Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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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!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Puppy Mill Passes in PA!


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 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!


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.



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 which will lead them to the HSUS website ( 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

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 ( 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
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television

Thursday, October 16, 2008


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, 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,, 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

Visit her website at

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.


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!!


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


Good Morning Everyone!

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


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!

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 Please stop by and see us!!!!

And next Sat as well there will be Angel Acre shoes at the 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!


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 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), 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
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 62Glenville, PA 17329
Phone: 717-965-7901
Fax: 866-892-5069