AC4h was just stripped of its 501c3 nonprofit status by the IRS in May, yet is still representing itself as such. This is FRAUD! Do not, I repeat, DO NOT support this organization in any way, shape or form. As has been said so many times before, always do your due diligence before ever donating one cent of your money to a charity, to be sure it is legitimate. Too many people have let their emotions run away with them with regard to this shady organization, only to be "taken for a ride" with hundreds or even thousands of dollars pocketed by these crooks.
If you are a victim, please email FBI Special Agent Charlene Trux at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (610) 433-6488.
To call this organization a "rescue" is a huge, and I mean, humongous stretch! They reported $300k in revenue for 2009, yet NOBODY, according to a very credible source, in the Sheidy household works a regular job at all. She has consistently claimed for years that AC4h does not own the broker horses, but where is this revenue coming from, then?
None of the money taken in benefits the horses in any way, shape or form. She claimed $27,000 in vet expenses and $56k in hay and supplements, yet virtually NONE of the horses going through the broker program get even the most basic vet care and many of them, when they leave the broker lot, are in worse shape than when they arrived.
As a result, they are shipped out sick, injured, emaciated and lame across state lines, which is a big NO-NO. Quite a few of these poor animals have had to be humanely destroyed upon arrival at their new homes.
They claim they have adopted out approximately 1,000 horses last year-- a claim that doesn't hold water in this miserable economy and many reputable and legitimate rescues are struggling to place their animals and keep them fed and healthy.
I agree with the other reviewers that the majority of these horses have been shipped to slaughter as Christy and her cohorts have failed abysmally time after time to account for the whereabouts of all the missing horses or to provide updates on them. This occurring after they took in thousands of dollars in donations and glibly assured donors the horses were no longer in peril.
Christy does not like for people to ask serious and pointed questions and she has avoided them time after time, or given very vague answers which never address the questions directly. If people persist, she deletes their posts and blocks them--all major red flags that this "rescue" is one to avoid completely. I would never support this organization and hope that she will be shut down permanently in the near future.
The photo I am providing with this review is of Faith, a grulla mare that was severely, and I mean, horribly foundered and in such excruciating pain that she did not want to walk, yet Christy's daughter forced the poor animal to move--on hard pavement at that.
Christy was told by the veterinarian that she needed to be put down, but she refused to do so--she wanted the money for this horse because of her unusual coloring-- and so a hauler had no choice but to transport her several hundred miles in her condition to the Poconos, where she was humanely euthanized. This poor animal did not receive ANY vet care at all--NONE-- while in Christy's hands, which is typical of this woman. All she cares about is the money the horse will bring her.
Review from Guidestar
Cease and desist order issued August 2013 by PA Dept of State.
AC4H still does not appear in the PA charities online database.
Christy Sheidy is the biggest scam artist around. She has a video with a dead horse in it. she doesn't even care. she is a fraud and bad person. she tried to extort money out of us and it didn't work. she is no rescue. she is a horse dealer that hides behind her 501 status. I feel bad for all the people that give money and all the horses that come in contact with her.
Review from Guidestar
Wouldn't it be terrible if a reporter. with a hidden camera posed as a potential buyer to expose this organization for what it really is.
Two people I know that adopted horses from Christy Sheidy AC4H they are currently being campaigned as show horses and are dong extremely well Both are TB's off the track. These were broker owned horses. If not given the chance to be seen on the broker pages they would have shipped to slaughter. Christy gives those horses a chance at life. The previous person stated they are being investigated by the FBI, this is just more false allegations and libel....Christy also educates the public about the horrors of horse slaughter and works continually with schools in her area to help educate the children about it. Our family and friends will always support and donate to AC4H
First off Ms. Schrock is not telling the truth as per usual. Christy's farm is in Pa. The Pocono's in Pa are not several hundred miles as Sally has mentioned in this article from AC4H in Bernville. Please take a moment and look up Sally Schrock or Sarah Schrock on Google she has scammed so many people it isn't funny any more. She is damaging all rescues. Dog and horse rescue. Sally is supported by many fake rescues. She is their mouthpiece and is used as a weapon against AC4H. Sally has even taken to harassing and stalking Christy's minor children. She is truly a sick individual. I have done my research on AC4H and their is NO proof of any wrong doing. This is just an attempt to assassinate Christy and the rescue by some people that really have some serious mental issues.
I' m actually trying to find out if anyone knows of a pinto pony mare 14.3 hh who might have gone to AC4H sometime between August 2011 and now....she was unlawfully sold at auction and her owner/ breeder is looking for her.
its so sad to see this ac4h take advantage of these sick horses..canada will not take sick lame horses...so they cant ship them to slaughter instead they tell people they are going to be shipped to slaughter and make money off these horses to people who actually care about the horses..my question is when someone pays a bail for a horse to go to a rescue and then the horse has been some how sold by the broker...so they have to take some of the money n put it towards another horse thats more money soo more funrasing is needed..hmmm that doesnt seem right....and why are they sending horses to people who buy them carrying strangles and rhino...? isn't there a law about this? be prepared to pay a big medical bill when u buy a horse from them..if all these people want to say horses why not just go to the auction and out bid christy and brian moore and the other kill brokers brian moore wont pay more then $275 for a horse..so instead of u paying 800 to ac4h u can get the horse for 300 maybe 500 at the auction...before u go get a horse from ac4h go vist a auction and u do the math cut out the middle man completey
I had a great experience with ac4h. The horse was exactly as shown on the video and photos. He was mild-mannered, very well-fed and sweet. He just truly needed "Another Chance" People that bash animal rescue have to understand that they are up against a ticking clock. And yes, horses do get shipped to Canada all the time to meet a horrendously terrifying death. Watch the videos. I am happy to report that all ended well, they work their butts off over there, and somehow the connection between the kill buyer and the rescue works to the horses' advantage. Sounds weird but horses ARE getting another chance via the program. They do advocate quarantine, as would anyone with auction experience. Get over the politics of it all, and give one horse another chance.
Be very careful of these people, total scam..They push sick, old, lame, and emaciated horses that the KB's dont want to risk shipping to slaughter.