Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mojito's Life Was Spent As Pony Horse - Doesn't He Deserve A Retirement?!

This is Mojito. This horse has been at a local racetrack being used as a pony horse, he is 18 years old, the person using him decided he no longer wanted him, gave him to a friend for their child.

The child was too small to ride him, so new owner calls previous owner and tells him that he isn't working out, what did they want to do about him, did they want him back?

The previous owner (who we know he worked MANY years for, being a pony horse) allegedly said, "I don't care, put a bullet in his head." I did NOT hear this with my own two ears, but the source is EXCEEDINGLY, I believe, at THE VERY least, this was the conversations undertone, hence him ending up at a farm headed to kill.

Since they called us we know a few things about him...

1) He MUST be an exceptionally kind horse for this person to have gone way, way, way out of there way for him.

2) He must be sound and uninjured...he is VERY foot sore due to his feet being allowed to grow over his shoes...ugh...

3) He will be AMAZING for someone...

NOTE we did NOT go onto forums and scream the truck is coming, the truck is ALWAYS coming...we got the call, we knew that Bead and Tequilla had left and Bandito leaves this weekend and we had room...we then looked at our slaughter fund and knew we had the funds to save him.

YOUR donations PRIOR to the emergency calls coming in are what allows us to save them...thank you for reading, helping, volunteering, donating...etc...because without you...there wouldn't be an Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue!!

Please think about donating to Mattie's Legacy Fund today!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We need YOUR Creative PHOTOS for our Text Video!

Hey Gang!

Our volunteers Lauren and Johanna had a FANTASTIC IDEA - how to get the word out about our texting fund raiser - by spelling it out in unique and crazy ways and then putting those photos into a video montage.

We are working on our Text To Donate video for our fall fundraiser...we are hoping to raise funds for Mattie's Legacy Fund - please send us your pictures of your creative ways to spell out -

Text HORSE to 85944 to DONATE $10

You can include the entire phrase above or just Text HORSE to 85944

Some of the ideas we are working on (and please feel to use these in your own way and please help us by coming up with other crazy, fun ways) are...

Macaroni noodles on a plate, post it notes on the barn, body paint (we will need volunteers for this one, call me) or poster border being held up by people...baling twine on hay bales, chalk on pavement, flower tops on pavement/background - carrots spelling it out and lots more!

Just put your ideas put into action and take a photo and/or video clip and email to us at


(example above is with paper clips on black glass)

Monday, July 26, 2010

This Weeks Newsletter!!

Volunteer Day, Wonderful Rescue Story & More at Angel Acres!
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Glenville, PA
Angel Acres July 2010 Update!
In This Issue
Corie & Carter
Volunteer Day
TCA Grant
eBay Helps
Help a Horse Today!

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We hope that this note finds you well! We have had a busy week, as usual, and have been a bit pokey in the blogging department! We will try to get back to blogging once a day asap!
As we are gearing up for the Maryland State Fair, it will get crazier!
Please check out some of the happenings at Angel Acres by reading on...
Corie & Carter!
This is a fabulous happy ending story!!
From frantic phone call looking for help for a horse headed to certain death to Corie stepping up for a horse she didn't know for a rescue she'd only worked with once in the past.
Corie and I met via her involvement with another horse she assisted here to read the will be glad you did!
Volunteer Day!
Volunteer Day at Angel Acres was really, really hot, but we still had fun - we had pizza from Papa John's and ice cream from Brusters both of Hanover - big thanks to these two great places!
We finally got to meet some of our volunteers who help us remotely, in person! We got to chat and catch up...but sadly some of our most active volunteers were unable to attend due to other probably know where we are going with this...YEPPER!!
Fall Volunteer Party is in the works!!

BIG Thanks to Fran for getting all of the food and stuff together and helping make this event go off without a hitch and for her continued support and implementation of most of our crazy ideas and events!!
Details will follow soon for the Fall event!! (SORRY FRAN!!)

BIG Thanks to Clare for offering up her place for the Angel Acres Gang!! Her indoor arena was center stage for the event!

Thanks to Ryan, Hannah and Greg for getting the last of the donated hay just before the event.
TCA Grant!
We would like to thank Thoroughbred Charities of America for awarding Angel Acres a grant for 2010.
Be sure to click here to read the press release!
TCA's generous grant allow us to help more horses in crisis.
eBay Helps Angel Acres!


Great news!!! eBay Sellers are listing auctions all month to help the Angel Acres horses! Big thanks to eBay for featuring Angel Acres in the Give At Checkout Donation Featured Charity Spot - buy on eBay now thru August 1 and you can give $1 at checkout to Angel Acres! You can make us your chosen charity and see us all the time too!
Thank you so much for being a part of the Angel Acres gang!
Have a happy week ahead!

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Getting Ready for Saturday!

Busy getting ready for Saturdays Volunteer Appreciation Day Event - Angel Acres Ice Cream Social!! YEA!!!

Will be sure to post lots of photos of the event on Sunday.

We are also working on the jewelry page, the first sets of earrings FLEW out the door...yea!!!

Thanks gang for all of the support!!

Have a great Friday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Corie & Carter - Coincidence or Fate? You Decide :o)

This is a long, I will make it brief!!

We got a call from one of the girls from the FLTAP about a horse in trouble at a local track. A super, sweet, kind, big gelding that needed out ASAP or would be headed to kill ...oddly enough...we had JUST received an email from Corie, she was looking for a big gelding to bring along and school.

Lil background :o) ...

Corie has been INCREDIBLY helpful to us with one horse in particular that was, well, not in the best circumstances and to make a long story short - she stepped up to the plate for a horse on our behalf, behind the scenes and made a nice happy ending for him!!

Anyhoo...Corie sends email, I am, I don't have anyone like that...well, it couldn't have been an hour later that I receive the call from FLTAP and it was like Priscilla (FLTAP contact) had read Corie's letter and made him special order for her!!

So, I call Corie; she agrees to make the drive to check him out, I told her, he might be what you are looking for and maybe not, I didn't want to waste her time. She told us that we were not wasting her time and if he wasn't for her she would happily foster him for us until we had room. How totally awesome of her...btw...his barn name is Carter. you can see from picture...he is doing well with Corie...she is fostering him for 3 months and then will decide whether or not to become an Angel Acres Foster Failure - we sure hope she does!!!

If not, she will have donated her time, energy and his expenses to Angel Acres and this sweet boy and we will then find him a fabulous home.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Working on grant writing!!!

Long hot and super muggy day, sorta like being hit in the face with a wet blanket...ugh...I am finally inside working on paper work and doing some grant writing!! Sorry for the short post...working on tomorrows blog too with lots of happy updates...yea!!!

Have a great weekend every one!

Jo :o)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Saved By A Pair of Sandals....but only for a day or two!

Went out to see some of the horses, donkeys, mules and ponies that were recently rescued from a deplorable situation in West Virginia by the HSUS. A total of 49 equids along with other various animals were rescued last month.

I got to meet a few of our readers and friends whilst there today...I am SO sorry I didn't get to say bye to was kind of crazy (ok, I had no hat, no water, the wrong sunglasses and YES I wore sandals - more on that in a minute) and I was feeling a bit woozy so we went to get something to drink and I didn't get to say bye...ugh!!! I am so sorry!!!

But...looks like I may be back on Saturday to help groom up some of the rescues!

Finally, the sandals...I have a TERRIBLE habit of going in and loving on anything equine and that usually ends with "oh, we can take (insert name) and help place (insert name)"...ssssoooooo...I thought, hhhmmmm...if I wear my non horsey, non manure covered sandals I will have to stay out of the fields and just visit over the fence! But, gosh dernit I found some I found totally adorable anyway!!

Which means on Saturday, there will be no sandals and I am sure Angel Acres will be snagging a few of these guys and retraining and rehoming them in the very near future! We will, as always, keep you posted!!

Have a great night everyone :o)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Angel Acres Volunteer Appreciation Day / Ice Cream Social

Hey Gang!!!

Our Volunteer Appreciation Day is July 24, 2010 from 4pm to 7pm!!

Watch your email for tonight's newsltter!!!

We are having an old fashioned ice cream social...will be oodles of fun!!!!

Have a happy day, everyone!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Angel Acres Receives Grant From Thoroughbred Charities of America!

Media Inquiries:
Contact: Fran Burns

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 nonprofit organization in the thoroughbred industry.

"We are honored to receive this grant; it will help our rescue program immensely and we truly value the support of TCA in our rescue efforts!” 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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Text To Donate Now Helps Angel Acres Horses!

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Text To Help The Horses At Angel Acres!

Glenville, PA - July 8, 2010

Text to donateWe have SUPER exciting news!

Angel Acres readers and supporters now have the ability to Text To Donate to help the horses!

Simply Text HORSE to 85944 to instantly donate $10 to help Angel Acres help more horses! Be sure to reply YES to confirm your donation!

We have received lots of emails asking how our readers can help us the help horses, some would love to volunteer but are too far away or they want to donate, but just haven't had a few moments to write a check, get online, etc.

So, we did a bit of "Testing the waters" and discovered many of our readers would love to have the option to Text To Donate to our rescue! Now you can simply text the word "HORSE" to 85944 to donate $10 to The Velvet-Nosed Gang!

A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your
prepaid balance. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and
payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations
are collected for the benefit of the "Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue" by the Mobile Giving
Foundation and subject to the terms found at You can unsubscribe at
any time by replying STOP to short code 85944; Reply HELP to 85944 for help.
REMINDER - We have 4 days left in the Chase Community Giving Contest - we are in 33rd place, the Top 200 will win a $20,000 grant or more! Please be sure to vote if you haven't already via the link below our our face book page!
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

If You Read NOTHING Else Today READ THIS!

Purgatory For Now, But Hell Awaits -

This is from Thomas Paines Corner Blog - it is about his conversation/dealings with Ray Tucker and his shipping horses to Mexico for slaughter and the cruelty they suffer there...

The horses in the photos are starved and emaciated, yet NOTHING is done?! Please read, scroll to bottom and contact via phone and letter the contacts listed at the bottom of his blog.

Photo is from Thomas Paines Corner Blog from Raymond Turners Feed lot...


Monday, July 5, 2010


WOW! This is SSSOOOOO Cool!! Email I received from Ashely (been shortened for space)...
I am an amateur artist in Bucks County, PA. Horses have been a life-long love of mine, though I've never had the option of having one. I am currently working on a horse themed set of ACEOs (art card editions and originals), and had the thought of, when I'm finished with the project, providing a portion of the sales to Angel Acres. The cards are about 2.5" x3.5", so slightly larger than a business card, or the size of a regular trading card, like a baseball card. I have a total of 20 in this group, all horses, and I just need to color in the last 10.

I am writing to ask about the eBay Spotlight on helping animals. I want to sell these ACEOs as easily and safely as possible, and I want to minimize the chance of a donation either getting lost in the mail, or you missing out on funds from fees.

I hope you and everyone at the rescue are doing well. I want to be able to come visit someday! :)

Link to these ADORABLE items!!! All hand made by Ashley!!! YOU MUST see these...they are adorable!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Angel  Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

We NEED your help - will take just 2 minutes or less of your time!!

We need your vote in the Chase Community Giving Grant Contest. The Top 200 charities will win a minimum of $20,000 - we are currently in 36th place, but won't stay there without help!

You can help us with just 3 clicks of your mouse!

You just click the logo below or go to our Angel Acres Fan Page and the link is in the first box on the left hand side, just under our logo.

Click the link, then click like, then vote! Voting button is immediately to the right of our name and is in green banner (like the one below) on the page you go to when you click the link.

Gift Votes Are Great TOO!!!


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Thank you for helping us help the horses!!!

Jo :o)
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Check out eBay's Spotlight on Helping Animals for the entire month of July, 2010. Support Angel Acres when you buy and sell on eBay and look for us during eBay check out from July 26 through August 1, 2010!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Public Apology From Me & A Lesson For Others...

I am an AVID checker...along with a few other rumor checking sites...and will check everything before I ever forward or post on our blog. Isn't that what you do when you get a forward that says that you can get money for free, get a car for free, or any other scam that gets circulated on the net. I even email people back (and hit reply all) when it's hoax, and tell them to check out snopes.

I felt that I would NEVER be fooled...well...I am here to tell you that I was wrong (don't tell my husband, good lord lol).

Many of you probably remember the poem about the little girl and why she had horses...posted, here on this blog, at the beginning of June. It is a beautiful, wonderfully written poem, authored by Tracy Meisenbach.

Last night I saw a post on our fb page asking me why I was using her copyrighted material?! I was like "what, are you kidding me?" I had thought I had credited her properly and since it was emailed, assumed (and you all know what happens when you assume something, ugh) that it was ok to post.

So, thinking she didn't want her poem used without permission I removed it from this blog and apologized to her profusely...hoping she would except my apology and asking to purchase the article, as it was that lovely.

But, then, it got worse...what I didn't know until her next email, is not only had I posted her poem, but the version I posted from the email I had received was a stolen version!!

Someone had stolen Tracy's material (changed/altered it) and passed it off as their own...I was so sick over it, I threw my dinner in the trash and emailed her again immediately and asked her what I could do to make up for my huge blunder.. Tracy was very nice and kind to me...

This was Tracy's response, "Jo, simply post on your blog, website and any other pages that passing along material without the author's permission is theft. It takes money away from them, it abuses their trust and it makes the horse industry look bad."

To my readers: I am aghast that this has happened and I will NEVER post another article emailed to me without verifying it first, you have my word.

To Tracy Meisenbach: I am truly, truly sorry that your beautiful work was stolen and passed off as someone elses and I am very, very sorry that I unintentionally reposted it here on our blog without checking with you.

I hope my readers will share and spread the word...VERIFY INFO BEFORE POSTING that you receive via email!!!