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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
Angel Acres is a fantastic rescue! I do not hesitate to donate extra $ when I have it, I know it will be put to good use.
I adopted a horse from them 6 mos ago, he is everything they said he would be. I contacted Jo about another horse a few week's ago, she told me the horse I was interested in was not a good match for us (we needed beginner friendly horse) but she said she had another one that would be perfect for us. I am very anxiously waiting his arrival.
My mother teased when I was going through the adoption process the 1st time ( vet, farrier, personal reference's etc...) she said your going through all that for a horse. I love that I had to do "all that for a horse". It show's that alot of thought and care goes into picking a proper home for every horse. I will never get another horse from anywhere else.
very happy adopter/ donator
I have learned one should NEVER make judgements about other people, period. Any one who knows Jo knows how devoted and selfless she is in her mission to save horses from unnecessary slaughter. I can speak from my heart as I adopted a horse from her two years ago. She not only gets the horses that come into her care to date on their vaccinations, teeth, and feet, she also begins retraining with these animals. This is not something that happens overnight-it takes alot of effort and dedication and TIME and MONEY. She is one of the most tireless and driven people I have ever met. In my opinion, we need more people like Jo in this world. Whoever wrote that horrible review obviously is uneducated at best and is just a hurtful and mean individual. I feel sorry for people like that-if they spent more time like Jo does on doing good instead of being critical, the world would be a better place. Andi and Dancer