover. Sponsored by Zootoo, LLC., 400 Plaza Drive, 1st Floor, Secaucus, NJ 07094.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jake & Token

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who reposted our newsletter and forwarded it on for Habitat for Horses and for all the emails back of support and concern...they were all forwadrded onto to HFH!

We wish them all the best in their rebuilding efforts.

The photos below were snapped by Patty...can someone keep her away from the camera when I look like the Shaggy D.A.?!?!

This is Token on the left and Jake on the right, sharing an apple...two super sweet boys!

Awww...a little love from Token for Miss Jo!

Habitat For Horses Needs Help!

Hi Everyone...below is our newsletter for this week...we are keeping Jerry and everyone at Habitat For Horses in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs from all of us at Angel Acres to everyone at HFH!


Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Press Release
Habitat For Horses Needs Our Help...

Change of Plans...

Today was going to be our newsletter announcing the opening of our shoe store. But we just got word in from Fran Burns, our fundraising director, about the destruction of the shelters (among other things) and the loss of the hay at fellow horse rescue facility, Habitat For Horses.

They are located in Texas and the rescue was destroyed by Hurricane Ike and they are in desperate need of donations. I spoke with Jerry Finch just a few moments ago and he said the horses made it through the storm ok, the ranch however, did not.

To view the story click here or copy and paste the url below into your browser:

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wQqRFNr8RDs-7DX-LO1yfHpAmybXbR4dhvOHYPE0n824SasdrY1XyyZpudyzXnbusE1lkXzv9dTF4cHnu1GhuZ4XgfU6xSfaNOECLFGueNur77XoXSm5fcc2p21Le5oB-s4kTCgWH1WM2Nj14W8vZw==

Our Angel Acres readers are a fabulous group of people, so who better to spread the word about the need for help for at Habitat for Horses than our readers?

HFH does an outstanding job and are a wonderful organization with a fabulous group of volunteers!

Thank you,

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crisis (fixed) at Red Barn!

Well...its 10:25pm and I just got home from the Red Barn! Our Standardbred mare, Belle, decided that she was going to bolt her food and that didn't go well for her. I noticed she wasnt eating about 5 mins after feeding this evening and that is very unusual for Belle.

I observed her for a few mins and sure enough, she started to show the signs of choke. I gave her banamine and called our wonderful vet Dr. Trevor Wells. After trying massage and some cool water from the hose to encourage swallowing, she was not progressing, not getting worse, but not getting better.

Dr. Wells called back (after our initial conversation) in about 10 mins to see how she was doing as she was not in acute distress, but not comfortable either, to check on her. As we were talking and thinking she had passed the obstruction, another large amount of saliva and some pellets of grain were expelled through her nostrils, and Dr. Wells said "see you in a few minutes".

Upon his arrival, we thought maybe she had passed it, but she had not. So, he tubed her (she wasn't digging that at ALL but Dr. Wells is SO amazing with all of our horses he was able to get the tube in and get her going) and the obstruction was broken up and expelled and she is now resting comfortably in her stall.

Thank you Dr. Wells for always being there for the Angel Acres horses! Belle will be brought to our farm tomorrow afternoon for meds and watching. We are so lucky to have Dr. Wells!

Have a great night everyone...we will update you on Belle tomorrow.

Jo

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday, Monday..

Hi,

Well, its the beginning of another week here at Angel Acres. We have been working non-stop on the shoe store...I was up till 2am last night and back up at 8am to get the shoes uploaded and the descriptions added. We have also uploaded most of them to Google. We will be sending out a newsletter in the next day or so.

Ok...now, as I am hear working my fingers to the bone...the engine kitten, Miss Fancy Pants, sleeps soundly next to me. What is an "engine kitten" you ask? Read on...

The kitten hitched a ride in Chucks truck engine and rode up and down I-83 for several hours before Chuck found her...he thought she was being burned (she wasnt thank goodness) and he grabbed her off the engine and she bit him and clawed him in panic...so we had to keep her (once she was wrangled ever so gently from his truck) inside for quarantine, and she hasnt left. MISS FANCY PANTS go OUTSIDE? Oh, I dont think so, she is spoiled rotten and sleeps next to her Daddy (Greg) every night!




HERE SHE IS AT 2AM!


And her partner in crime...Baby Dumpling AKA Doos!


How come I never get to sleep like that!?

Nite nite everyone!

Jo

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Angel Acres Shoe Store is NOW OPEN!

Hi Everyone,

The Angel Acres Shoe Store is NOW OPEN!!

There are about 25 different styles up now, and we will have almost 200 up by the end of the week...so check back often!

They make great gifts and were incredibly popular at the Maryland State Fair in Maryland.

SHOWN BELOW: CLICK THE SHOE BELOW TO SEE OUR STORE.

Santa: The Morning After!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

PET FOOD RECALL!

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1034410/pedigree_issues_national_pet_food_recall.html


PLEASE CLICK ABOVE LINK TO VIEW THE PET FOODS AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.

My son works at Wal-Mart and was instructed to send back tons (literally) of dog and cat food today due to a voluntary recall. I went and googled it and sure enough it is accurate.

Not horsey stuff...but lots of our readers and adopters are dog and cat owners too...so thought someone might need this info.

Good Night Everyone!

Jo

Update on Boo Boo & Patty is scratching again!

Good Evening!


Boo Boo is doing well in his foster home! Stacey is taking great care of him and he is doing very,very well! Photos below are from this past week...running with Stacey's two boys!




More updates soon!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Showy, Patty & Those Faces! LOL!

Hey Everyone!

Well...Showy looked like she was in need for some serious scratching...so...it was Patty to the rescue! These are some of THE FUNNIEST faces I think we have ever seen a horse make!

Showy's recollection of her day...
Uh oh...here comes Patty...wonder if she'll scratch ME today?


Gonna play it cool here...act like I don't see her...


Who me? You want to scratch me? Well, if you must...




Oh boy...higher, Patty higher...


Just another inch or two higher...


Almost in the right spot...




YOU GOT IT!!!


Thanks for the scratching!!!



I'll be here tomorrow too...unless I get adopted...


I sure hope whoever adopts me will scratch me like you do, Miss Patty...







Thursday, September 11, 2008

Updates on Fostered Horses!

Good Morning,


Busy Busy Busy...just a brief update this morning and more later tonight...


We got an update from Libby who is currently fostering Miss Kitty...she is doing very, very well under her care and re-training! The photo below is them together late last week.
Thank you Libby for taking care of this sweet girl!
Jo

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

We really go out on an er, mounting block for our guys!




Hi Everyone,


Busy and rainy day at Angel Acres today! Time for some grooming and love for the gang!


This is Romeo getting the royal treatment from Auntie Patty! Pattys husband Craig calls Patty "Shorty"...well...we can see why! What a stretch she had to make to scratch Romeo in just the right place! The saying is "out on a limb" here its "up on the mounting block".


Romeo Says: "Hey Patty, How 'bout some luv?"




Romeo..."Aaaahhhhhh...."





RRIGGHHHTTT THERE!!!



A little higher...please...



Thanks Auntie Patty! See you soon!


Monday, September 8, 2008

An Update From Shiloh...We LUV Shiloh Horse Rescue!

Hi Everyone,

As many of you know Angel Acres enjoys wonderful relationships with some great rescues around the country! Shiloh Horse Rescue is one of those rescues, I was reading their blog today and asked for permission to post one of their posts here. Graciously, Shiloh has allowed me to do so.

Shiloh agreed to take help us place two horses last year, one rescued from slaughter, one was a Finger Lakes TAP horse.

Today, they posted pics of four horses that moved to Hawaii that were adopted through Shiloh ...and yep...two of them are the above mentioned horses!

Now, I want to know...can I go visit the horses? LOL!!

Shiloh is an outstanding example of horse rescue "THE BEST IN THE WEST" could be their slogan!

Be sure to visit their site and blog.

Jill takes the BEST pics and posts daily on Shiloh's Blog and Traveler, their traveling companion, is SO adorable!

You should just read his posts...they are accurate, educational, and simply WAY too cute to be missed!

We also just got word that Colleen, who adopt Dixie, started her own rescue after adopting Dixie!
Hideaway Hill Farm is the name of her rescue, be sure to visit her site!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Angel at Angel Acres!

Hi,


This is Angel...looking out across the field at the Red Barn. She is looking for a job as a hunter, right now she is living on unemployment! LOL!



She is one super sweet mare...the rest of the gang is shown below!


The Three Amigettes...I know...I know...lol...also looking for worthwhile employment!
If you know anyone looking for a new equine employee, these girls will be happy to send out their resume...please excuse the peppermint stains!


Belle, Miss Judge & Angel
Thanks for reading...have a great day everyone!
Jo :o)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

WOO HOO!

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for the emails I received for the "coffee t-shirt"! I received several replies, all with different links for the shirt and they have a sweat shirt too!

It's going to be my Christmas present to myself!

Am off to check the horses, we are getting huge amounts of rain today and thankfully we are not having any flooding issues...whew...will be posting those pony pics soon...

Thank you to everyone who searched for me...I appreciate it very much!!

Have a great day!

Jo :o)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Friday!

Good Morning!

Ok gang...as many of you know...I am HUGE coffee fan.

Greg and I have a routine. I get his clothes out the night before work and Greg makes the coffee every morning and this super sweet hubby of mine brings it to me (I think he fears for his safety! LOL!) and then I am off on my day.

Whilst at the fair this past week, we saw a shirt...it was a Big Dogs or something to that affect shirt. It had the cutest dog on the back reading the newspaper...the caption read at the top "Pour The Coffee" and under the dog read "Now Back Away Slowly"....the cutest shirt I think I have ever seen!!

So...I came home and started looking for this T-shirt online, to no avail. If anyone knows where I might be able to get one, please email me. I spoke to the gentleman who was wearing the shirt, I practically tackled him to get his attention, said he got it on sale for like $8 or something because they were going out of business....wwwaaaaa...lol.

If anyone has any idea where I can get this shirt...let me know!

Have a great day!!

jo :o)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Janey & Nemo

Hi!


Janey and Nemo have gone to their new home! Lisa was interested in Nemo the pony and liked him, but wanted to bring out her husband Don to meet him.


Well...Janey decided she was going to make a play for Don's attention! She started nuzzling him the moment he got close to her...and the rest, as they say is history. Janey is still underweight (she came into the rescue in REALLY poor condition), and both Lisa & Don know adopting her is a labor of love. They will continue the routine she is on now and we are certain she will continue to thrive and gain weight and become the healthy and strong girl she used to be under their loving care!


When they came to pick them up today they were waiting in the stalls, patiently. The MINUTE Janey heard Don's voice she immediately perked up, ears up and turned toward him. Neither really wanted to load...as its always difficult for the horses to leave the safety of the rescue, but they will be taken care of amazingly well!




BELOW: Janey and her new Daddy, Don!







Janey and new Mom, Lisa...loading like a pro!




Pics of the pony didn't turn out, but will post when I get some from Don & Lisa.



Big Thanks To Lisa and Don for giving this sweet girl and adorable pony a second chance at life!

Jo

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Rescue Truck!

Hi!

I am posting a few pics of our rescue truck. We have gotten a couple of emails asking about our truck...why, we dont know...we didn't ask! We have the big black ugly truck that everyone refers to as, well...the ugly truck. Then there is the even bigger, black truck with a dumpbed, that I cant operate (lol)...donated to us by John from Philly.


Then we have the horse rescue truck. It has a mural on both sides that shows a native American riding his horse and ponying another horse through a serene landscape...angelic and haven like...hhhmmmm...coincidence? I DON'T THINK SO!!


Have a great day everyone...tomorrow...pics of our handsome guys and gorgeous girls...and our newly donated feed room building!!




The Rescue Truck headed home from the MD State Fair...

Check out the nifty HORS RSQ tag!!
Close-up of mural...
Toodles,
Jo

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mattie....do you remember him?

Hi Everyone,

This is an update on one of our most popular horses, Mattie!

Mattie is continuing to make a great recovery! He had one of the worst cases of founder our blacksmith has ever seen. Thanks to the expert care of our blacksmith, Chuck, and the support from the community, he has recovered to the point of being pasture sound. He does have his off days (usually just before Chuck is due in) but those are fewer and farther between with each passing week.

These photos aren't the best, but we wanted to show you the difference in his feet...compared to his rescue on January 29, 2007.

Thank you to everyone has donated for Matties care and everyone who keeps him in their prayers!

Mattie getting a bite of grass...





BELOW: The medicine plates that have allowed his feet to heal. Most horses would have been put down with founder this severe. We just couldn't look into that face and do that to him...we knew he would let us know if he didnt want to fight anymore, and if he did, we would allow him to go peacefully and with dignity surrounded by the human family that loves him.

That moment hasn't come yet!


Mattie is a learning experience, his condition has gone from horrific and causing him to lay down 18 hours a day to him functioning like a normal horse. Well, as normal as he can be for being spoiled rotten and doted on constantly!

And we didnt need millions of dollars to save him...just the love and kindness of our Angel Acres supporters and the kindness and compassion of one farrier.

Jo

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Winner Is....

Hi Everyone!

Well...the raffle was drawn this evening...big thanks to Brian for being our willing victim, er participant, for our raffle drawing...you know how we can get at Angel Acres...a bit silly after our bed times! LOL!

Read on...



This is Brian...at 9:30 this evening we wrangled Brian to come over and pull out the winning raffle slip...


This is Brian getting ready to pull the slip and wondering just what the heck he had gotten into...did I forget to mention we were taking pics?!



Brian is reaching in to pull the winning raffle slip....which we had THOROUGHLY mixed around...notice the lovely array of hand decorated horse shoes! LOL!




Brian eyes the winning raffle ticket...hhhmmmm...."do I know this person?" he might be thinking...lol...



The lucky Angel Acres winner is...Dody Burger!!!

Congrats Dody!

We blurred your number...we didnt want you to be over-run with adoring fans! LOL!!

Seriously folks...to everyone who stopped by to say hello and chat, buy a horse shoe, drop a few dollars in our donation jar or just in passing told us you think we are doing a great job...from all of us at Angel Acres...we thank you!


Jo, Patty, Fran, Jackie and the entire Angel Acres gang!

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Well, its the last day of the MD State Fair and it has been a great 11 days for Angel Acres! We got to meet A LOT of nice people, we sold a lot of shoes to help our rescue fund, we sold some T-Shirts too!

Our Drawing will be held tonight for the Gift Certificate Basket...we will grab some poor innocent bystander at 9:30 pm and make them reach into the box and pull out a name! LOL!

We will take photos of the event and post it this evening (provided we have enough toothpicks left over to prop our eyes open with) for everyone to see!

Ssssoooo...the winner will be announced before Mid Night tonight!

WOO HOO!

Jo

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Off to load the Shiloh Horses!

Good Morning Everyone!

We were off to load the Shiloh Horses for Mitch's arrival and Tristan and Token were wondering what the heck all the ruckus was about so early! LOL!

Photos and updates to follow soon...be sure to check out Shiloh Horse Rescues Blog !

Jo

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Horse Shoe Matches New Owner?!



Ok...this is just WAY too adorable to not post...



This shoe was purchased at the MD State Fair and the little dog matches the shoe's little doggie exactly! We didnt get the lady's name but she let us take this picture.



HOW ADORABLE!!

Jo

Day 9 - Maryland State Fair!

WOW!!



SUPER BUSY AT THE FAIR TODAY!!

There were oodles of people that stopped by our booth to say hello and chat. Our horse shoes are as popular as they were last year (my poor, poor finger tips! lol) and we are getting ready to open our online Shoe Store!

We have a few pending adoptions and will post that info soon...


Jo and Patty at the state fair...with our new Angel Acres banner! Big thanks to Signsations and Chuck Gambo for the sign and the wonderful gift basket being raffled off!



Big Thanks to Lizzie, Aaron and Stephen for all of their hard work!


Have a great day everyone!

Jo

Friday, August 29, 2008

Rainy and cold day at the rescue...

Hey Everyone,

Well, today was one super rainy day! I had planned to take some photos of Juliet to post and it was raining all day, I never even got the camera out. I will take some tomorrow and post them on the blog.

Electricity went out at the fair today for an hour or so. It was REALLY a slow day at the Fair...we are hoping for a busy day tomorrow.

Wishing you a happy (and dry!) weekend!

Jo

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Romeo, where for art thou?


Well...he's right here!


This is Romeo, and yep, Juliet is here too! She wil be pictured tomorrow...

Romeo was adopted by Jo-Ellen. Jo-Ellen wanted to do something special for her birthday. She came out, met Romeo and that was it! She adopted him on the spot...but...she has no where to keep him.

So, we had an idea...what if her generousity could benefit both a horse and a child?

Soooo...with Jo-Ellen's blessing, are going to free lease Romeo to a 4-h or pony club child who would like to ride and take care of horse, but isnt in the position to purchase a guy or gal.

Romeo is going to make some young lady or young man very happy. We cant thank Jo-Ellen enough for her incredible kindness and generousity

She also wanted to help Juliet...check back tomorrow to see pictures of Juliet and learn how Jo-Ellen has helped her too!

Toodles!



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

From Fran...

Hi Folks- Fran here.. blogging for JO.. just a few things that are happening with Angel Acres this week. We are happy to announce Mojo left today for his new home... Goldie got a visit from the vet and is getting some new meds to attend to his rundowns and his abscess.. his foot will be wrapped daily..Tippy is "ruling the roost" over at Monkton - he must be the first in the "food" line.

Maui and Golden, Golden look alike- it is really tough to identify them over at Sparks....Bandit is one nice mover..

Stormy is loving his pals in the field- Libby especially..

Jake is now at Sparks and happy as can be... but he needs a good home...

And of course Super Nationals is "super national" at the red barn..

We have been busy at the MD State fair trying to raise $$ to save more horses. Please come and visit us when you can. I am afraid we are looking at rain tomorrow and Friday but the weekend should be good. Many thanks to those that have stopped by and said hi and donated..

WE THANK YOU!!

I think Jo is going to post the shoe store on line for maybe 60 days. These shoes make awesome Xmas gifts and we have some very nice Halloween shoes as well...Please tell everyone you know!!

Thanks,

Fran

Another great day at the fair...

Good Morning,

Well...it was another great day at the Maryland State Fair! We want to thank everyone for stopping by and chatting with us!

Patty took some great photos of the kids helping run our booth!

Big thanks to Lizzie, Aaron, Hunter and Stephen! We will post photos this evening, once Patty sends them to me from her camera.

We are to the Fair again today,

Have a great day everyone!!

Jo

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Markie Goes to A-rated Show!

Good Morning Everyone,

I was going to post about the Fair this morning...but wanted to share the following with you...will post later about the fair...

Liesha is the proud Mom of Markie, a Thoroughbred mare once bound for slaughter.

We are so thrilled with the way that this wonderful family has cared for Markie and the amazing progress she has made. Kathy, Liesha's Mom, will be starting a blog called, "The Markie Chronicles" we will be hosting their blog link on our scroller!

I thoroughly enjoy getting my Markie and Liesha fix and we think you will too!

Big thank you to this wonderful family for giving this mare a second chance and a simply fabulous life!

Jo



Markie...read on...


Markie says look at my pretty braids. I'm going to an A-Rated show today so I have to look really special!


Ok, so I was a little silly in the Equitation classes, except the jumping ones because I love to jump. I redeemed myself in the Hunter Division. I ended up with 2 thirds, 1 fifth, 1 sixth & 1 seventh out of 11 riders.




Look it's a statue, no it's just a wet Markie.

Here's a pictures of me right after my post-show bath. Don't I look beautiful? Muscular yet feminine.