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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

24 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!

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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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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!

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Dianne10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 micco

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Simply put: Angel Acres is one of the most passionate organizations around! They are the boots on the ground when it comes to saving slaughter-bound horses. I appreciate their emphasis on responsible ownership and humane euthanasia. I've volunteered with causes all around the United States and will be happy to tell anyone that Jo and the Angel Acres crew are a great example of what happens when kindness is their mission. I wish I could volunteer there on a weekly basis...maybe someday.

Jill234

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jo has been such an inspriring and tireless advocate for horses...Her grass roots efforts have stretched from coast to coast. This rescue is taking steps farther than rescuing horses (which they also do)....they are educating America that WE ARE KILLING 100,000 HORSES ANNUALLY. They are accomplishing goals that the big whigs aren't able to....

When horse slaughter ends in the US...look to AAHHR as having a large part in it!

Young Mans Fancy S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have to say from personal experience that AAHHR does everything for the horses with the highest standards possible. Jo devotes every waking hour of her time (without a paycheck) to give these animals every possible chance they can have to have a happy and healthy life. She has been GFAS accredited which is no easy task. GFAS credidation speaks quality care which I have seen it first hand.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue whole heartedly. What they do to help the horses is awesome and if I lived closer I would do so much more to help them. I admire and fully agree with their anti-horse slaughter views, too and wish more people would sit up and listen to us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Angel Acres for over a year now and I have see amazing changes in the horses that were saved from slaughter, abuse, and abandonment. They go out of their way to help as many horses in need as they can. I will continue volunteering for Angel Acres in the future because I know they are doing their best to make our country a better place for animals of all kinds.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Acres does a wonderful job rescuing horses, rehabilitating and training them, and carefully matching them to new homes where they can lead happy, productive lives. In my time training horses for the rescue, I have seen a number of wonderful horses find homes where they go on to fruitful second careers, from everything from trail riding to winning at shows. They work hard to match horses and riders to ensure that everyone is happy, and they give numerous horses a chance at life that they may not have otherwise been granted.

Larry P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Angel Acres for the past several years and have watched the excellent care they provide to the animals. I have witnessed the great lengths that the volunteers go to to make sure that the horses are well cared for, that their waterers are always clean, their is always hay available, that stalls are mucked and picked daily, that no manure is stored on the property, that all horses are groomed and inspected each morning first and throughout the day. They take excellent care of the horses, as if they were their children. Many are up for adoption, some are being trained for adoption and all are loved until their new homes are found.

Greg D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the property / maintenance volunteer manager for the rescue. This is a hard working group of folks striving to do the very best job possible with minimal resources. The horses are fat, happy and healthy and are matched with the best possible adopters.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Acres is an amazing horse rescue. Jo does everything she can to help the horses in her care. She is very active, not only in rescuing and placing the horses, but also in raising awareness about horse slaughter and how it is NOT humane euthanasia. Not only how it isnt humane for the horses, but it is not safe for the people because of all the medications horses get routinely. Horses are not bred specifically for slaughter so it is virtually impossible to find a horse who has not had bute or some other meds at some point in their lives. These medications can cause cancer and other illnesses in humans so she is looking out for the people of the world as well as the animals. Jo is constantly raising money to help not only rescue horses and raise awareness, but also to help struggling horse owners keep and properly care for their horses during tough financial times. Angel acres is an amazing rescue and you know that your money is going towards the helping the horses of the world have a better future.

Review from Guidestar

Lauren R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Acres is a GFAS accredited rescue that is dedicated to rescuing slaughter-bound horses and horses suffering from abuse/neglect. I have been volunteering at Angel Acres for about a year and a half and although I'm now away at college, I still help out whenever I can. Jo runs a wonderful rescue and practices everything she preaches, so to speak. She loves what she does despite all the hardships such as what happened with Prince, a starvation case that couldn't pull through. Jo does her best to spread the word about the inhumanity of horse slaughter and her actions and rescue greatly impact the unfortunate situation. Her effort is a noble one and we all try to aid her in anyway we can as well as encourage others to assist, even in the simplest ways, as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Angel Acres and have for 4 years. I help assist getting the word out about slaughter bound horses and the horrendous act of horse slaughter. In addition, I collect feed labels from certain types of feed. When they are turned in the rescue gets money. One can help Angel Acres even if you do not live close by. For example the feed label program works all over the country. Just mail the labels to the rescue. This is a HUGE fundraiser. Also, we have folks that ask for donations for the rescue in lieu of bday gifts. So generous. The horses at the rescue are a HUGE part of the rescue however volunteering can be done from any state. I personally have dedicated myself to this org helping to stop horse slaughter and helping neglected and abused horses. I also especially appreciate that they are accredited by GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) and are one of only 5 horse rescues in the US with this accrediation. That means your money is going to help the horses!!! Way too many rescues out there now are scamming people when they donate and the horses suffer as a result. Kudos to the work Jo Deibel does- please step up and help!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc is dedicated to saving horses that are bound to be slaughtered for human consumption. They also rescue horses in abuse cases. They were the second equine rescue to be GFAS Accredited. They run an excellent facility, the animals are well taken care of and they are kind to people and animals.