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February 5, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 5, 2011
6 people found this review helpful

This organization is a scam. They are currently under investigation! If you cant tell that by the outrageous prices, the double fundraising, raising funds for vet fees and then not proving it then theres a problem! They claim the meat man makes the prices but they are wrong..a draft horse does not go for a higher price...a draft is bigger bone and less desired by slaughter compaines! Do your research before donating! Go to a local rescue to see the place and animals before donating..these people play upon others emotions.

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sucks

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

shut them down

February 5, 2011
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February 5, 2011
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AC4H like many other rescues has ups and downs, trying to help so many horses is a huge undertaking considering Christy does this on the side besides running her own rescue she tries to help the horses from the kill broker's feed lot. Nobody can say the horses are all fat and happy, they are abused and neglected and need help. This is their last chance and many people who we will call disgruntled seem to think that this whole thing should be easy and that the horses should be perfect. Deciding to make up their own reality instead of walking a mile in somebody else's shoes is doing discredit to the people who are really helping the horses out of this horrible situation. I say that AC4H has done a good job, where would these horses be without their help? Nobody is perfect but many have had wonderful experiences and have got friends for life with the horses they have saved with the help of AC4H.

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I have seen the happy beginnings of many of these horses. The faces of contentment are enough.

Ways to make it better...

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

Have them be able to afford more help in the office to better serve the horses

February 5, 2011
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February 5, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

For many months I've watched a group of people actively and vigorously attack and libel this rescue. They spend literally all their time online looking for ways to make it harder for this rescue to do its work.

One of the main woman who continually attacks this rescue was found guilty
of animal neglect and had all of her dogs and cats seized, and her home condemned as unfit for human habitation. Instead of trying to actively fix her personal situation she insisted that the animal seizure and foreclosure on her home were CAUSED by this rescue. Even though the foreclosure proceedings began two years prior to her ever having heard of AC4H. What precipitated this? Her application for adoption was denied when she wanted a horse. Admittedly unemployed at the time, begging for donations on Facebook and other sites online for food and money to feed her many dogs and cats, and she wanted to get a horse! For good reason her application was denied but she would rather have people believe that it wasn't HER fault, that OTHERS caused this.

Through all of the attacks and constant harassment, AC4H has continued to do their work and have continued to save horses from slaughter, the auction circles, and bad homes.

To watch these women gossip and spread rumors on facebook is disheartening. The facts change and the gossip rolls on and on until every one of them is able to regurgitate the same falsehood verbatim while NONE of them know the actual facts of any of the situations. Other rescues will claim they are so different from this rescue while they handle maybe one or two a week and this rescue is saving dozens per week and rehoming them to good homes.

I've watched people constantly ask questions and when their answered it's like no one sees the answer. They want vet records shown for "transparency" and "it's the law" and when they are posted this group of women begin to dissect the vet bill. "Who's giving him this medication?", "It doesn't look like a REAL vet bill", etc. etc. ad nauseam. They want current pictures because they all think the horses disappear, and when they're posted the group starts to ask for more pictures and more frequent pictures. There is no satisfying them and all the time AC4H has tried to accomodate. But what's the point when all these women want is to attack and be hateful. I have seen them:
-Accuse this rescue of foreclosure on a home in a different state.
-Threaten this rescue.
-Libel throughout the internet (to the point where legal action had to be taken)
-Actively discourage potential home offers on horses so the horse does not get homed.
-Actively discourage donations.
-Apply faulty logic and math to promote their ideas.
-Post photos and images of properties with personal information.
-Call AC4H volunteers employers to complain about their activity with this rescue.
-Threaten them with legal action and jail.

Does this sound like a group of women you'd like to take advice from?

The point is this: AC4H has been in operation as a charitable rescue for many years. They have great references, have been involved in many high profile rescues, have been active in anti-slaughter education and have saved thousands of horses lives. You can choose to believe the posts you're reading that are negative and repetitive that have no factual bearing, or you can check out the rescue and contact them yourself and ask them questions that would help you really decide if you want to adopt or donate.

Be bigger than the catty horse women and make your own decisions and do the right thing for the horses.

The Great!

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

All my dealings with this organization have been positive.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help them get rid of all their detractors so they could fully focus their attention on saving horses.

February 4, 2011
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February 4, 2011
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This organization runs multiple programs all aimed at rescuing horses and/or saving them from auction or slaughter. In addition to horses available at the rescue, it offers a unique weekly program of broker horses. They also list horses available from owners, and educate the public on horse slaughter.
Both the previous owner of the horse I obtained through the broker program and I, am very, very glad that AC4H exists!
My new horse had been raised from birth and owned by the same woman for 10 years. When she lost her job she thought she had found a good home for her beloved horse. Within 2 months the horse was sold through an auction and ended up at a broker lot. As this was a registered horse, AC4H took the time to contact the previous owner and let her know what had happened to her horse. She was HORRIFIED and wanted to do whatever she could to help her beloved former family member. The previous owner and I shared bail and expenses for this horse, and a wonderful horse came to live with me. The previous owner and I have stayed in touch. We are both very grateful to AC4H for bringing us together, and keeping a very dear horse from a very bad situation.

The Great!

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

becoming more educated about horse slaughter and the dangers of auction. I have also experienced their dedication to rehoming horses.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them more time and staffing.

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

I have had nothing but positive experiences with AC4H. I have been to the rescue and the horses are well taken care of. Christy and her family make many personal sacrifices for the horses. I have reviewed the 990s and the independent audit and asked questions. All questions were answered in an appropriate manner. AC4H has been around a very long time. Most of the negative posts are the result of a smear campaign started by a mentally unstable person by the name of Sally Schrock. I encourage you to google her name and learn all about her. She blames everyone for everything and never takes responsibility for her own actions. She was denied a horse for good reason. She blamed the person with whom she was communicating with on the internet for her mother's death. AC4H is just her latest misguided crusade in a long line of many.

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I have horses from the rescue and broker lot. I have also visited the rescue several times.

Ways to make it better...

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

give the people in this organization more hours in a day to help more horses.

February 4, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Great rescue! Not only was I inspired to volunteer by Christy but I also adopted 2 horses. Always ready to help and answer questions when I needed help. I adopted 2 horses and 2 of my friends adopted horses. All 4 horses would have shipped to slaughter if CHristy was not out there in the trenches working to save these horses.
SHe lives for the horses and works tirelessly to end slaughter thru education and awareness. This rescue was also featured on Inside Edition and HBO Real Sports.
The reputation of AC4H speaks for itself! I am PROUD to volunteer for this great organization and with every link posted, my pride grows!

Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. has been featured on Inside Edition, HBO, The Thoroughbred Times, The New York Times, The Blood horse magazine, Paulick Report, our local media the Reading Eagle, Channel 69 and much more.

Here is the Ac4H public service announcement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Z0esljiRo
HBO -RACEHORSE SLAUGHTER PT. 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mvw6tTHrs

HBO HORSE SLAUGHTER PRT. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSboR03WnjI

Just a miscellaneous link I found The Journey Of The Inside Edition Horses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdmszOvpjJg
Taken at New Holland, you can see Rick holding one of the horses and it should look very familar to you. :)
Inside Edition interview and picshttp://s218.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/AC4H/Inside%20Edition%20Interview/
The articles below attest to the sterling reputation of AC4H and the difference this organization has made!
http://www.paulickreport.com/blog/van-driver-paraneck-horses-were-walking-skeletons/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/sports/18horses.html
http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=34569&z=56
http://www.topix.com/forum/sports/horse-racing/TTKIJB3NTLD7B85NH
http://hooflinks.blogspot.com/2008/05/hbo-special-on-horse-slaughter.html
http://www.greenhorn-horse-facts.com/january-winner-gus-the-lucky-buckless-bucker.html
http://www.topix.com/forum/sports/horse-racing/TMTC9BEE7EJELR9D4
http://examiner.gmnews.com/news/2008-02-21/Front_Page/001.html
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=94886
http://www.5rracehorsecf.org/page/3/
http://www.ac4h.com/SenatorLandrieuNewHollandAuction.htm
DC campaign http://www.ac4h.com/DCPics.htm
Branded mustang saved from slaughter http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/branded-mustang-saved-from-slaughter-by-rescue-groups
http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/another-chance-4-horses-saves-thoroughbreds-from-slaughter
http://humanityforhorses.blogspot.com/2008/12/race-horses-still-being-sent-to.html
http://www.guidestar.org/pqShowGsReport.do?npoId=100702987&partner=amex
http://www.freewebs.com/horserescuecoalition/
http://borderlandrescue.blogspot.com/2010/07/horse-industry-future.html
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=89683

The Great!

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as a volunteer and adopter. I've been to the office and the adoption facility. THe facility is spotless and the horses well cared for. Just visit the website and see the pics for yourself.

Ways to make it better...

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

Always need more volunteers

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

I direct bailed a pony last fall, without AC4H, I wouldnt have been able to accomplish this. There is just so much that needs to get done, many times quickly, but AC4H helped me with everything.

I do want to mention that some folks have unreasonable expectations. They don;t understand
the process and if they are so concerned about "the horses", they would direct bail themselves, quarantine themselves, pay for vet bills hemselves, transport themselves and once they finally get their horse home, go through assessment themselves, training (retraining) themselves - if in fact, the horse doen't turn out to be a" pasture pet only" candidate instead of dressage prospect, hunter/jumper, super trail horse, kids pony they were expecting.

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see above

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

Havent thought about that.

February 4, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

Stay away, this is a dealer not a rescues, they sell horses for anywhere from 600-1500 and threaten the are going to be shipped to slaughter, but week after week the horses "get lucky with an extension" Yes, i got 2 great horses from them, both were misrepresented, but i love then even if they aren't what they were sold as. Some people get lucky and have no problems, but i have often seen horses listed in their broker program that were sold weeks ago, but yet there they are begging for funds. I have also seen them sell severely lame and sick horses(that could never ship) often they have to be euthanized when they arrive at their new home, one i remember very well was a grulla mare who could barley walk, but yet they were pulling her around, christy claimed there were no founder marks, sinking or heat, yet when the horse arrived at the QT the bone was coming through her sole, i saw the x-rays, she was put down, if christy didn't know that that mare had foundered then she is an idiot!

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

taking 2 horses

Ways to make it better...

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

shut them down

February 4, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

Any rescue that solicits money from the public needs to be transparent and answer any and all questions. This is NOT the case with AC4H. Ms. Sheidy talks in circles and refused to answer questions that I asked her. She is friends with Mr. Brian Moore who is a kill buyer based out of Pennsylvania. I have dealt with kill buyers and I have dealt with them directly. Ms. Sheidy wants the public to go through her in order to obtain a horse because she gets a fee for acting as an intermediary. I have heard horror stories about some of her dealings and where there is smoke, there is usually fire. I encourage everyone to investigate Sheidy thoroughly before doing business with her. After being in the horse business for over 50 years, I suspect Sheidy is part of the slaughter pipeline.

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E-mails

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

Shut them down!

February 4, 2011
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February 4, 2011
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This is NOT a "rescue". It is a horse seller. They do not take in horses that need help. The work with a kill buyer. They post his horses on their website and FB at jacked up prices. They never have the horse vetted. I received 2 horses through them that have NO coggins or Health Certificate. How can that be when that service was paid for ? How could the have a horse hauled out of there without them ?
Over the past 2 weeks many horses that have been fund raised for by AC4H has turned up at another auction in NJ. Again, how can THAT happen ? Especially if she is a rescue ? Rescues sell their horses at auction ?
Beware of this "rescue ". Do your homework well. There are many true rescues in your neighborhood that could use the donation .
Any rescue that blocks people for asking questions and does not provide the paperwork that they charge for is a fraud. IMO

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

June 2010 and again in August 2010.

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

I would pull the president and redo the whole board. If I could pull the 501 status I would.

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