Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Angel Acres Stop Slaughtering Us Billboards are UP!

Our anti horse slaughter billboards are up in Baltimore, MD. Here is one of them in action!

We are so very, very thankful to the folks at Clear Channel Outdoor in Laurel, MD. We could NOT have done this without their incredible kindness and generosity! We cannot thank them enough for donating the spaces to us!!

Angel Acres truly believes that if the general non-horse owning public knew what was going on -

that 100,000 horses a YEAR were being shipped to Canada and Mexico to be brutally slaughtered -

they would be outraged and help us (us being the rescue and horse welfare community) FINALLY get the legislation passed that would end the slaughter by sealing our nation's borders.
And here's something we are addressing in tomorrows video and I can never say it enough -

Horse Slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia!

This is NOT a nationally funded campaign, we are a grass roots group trying to make the public aware of what is going on - we would love more help getting more billboards up - if you'd like to help sponsor a billboard click here and mark your donation "Anti Slaughter Campaign" - each board runs $300 and no donation is too small - together we CAN make this public awareness campaign a great success!

If you are interested in a sponsored board, it will be specially printed and made in honor of a loved one - furry or human :o) (will read something like ... "This billboard space graciously donated by Clear Channel Outdoor and is in honor of...) contact Fran via email for more info about board sponsorship.

If you would like to donate to our Anti-Horse Slaughter Awareness Campaign you can donate securely (just note Anti Slaughter Awareness Campaign in the designation box) by clicking here.

Special thanks to our graphic design team at Ebrand Advertising who, amazingly, STILL pick up the phone when I call ;o)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Angel Acres Tree Overflows on Christmas Day :o)

These cards arrived over the past two days...WOW...thank you all so very, very much! You guys totally overflowed our tree! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Check it out - Natty and Pumpkin, velvet-nosed children of Sara of Colorado, got into their mom's stationary and sent their Auntie Jo a card and donation! How sweet ;o)

Thank you to Cathy and Brian, Ben & Karen, Clare - Angel Acres Foster Mom Extradonarie - of StableMart, Nancy M and the Kenner Family!

Thank you to Liz M who volunteers at a horse rescue in Florida, Lori M. long time Angel Acres supporter.

Angel Acres adopter via MMSC - Melissa and Fly and her family - Russell, Zoey and Miles!

Big thanks to The Dooley Family - Dave, Melissa, Emma and Michael.

Thank you to Michelle and her gang Oscar and Blue. Yoo Hoo Slew adopter Kim M now of Blacksburg, VA.

Big thanks to Shawn W and family, Franny, The ENTIRE Gillispie Family including their velvet-noses, Tammy C.
Thank you to Ann Lee!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Almost there - Angel Acres Tree is almost done :o)

The Rubinetti Family and their velvet-noses, Freddy & Cesear.

Donna A. one of Angel Acres very FIRST supporters!

The Wester Family :o)

Melodie & Wayne (we are gonna show her card at the end of the event - way cool the way she sent it), Sherry & Michelle C. members of our facebook gang :o)

Renee K., Sue M. of Maryland.

More cards arrived today! Will post them tomorrow...thank you all for helping to make our Annual Decorate the Tree Fundraiser a great success!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just 4 Days till Christmas - Tree Update!

Thank you to our friends Sharon and Wayne now residing in Florida - ggrrrr, I mean, so happy you're there missing the upcoming Nor'Easter! Love you guys!

Thank you Tina and Don (they are participated in our hay convoys this summer).

Cathy and her gang, Macbeth & Grace.

Elaine - Shiloh Horse Rescue adopter of Granite who sadly passed away in November - sent us a card for our gang.

Cindy S of New Jersey (I gave Luvie and Baby Face a kiss and carrot for you!)

And Robert R. now of Virginia!

Thank you all...more cards to post tomorrow!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tree Update - 1st We Had To Use Bottom Row!

The Newsletter will be going out tonight, but here's a peak at our latest tree picture and cards received!

Thank you to Rebecca, her family and her baby girl with the velvet-nose, Angel (adopted from Angel Acres)!

Thank you to Rae M., Mercy long time Angel Acres supporter and FOB, Sam & Kim S., Jessica & Jonathan, Wendy P., Chris C., and from Daniel, Rowan, Rebecca & Susan!

Thank you all for helping us to decorate the tree and help horses in need...and this is the first year we have had to use the bottom row to hold cards!! YEA!!

If you would like to help us, simply mail a card with a $1 donation to:

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Thank you all so very, very much!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

More Cards For The Angel Acres Tree!

We want to send out Big Thanks To Carmen H., Brooke H., Julie, Cheri & her OTTB Hollywood Vic and Bob & Carol!
Super Big thanks to EVERYONE helping us with our tree!!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

On A Happy Note - Our Tree Update!

Big thanks to Laura K., Barbara & Angel Acres Adopted Velvet-Nose Harvey, Sheila and her equine gang Joni & Angel Acres Chief!

Special thanks to Jeannette - Mattie's Virtual Mom!

Thank you everyone for helping us decorate our tree!!

See below if you'd like to help us decorate the tree!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I AM LIVID - Slaughterhouse Sue DARES to Email Angel Acres!

THIS IS THE BODY OF THE LETTER I GOT TODAY - am sure other rescues got it comments in BOLD and BOLD

To Whom It May Concern:

Hey there Slaughterhouse Sue - that would be Jo Deibel you are addressing.

A RESCUE and REJUVENATION program of the United Horsemen's Unified Equine System has been created to care for "unwanted" horses and give them a chance to become "wanted," healthy and happy.

Let's see since there is NO free breeding in the USA and no one has a litter of baby horses show up on their doorstep ALL horses (except wild horses) WERE wanted at one time. They have simply outgrown the purpose for which they are bred, making them HOMELESS HORSES - NOT unwanted horses.

The Unified Equine System is a holistic system that is designed to provide a solution to the problem of excess domestic horses in the United States.

How about breeding for quality and not quantity, ya think that might slow down the increase in the number of HOMELESS HORSES? Seems your VP is a AQHA BREEDER - doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of rescue? Angel Acres doesn't breed their rescue horses...and neither do other good rescues, so I guess that kicks your faux rescue group to the curb in that department, doesn't it?

The United Horsemen seek to help horses and owners in any situation. People may donate equines they are not able or willing to keep, at any of our satellite rescue centers planned for multiple locations in the U.S. The horses will immediately be examined by a veterinarian.

I personally think this statement equates to - Send us your horses, we'll slaughter them for free for ya AND we will sanitize their horrific death by using words that make it seem less brutal and vile than it is!

If they are in good condition, and potentially useful, they will be sent to the Rescue Program, a collaborative effort with college and university equine programs and private horse trainers to train, re-train and market horses.

OMG - IF they are in good condition they will be sent to rescue? And if not, they'll get a big ole bash in the frigging skull? IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?! Because that is what slaughter is...brutally being bashed in the head, your throat slit as you are hanging upside down by one hoof!

The Rescue Program may also be a good option for trained, dependable older horses who are no longer needed or wanted in their current situation. Once evaluated by professionals, and wherever possible, these horses will be placed as kids' horses, or provided at little or no cost to therapeutic riding programs, and other equine nonprofit purposes. If appropriate, they may be sold to riding schools, trail riding businesses, or other such enterprises.

OOOOHHHH...sssoooo if there is ANY potential left for you guys to get a few bucks you'll sell them up the road?! NICE!! GREAT FRIGGING RESCUE PROGRAM YOU GOT GOING!

Lack of training can be a significant factor in a horse becoming "unwanted." The Unified Equine Rescue Program is an ideal place for untrained, but potentially desirable, horses. The Rescue Program connects untrained prospects with capable professionals and student trainers, giving these horses the best chance to succeed. This element of the Rescue Program is set up with the breeder and owner in mind - people unexpectedly hit by the downed horse market and who now may not be able to afford training.

So, the lack of training - probably by a backyard breeder - causes the horse to be HOMELESS and now it's the horses fault...nice...this statement is just total bs!

Horses in poor condition will be placed in the Rejuvenation Program for extra feed, care, and supplementation, until they are healthy and ready for re-evaluation. long is that? Until they are fat enough to be slaughtered at your bogus, bullshit rescue program?!

Pregnant mares, foals, yearlings, and weanlings will be put on pasture until ready for re-evaluation and placement. Mares may also be provided to university equine reproduction research programs.

OOHHH...boy...So in addition to slaughtering horses at your faux rescue you now want to send them off to research programs, too!! Pregnant mares too? HEY, are you gonna try to get into the Premarin biz too? Wooo! You guys sure are batting 1000 in the eyes of the horse loving community aren't you?!

The Unified Equine System will also offer an incentive program, paying bonuses to owners and/or trainers who are successful in competition with horses that came from the program.

No words for the above statement....sigh...

Because the Unified Equine System is organized by horse industry professionals, horses can be evaluated and placed as show prospects, ranch horses, therapeutic riding horses, rodeo bucking stock, and much more.

OMG - RODEO BUCKING STOCK?! That is so loaded with a million directions I could go, I will leave it for later.

Owners who donate horses to United Horsemen, a non-profit, 501c3 organization, will receive a 100% tax-deductible donation receipt.

Hey, you know what...if an owner donates to any NON PRO SLAUGHTER 501c3 rescue they get a tax donation forgot to mention that in your statement!

For horses that have lived past their useful life, are unsound, un-trainable, or otherwise not suitable for re-homing, a humane system of slaughter will be utilized. Equipment and management practices approved by Dr. Temple Grandin will provide a quick, clean death with a minimum of stress and pain. Horses will be handled humanely and respectfully, employees will undergo proper training, and the facility will be monitored to prevent mishandling and abuse.


Every part of the horse will be put to good purposes, from providing nourishing, high quality meat to the hungry and to those who choose to buy it for their tables, to zoo diets for big cats and other carnivores, to canned pet food. Horse hide is very valuable as rawhide and as leather. Otherwise unusable parts will be rendered to essential oil and byproducts. Some parts can be used for both human and veterinary medicine. Even the hair can be used.

Every part of the horse can be used? How about when they are alive how the horse contributes to the economy? Didn't see a mention of how they help local communities.

Hayman makes money because he's feeding the horse, store selling him the timothy seed makes money, same for the grain store. Then there are the tack shops, apparel makers, on and on and on....a horse STOPS contributing to the economy once he dies but contribues enormously when he is a ALIVE!

Horses entering the system that are not appropriate for either the Rescue Program or the Processing Program will be put on pasture until their status changes. This would primarily be brood mares with baby colts, weanlings, yearlings, and horses who may have suffered an injury, will never be sound, but have been provided with veterinary medications that will need to be held for an appropriate withdrawal period before being processed.

What does this mean? Seems to me it means - "welp, there missy slaughterhourse suzy q. looks like ole Sunshine here ain't fit for anything but slaughter but she ain't fat enuff yet, so let's put her on some pasture and fatten her up so we can get some good money for our "rescue program"

The Rescue, Rejuvenation, and Slaughter Programs are complemented by the Equine Assurance Program, an industry-driven assurance program to address both animal welfare issues and food quality and safety issues through licensing, certification, and training; as well as the Horses for Humanity Program, which is specifically focused on using horse products for charitable purposes where horse meat can be provided to the hungry, or be contributed as pet food to nonprofit animal shelters. The National Do Not Slaughter Registry provides extra assurance to those who do not ever want to see their horse processed.


And you are trying to pass off SLAUGHTERED HORSES to AMERICA'S poorest citizens?! Do you realize that almost every SINGLE product we give horses to keep them healthy are carcinogenic to humans (that means they cause cancer). And there is NO withdrawal time for bute recognized by the FDA? NONE!! NO WITHDRAWAL TIME FOR BUTE RECOGNIZED BY THE FDA!

The FDA bans administration of bute in any animal intended for food. Click here to see the article detailing a study of bute in horses slaughtered for human consumption.

NO animal can be slaughtered for food that has had bute with the exception of cows before 20 months of age, did you know that, Mr. Man? Find me a horse that hasn't EVER had bute and I'll show you oceanfront property in Arizona.

If your horse rescue is interested in working with our program, please contact Sue Wallis at or (307)680-8515, or Dave Duquette at or (541)571-7588. While no one really cares to think about horses getting processed, the reality is many horses are suffering far worse lives and deaths than a quick, humane death could ever be. Please help us help them through our realistic system that will end unnecessary suffering.

I got two words for your program their Slaughterhouse Sue Wallis and Dave D. and they rhyme with DUCK SHOE!


Dave Duquette

Executive Director

United Horsemen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Angel Acres Tree Update - Weird Picture

Thanks to Ms. Fran - Fran Burns Mom - she totally rocks! She made it to our event, didn't win anything in the silent auction but sent the gang a donation and a card for our tree!

Sister Catherine - long time Angel Acres supporter!

Carol & David - Angel Acres design team :o)

Lorraine & Bill - long time Angel Acres supporter - to Mattie's Legacy Fund.

Penny of Vt, Michele of MN, Octavia & Martz of NC, Kristin, Josh & children Haven & Hadden.

The Cornetto Family - Angel Acres adopter and long time supporter!

I don't know why the tree photo looks like this...I took literally 20 pictures...with flash, withoutflash, close-up and far away and they ALL look like sorry for the weird glow!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Angel Acres Tree Update - More Cards Have Arrived!!

BBrrrrrr....Boy oh boy, it's COLD am happy to be INSIDE for a few minutes updating the Angel Acres Tree and writing about it on the blog!

Big thanks to: Fran - yes, that Fran, Angel Acres volunteer extradonaire ;o) She is donating $200 to our newer tractor fund - see below!

And big thanks to: Ellen - who also made our rescue her Christmas Wish on FB, Elaine & Rob, Suzanne H., and Mike & Hollie of WV.

Thank you all very much for helping us!

The funds will be going towards a newer (not new - boy, I wish lol) tractor - we DESPERATELY need a newer tractor - ours is a 1952 8N Ford Tractor that keeps blowing the radiator and a host of other problems - pto thingy doesn't do whatever it is supposed to do (Greg says its supposed to lift stuff) - the clear gas bubble thing keeps leaking gas or doing something it's not supposed too.

Over the weekend it broke down AGAIN as Greg was spreading manure in the field. This time he made it back (most times I have to go and find him in the field and take him a bucket of tools to him to fix it) to the parking area by the manure ramp and we are hoping and praying that Greg can repair it again and that it hangs on until we can get another one...sigh...

Good used tractors run about $5000 to $8000 for a model Greg can repair himself (we don't need anything snazzy lol) and that is big just can't have horses without a decent tractor. We were able to save on the truck tires and are putting a $175 from that fund towards the tractor so our grand total so far is $375 towards the tractor!

If you know of anyone who might have a tractor they are no longer using, please let us know...we are on a very tight budget so it will have to be second hand...or if you have or might know of anyone who has a tractor they would like to donate PLEASE email me

Or you can help by decorating our tree - funds from that (we won't total it till the first of the year) will go towards the tractor!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Newest Angel Acres Tree Update - YEA!!

Our Christmas Tree Event is in full swing! More cards and gifts for the horses have arrived!

Big Thanks to Ellen of Chicago, Teresa M. in memory of her Little Bichon Tony Tyler passed away Dec 2, 2010, to LONG time supporter Linda W and her son Alek and their gorgeous OTTB, Calypso!

Thank you to Laura, Donna P, and Gail - thank you all so very, very much!

Big thanks to Caitlin T and Stacie L. for sending a binkie for Crocket!!! That was so very, very sweet!!!

If you'd like to help decorate our tree, simply send a holiday card with a $1 donation to:

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Thank you to everyone helping us...we could NOT do what we do with your support!

We are Roberta's Christmas Wish - How Wonderful is That?!

Friend of Angel Acres, Roberta of Florida, had sent out an email last month asking her friends and family to donate to Angel Acres instead of Christmas presents for truly, wonderfully kind of her!

We recently received an anonymous donation in her honor (online), Roberta herself made a very generous donation and we just received a Christmas card for our tree with a donation in honor of Roberta. We want to thank her for this awesome, selfless gift...biggest thanks from the entire Angel Acres Gang!

Recent cards that arrived for the tree are - Delma in honor of Roberta's Christmas wish, Aunt Carol from Elizabeth, PA., and Leslie P. We also received a card from Crockets foster Mom Deanne and her son Matthew. And we received a card from Greg's coworker's Vicki and her husband Bob and son Lucas! How awesome is this blog?!

Thank you everyone for helping us help more horses in need by decorating our tree!! Most recent picture is shown :o)

If you would like to help us decorate the tree simply send a holiday card with a $1 donation to us at:

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Update on the Angel Acres Tree - YEA!!

Big thanks to Chris for giving us a card at the Padonia Station Event and for helping with getting the event ready...sooooo...received some cards for our tree today!

Big thanks to Chris & Clyde (same Chris :o) , Carrie & Roscoe, Mary Jo, and Brody from Winter Springs, Florida!

Thank you all for helping us help horses in need by decorating The Angel Acres Tree!

See adorable Santa in the car below for info on how to help us decorate the tree!
Cartoon designed by our graphic designer, Carol Griffiths, of Ebrand Advertising!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yea! Update on the Angel Acres Christmas Tree!

Big thanks to the following folks who sent in a card to help decorate out tree and help us take care of the velvet-nosed gang!

Ron & Wendy and their OTTB's Metro & Porkchop, Adams County SPCA, Ginny S, Martha & Stormy - (Martha is Mom to Angel Acres OTTB Stormy), Kathy L, Monica B, and Cindy & Dennis! We so appreciate your kindness and generosity to your gang!

If you would like to help us decorate the tree simply send a holiday card
with a $1 donation to us at:
Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Monday, December 6, 2010

Angel Acres Christmas Tree Update!

Thank you Toi of Apple Butter Treats - Official Treats of the Angel Acres Gang - for sending her Christmas card with a donation for the velvet-nosed gang!

Thank you for thinking of our gang...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Padonia Station Angel Acres Dec 7 Silent Auction List!

1. Hound and Fox artificial Wreath
2. LARGE Race Card SIGNED by Jockeys!! 2009 (Rachel Alexandra year)
3. LARGE Race Card SIGNED by Jockeys!!! 2010
4. Bud Lite Wood Bench and 2 Ravens collectors Tins of UTZ Potato Chips
5. Basket of CoverGirl Makeup-
6. Coffee Basket- Templeton Thompson CD’s, 2 Southern States Travel Coffee Mugs, gift certificates for 2 cups of coffee, $25 gift card Kingsdene Nursery.
7. Note Cards- Horsey, from Stablemart, Bottle of 14 Hands Wine, and
$50 Bluestone Restaurant Gift Certificate
8. Casserole Dish- Phoenix Pottery Studio, $20 Gift certificate from Soup’R Natural Restaurant, Hereford, MD.
9. Faith Hill/Tim McGraw license plates (1 of each) and mousepads (1 of each)
10. Brighton Watch- bright green band, $25 gift certificate to Patrick’s Restaurant
11. Sterling Silver Bracelet- Alpha Gold Exchange
12. 14k David Yerman Style handmade Topaz Ring- Alpha Gold Exchange
13. 2 Jody Jaffe AUTOGRAPHED Books- “Chestnut Mare, Beware” and “A Horse of a Different Killer”.
14. Pearl Bracelet, earrings handmade by Julia Lauer/ 2 tickets to BSO show.
15. Stuffed Child’s Bear, Horse calendar and Breast Cancer Breyer horse
16. Soup Crock (Phoenix Pottery Studio), Panera Bread for a year!!
17. “The Story of Storm Cat” Autographed by the author, Horse tin, Silpada horse pin, bottle of 14 Hands wine.
18. Original Watercolor print
19. Butler Gallery Original artwork by Victoria Salvano, “The Block in Baltimore”
20. Horsey notecards- Stablemart, Spur sterling silver earrings, crafted by Kabana - In House Jewelers
21. Dog Grooming-by Yvonne, Dog print pocketbook, Autographed book about dog by Dean Koontz, 1 4lb bag of Blue Seal Dog Biscuits
22. 2 20 lb bags Blue Seal Dog food ( 1 Pork and Barley, 1 Performance), 2 bags Dog Biscuits.
23. Coffee Basket- 5 coffee certificates, 1 coffee mug Southern States
24. Poinsettia artificial wreath from Valerie Matricciani, Snowman rug
25. Dr. Starr Parsons Massage, Chiropractor, $50 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
26. Butterfly prints-
27. Butterfly prints-
28. Platinum Performance -25lb bucket, Platinum garment bag, Platinum hat and calendar
29. Chocolate lovers basket- Sharffen Berger chocolates!!
30. Horse Racing Plate by Ouisha and $25 gift card from Wegman’s
31. Autographed Secretariat photo and Secretariat Beanie Baby collectible horse
32. Rocking Horse- that moves and whinnies
33. Outback Gift Basket- Bottle of Pino Grigio wine, 2 wine glasses, gift card, bread board.
34. Day at the Races for you and 25 of your friends at Laurel or Pimlico
35. Autographed Football – Jean Seiler NOT all Ravens players.
36. Zenyatta Poster (framed) and Zenyatta Breyer Xmas ornament
37. AMF Bowling Family Pack – 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pitcher of soda and box of popcorn Timonium bowling lanes.
38. Treks Climbing Wall passes for 8.
39. 4 tickets to Medieval Times Banquet and Show
40. Season Ski Pass to Ski Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail.

Alder Hill Farm Answers Angel Acres Good Rescue List - WAY COOL!!

Yesterdays article briefly went into my experience with Sharon Crumb and tips to ask a horse rescue before you donate assuming rescue is not yet a GFAS facility - the article is here.

Several folks shared and reposted the story, Alder Hill Farm went a step further and took the time to answer the Angel Acres "questions to ask before you donate" (for horse rescues not yet GFAS Accredited or Verified facilities) List for their rescue.

I hope they will place this on their site for everyone to see...hhhmmmm....if you are rescue and answer these questions, please let me know and I will post them and add a permament link to them to our site and blog, etc ;o)

From Alder Hill Farm "Here are the tips with Alder Hill Farm's answers right out for everyone to read!!!" (I bolded the article questions and comments, Jo)

1) Where are you located? Different areas of the country have different setups for horses. Walnut Grove, MO in the heart of QH and fox trotter land where are a right not a privelege and everyone has a backyard with a horse or 2

2) How long have you been operating? Are they brand spanking new or been at it awhile? We have been in operation since 2004 with pictures, newspaper articles and references to prove our care and commitment to EVERY horse that enters our facility

3) What kinds of horses do you rescue? All breed or breed specific? Although we originally started out rescuing 64 PMU foals by directly outbidding a kill buyer, we rescue any horse any need and have almost all breeds represented out our farm!

4) What are you rescuing them from? Abused, neglected or slaughter bound, or some of each? All of the above, we also try to accept as many surrender horses as possible when the owners care enough to contact us and are not trying to make a quick buck. Our goal is prevent horses from ever entering the slaughter pipeline by working with owners.

5) What is your greatest need? Don't be surprised if they say "monetary donations" it is a legitimate and important need in rescue. However, many will also need blankets, hay, feed, equipment, etc. Our greatest need at the moment is monetary, but donations can be made directly to our vet. We have a large vet bill on Wrangler, a 5 mo-old colt we rescued that we just lost to ulcers. We also need money for grain and donations can be made directly to the feed store. We can always use more blankets, feeders and most all "horsey" items. We are in great need of mini tack to train our minmis for equine therapy. We also need a small tractor with a 3-oint hitch as our horses are 5 miles apart and it takes 1/2 a day to drive our tractor between the farms to feed hay!

6) Do you allow visitors? Any good rescue should be able to allow a visit within a few days if they do not already have visiting hours in place. We love visitors and although we have not yet established visiting hours, we always welcome and encourage everyone to come out and meet the fur gang! Treats, carrots or attention MUST be provided, however!!!

7) Do you have non volunteer references I can call? (BE SURE TO CALL THEM!) Vets, farriers, other rescues, professional horse people etc!!!!

8) How many horses are you placing (if they adopt out) each week/month? Point of reference - NO ONE is placing 30 to 40 horses weekly / 120 horses monthly - into good, solid, inspected, application approved homes. If the claims are that high, ask to speak to adopters - if they balk, send your hard earned money elsewhere. I am very happy to say that we placed 2 horses in 2 absolutely wonderful homes! Not very many placed, but the homes were throughly vetted, references checked out AND I personally hauled the horses to CA from MO to ensure the homes were going to work out! We also brought two of our horses we adopted out in 2005 back to MO from CA because their owner was having financial difficulties and it was in the horses' best interests! NO horse will leave our facility unless we are assured it is going to as good or better home than we offer! We may not rescue 1,000 a year, but EVERY horse (currently 93) at our farm will be safe forever, not for a few days or weeks! 30 days to 30+ years, however long a horse needs sanctuary is how long they will be with us!

9) Ask how they find homes for their horses? Are they screaming the truck is coming and dumping them wherever they can or are they spending time matching horse with adopter? Advertising on horse website is ok! Most find us! We still have 34 from the original 64 we rescued in 2004, many others are surrender owners, a few are Craigslist free horse or below KB priced horses and 4 auction horses we rescued June 25, 2010 (2 of which are adopted and will be leaving in the spring, 1 is pregnant and will be available for adoption after she foals, and 1 is going under training at the rescue this winter).

10) General rule of thumb - if you are not digging the vibe you are getting when asking these questions, thank them and move on. Any good rescue will be receptive to your questions and answer them willingly, many rescuers are happy to talk about their rescue as it is their passion. If you catch them at a busy time, ask if you can set up an appointment to chat about their program. Please email or4 call (417-543-4711) anytime to ask questions, just talk about the horses or to set up an appointment!!!!

11) If the rescue person refuses to answer questions or gets defensive that should be a HUGE red flag. See #10 above! You will not be blocked, ignored or treated rudely by anyone at Alder Hill Farm for any questions or comments so long as it isn't profane or threatening.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tree Update & Special Donation For Crocket

Big Thanks To Lisa and Allison for sending a special donation for Crocket to decorate the Angel Acres Christmas tree!!!

If you would like to help us decorate the tree simply send a holiday card with a $1 donation to us at:

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

And please check out our new Homeless Horses community page on FaceBook! No American domesticated horses are unwanted - ALL domestic horses WERE wanted at one time, they have simply outgrown the purpose for which they were bred and are now looking for a second career!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Angel Acres Christmas Tree Update! YEA!!

Big thanks to Lorraine & Bill, Susan B, Lynne F, Linda & Roy, Lara & Ray at Teakwood Farm, Betty & Charlie, & The Schneider Family for helping us help horses and decorate the Angel Acres tree!

The picture is a little dark because the light blew out...ugh! Will have a better one the next time we update! We update every day that we get cards for the tree :o)

If you'd like to help us decorate our Angel Acres Christmas Tree simply send a card with a $1 donation to -

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Angel Acres Decorate The Tree Update!

Big Thanks to our most recent tree decoraters!!

The Sturdevant Family & their furry family members too!

Thank you for helping us decorate our tree and help us help horses in need!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hey CNN - Why Not Include Animal Hero's? come there are NO animal heroes in the CNN Hero Thingy? All of the chosen people and causes are FABULOUS and desperately needed...but why not make a section for animal hero's?

I am betting some of these people have pets in their lives that mean a lot to them...I know of 5 people going WAY above and beyond the call of duty for animals - yet they are never mentioned in mainstream media, which I find odd since pets (of all types from the very small to the very large) are such a huge part of the American way of life.

There are animal hero's working every day in ...every aspect of animal welfare - why doesn't CNN or some other well known news/television/radio group - A NON ANIMAL RELATED GROUP that can get the word out to the general public - do something like this for animal hero's?

If there are any out there, please let me know, I have not able to find one group that does something like this for animal hero's that isn't animal related.

I'd love to hear Anderson Cooper's thoughts on this...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Angel Acres Christmas Tree Update - YEA!!

We just received some new cards for our Decorate The Tree Event!

SUPER big thanks to Jennifer, Debbie & Kelly and their gang -Chico, Major, Twine (his mother's name is Rope), Gypsy, Mideal and Bet.

Thank you to Roberta for sending 10 individual cards to help our tree look not so Charlie Browinish! LOL!

If you'd like to help us decorate our Angel Acres Christmas Tree simply send a card with a $1 donation to -

Angel Acres
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329

Friday, November 26, 2010

Crocket Rescued Near Death - Sigh...

This is the horse we helped get to safety today - his name is Crocket.

Evidently he was being boarded somewhere in West Virginia and he was not being fed by the farm owners. For whatever reason they decided NOT to feed him due to a conflict with the horses owner.
So, allegedly the mentallity of these people was that "Hey, I am mad at the owner of Crocket so I will let his horse starve" now...what kind of vile, heartless person does that?

I am waiting on full details to come in about Crocket and when they do I will post them. We got the call at 7am this morning and immediately went into action - there was a safe place waiting for him to keep him till he gains weight and feels better (but the owner had NO idea he was this bad) they just needed (or so they thought at the time) transportation help for the horse.

Because not only did they allow this poor guy to starve nearly to death, they were going to allegedly send him to slaughter or in some other fashion end his life on Sunday. So, we called our hauler and he said absolutely he would go get the horse - he canceled his plans for the day and spent more than 5 hours (one way) driving to get him and was appauled at what he saw when he arrived. He said that the people that did this to him should go to jail and it is the worst he has ever seen.

It is horses like this that need Mattie's Legacy Fund - without it we cannot assist horses like Crocket. We will now be helping foster Mom Deanne, with feed, medical, feet, etc and we will be walking the foster mom through his refeeding so that he does not develop refeeding syndrome, and whatever else he needs.

Once he has a forever home, if he recovers, we will be using Mattie's Legacy Fund to transport him again. Angel Acres will make sure he gets a loving, wonderful forever home!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Mattie's Fund in the past and those who have thought about donating...without you...we could not have helped Crocket - he is the 11th horse we have assisted in just the past month...

We will keep you posted on his progress and will post photos of his arrival this evening once we get them via email.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sell On eBay? Help The Angel Acres Horses For The Holidays!

Do you sell on eBay? Would you like to donate a portion of the proceeds to help horses in need?

eBay Giving Works program allows eBay sellers to donate to their favorite charities (you can pick a lot of them) by simply listing an item on eBay!

Here is a list of current
eBay auctions that are benefitting the velvet-nosed gang at Angel Acres!

here to learn how you make any auction benefit Angel Acres or any charity!

Also, if you'd like to save
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue as a favorite and you can skip steps 1-3 (in the link above) or start right from the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue About My Nonprofit page click the sell tab and you can also skip steps 1-3.

In both cases Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue will be prepopulated to benefit from the listing so you don’t have to search the MissionFish database.

Give At Checkout:

Saving and deleting favorite nonprofits:

You can save as many favorite nonprofits as you want. If you save multiple nonprofits, they will appear in random order each time you complete an eBay purchase or create an eBay listing.

Only one nonprofit will appear at eBay checkout each time.

To choose the nonprofit you'll see at checkout:
1)Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.

2) Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then select Donation Account.

3) In the My Favorite Nonprofit section, search for your favorite nonprofit by name and save it.

Other ways to save a nonprofit as a favorite:
Visit your Donation Account in My eBay and select one of the featured nonprofits.

Visit the About My Nonprofit page for any nonprofit in our directory and click the Save as Favorite link.

Thank you for helping us help more horses in need!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Angel Acres Help Decorate The Christmas Tree Update

Just took this picture a few minutes ago!

Thank you Jessica & Peg for sending a card to help decorate our tree and help our velvet-nosed gang! Will update again if we receive more cards :o)

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Almost Thanksgiving At Angel Acres!

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Dear Jo,

I hope this note finds you well! Thanksgiving is almost here so I wanted to send this newsletter out before our annual Thanksgiving Newsletter.

We have so many things to be thankful for this year - so I decided to split the newsletter into two different emails.

We have been incredibly lucky this month alone; two fantastic ladies organized two different events to benefit the Angel Acres gang!

Please see the articles below for details - biggest thanks to these two fabulously kind and generous women - from all of us at Angel Acres!
Legendary Bingo!
cathy aSuper big thanks to Cathy for arranging this fantastically fun event to help the Angel Acres gang! All proceeds from this event will go to our rescue fund and will help us pull a horse from the kill pen!

Knowing we were headed out to California to work on some exciting stuff to help Thoroughbreds, Cathy decided to see if Angel Acres could be put on the Legendary Bingo's charity list (the waiting list is usually several months long) and they happened to have a cancellation for the Wednesday night we would be in Los Angeles!

With very little time to work with, Cathy along with the help of her friend Stacy, worked hard to get donated items for the prizes for the bingo and they both personally donated items for the event.

It took place in West Hollywood and a great time was had by all!

Big thanks to Cathy for pulling this all together for the horses!

Cupcake Camp L.A.
babette hosted the first Cupcake Camp L.A. at The Music Box in L.A. on Saturday.

56 amazing bakers and hundreds of cupcake seeking people attended this event; all proceeds were donated to charities - Angel Acres (YEA!!), and American Tortoise Rescue were the three featured charities.

We are honored to have been chosen by founder Babette Papej, to be one of the charities participating in this awesome event.

Thank you from all of us at Angel Acres for helping us help more horses in need!

Decorate Our Tree & Help Horses In Need!

Have a spectacularly happy week ahead,

Jo :o)

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Mattie's Legacy Fund

Keeping horses safe in their homes by helping horse owners in need across the nation.

Please consider a donation today and help us keep horses out of the auction and subsequent slaughter pipeline and safe and warm this holiday season!

Donate Today!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Angel Acres Tree Update - YEA!!!

Big Thanks to Melinda, Dr. Judith boyle, Appy acres farm, Dana, Susan, Lea, and Elizabeth for helping us decorate the Angel Acres Tree and helping more horses in need!!

Want to help decorate the tree....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Heading To Los Angeles - New Group To Be Founded For OTTB's!

We are heading to Los Angeles for a few reasons:

1) Founding a new organization designed to help and promote thoroughbreds.
2) Attending the Cupcake Camp L.A. event that will benefit the Angel Acres gang, Invisible People, and Tortoise Rescue.
3) Attending Legendary Bingo in West Hollywood that will benefit Angel Acres.

For quite a while now several of us (in the rescue and horse welfare world) have been trying to promote the thoroughbred horse as more than a race horse. We will be meeting out in L.A. to found this new organization and we will update you when we have completed the process and will announce the details of our fledgling organization. (pertinent names, websites, etc have been secured at this time)

It will be a non profit dedicated to promoting the thoroughbred breed as a sport horse. An association in which the horses are not bred for the sport but are already here waiting on a second career.

After some test marketing and speaking to literally dozens of people we have decided to move forward with our plans and expect a great reception for our new organization!

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tree Update - WOO HOO!!!

Thank you to Janet and Carmella & Rosemary for sending cards for the tree! Here is the latest picture, taken a short while ago!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Angel Acres Decorating The Tree Update!

Big Thanks to Bernadette for sending in 3 cards and an extra donation to help us decorate the Angel Acres Tree!!

THANK YOU so much!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

1st Card Has Arrived for 2nd Annual Decorate The Angel Acres Tree!

The very first card has arrived for the Angel Acres Tree Decorating Event!

Big thanks to Jeanne-Marie and her daughters; Karen, Kristin, Olivia & Zoe for sending their card to help us decorate the tree and help more horses in need!

Here is the first photo of the tree...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2nd Annual Decorate The Angel Acres Tree

Decorate The Angel Acres
Tree & Help Our Velvet-Noses!

It's that time of year again! Time to help decorate the Angel Acres Tree and help the velvet-noses currently awaiting adoption at Angel Acres! We are starting just a tad earlier than last year due to the mail being a bit pokey during the holidays ;o)

If you would like to help us, it's pretty easy! All you need to do is mail us a holiday card with $1 in it. Your card will be added to our tree.

We will be posting photos of our tree as it fills up with cards - we will post the link on our website and it will be updated daily.

We are hoping to fill the whole tree this year - your donations and cards helped us feed the gang throughout last years brutal winter. We received over 5ft of snow in about 6 days - I am getting cold just thinking about it - yikes!

To help, simply mail your holiday card with $1 to: Angel Acres, PO Box 62, Glenville, Pa 17329. And please spread the word to like 1000, ok 10, of your friends :o)

Be sure to check our website on Christmas Eve to see the tree you helped us to decorate!

Click Here To Forward To Friends & Family :o)

Have a super happy evening,

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
PO Box 62
Glenville, Pennsylvania 17329

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WOW - its been crazy!

I am very sorry that it's been nearly two weeks since I last posted!!


I have been busy with the rescue, events, writing, match-making etc.

Will post a new blog today with updates!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Token Has A Home With Repeat Adopter :o)

This is Flynn and Lilly!

They were adopted by Emilio and Loretta Capobianco way back in early 2005 and have been living a great life...sadly, Emilio's horse Brutus (quarter horse) passed away suddenly about 3 weeks ago, he had been with Emilio since he was 3 and he passed away at age 21.

Emilio he had seen the Angel Acres newsletter looking for a home and gave me a call. Don't tell anyone but I was SSOOO excited because I knew that this would be an amazing forever home for Token and I was trying to play it cool, but inside I was THRILLED because I knew this was a GREAT match and when he said, "well, Token will have a forever home here with us, if you'd like us to adopt him". I could NOT have been happier!

Token is a super duper nice boy and he will make this family incredibly happy! He is now pending adoption to The Capobianco family and will head to his new home in the next week or two. Super duper big thanks to the family for adopting their 3rd Angel Acres horse...

Interesting tidbit - click here - Flynn was sold as the highest selling yearling in Texas and West Point Thoroughbreds (breeder) stepped up to the plate the minute we called to tell them that we had pulled him from the kill pen. You won't believe the photo and details that goes along with that story...

Flynn and Lilly - (Reg Names - Mr Campbell Sir & Patsy's Baby)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Please Help Us Win!! Fast, Easy & Coupons Galore!

Have you downloaded our tool bar yet? Would you take a minute to help Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue win $1,000? is sponsoring a contest that will give an extra $1,000 to each of the five organizations that have the most toolbar downloads (and $100 to each of the first 100 charities to reach 100 downloads!) With the GoodSearch toolbar, every time you search online or shop at more than 1,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!), a donation will be made to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue — all you have to do is add our toolbar to your computer.

Please help us be one of the lucky charities that will receive these much needed funds!

Here's how (it's really easy):


1. Click

2. Download the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue toolbar

3. "Share With Friends" on our toolbar download page so that others can get involved!


The contest ends on Oct. 31 so please add the toolbar NOW and spread the word to as many people as you can! For more information, click

Thank you for your support!


  • Every time you go directly to a participating GoodShop store, the toolbar will highlight what percentage of your purchase will be donated to your cause and if any coupons are available!

  • Please note, a handful of merchants still require that you visit GoodShop first and click through to the store. This will be apparent because the donation button will not light up. For Amazon and eBay, you can simply click on the icon on the toolbar to get to the sites.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Glassy Lady Helps Angel Acres!


This ADORABLE set of glasses was sent to us by Artist Heidi Moorefield...

Heidi has generously donated a set of her hand painted, in The United States, 4 glass set of Pony Glasses! Note from Heidi, "If glass orders come from your website, fb or blog, have them email me the code "Josangelsoct2010" and I will donate 10% of their whole order to Angel Acres". I told her she didn't have to do that, but she there you have it! LOL!

The set she donated is totally awesome and will be put into the silent auction at our 3rd Annual Padonia Station Winter Fundraiser. Check out her website by clicking HERE.

If you would like to donate an item to the event, please contact Fran at

Be Sure To Visit Heidi's Site...her stuff is AWESOME and all made in the USA!

Monday, October 4, 2010

For My Fellow Rescuers - Horse, Dog, Cat - ETC.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;

but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, October 1, 2010

PLEASE HELP Angel Acres WIN $1000 -

Would you take a minute to help Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue win $1,000? is sponsoring a contest that will give an extra $1,000 to each of the five organizations that have the most toolbar downloads (and $100 to each of the first 100 charities to reach 100 downloads!) With the GoodSearch toolbar, every time you search online or shop at more than 1,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!), a donation will be made to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue — all you have to do is add our toolbar to your computer.

Please help us be one of the lucky charities that will receive these much needed funds!

Here's how:


1. Click

2. Download the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue toolbar

3. "Share With Friends" on our toolbar download page so that others can get involved!


The contest ends on Oct. 31 so please add the toolbar NOW and spread the word to as many people as you can! For more information, click

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Token Needs Forever Home - SOLID Trail Horse!

Token was adopted out by Angel Acres about 2 years ago to a fantastic family in Erie, PA (which is where he is located now). He is now in need of rehoming as soon as possible (plus he is OUTSTANDING and will make someone incredibly happy).

He is a 16.1 hand bay, 9 year old, thoroughbred gelding. We want to place him in a trail horse home...he can trail ride and has never taken off, never bucked, never reared or done anything even remotely silly on the trail. Cars pass, ducks, cows, deer, etc he looks and moves on, he is an EXCELLENT trail horse and loves it!

He is NOT a cribber and is absolutely super duper sweet and quite the looker!
They do not want to make him uncomfortable doing ring work and want to place him directly into a new, loving forever home.
His owner is a repeat Angel Acres adopter and wants to do more ring work and showing and stuff, Token can do it, but the tight circles and other ring activity tend to make him just slightly gimpy on occassion.

Please email for more information.

He will be going out under the $1 horses program, PLEASE click here to read about the program BEFORE emailing if you are not familiar with the Angel Acres $1 Program.

ALL horses adopted out through this program MUST be transported via a professional hauler. A few people have asked about our definition of a professional hauler. A professional hauler is a hauler who is experienced, insured & basically hauls horses for a living.