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!
Dear Jo, How are you? How are things going ? Hope you are doing well. Miss you. Jo, is a great humanitarian . She loves saving horses and any animals. She is good at what she does and goes all heartedly at it till it is done. The horses she saves , brings them back to good health and then fines good homes for them. She saves horses from being slaughtered. Jo is a great person who cares. take care Jo, loves and hugs to you
ANGEL HORSE HAVEN RESCUE, IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. IT IS A HAVEN FOR HORSES. JO DIEBEL IS ONE OF THE MOST CARING AND LOVING PERSON WHO HAS A -A-TEAM WORKING WITH JO IN HELPING AND SAVING THE HORSES LIVES.....HER TEAM IS AS GOOD OR EVEN BETTER THEN MOST. SHE QUIT HER REGULAR JOB TO TAKE ON A TASK EVERY DAY OF HER LIFE IN SAVING AND HELPING HORSES. SHE AND HER TEAM TAKE IN ABUSED, OR READY TO SLAUGHTERED HORSES AND BRING THEM BACK TO HEALTH AND GET GOOD HOMES FOR THEM. JO, IS A ANGEL FOR HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS. YOU CAN'T GET ANYONE BETTER THAN HER. TO ME SHE IS BEST IN SHOW. HER WHOLE FAMILY HELPS HER. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE NAME IS ANGEL ACRES HORSE HAVEN. SHE HAS BROUGHT STARVING HORSE BACK TO LIFE AND HEALTH.
Jo has helped a lot of animals, so many horses lives would have have been lost if not for her and her helpers
No one goes above and beyond the call of duty like Jo and this organization as a whole. Every review (excluding one slanderous one by an "anonymous reviewer" with no back bone) has seen the level of professionalism and results that this organization displays day in, day out, year after year.
I suggest people attempting to needlessly create enemies online (with absolutely no evidence nor guts to answer their phone or return an email) find something better to do with their time. Angel Acres is a top-notch organization in what can be a very dark world of animal rescue.
I am shocked an appalled that the proprietor of this rescue would libel my good name in order to gather likes on her rescue's FB page. I called her to reach out to her as she stated on her page. She never had the common decency to return my phone call. This is not a professional organization by any stretch. AVOID this place.
Jo D. 11/05/2015
You are a LIAR and you know it. I have given you my number, you did not call me, ever. You sit behind your computer and throw around accusations. Then when we try to reach out to you, you block us and don't let us defend ourselves. This review has been flagged, we should not be able to reviewed by a person who we have never spoken to us and blatantly lies about their "Experience" with us.
Today I received begging letters from two horse rescue organizations, both of which have a small mistake in my name, indicating I have been sold out by someone to whom I donated and my name has been used by a corporation doing fund raising for small non-profits. The mailing address for the donation requested was in Maryland, not Pennsylvania. Clearly it is going to the for-profit organization collecting the money. Heaven only knows how much the rescue group actually receives. I have asked the rescue to remove my name from their list, or to ask the list owner to do so. When I find out which organization sold my name, you can bet there will be no further donations to that one, either.
Jo D. 02/01/2014
Regarding your profile which I saw on GreatNonprofits.org: Hi, Thank you for letting us know you no longer wish to receive our mailings. We DO have a farm in Maryland. We have 2 farms - one is the main rescue farm where horses are allowed to recover and are rehabilitated at and the other one (one in MD) is the farm where they are retrained to be adopt out. We use a professional fundraising service to help us with our mission because without their assistance getting the word out to the general public about the need for horse rescue we would not be able to fulfill our mission as successfully. For the record the professional fundraiser, used by many groups, costs about 1 to 2 cents per mailing. Please send me your name and address and I will promptly have you removed. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. The email to reply back to me is: email@example.com Thank you, Jo Deibel Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Review from Guidestar
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a legitimate animal welfare non-profit run by a fantastic lady, Jo Deibel. They have helped so many horses, and other animals, out of treacherous and life-threatening situations, and are trusted members of the Pennsylvania community of Glenville. Jo has risked life and limb to save horses at auction from going to the slaughter houses. She has stood up against ridicule and adversity to save all of the animals she is capable of saving along with her trusted team of volunteers. She works so hard, doing the media, promoting, donation hunting, fund raising, and the dirty business of stall work and taking care of the sick horses. She has a heart of gold, and only wants to help the most beautiful and intelligent beasts who live on this earth. She makes a difference with this rescue organization, a positive influence in an otherwise negative world. A great charity to send your money to.
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This is the best rescue organization that I am aware of. Jo has the passion of a saint, she loves what she does and saves the lives of many horses. While she is doing that, she saves the lives of many people who adopt/connect with her horses. I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to save a horse's life while he helped to save mine. Thank you Jo, keep doing what you do. You are an Angel. GLP
When Jo let me adopt Snickers My Joy, she helped change my life for the better. This was my first experience as a horse owner and I had alot to learn. Well, I love my horse, he always listens and I love his fuzzy nose twinkles, licks and kisses. He helped heal my soul and gave me comfort unexplainable. He was broken as well and need much care. Most of all he needed time and LOVE. We made it, I thank you again Jo for the wonderful work that you do. You saved 2 lives, his and mine. Don't ever stop doing what God has inspired you to do Jo and your staff. Blessing are headed your way. There are so many people who love you. You are a special lady. I will support and love you always. Now if I could just get that P90X, ahaha. Have a blessed holiday season and again, we thank you.
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!
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!
Angel Acres is a great rescue for horses...I have seen the amazing work they have done with some of their "saved" horses...truly inspiring!
I think Angel Acres are Angels...Helping Horses like they do is a beautiful thing...So many horses are put in fields and forgotten about. It breaks my heart when I see a dirty forgotten horse in the field which I hate to say but in my area you see many of them. So I Thank Angel Acres for being there and for doing what they do...For their kindness and love for a beautiful animal Thank-You Angel Acres...God Bless You All !!!
Angel Acres Horse Rescue, is a step above most rescues. She has programs in place to help folks in tough times such as her Mattie's fund. She makes sure the person adopting the rescue horse is a good fit. Willing accepting back horses that do not work out for various reasons. Comes up with creative ways to raise funds for her rescue. I have worked with many different facilities over the years, this is not a job for Jo it is her passion. No one does it better.
The folks at Angel Acres Horse Rescue are an amazing group of people and I'm proud to know them!
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.
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.
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. does such good work, helping the animals that others throw away, are abusive too and just plain starve to brink of death. I applaud the work they do and wish them many more years of helping Gods creatures.
My wife and I adopted a OTTB from Angel Acres, she is truly a beauty she glints red just like Big Red aka Secretariat. We also had the opportunity to become foster parents for 2 OTTB's for Angel Acres and I know in the future we will turn to Angel Acres when we have the room to take on another OTTB. Jo and her team have done an amazing job at educating the public and the politicians about the plight of the OTTB , The billboard campaign shows her tenacity, Jo 's stewardship has seen this organization grow into something very positive and much needed. thank you.
Jo and her team at Angel Acres are top notch! Not only do they care for their horses, they help others and even lend a hand helping other non-profits. I can't say enough about this group -
Angel Acres and Jo are amazing....when we found out one of our former racehorses had ended up in a kill pen some time after she belonged to us (!!!!), Jo was the first person I called. She helped calm me down and immediately sprang into action. Polish Glory is safe now because of her! I will continue to support Angel Acres in every way I can because they can and do make a huge difference to all of our less fortunate equine friends.
Although I have not had the privilege of meeting Jo Deibel in person, I have had MANY wonderful conversations with her. I found her on Facebook and she agreed to pick up an OTTB for one of my boarders and put him in the 'program'. The conditions of the facility where this gelding was picked up was HORRIFIC. After a brief time with the horse, the 'new' owner decided she did not WANT this horse and wanted me to return him.... I searched high and low for the perfect place to send this gelding and found Angel Acres Horse Haven. Jo not only bought the gelding for the purchase price but also sent me board money until she was able to have him picked up. She even arranged for my veterinarian to come and do whatever was necessary to help this gelding. He came off the track with a leg injury. After following her on FB and the numerous phone conversations, I know that what she is doing is REAL. I am also very impressed with her policy of helping 'rehome' the horse if the situation arises.
I haven't yet had the honor or privilege of working with Angel Acres or Jo, but just from watching them work and sharing things she posts on Facebook in an effort to help what little I can, I have seen that this is a wonderful place and she is a great person for offering her time and effort to speak up and speak out for these great animals. The education she gives the public is top notch and helps to promote this cause. If I ever get the chance to have a horse or horses of my own, I am going to reach out to Angel Acres and do what I can to help one of these fine horses get a place with me. I will continue to support them how ever I can.
I have had the honor to be in contact and adopt a horse from Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue. They were very thorough in their application and adoption process. They helped to make sure that the horse I wanted to rescue was the right horse for my family. I would highly recommend this rescue to anyone looking for a good, reputable rescue. Amazing job Jo!!!!!
Although I haven't actually been to Angel Acres, or met Jo in person I am in the process of adopting a mare. I can not tell you how wonderful and helpful Jo was just over the phone. I went into this thinking it would take absolutely forever to actually get the horse, but I filled out my adoption form and 3 days later I was approved! I would also like to commend Angel Acres and all they do for their horses. Any kind of animal abuse is unacceptable and just breaks my heart. I believe God created and put animals on this earth for our enjoyment and affection-NOT to abuse and neglect. I was thrilled to find out about Angel Acres and all the horses who have been given a second chance with a wonderful life. Keep up the good work! you guys rock :] -Bethany
I have been following the activities of this rescue for quite some time and I'm so impressed with the wonderful work they do!!! They are truly a blessing to horses!
It has been my pleasure to know Jo for many years. Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue does a incredible job of educating as well as helping not only horses but other animals as well. Jo has offered us her help on more than one occasion, she is to be admired and thanked for all the time and effort she put in. I cannot imagine all the horses that would not have been saved had it not been for her work. Thank you Jo!!
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.
I have adopted from Angel Acres and have fostered for Angel Acres, they play a critical role in the horse racing world. not only do they step up to the plate and rehome the OTTB they are. Also all about educating the public to the plight of the OTTB. Jo Is tireless as an ambassador for those who cannot speak for themselves, the OTTB. Thank you Angel Acres and Jo.
Although I have never adopted a horse from Angel Acres, I have been following them for years and supporting them when I can. The Stop Slaughtering Us bill boards have been far reaching throughout the US. They are a class act organization.
I have been an Angel Acres supporter for many years. It warms my heart to know that Jo and the other people who run Angel Acres take the time to help horses in need. They are doing a great job with those horses. Some of those horses were considered garbage to their owners, but Angel Acres takes them in and gives them a good life. I love what Angel Acres stands for. They take horses of all ages and give them the life that they deserve.
Adopted 2 beautiful babies from Angel Acres. Couldn't ask for a more caring person than Jo and her staff. They move mountains to do what they do! Keep saving those babies!
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.
Angel Acres with Jo and all the volunteers work very hard to rescue and rehome horses. The work they do is never ending in this day and age, yet they never say no and are always willing to help. I have watched their skills at rehabilitating horses that others have tossed to the curb with amazement as the horses come in looking trashed and scared, but when they leave they are returned to their glorius state and thru time come to trust again. God bless them!
Angel Acres and Jo are a homeless horses best friend. They also educate the public on the horrors of horse slaughter. Our horses need an advocate and they have one in Angel Acres.
I am facebook friends with Angel Acres, and i support and fully believe in what they do. Jo rescues horses (and cats!) and cares for, and protects them. She sends them under contract, and checks up on their status. Rescue is expensive, and adoption fees are fair. Any horse in need of rescue would be blessed to end up with her.
Jo also is working on anti horse slaughter billboards to hopefully reach across America, and God willing will accomplish this. To those who feel they could do this better, have at it. Buy land, become a non profit, and start saving horses correctly. Thank you Angel Acres, from Ellie and many horses.
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I think Jo and her group do a wonderful job. They don't just rescue, but actively educate the public about the slaughter issue which is sorely needed.
Im writing to say I think Angel Acres does a phenomenal job !
A friend of mine has had an Angel Acres rescue for quite some years now!
The beautiful horse was hours away from slaughter when Angel Acres stepped in to help
That horse with one foot in the grave is now a beloved companion and multiple blue ribbon winner
It is apparent from looking at the financials of this non profit that they understand how to get a dollar to go that extra furlong ! I proudly support the efforts of Angel Acres and am dismayed that there are individuals out there who think it necessary to leave scalding reviews of this organization just out of spite or ignorance or both !
After looking over the financials of this 501C3 I am appalled at the small amount of monies that really goes to the horses care at this "rescue".
2013 was your last interaction with us? WRONG...I don't even know who you are and apparently you cannot read a 990 correctly. ALL of the donations with the exception of approximately 8% (which goes for printing, mailing, IT, email, etc - items needed to run the rescue) goes to horse care, horse rescue, horse rehabilitation and educating the public about horse slaughter.
I first dealt with Angel Acres about ten years ago. We adopted a lovely TB nare who had been dumped at New Holland and rescued by Angel Acres. Since then, AA has become a national voice decrying horse slaughter and all its attendant abuses.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jo Deibel at Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue from the very beginning when she just started. Jo contacted me to advise her in the riding/evaluation aspect of the rescue. I am a professional polo player and thus an experienced rider and horse trainer. I would evalutate the suitablity of the horses in her program for prospective adopters. I have worked with Jo continuously since the opening of her rescue and can vouch that it is run with the utmost honesty, integrity and her main objective is that the horses in her care get the best care ever and a chance at a better life. She has seen many, many heartbreak stories, cases of neglected horses that make your hearts just cry. She tirelessly works through and keeps going to make the lives of these horses comfortable and their quality of life in the future to be free of future abuse. Jo is very passionate about this rescue and has put hours and hours of time, energy, blood, sweat and tears into every moment she spends with the horses. It is a rescue with complete and utter involvement coming from Jo and her staff of volunteers and advisers. I am a huge supporter of what she does and hope if you can help out in any way, through donations or even just letters of support to tell Jo what a great job she is doing and that her efforts are worth it, they are important, Please do! She is an unsung heroine and I admire her determination and dedication to the horses who are in her care.
Angel Acres was amazing, spoke to Jo Deibel about a sweet horse named Angel that was offered through there dollar program. Jo was 100% honest about the horse, she was contacted my references, etc to ensure Angel was going to a good home, she got me in contact with Angel's owner so both the owner and I were 100% certain that I was the right home for Angel. I truly wish there were more rescues run like Angel Acres. When I first met my new girl, Angel was EVERY THING I was told she was, she is absolutely wonderful and we love her so much. Thank you so Much Jo and Angel Acres for our sweet addition to our family and for making it a very painless process. I can not say enough wonderful things about this Rescue and Jo Deibel.
Excellent rescue. I can not say enough good things about them! A very dear friend of mine just adopted a beautiful mare from this rescue. This mare is exactly how they said she would be. "Angel" has been at our barn for two days and is already a barn favorite. Thank you so much for the work that you do.
I personally benefited from Maggie's legacy fund. Knowing others that have benefited as well, I know for a fact all money donated goes where it belongs. My horses may have suffered an unimaginable fate if i weren't for Angel Acres when I was out of work. They helped feed my large group from thousands of miles away when no one else was willing to help. She has donated her life to the horses and has nothing tangible to show for it, everything she does have is for the horses.
Excellent rescue. Worked with Angel Acres on the billboard campaign and found them very professional. All questions answered promptly and billboard was up in the timeframe given.
Love Angel Acres! They have helped place some awesome horses. They help people that are in a pinch keep their horses or get them ready to find a new home through Maddie's Legacy Fund. Jo, the owner, gave me some very helpful advice on selling my OTTB. The "Stop Slaughtering Us" billboard campaign has opened a lot of people's eyes to the horror of horse slaughter. They are AWESOME! Keep up the great work Angel Acres Horse Haven!
Jo Deibel and her wonderful volunteers go way above and beyond for these animals. Her entire days and nights involve caring for abused and neglected horses, giving them a warm, loving home. She is totally committed to saving horses and bringing them back to health. Angel Acres is the real deal.
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.
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!
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. is a wonderful non-profit. It is apparent that they truly love animals and go above and beyond. There is no way anyone can count the hours spent taking care of animals. It goes beyond sun up to sun down. You fall exhausted into bed, catch a few winks of sleep, if you're lucky. If not you're up all night with an ill animal. This is love.
Love and caring of animals can't be faked. It's obvious Angel Acres love their charges, don't misuse or misappropriate anything. Angel Acres rocks.
Our family met Jo about 5 years ago when we adopted one of her horses. She interviewed and screened us thoroughly (as should anyone placing an animal) to see that we were a good match for the horse our daughter was interested in. The horse went on to excel in the Equitation, Hunter & Jumper rings, taking home many champion ribbons and even several regional awards. We continue to support Angel Acres financially and would not do so if we did not believe in the cause, and more importantly have total trust in their management of funds. If you question the authenticity of this post feel free to look up Foxglove's fan page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foxglove/170663082964372
It is amazing to me that some people have the nerve to put a pen in their hands or type out anything on a computer. I cannot believe that anyone would have taken the time to fabricate a nonsense negative story about Jo Diebel. Her wonderful work speaks for itself and anyone who has ever met her, been to her facility or watched the beginning and end results of the poor neglected, starved, beaten and almost murdered horses that she takes in and helps, knows that she's an Angel who does nothing but good.
Jo Deibel has the heart of an Angel and works very hard to rescue and properly care for horses who otherwise would have been murdered in one of those horific horse slaughter houses. I love horses, always have and her site caught my eye. It was obvious to me that she was real and serious and loved, rescued and cared for all animals. I live in Florida but went to PA to visit Angel Acres. I was even more impressed with the condition of the horses she had there and all she was trying to accomplish, and the extremely clean stalls. I think she's a pretty wonderful human being! Sincerely, Roberta Charest
I've been impressed with the work being done by Angel Acres. As someone who cannot do the direct work with horses I am appreciative of groups like this and I am always confident that help I give them will be put to the best possible use for the horses. I only wish there were many more groups like Angel Acres working on behalf of the horses to save them from slaughter.
I am beyond greatful for what Jo has been doing to help with saving horses from slaughter.
She humbly serves the people, and the last of the American wild horses, for which I could never thank her enough & am eternally greatful.
Thank you Jo & crew for your outstanding and most excellent service, from the bottom of my heart.
I have followed Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue for quite a while. While I am not in their area, I am truly interested in Horse Rescues from my area and follow what others do around the country. I can tell that these people have only the best intentions for the animals they rescue. So many are only out for a quick fix but these people really care. I am glad that they check out all persons interested in adoption and will weed out certain individuals that are not qualified to have the horses. The horses have already been abused, abandoned or just plain thrown away. I wish that all rescue organizations are like Angel Acres. If I lived closer, I would be one of their volunteers. Thank God for people like Jo. Thank you.
Jo Deibel and Angel Acres are at the forefront of the equine welfare movement in the United States. I am continually amazed by how much they achieve. I would heartily recommend this organization to any potential donor or sponsor.
I have followed Angel Acres for several years now. Being part of the horse rescue community, you meet many people with great hearts, but not a whole lot of business sense. Angel Acres is led by a team who is not only passionately committed to horse welfare, but run the organization with care, ethics and plain old business smarts.
The Executive Director, Jo Deibel, is always helping, sharing...WORKING...with others to help Angel Acres horses find forever, loving homes. You couldn't ask for better.
Jo Deibel does wonderul work rescuing horses. She has made miracles happen and has saved lives. I bet the "crazy Guy" posted this out of spite.
What can I say that others have not? I have known Jo Deibel for a couple of years now - though we have never met in person. Her efforts to truly save and rescue are unmatched. She is a constant force, as are the rest of her team. I remember getting a phone call from Jo Deibel telling me about a 13 year old OTTB that was saved from slaughter but then sent to New Bolton to be a drug horse. The hospital had no more need for him and wanted to put him down. Jo Deibel refused. Long story short - this lovable, saved from death twice, OTTB now lives with me and my wife and our QH herd. No one else seemed to care - Jo Deibel did and had him sent to us safe and sound on request.
Rising Sun MD
I am a horse owner. I have placed my beloved pets with other family's who wanted them for various reasons. I know how hard it is to find the right person to give up a partner to when it's time to say 'Good Bye".
Dealing with angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, as a Facebook fan has been a pleasure. I know the hardships she is dealing with and the struggles that she has to go through as she puts her heart and passion to the test daily to bring these horses to a safe place, a safe home. When she posts about a need is is a request for feed, bedding or other equipment for the barn. She has posted about her cats, and their antics around the home and farm. She has posted horses in need, leveraging the power of viral networking to find potential homes for animals who can not do this for their self's.
If I ever need to place my 22 year old gelding, I pray that I will not need to, I would use this rescue. Through this organization I have learned more about the needs of horses. I never realized many of the things that have been brought to light from her posts regarding the slaughter industry.
I have known other people who rescue slaughter horses, we see the rags to riches stories at times. I have never known a horseman who has brought back so many horses with such sever starvation to full body and full health ever ... no not even my old vet. He said that it was not possible, I have seen the photographs of these horses, before and after.
This is a wonderful program and if Jo can do all this and still keep a profit ... more power to her! I doubt that this organization keeps 80% of her profits and if she did ... the proof is in the pudding ... She gets the job nobody else wants to do done.
FYI ... Jo ... I have seen the billboards and they look great!
Not really sure why the crazy guy invented those numbers. Pulled out of thin air.
The dedication these folks have shown trying to:
1. Educate about horse slaughter,
2. Educate about responsible adoption,
3. Save horses,
4. Place them RESPONSIBLY, so that they STAY PLACED
is nothing short of amazing.
Angel Acres made 197k in 2011 and only 32k went to caring for horses??? not even 20% of their entire budget was put toward their mission of saving horses from slaughter. i would recommend other programs that spend more horses on rescue if they are a horse rescue.
Hi, I don't know who you are nor have you had ANY contact or interaction with our rescue. Apparently you have ZERO idea how to read a 990 report do you? MORE THAN 92% of our cost went to CARING FOR THE HORSES, that means hay, feed, vet care, transportation, quarantine farm, farrier, training, boarding, etc. We also assist horses in need via Mattie's Legacy Fund and strive to raise awareness about horse slaughter via our billboard campaign (THOSE costs are NOT in the 2011 you are referencing because the program is new). EMAIL me and I will provide you our CPA reviewed statements - firstname.lastname@example.org Before trying to trash someone's reputation that has worked for FREE, all day, every single day, for the past decade try asking them a question. I'm messaging you as well. Jo Deibel
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Angel Acres is the perfect name for this place. They helped me find a wonderful home for our horse that could no longer be ridden and was in desperate need of a flat pasture because of an old leg injury. Jo, you really are an angel. Thank you!
I have been following these folks on facebook for a long time. They do a fabulous job of rescuing horses and advocating strongly for horses.
Jo is an amazing person! I love what she does to help these animals in need :) I follow almost everything this rescue does and hope to volunteer or fostor one day :D
I have been following Angel Acres for a long time now. Their dedication to protect our horses through rescue, helping other horse owners in time of need and a national ( and Canada ) billboard campaign to end slaughter and much more are the signs of a true warrior. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Jo or visiting the farm, but I know how far they go and have come.
Jo Deibel has oaways been honest and runs a reputable rescue. i respect and admire her dedication and tenacity
My wife and I have had the pleasure of meeting Jo Diebel and have seen her rescue facility. She is one very hard working, dedicated and caring woman who is doing everything in her power to rescue, properly care for and find loving homes for poor horses who would have otherwise been brutally slaughtered at the hands of the vicious people who work at horse slaughter houses. She has taken in and brought back to health horses that were abused and left to die with no food or water. Her place is very clean, her horses are fed and been seen by a Vet and Ferrier. She gets NO financial assistance except donations from kind people who want to help put an end to this horrific practice. Obama just signed a bill to allow these horse slaughter houses into the US. I hope we ALL remember his mistakes when November voting gets here!!
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.