Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   128 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 2 stars  

3 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.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Angel Acres Horse Rescue, is a step above most rescues. She has programs in place to help folks in tough times such as her Mattie's fund. She makes sure the person adopting the rescue horse is a good fit. Willing accepting back horses that do not work out for various reasons. Comes up with creative ways to raise funds for her rescue. I have worked with many different facilities over the years, this is not a job for Jo it is her passion. No one does it better.

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

n/a

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The folks at Angel Acres Horse Rescue are an amazing group of people and I'm proud to know them!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer, donor and client served by Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. It was hard to choose just one from the list of roles.

I have seen many of the horses upon their arrival into the rescue so I have seen them in their worst and in their best condition. I can ensure you that every horse that Jo rescues gets the best of care and retraining. When I look into the eyes of those horses that could have very easily ended up in the slaughter pen had Jo not rescued them, it breaks my heart. At the same time my heart is filled with joy knowing that Jo worked hard to get those horses to safety and into the rescue.

I am also an adopter of an Angel Acres horse. I adopted my pony and I love him dearly. I think it's great the way Jo screens potential adopters and ensures that every horse goes to a great, loving home.

In general, Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a top-notch, well run, compassionate rescue organization. I never hesitate to donate money and I always know my money is going to help the horses whether it be for feed, hay, vet or farrier expenses. I support other animal rescues too but, Angel Acres is my top, number one, favorite rescue. Thank you Jo and everyone at Angel Acres for all 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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have the privilege to do volunteer work for Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue and I have seen the sweet, beautiful horses that are brought into the rescue. If it were not Jo Diebel and all her volunteers, these dear animals would most likely go to a horrible fate. Jo works very hard to ensure that every horse who gets adopted out is healthy, sound and re-trained. I know this first hand. I see it every day! Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue operates with honesty, integrity and with the utmost loving care for EACH and EVERY horse in their rescue facilities.

Not only does this rescue save horses but, they help people who have fallen on hard times via Mattie's Legacy Fund by providing money & resources for hay, feed, vet care, etc.

All these reasons and more are why Angel Acres Horse Haven rescue IS my favorite and top horse rescue for which I choose to volunteer for and support.

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?

A lot

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?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of, and involved with, Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue a little over a year ago. I have seen, petted, fed and loved some of their rescued horses. I look at each one and think how could anyone have sent this sweet, beautiful creature to the slaughter auction, abused or neglected it? But, at the same time, I am very thankful that Jo was there to save each of those horses from a horrible fate. Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a well run, outstanding wonderful organization and one that I am very proud to support.

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

Seeing the rescued horse thrive and go to loving homes.

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

Absolutely none! No changes needed.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. does such good work, helping the animals that others throw away, are abusive too and just plain starve to brink of death. I applaud the work they do and wish them many more years of helping Gods creatures.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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