Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Angel Acres Upgraded Thanks to Generous ASPCA Grant!!


January 14, 2013 (Glenville, Pa.)- In September 2011 the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (the ASPCA) granted Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Inc. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

Grace in new quarantine pen immediately after rescue.

"This generous grant has allowed us to finish several important projects that will help improve the overall efficiency of our rescue, retraining and rehoming adoption program and will allow us to continue training year round, while cutting our expenses. We could not be more thrilled with the successful completion these projects!" 

New riding area (it snowed that day)!

“We’d like to express our sincerest appreciation to the ASPCA and their Rescuing Racers Program for having the confidence in Angel Acres to award us this generous grant to further our rescue programs.” said Jo Deibel, Founder and President of Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue.

One of the new paddocks!

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue saves horses bound for slaughter for human consumption and assists in cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Founded in 2004 by Jo Deibel Angel Acres is a 501c3 non profit organization chartered by the State of Pennsylvania.

Another paddock view

A flagship program of Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is Mattie’s Legacy Fund. Funds are used to save horses from slaughter and to assist local horse owners that are in immediate need of assistance with grain, hay or farrier care. Angel Acres is a GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) Accredited facility. For more information on the ASPCA go to or on Angel Acres go to

Grace, being unloaded on the new, safe driveway!

Contact: Fran Burns
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
410 340 7676

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Adopted Horse Update!

Happy Update from Pitt's new mom, Cathy! The "House" reference is an inside joke for our readers and refers to a RIDICULOUS email we received about Pitt which said..."can this house be raced"

Ridiculous because 1) he was emailing a rescue and 2) he called Pitt a house.

Anyhoo...Cathy saw that post about Pitt and sent us this poem about Pitt and the pics below it.

  "A House and two Horses nestled into their stalls.
 Impatiently awaiting hay, grain and cookies for all
 Said the House to the Horses
 As they awaited their courses

 What a long journey it has been.
 My racing career is at an end
 And thanks to my friends (especially Jo)
 It's the good life now, easy and slow!"

    Said the Horses to the House "We're so happy you're here!
 Merry Christmas to All and a Happy New Year!"

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Commitment - a 4 letter word?!

A Facebook post from one of our adopters (reprinted with her permission) about commitment to one's horses.

This post speaks volumes without my input at all...Thanks Jessica for posting this!

(Breakdown of the above post is below)

"Hmmmm!!! Where to start!!! So I had this " customer " come in the store an we got on the topic of horses! He says how many do you have?!? I said 9 with 2 on the way! He says OMG why do you have so many?!?

 I said well its kinda the geriatric ward there's a couple with a hoof or two in the grave!!! He said well why don't you get rid of them, if you can't do anything with them!!! Hmmmm!!!! 

So I said yeah I might as well, while I'm at it I might as well get rid of my mom too, she retired this year an got a bum leg! she really is more of a cost an burden now then being productive!!! 

The look on his face "priceless" the silence that filled the air, even more "priceless"!!!! No just cause I can't ride a couple of them that gave me years of there lives for my satisfaction!!! 

I'm not just going to " get rid" of them!!! It's my pay check not yours, go buy you another case of beer and pack of smokes an ill go buy another bag of feed an bale of hay!!!!!"

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Angel Acres Final Tree Picture - YEA!

THANK YOU to everyone who sent a card to decorate our tree! We truly appreciate everyone sending one in but the notes and kind wishes you guys wrote inside nearly each one were especially wonderful to read...thank you for caring about what we do!

The last of the cards came in today and we extend a super big thanks to...

Linda from MO

Bonnie & Harry from MD

Natty & Pumpkin from CO - they seem to sneak into their Mom Sara's check book each year...I wonder...DO they have opposing thumbs?!

Shirley from NV

Mercy from FL

Lorraine & Bill from NJ

Brenda & Brian from PA

Next year will be our 5th year!! CRAZY how time flies!

Thanks so much!

Jo :o)