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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Angel Acres may be based in Pennsylvania, but this organization's impact is felt nationwide. They are at the forefront of the fight to end horse slaughter in the U.S. -- working towards this goal with top notch rescue and rehoming efforts, a nationwide billboard campaign and tireless public outreach.

In the five+ years I've worked with Angel Acres, I've been impressed with their constant desire to improve and grow programs, innovative approach, and dedication to financial transperency. They always take the high road; have a long-term vision built on celebrating milestones and victories; and never forget to thank those who support the cause.

And, while other groups may send newsletters designed to tug at your heart strings with heartwrenching stories, Angel Acres President Jo Diebel has made a committment to telling the story of her organization with an upbeat spin. Whether it's a newsletter from the velvet nosed gang, a facebook update detailing a morning in the barn, or a personal thank you for a donation, Jo's positive attitude despite dealing with a very tough cause reflects her unique approach to making a difference.

A dollar given to Angel Acres, is always a dollar well-spent.

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

a professional setting.

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

I would ensure they had enough funding to continue for decades to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Simply put: Angel Acres is one of the most passionate organizations around! They are the boots on the ground when it comes to saving slaughter-bound horses. I appreciate their emphasis on responsible ownership and humane euthanasia. I've volunteered with causes all around the United States and will be happy to tell anyone that Jo and the Angel Acres crew are a great example of what happens when kindness is their mission. I wish I could volunteer there on a weekly basis...maybe someday.

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

Seeing slaughter-bound horses adopted out to loving homes.

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

More adoptions. (Hopefully they will be able to expand their efforts.)

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a supporter of Angel Acres, and have been following this awesome effort. Jo works tirelessly to save horses, and make their life as it should be. The daily communications concerning the trials and triumphs, sorrows and joys of her rescue, rehab and educational endeavors are testament to her life dedication to bettering the situation of American horses. Hundreds of horse are fed through the winter, because of her dedication to Maggie's Legacy. . The facility is haven to many horses who are enjoying the brighter tomorrow. We get to see the shared follow-ups of the many successful rescues, rehabs and placements. Thank you, Jo..for being the voice for these deserving horses. Thank you for taking selfless action on their behalf..Thank you for doing what many of us would love to do , using your unpaid time, day and night, and even your own family resources.

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

communications and response to networking, and witnessing billboards.

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

I would hope that someday Jo can have paid staff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are not to many rescues out there to save horses from slaughter for human consumption. This is a brutal ending for horses who devoted their lives to serving the humans who cared for them. It is the ultimate betrayal. I will continue to support this organization and Jo who does the most amazing work with not only saving horses, but getting the message out about the sad ending for these beautiful creatures.

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

seeing the billboard they put up

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

try to find a way to get them more funding, they are doing a terrific job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are not to many rescues out there to save horses from slaughter for human consumption. This is a brutal ending for horses who devoted their lives to serving the humans who cared for them. It is the ultimate betrayal. I will continue to support this organization and Jo who does the most amazing work with not only saving horses, but getting the message out about the sad ending for these beautiful creatures.

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

seeing the billboard they put up

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

try to find a way to get them more funding, they are doing a terrific job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am very committed to stopping the slaughter of American Horses! I worked with Jo/Angel Acres in getting a billboard up in Missouri. If not for her dream I could not achieve mine.
Jo is an upfront, kind, articulate advocate for our Equines. Her mission is not only to save some from the slaughter houses but also to go beyond that and stop the practice altogether. I adore working with, talking to her and backing all that she does with my words and my money ! ! So in my opinion SHE ROCKS ! ! ! !

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

by working hand in hand to put up a MO "Stop Slaughtering Us" billboard.

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

NO..It is perfect the way it is!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jo Deible is an "angel" for the welfare of horses. There are a lot of differences in rescues and on a scale of 1-10 she would get a 10+ from me. No one can understand her level of comittment it takes to keep her rescue going at top notch if they do not care enough to learn all the facts. Anyone that would give this wonderful rescue anything but 5 stars is in dire need of an education. I don't know of too many people that would work 24/7 with no monetary gain. The funds that are donated for her rescue are used that purpose only. Shame on anyone that says she is in it for the money. If she was paid for her services she would deserve a 6 figure income but she take nothing!

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

following Angel Acres on Facebook and with personal contact with Jo concerning her billboard campaign to raise awareness about the horrible truth of Horse Slaughter

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

I would clone Jo 100 times over!

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Rating: 5 stars  

If you care about horse welfare and If you care about sopping slaughter, this is where you put your donations. They are doing more to bring awareness to the country than all the organizations put together. They are totally committed to stopping the slaughter of our horses. It isn't a job for them, it is a passion and dedication. They are always professional and get results.

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

They put up a billboard in my state to bring light to the slaughter pipeline.

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

Nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Angel Acres is one of the most professional programs I have had the pleasure to deal with. Thank yous were prompt and I have been kept informed about how my donation is being used. I would not think twice about donating again. Their mission is clearly stated and they stick to it. It is clear that their leader Jo truly cares about the welfare of horses. Angel Acres is the real deal.

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

It is the first time that I have donated to an organization that has kept me in the loop as to how the campaign is going.

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

change nothing. They are great

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, is fully committed to saving horses from entering the slaughter pipeline. They are one of the very few rescues actually certified and as meet all the requirement s established. They retrain, rehab and rehome abandonded, neglectd or at risk horses and help turn them into very productive and much loved companions. Angel Acres truly believes in their mission of making slaughter illegal in the US and the transport of horses for slaughter illegal. they have started an amazing educational campaign with billboards going up in over 20 states to date, with a goal of all 50 states. These billboards then lead you to a very educational website which informs the general public on the horrors of horse slaughter and how they can help eradicate it in the US.

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

I have seen some of the billboards, visited the website, worked with their founder on other projects

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

Provide them with more money

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a fantastic group working on creative solutions to protect equines from neglect, abuse and slaughter. They go above and beyond traditional horse rescue and address some of the challenges causing neglect and abuse.

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

They are getting billboards up around the country to help bring awareness of the insidious horse slaughter industry and generate support for this business which puts our valuable equines at risk.

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

None.

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