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Friday, July 31, 2009

Update on Chief, Bella & Cherokee from Liz!

Hi Jo,

I am sending you a link to my website pictures that show Chief, Bella (two Angel Acres horses) and Cherokee(stuffed horse) getting to know each other.

Chief was the only one to canter out to greet the new pony. Bella then followed along while the rest of the scaredy cats went running the other way. You will see in the pictures that they all finally came to meet her but only Chief and Bella actually sniffed her and thought of her as a real pony. Bella actually went to her back end and lifted her up with her nose and she fell! and my cute little bella then started grooming her!! next time I have to take the video camera out. It was so cute.

Cherokee is a stuffed pony we use for kids......

Chief is doing well and I LOVE HIM!!!


Garcon D'or Goes To Foster Training Home!

Garcon D'or aka Gee went off to his foster moms home today! Fran, who has Dustin's Dreamer, wanted to help out even more with the rescue gang and decided to take Gee to her place and school him on the flat and basically work with him for the next couple of months.

Gee is EXCEPTIONALLY kind, pleasant, quiet, well-behaved and is a fantastic mover on top of all that! He has no issues, no vices, no bad habits...just a good boy who will make someone a very happy horse owner...really soon!

Big thanks to Fran for her unending support of Angel Acres!

This is Gee waiting for the trailer to be ready to hop you can see his is very anxious...NOT! LOL! Notice Pippin, our barn managers dog, just a foot away from Gee. He is SUCH a good boy!

He has some superficial bites on his back and hiney and is really low in the pecking order...we hope he finds his forever home soon after his training...he really deserves it!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lewisbury Youth Group!

Unfortunately, my camera battery died and I was not able to get pictures of todays volunteer group! They braved the stifling, awful heat and were here bright and early!

They were fabulous!! They cleaned out Ole Blue (our storage van) and took down some seriously mean wasp nests as well getting her all organized and spiffy! Blue tends to get cluttered pretty quickly...she may not be on the road, but Blue sure earns her keep! LOL! Will post some pics tomorrow.

They mucked stalls for us, (THANK YOU!) they scrubbed water tubs, fed the sheep, goat and pot bellies. They also helped decorate a ton of shoes for our upcoming fundraiser!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Happy Update on Token & Red!

This is New York Token in his new home with Nikki & family!

This is Red, aka Mr. Pokey Pants, he is also apart of Nikki & Tokens family!!

They both look absolutely beautiful and are doing great! Big thanks to to Nikki and her family for giving these two wonderful boys a happy, loving home!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What a great foster Mom, Kit-Ten is...

This is Ms. Fancy Pants aka Kit-Ten...
This is a litter of kittens that I found in the ceiling of the big barn at Angel Acres...I nursed them from about 2 weeks of birth until thye were weened...sadly 3 of them did not survive, but the 4 that did were quickly foster mommed by Kit-Ten has never had a litter and was not producing milk, but started taking care of them about the second week (4 weeks of age) with grooming, cleaning, playing and cuddling...etc...what a good kitty!!!
Kit-Ten is the black cat in the middle...

Calls Need - The Cloud Foundation - MUST READ!

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Cloud Foundation
Drastic Removal Planned for Cloud's Herd
Watch Youtube Video here

Dear Friends of Cloud’s Herd,
Some good news: HR 1018 the “Restore our American Mustang” or ROAM Act passed through Congress on July 17 with a vote of 239-185! Now we need to keep up this bill’s momentum and get it out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and up for a vote. The Senate will likely be a much tougher vote for this bill so please start asking your senators now to vote yes on the ROAM act (click here to contact your senators).
The Cloud Foundation had meetings with the BLM, the Forest Service, and Montana Representatives earlier this month and we have legally appealed the BLM’s recent Herd Management Area Plan on the grounds that it does not allow for a self-sustaining, genetically viable herd. We have also appealed the Forest Service’s decision to rebuild the fence across the top of the Pryors to keep horses from accessing their historical and currently used rangelands in the Custer National Forest.
The BLM just released their Preliminary Environmental Assessment for a roundup in the Pryors and you can read it here. The BLM proposes rounding up and removing 70 HORSES plus some foals. Comments should be mailed by August 17th to: Billings BLM Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101

Polaris and her 2009 filly "Jet" and Bachelors spar in the Forest Service Lands

The Cloud Foundation could support a limited removal of up to 20 one and two-year old horses but we must not allow BLM to bring this herd down the such low numbers and destroy their unique Spanish genetics. Nearly all mares returned to the range would be given a 22-month contraceptive drug, which is still being tested in the wild. This would gut the herd, leaving fewer than ten reproducing mares in the coming year.
I have recorded a new Youtube piece- click here to view. We are asking that everyone contact Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar or 202-208-7351. We need to go to the top to save this unique herd of wild horses should the BLM move forward with their disastrous plan!

Thank you,
Ginger Kathrens
Volunteer Executive Director
The Cloud Foundation
Part of Lakota's Band grazes- Jethro and his mother (right) face are likely to lose their freedom in a 70+ horse removal
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rain and Greg!

Well, seems that the rain seems to be following Greg!

Greg has been working all weekend for the rescue and every time he gets into a project, the weather seems to say...nope, buddy boy, dont think then it rains!

But...he got the driveway regraded, the entire property mowed, the big fields cut, and of course the obligatory electric cord repair...he is forever cutting it with some sort of equipment!

Will post a picture soon...

Have a great day everyone!

Jo :o)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Check out Angel Acres Giggles & Laughs!

OK...we all know that rescue has its many highs and many, many lows...I saw the video today of the wedding couple dancing down the aisle and then the video of the Evolution of Dance and literally laughed so hard I thought I was going to pass out!

Check out our newest blog Angel Acres Giggles & Laughs blog!

Each day I will be posting one or two funny videos that I can snag from the net...there are tons out there, I just wanted to give our readers an opportunity to have one happy place to come to daily for a good laugh!

If you have any videos you want us to post, please send them to me...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Matties Legacy Fund Helps TB Mare!

Our first horse helped by the Mattie's Legacy Fund is a thorougbred mare originally saved by Mid Atlantic Horse Rescue and then rehomed through Angel Acres.

Mid Atlantic and Angel Acres work closely together to help as many horses in need as possible. This lovely mare was adopted out in 2004 and now, due to financial reasons, the sweet girl needs to be rehomed. Knowing our policy of always taking back our horses, the family called us and told us the situation. We were able to send the family money to cover her cost for 2 months while we find her a forever home...we could not do this without the help we have received from our readers and supporters from all over the country.

Big thanks to all who have donated to Mattie's Legacy Fund! If you haven't yet donated, please think about donating today!

Jo :o)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Angel Acres Receives TCA Grant!

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Receives TCA Grant

Media Alert

Media Contact: Fran Burns

July 13, 2009 410 340 7676

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Receives TCA Grant

Glenville, Pa.-Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue ( is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America. In the past 19 years TCA has granted more than $16 million to over 200 organizations in 38 states. TCA is the largest non profit organization in the thoroughbred industry.

"We are extremely honored to receive this grant from such a fabulous organization," said Jo Deibel, director and founder of Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue. She explained these funds will greatly assist in her efforts to care for and assist the Thoroughbreds available for adoption at Angel Acres. Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving horses bound for slaughter for human consumption. In addition, they also assist in cases of neglect and abuse. Thoroughbreds are rescued from kill pens and adopted into loving forever homes. All adoption applicants and horses up for adoption are screened thoroughly. For more information go to

TCA works year round to raise funds and awareness to assist groups in 5 different areas of Thoroughbred activities including Rescue and Retraining, Equine research, Therapeutic riding, Jockey and Backstretch programs and Education and Scholarship programs.

For more information go to


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hey...everyone @ Angel Acres is napping but me!

How come everyone is sleeping today? Geezzz...its a lazy Sunday at Angel Acres....

Fluffy...asleep in the overnight bag!

Morris...asleep being cleaned by Muffy! usual! is sleeping!

Well...that's where I am off to now...nitey nite!

Jo :o)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Horse N Around 4-H Group was horsin' around at Angel Acres!

Volunteer Day...Cuddles is looking for a new Mom or Dad...anyone looking for 1000 lb velvet-nosed fur-baby?

Ah...the magic on the shoes that will help save lives this fall!

Ringing Belle gets another Parelli lesson with Amy...

Amy says that Belle is VERY smart and is retaining a lot of what she is learning!


This is Cookie Girl AKA Cee Cee...getting her second lesson with Amy...

Cee Cee came to us in VERY poor shape...she was saved by our trainer from new holland...WAY overgrown mane, overgrown feet, ribby and wormy...but look at her now...she is gaining weight and confidence daily...

Call Today if either of these ladies or gentleman strike your fancy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dreamers Latest Show Stats!

At the last McDonogh School Show Dreamer had quite a day-
Low Hunter over fences 1st!
Low Hunter over Fences 1st!
Low Hunter Hack 3rd
Champion Low Hunter
Open Hunter over Fences 1st!
Open Hunter over Fences 1st!
Open Hunter Hack 5th
Champion Open Hunter
$40 on the way to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue.

Follow Dustin's Dreamer's show results on

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Long Hot Day at Angel Acres...yikes!

Today was long and hot...and just icky!!!

Sarah came out to volunteer today and groomed up some of the girls...woo hoo!!

The York County Development Group comes out tomorrow...and you know what that means...its HORSE SHOE TIME!!! We will be making the shoes we sell at the State Fair and in online store!

Lauren, our newest regular volunteer, will be out bright and early tomorrow to volunteer and will be grooming away!

Have a great night everyone...and keep cool!

Jo :o)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Horses on the Hill

Spent all day yesterday on Capitol Hill for the Horses on the Hill event. We were in congressional offices and phones were ringing in support of the bill!

We sure hope that this is the year that the bill finally passes. Horse rescuers were in from all over the country from California to Delaware and many places inbetween!

Will post more details on the day tomorrow...had to deal with a colicy mare and some seriously tired tooties!

Have a great night everyone!

Jo :o)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jessica & Tristan!!

Just got an update from Jessica about Tristan...they are doing fantastic together and Tristan looks fabulous! Big thanks to Jessica and her family for giving Tristan a great life in Missouri!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Paige & Jack - Loookkkiinngggg GGGOooooddd!

Many of you may remember Jack, he was pulled from the killer pen the same day as Mattie, sick and in desperate need of rescue. His story was so compelling, he made the cover of the St. Petersburg Times on the first Sunday in July in 2007...

check him out today...

From Paige:

Hi Jo!!

Jack is doing sooo good!! We finally started taking lessons again so we can learn to control our racehorse speed a little better haha. We also started jumping. The other day we jumped 2'9"!! A friend of mine took us to the local riding club and he made me pround. He didn't spook at the cars on the highway or the dogs barking or the wind or anything. He was such a good boy...

Thank you again for my angel :)

Paige and Jack

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Updates from Bridget!

Simply beautiful update from Bridget for Chloe and Lil Sugar Pie!

Both are doing fabulously well...see pics!

This is Mocha...(Mad About Fountaine)

We are so thankful for adopters like this!!

This is Chloe (Steaming Anita)

WOW!! Thank you for the update on these gorgeous ladies!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SC & H Consulting Volunteer Day at Angel Acres!

The volunteers from SC&H Consulting were out last week and helped Angel Acres get lots of stuff done!

Here's an action shot of donated hay being unloaded, getting ready to be stacked!

Carrying and goodness those were some heavy bales!

Lil Po Po checking out the hay..."hhhmmm is all that for me?!

Let the painting begin...starting to paint the feed room...WAIT till you see how it ended up!! WOO you know there will be some purple in there,

Taking a water break by the picnic table. we love to mow...not!

The buildings almost done...woo hooo!!!

Some of us were not working as hard as they could be!!!

Big thanks to SC & H Consulting for all of their hard work!! WOO HOO!

Friday, July 3, 2009

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Follow up & Resolution to yesterdays post

Ms. Deibel-
Please accept my apologies for no one responding to your question about AHPA's stance on horse slaughter, I can understand your concern. AHPA is not pro-slaughter.

I am having trouble understanding what you mean by the questionnaire allowing for slaughter as an end result for a rescued horse. There are two questions regarding slaughter, one is asking the percentage of horses that are adopted, sold, keep until their death, euthanized, or sent to slaughter, the second is asking if an organization knowingly sells their horses to slaughter buyers or their agents. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people in this arena who do not have the horses' best interest at heart and AHPA would not recommend an organization who engages in this type of activity.

AHPA maintains these questionnaires on file so that we may provide more information for those people faced with adoption, rehabilitation, and rescue issues.

I hope that I may have cleared up questions or concerns that you have had with AHPA, the questionnaire and the equine rescue organization list. If you do not wish to be listed, please let me know.
Thank you and have a safe holiday weekend,
Diana Garnett


Dear Diana,

Thank you for clarifying your groups stand on slaughter and thank you for writing back to me. The confusion started when I called and no one could give me a clear cut answer about your groups position.

As you stated in your email below, you ask how many of a rescue organizations horses are sent slaughter...that lends itself to being misinterpreted as being a viable option which your group supports since it is immediately preceded by other outcomes such as adopted, kept until their death, etc. I realize now that is not the case, but maybe in your literature you could preface the packet you mail out with a letter stating your stand on slaughter right from the beginning, thereby ending any confusion before it starts.

I have received no less than a dozen emails stating the same concerns from other rescues you contacted via your equine rescue list email, as they were copied on my original email to you.

Maybe you can send out a clarification to everyone you originally emailed to clear up the confusion...we certainly want all the help we can get, but don't want to take a chance of being perceived as being aligned with the pro slaughter side.

Since your stand is anti slaughter, we would be happy & grateful to be added on your list.

Thank you for addressing this so quickly.

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's like being a little bit pregnant, now isn't it?

My response to an information request from American Horse Protection Association...

1000 29th Street
washington, District Of Columbia 20007
Phone: 202-965-0500
Fax: 202-965 -9621

Maybe some calls from our readers can get an on...

Dear Diana,
> >
> > Thank you for emailing us about the list.
> >
> > I tried to contact you to get additional information but
> > did not hear back. One of our volunteers tried also but got
> > no response.
> >
> > My question is this - is your group pro slaughter or anti
> > slaughter? When I spoke with you last month, you indicated
> > that the AHPA board would have to address my question. As of
> > today, I have not
> > gotten your response to my question.
> >
> > Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is ANTI SLAUGHTER. There is
> > no middle stance on this issue as I am sure you are aware.
> > You are either pro slaughter or anti slaughter. When I am
> > asked what Angel Acres' stand is on horse slaughter, we
> > promptly answer anti slaughter, no discussion or board
> > meeting needed.
> >
> > Your questionairre form allows for slaughter as an
> > “option to the end result of a rescued horse.” To my
> > knowledge there is no anti-slaughter rescue allowing that
> > possible outcome for any rescued horse. Also, your
> > application form asks if our rescue “sells to kill
> > buyers.” (or something VERY worded similar)
> >
> > From the above questions one would be led to believe that
> > your organization is pro slaughter.
> >
> > As I mentioned earlier, Angel Acres is against slaughter.
> > Should the above
> > statement be correct, and your group is pro slaughter, we
> > would like to be removed from your list immediately. Our
> > organization works
> > tirelessly to save horses and raise awareness about the
> > need for horse rescue.
> >
> > Horses are an American icon and should never be in danger
> > of slaughter.
> >
> > Jo Deibel
> > Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Like Lambs to the Slaughter By Nancy Cole

Read Ms. Nancy Cole's Story Here

Like Lambs to the Slaughter
Pro Slaughter Groups Lure Unsuspecting Equestrians to their Cause
By Nancy Cole

"The American Horse Council will be presenting a forum on horse welfare issues in DC next week. Interestingly all of their speakers are pro-slaughter." States Nancy Cole. She couldn't be more correct!

Please click the link above to read her waiting on permission to post the entire story here...