Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Habitat For Horses & Angel Acres!

As many of you know Angel Acres and Habitat For Horses have each made it to the Top 20 in the makeover contest. We (HfH and AAHHR) are hoping that we each make it to the top 10...imagine what good we could do to raise awareness about horse slaughter and other issues! But, if only one of us makes it, and the other doesn't, each will have the others 100% support...including my happy dance, if need be! LOL!

But, I wanted to share a conversation that is happening right now on the web on...some folks (am referring to Sissi V who started the conversation)...just don't understand working together for a single cause...together we can move mountains, alone, we will stagnate and fail...

Fron the web site in the Habitat For Horses Fan Club:

First let me say that in no way, shape, or form do I want to diminish any of the wonderful work Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue does, but I am just really wondering how a tiny organization like this could end up in 14th place? Somebody must have been online 24/7. They currently have EIGHT available horses listed for adoption. Their name was mentioned in an article on "The" on 3/17/09.
Started by SISSI V. (sissiv) 1 day ago

1st reply...
Hi,Thank you for your post and your wonderful complement! We actually have 30 horses in the program and work across the nation to help horses. We are members, as is Habitat For Horses, of the Homes For Horses Coalition (I am a steering committee member) and strive to raise awareness about horse slaughter and the need for owner responsibility.

We are blessed to have a very dedicated group of supporters who worked so hard to land us in the 12th position (not 14th). Also, we have been at it since DAY 1 and have recruited people quite literally, daily.We have several remote facilities and take our time placing horses, many of which never make it to web site are adopted before we have a chance to list them.JoAngel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
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by Jo D. (angelacreshorsehaven)
on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:34pm
I also just checked...oddly enough...we both have 519 affiliattes!! HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!?!
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by RemarkablySpecial
on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:48pm
You may not have intended for your statement to diminish or cause harm to Angel Acres, but it certainly seems to imply that the supports of this rescue where some how less than honest.<>As you can probably guess our family adopted a horse from Angel Acres in October of 2006 and we have been faithful supporters, reading the news letters, sending Jo Deibel photos and up dates, donating money and even going to the Maryland State Fair (we live in NJ) to support them.
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by RemarkablySpecial
on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:55pm
I'll confess (Jo close your eyes or you'll never speak to me again) that while I joined to help Angel Acres, it was a while before I actually started posting. Once my daughter figured out how to work things, I posted every day, usually earning the maximum number of points possible for that day.

When I posted I tried to make intelligent comments, offer advice from personal experience, add quality photos & videos, reviewed only items and businesses that I was truly familiar with and in my journal entries I tried to be both educational and entertaining. I often posted more photos and videos (and continue to do so) than I was able to receive points for, because I wanted to be an active member of Zootoo and not just participate during the contest. While I wasn't on 24/7 (I am a busy person) I did make it a priority. Had Angel Acres not been involved in the contest I would have supported a different horse rescue because it's so hard for us to compete with the dog/cat rescues.
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by R.T. F. (rtfitch)
on Mar 21, 2009 at 12:40am
Hi Sissi;As in all volunteer organizations, there may be great numbers of members but there is always a handful that work the issue 24/7. Be it a church, a PTA or your local High School Band, there is a "nut", core of people who sweat blood and make things happen.

That's okay as some people belong and pay membership fees to support the org...that's good...some join to learn more about the main topic of interest of the org...sem problema...and the list continues, but there are some who join to make a difference, to take a stand and to leave a legacy which will long outlive their membership. It does not take many people with that sort of drive to make a difference.

It's not about numbers, it is about commitment...and both of these horse rescues have people with that level drive, otherwise, neither of us would be where we are.R.T.
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by Jerry F. (jfinch)
on Mar 21, 2009 at 8:24pm
Angel Acres is driven by Jo, who is perhaps even more committed to making this world better for horses than am I, and I am committed to this cause completely. The Homes for Horses Coalition's basic premise is working together, side by side, be it starvation cases, race track rejects or fighting the slaughter of horses.

If both of us make it into the top ten, we'll do battle with the numbers and we'll have fun doing it, but if only one of us makes it, the other will support the top ten winner 100%. What they do is just as important as what HfH does. Be it 30 horses, 300 horses or just one horse, a horse's life has been saved and given another chance.

That's the true bottom line. I seriously hope both of us make it into the Top Ten because it will draw attention to the horses, to the starvation and cruelty, to the slaughter issue and to the efforts of both our organizations to educate and responsible horse ownership.
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by Jo D. (angelacreshorsehaven)
on Mar 21, 2009 at 11:11pm
Thank you Jerry for your wonderful post. I think that HfH is truly a fabulous group! If HfH is in the Top 10, you will have all of the Angel Acres gang voting for you, lookout... we can get rowdy!! lolI truly hope that both of us make it, we can do so much together to raise awareness to help the horses, and have a blast doing it!Here's to seeing you Las Vegas!Thank you so much, truly from the bottom of my heart,Jo :o)

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