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Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: We rescue horses bound for slaughter for human consumption and assist in cases of equine abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Programs: Angel acres rescued 8 horses that were in need of assistance. We assisted horses around the nation via mattie's legacy fund whose owners were unable to provide the necessary care needed. Horses were provided veterinary care, hay, feed, board, transportation, etc. A followup plan for crisis resolution are created for the horses to insured their safety.

angel acres billboard campaign continues to put up billboards to raises awareness, in a non graphic format, about the horrors of horse slaughter. The billboard campaign also has a companion website, also not graphic and family friendly that readers can access after seeing one of our billboards. The website cites reliable sources of information pertaining to horse slaughter and why it is not humane euthanasia.

mailing campaign to raise awareness about horse rescue and the horrors of horse slaughter. We educate the public to let them know it is not a humane process and inflicts pain and suffering upon innocent horses. Raises awareness about horses that have been abused or neglected by their owners. Helps to spread the word about our rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming program. Mailings include educational literature, information on how the reader can help horses in need, factual horse information, bumper stickers, pamphlets, etc all provided in a non graphic format.

Community Stories

130 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 ellen grossman

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jo has helped a lot of animals, so many horses lives would have have been lost if not for her and her helpers

1 Kaleb M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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.

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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: angelacreshorsehaven@yahoo.com Thank you, Jo Deibel Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

Review from Guidestar

10 Susan289

Donor

Rating: 5

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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7 worknprogress

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3 14mlf

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 !!!

2 Roxy B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The folks at Angel Acres Horse Rescue are an amazing group of people and I'm proud to know them!

2 Dawn G

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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1 Rae C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Darrell J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Cupcake007

Donor

Rating: 5

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 -

Candace J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Zeanne H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Stacy27

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!!!