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: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 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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5 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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2 people found this review helpful

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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3 people 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 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I've both volunteered for Angel Acres and am fostering a horse through them. Jo puts her heart and soul into Angel Acres. I've seen her work all hours of the day, in a seemingly tireless effort to maximize the number of horses AA can save. Like many rescuers, Jo is compassionate and feels the compulsion to do something, to make a difference. But Jo is also brilliant, so she is about to harness that compassion into an effective strategy that makes a true impact.

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  

I have had the honor of both fostering and adopting from Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue. They do an incredible job at placing horses in permanent homes and rescuing those in need as well as educating the public on the realities of horse slaughter. My adopted horse is such a wonderful guy and is such a good match for us that I plan to adopt from Angel Acres again, in the future when we are able to take on another horse.

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  

1 person found this review helpful

I know Jo and the some of the people who help Angel Acres and all of them love the animals. Jo worries about every animal she has and hears about. Her main concern is the health, happiness and safety of all of the rescues. She works her but off caring and speaking up for all horses not to mention raising money to care for them. Thanks Angel Acres and Jo.

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?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been around the horses that Jo rescues and seen the before and afters in many. What a difference, they look great after she has them for a while. Jo also has a trainer work with most of them. She keeps a very close eye on everything dealing with them. You can see how much she cares!

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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AAHHR does a great job. I have seen so many horses come in starving or scared and leave healthy and happy and go to wonderful homes.

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

Going to Jo's farm and other fostering farms and have seen many before and after horses and it is amazing what the love and care do for these horses.

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

wish they had more money to buy a bigger farm and everything needed for more horses to come in to the rescue

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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  

Jo has been such an inspriring and tireless advocate for horses...Her grass roots efforts have stretched from coast to coast. This rescue is taking steps farther than rescuing horses (which they also do)....they are educating America that WE ARE KILLING 100,000 HORSES ANNUALLY. They are accomplishing goals that the big whigs aren't able to....

When horse slaughter ends in the US...look to AAHHR as having a large part in it!

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

Referring desperate horse owners...

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

Add more volunteers :) Everyone needs more volunteers

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I have to say from personal experience that AAHHR does everything for the horses with the highest standards possible. Jo devotes every waking hour of her time (without a paycheck) to give these animals every possible chance they can have to have a happy and healthy life. She has been GFAS accredited which is no easy task. GFAS credidation speaks quality care which I have seen it first hand.

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

I know the care that is given. It comes from the heart!!

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

Not change anything

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Rating: 5 stars  

I support Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue whole heartedly. What they do to help the horses is awesome and if I lived closer I would do so much more to help them. I admire and fully agree with their anti-horse slaughter views, too and wish more people would sit up and listen to us.

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

the personal satisfaction of seeing horses that needed homes find them through Angel Acres

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

do more to help them in all their endeavors

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Angel Acres for over a year now and I have see amazing changes in the horses that were saved from slaughter, abuse, and abandonment. They go out of their way to help as many horses in need as they can. I will continue volunteering for Angel Acres in the future because I know they are doing their best to make our country a better place for animals of all kinds.

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

day to day volunteering where I can see that abused and abandoned horses are recovering and entering new homes.

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

not change it.

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