ANOTHER CHANCE 4 HORSES INC

Rating: 2.49 stars   99 reviews

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Location: 166 Station Rd Bernville PA 19506 USA

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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

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

see above

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

Havent thought about that.

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Rating: 1 stars  

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!

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

taking 2 horses

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

shut them down

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Rating: 1 stars  

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.

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

E-mails

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

Shut them down!

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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

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

June 2010 and again in August 2010.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I got a great horse from AC4H. Christy did a great job for my boy and now he is safe and happy in his new home. I couldnt thank you enough. oh.anyone that gives thru United Way can donate to this rescue thru their weekly donations. Just put it on your form that you sign up with. Any 503c in Guidestar quailifies to do this.

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

having an experience of getting a horse thru themchange nothing

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

change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I began donating to AC4H to help others bail slaughter bound Horses, my first donation was returned due to someone at the Rescue wanting the Horse I donated for, I turned around and put it to another Horse in need, on another occasion, another donation I sent was again offered to be returned as the Horse I donated for was direct Bailed, I asked that the money be applied to another Horse needing help, none of these actions are those of a dishonest Rescue, I would never have questioned the Rescue as my donations or gifts, not a right of entitlement, but they took the time and effort to tell me what was going on with my donations. A few months later i saw Palomino 8-17-11 and decided to direct bail her myself, from the beginning I was aware of my responsibilities as per their contract and that there were no guarantees as to her health or temperament. My Palomino arrived healthy and lucky for me with a great temperament, but I was prepared for anything, I accepted this before I bailed her. I have had nothing but great experiences with this Rescue and will continue to support their efforts. For many months I've asked, I've demanded and I've begged from those who spread these innuendo's to please show me some legitimate evidence that would prove their allegations, I'm open to listening to anyone with proof, make me believe it's not personal, make me believe it's not a vendetta and that you are doing these ugly things all for the sake of the Horses, make me a believer, because what I've read and seen is Ugly and in no way leads me to believe your here to help save the lives of Horses or to end their suffering. Nothing based in Anger and Hatred is productive it only serves to destroy. I'm always available for those who think my story is just another lie made up by the Rescues, I invite anyone who believes I'm a fake to come see my girl, I assure you I'm very real and she's alive and safe and that wouldn't be possible without this Rescue. Are these Rescues perfect, no, have they made mistakes, yes, have they saved the lives of Horses, yes and that's why I'm here, that's why I'll stand by them, stand up for them, because as long as their efforts save Horses, then they deserve my support.

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

I have viable proof of what I've stated here, something others can't do. I'm for any organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of animals, so stop making allegations and start proving your case as this is not just about your situation it's about thousands and thousands of Horses in desperate need of help, for them this is about life and death. True advocates for animals would never do them harm through word or actions.

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

No organization can escape these kinds of attacks, many have their own agendas that long ago became self serving and less about the Horses, but if I had to make changes I would support advocates with no connections to the Rescues to monitor the Horses that are saved, but for those disparaging the Rescues nothing will ever be enough, many have lost site of what it most important here, it's not money, it's the lives of suffering Horses.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I purchased a broker horse through AC4H in 2009. The rescue's policies are clearly stated. They helped me arrange transport in a very short amount of time. The horse, on arrival, was exactly as I expected. You do not get a polished, clean, show-ready animal straight off a feedlot, and I was not expecting such. The organizations president and volunteers were all very helpful and I am thrilled with my horse. I have met Christy, the rescue's founder, and her family, and found them to be sincere and dedicated to helping horses out of bad situations.

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

The purchase of a broker horse.

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

I believe that there are ways to improve communication, but I see steady progress.

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Witness to a horse being rescued from this rescue (not the broker lot). Horse had been in possession of this organization for months and was adopted out (sold) with every single rib showing. Not what was advertised in it's photographs. Either a different horse entirely or it was fed quite poorly and malnourished.

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

I donated (with issue) and witnessed what I would classify as animal abuse. I don't doubt there are some 'positive' stories out there with regards to the broker program. Unfortunately it is my opinion that those who bought are not aware that they were ripped off.

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

Remove 501(c)3 status, remove animals from their possession.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

What would you tell others about this organization?

Donate and save locally. Investigate before handing over your money.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a horse from them and everything went smoothly and just as they said it would. All costs and policies were clearly stated.

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

I have donated money that helped horses that were endangered of being sent to slaughter find new homes and am an adopter myself.

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

I wouldn't make changes. They do a very good job in a position that is fraught with difficulties and dealing with people who seem to have personal vendettas. But they keep on helping the horses. Which is all I think anyone wants to see.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

It's unfortunate that Sally S who had 22 animals seized by Animal Control in Olathe, Kansas has now taken to this venue to trash a reputable horse rescue. She was denied adopting a horse. She is a scammer, and has post after post on Facebook and every other place begging for money.

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

I have adopted and volunteered for this organization. They do amazing things with horses that otherwise would have gone to slaughter or been abused.

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

If I had to make changes to this org. I would have a larger farm so they could carry on with their work.

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