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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

37 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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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.

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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!

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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 !!!

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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!

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.

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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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Ellie Miller

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Connie21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You are doing an AWESOME job. Keep up the good work!!

1 Lj I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 !

3 wilsharlaleo

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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".

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angelacreshorsehaven 03/09/2013

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Sheri J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Terena H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Doris6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.