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!
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.