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Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   130 reviews 10,646

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PO Box 62 Glenville Glenville PA 17329 USA

Mission:

We rescue horses bound for slaughter for human consumption and assist in cases of equine abuse, neglect and abandonment.

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Reviews for Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

I closely follow horse rescues in the area as there are many that are not what they say they are. Jo Deibel and Angel Acres are the real deal! I have watched her educational work via the Stop
Slaughtering Us Website and billboards throughout the US and Canada. I have watched her follow up work with adopted horses as well as with Mattie's Fund, a fund that provides immediate need for those that are desperate need. Whether it is blankets, medical attention, or perhaps feed or grain Jo goes OUT of her way to assist the horses. I donate because I know what she does. Her horses at the farm look great. Her feed room is extremely organized- great fencing too. Best of all she is accredited by GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) which is like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. I have adopted a wonderful TB from her also. He is a true love. When I told her what I was looking for she matched us up perfectly. Thank you Jo/Angel Acres for all that you do for the horses!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Over the last 5 years I have seen this great rescue grow in directions I never knew it could. Why? Because of Jo . Her passion, dedication to the horses continues to drive her efforts. She got her GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) accredidation long before almost all of the other equine rescues. Why? because she wants donors to see where their money goes. And Mattie's Legacy Fund has become an integral program assisting horses whose owners have fallen on hard times. Her recent work with my local Animal Control in just the last few months has helped 3 horses whose futures were very grim. And then there is the educational billboard campaign (www.stopslaughteringus.com) designed to educate the public about horse slaughter. Yep her efforts are felt all over the US.. with over 20 billboards and horses across the US she is making a difference.. well wothy of donations!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dear Jo, How are you? How are things going ? Hope you are doing well. Miss you. Jo, is a great humanitarian . She loves saving horses and any animals. She is good at what she does and goes all heartedly at it till it is done. The horses she saves , brings them back to good health and then fines good homes for them. She saves horses from being slaughtered. Jo is a great person who cares. take care Jo, loves and hugs to you

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

ANGEL HORSE HAVEN RESCUE, IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. IT IS A HAVEN FOR HORSES. JO DIEBEL IS ONE OF THE MOST CARING AND LOVING PERSON WHO HAS A -A-TEAM WORKING WITH JO IN HELPING AND SAVING THE HORSES LIVES.....HER TEAM IS AS GOOD OR EVEN BETTER THEN MOST. SHE QUIT HER REGULAR JOB TO TAKE ON A TASK EVERY DAY OF HER LIFE IN SAVING AND HELPING HORSES. SHE AND HER TEAM TAKE IN ABUSED, OR READY TO SLAUGHTERED HORSES AND BRING THEM BACK TO HEALTH AND GET GOOD HOMES FOR THEM. JO, IS A ANGEL FOR HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS. YOU CAN'T GET ANYONE BETTER THAN HER. TO ME SHE IS BEST IN SHOW. HER WHOLE FAMILY HELPS HER. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE NAME IS ANGEL ACRES HORSE HAVEN. SHE HAS BROUGHT STARVING HORSE BACK TO LIFE AND HEALTH.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

ANGEL ACRES HORSE HAVEN IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. A HAVEN FOR HORSES. JO AND GREG DEIBEL, HAVE WORKED SO HARD ING HELP AND PROTECTING ANIMALS TO SURVIVE. JO HAS DONE A ADMIRAL THING. SHE QUIT HER JOB TO CARE AND HANDELING HORSES THAT ARE ABUSED, STARVED, AND READY FOR SLAUGHTER. SHE HAS BUT HER TIME ON FACEBOOK SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS TO SLAUGHTER HORSES, AND WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING STOPPED AND HELP AND PUT BILLBOARDS ALL OVER THE STATE TO STOP THE SLAUGHTERING OF HORSES. JO HAS A -TEAM WITH HER THAT TAKES THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RESCUED HORSES EVERY DAY. HER TEAM IS THE BEST, IN HELP AND FEEDING AND CARING FOR THESE HORSE THAT THEY RESCUED.JO IS HONEST AND CARING AND HONORABLE. HER HUSBAND GREG COMES HOME FROM WORK AND HELPS JO FINISHING IN TAKING CARE OF THE HORSES. THESE TWO PEOPLE ARE THE BEST IN WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO. SAVING HORSES AND FINDING GOOD HOMES FOR THEM. THEY BOTH HAVE STRENGTH AND UNDERSTANDING AND INTEGRITY. ANGEL ACRES IS EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANS. HEAVEN TAKING CARE OF HORSES.... AND THESE TWO PEOPLEAND HER A-TEAM DO THE BEST WORK EVER... ELLIE

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THE CARING AND UNDERSTANDING HORSE SLAUGHTERING FROM JO DEIBEL.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT A THING I WOULD CHANGE , THEY ARE THE BEST BUT I AM SURE ALL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE WAYS OF HELPING WAYWARD HORSES.

 
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JO DEIBEL IS THE MOST CARING PERSON IHAVE KNOWN ON FACEBOOK AND , HOW SHE CARES ABOUT THE WAYT HE HORSES ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED. SHE IS TRYING TO STOP THIS FROM EVER HAPPENING AGAIN. JO, MADE A VIDEO TALKING ABOUT THE WAY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERING THE HORSES. SHE LOVES ANIMALS AS MUCH AS I DO BY THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW TO IS SEND CAUSES THROUGH FACEBOOK. SHE DOES IT BY CARING FOR WAYWORD HORSES THAT WERE ABUSED OR READY TO BE SLAUGHTERED. SHE CARE FOR THEMA ND FINDS NEW HOMES FOR THEM. THIS IS A DECATED PERSON, AND I LIKE HER A LOT FOR SAVING THEM. JO IS A VERY HONEST AND DOWN TO EARTH . AND I AM GLAD TO HELP BY DONATING TO HER CAUSE.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THE BEST

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOTHING

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Jo has helped a lot of animals, so many horses lives would have have been lost if not for her and her helpers

 
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1 person found this review helpful

No one goes above and beyond the call of duty like Jo and this organization as a whole. Every review (excluding one slanderous one by an "anonymous reviewer" with no back bone) has seen the level of professionalism and results that this organization displays day in, day out, year after year.

I suggest people attempting to needlessly create enemies online (with absolutely no evidence nor guts to answer their phone or return an email) find something better to do with their time. Angel Acres is a top-notch organization in what can be a very dark world of animal rescue.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am shocked an appalled that the proprietor of this rescue would libel my good name in order to gather likes on her rescue's FB page. I called her to reach out to her as she stated on her page. She never had the common decency to return my phone call. This is not a professional organization by any stretch. AVOID this place.

 
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You are a LIAR and you know it. I have given you my number, you did not call me, ever. You sit behind your computer and throw around accusations. Then when we try to reach out to you, you block us and don't let us defend ourselves. This review has been flagged, we should not be able to reviewed by a person who we have never spoken to us and blatantly lies about their "Experience" with us.

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Rating: 2 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Today I received begging letters from two horse rescue organizations, both of which have a small mistake in my name, indicating I have been sold out by someone to whom I donated and my name has been used by a corporation doing fund raising for small non-profits. The mailing address for the donation requested was in Maryland, not Pennsylvania. Clearly it is going to the for-profit organization collecting the money. Heaven only knows how much the rescue group actually receives. I have asked the rescue to remove my name from their list, or to ask the list owner to do so. When I find out which organization sold my name, you can bet there will be no further donations to that one, either.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop using a paid company to fund raise.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Regarding your profile which I saw on GreatNonprofits.org: Hi, Thank you for letting us know you no longer wish to receive our mailings. We DO have a farm in Maryland. We have 2 farms - one is the main rescue farm where horses are allowed to recover and are rehabilitated at and the other one (one in MD) is the farm where they are retrained to be adopt out. We use a professional fundraising service to help us with our mission because without their assistance getting the word out to the general public about the need for horse rescue we would not be able to fulfill our mission as successfully. For the record the professional fundraiser, used by many groups, costs about 1 to 2 cents per mailing. Please send me your name and address and I will promptly have you removed. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. The email to reply back to me is: angelacreshorsehaven@yahoo.com Thank you, Jo Deibel Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a legitimate animal welfare non-profit run by a fantastic lady, Jo Deibel. They have helped so many horses, and other animals, out of treacherous and life-threatening situations, and are trusted members of the Pennsylvania community of Glenville. Jo has risked life and limb to save horses at auction from going to the slaughter houses. She has stood up against ridicule and adversity to save all of the animals she is capable of saving along with her trusted team of volunteers. She works so hard, doing the media, promoting, donation hunting, fund raising, and the dirty business of stall work and taking care of the sick horses. She has a heart of gold, and only wants to help the most beautiful and intelligent beasts who live on this earth. She makes a difference with this rescue organization, a positive influence in an otherwise negative world. A great charity to send your money to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would bring as many honest volunteers their way as I possibly could so Jo would not have to work quite so hard.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This is the best rescue organization that I am aware of. Jo has the passion of a saint, she loves what she does and saves the lives of many horses. While she is doing that, she saves the lives of many people who adopt/connect with her horses. I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to save a horse's life while he helped to save mine. Thank you Jo, keep doing what you do. You are an Angel. GLP

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have her move next door to me.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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6 people found this review helpful

When Jo let me adopt Snickers My Joy, she helped change my life for the better. This was my first experience as a horse owner and I had alot to learn. Well, I love my horse, he always listens and I love his fuzzy nose twinkles, licks and kisses. He helped heal my soul and gave me comfort unexplainable. He was broken as well and need much care. Most of all he needed time and LOVE. We made it, I thank you again Jo for the wonderful work that you do. You saved 2 lives, his and mine. Don't ever stop doing what God has inspired you to do Jo and your staff. Blessing are headed your way. There are so many people who love you. You are a special lady. I will support and love you always. Now if I could just get that P90X, ahaha. Have a blessed holiday season and again, we thank you.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Angel Acres is more than an rescue haven. It transcends all expectations as to what Jo Diebel and her staff live on a daily basis as outlined in her mission statement. Angel Acres saves lives daily and I don't just mean horses. For every horse that she saves, she saves and enriches the lives of the recipient of a rescued horse. I can speak from personal experience when I say that I truly love my horse that Jo Diebel rescued from the kill pen.
They are compassionate and go above and beyond the norm. What would I do without Angel Acres. Probably searching for another angel to help me find my horse. Thank you for all that you do and will continue to do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I thoroughly love my rescued horse. I am blessed to be with him every day. I try to always give back by making small donations to help support Angel Acres. I know that if I have a question I can reach Jo Diebel by phone, email, text, facebook, she is very approachable and hands on. I'm going to say quite simply, the name of her organization speaks for itself. Angel Acres. They are the angels that watch over and protect those who cannot protect themeselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to go there to volunteer my time personally as a way of saying thank you. Again, the name speaks for itself. It doesn't get any better than that. Angel Acres Recue Haven. Thank God for their hard workk.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Angel Acres is a great rescue for horses...I have seen the amazing work they have done with some of their "saved" horses...truly inspiring!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I think Angel Acres are Angels...Helping Horses like they do is a beautiful thing...So many horses are put in fields and forgotten about. It breaks my heart when I see a dirty forgotten horse in the field which I hate to say but in my area you see many of them. So I Thank Angel Acres for being there and for doing what they do...For their kindness and love for a beautiful animal Thank-You Angel Acres...God Bless You All !!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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