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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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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.

Review from Guidestar

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 -

DebinPA

Donor

Rating: 5

Although I have never adopted a horse from Angel Acres, I have been following them for years and supporting them when I can. The Stop Slaughtering Us bill boards have been far reaching throughout the US. They are a class act organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been an Angel Acres supporter for many years. It warms my heart to know that Jo and the other people who run Angel Acres take the time to help horses in need. They are doing a great job with those horses. Some of those horses were considered garbage to their owners, but Angel Acres takes them in and gives them a good life. I love what Angel Acres stands for. They take horses of all ages and give them the life that they deserve.

1 Jerry18

Donor

Rating: 5

I think Jo and her group do a wonderful job. They don't just rescue, but actively educate the public about the slaughter issue which is sorely needed.

1 Suzan2

Donor

Rating: 5

Jo Deibel and her wonderful volunteers go way above and beyond for these animals. Her entire days and nights involve caring for abused and neglected horses, giving them a warm, loving home. She is totally committed to saving horses and bringing them back to health. Angel Acres is the real deal.

2 Berta216

Donor

Rating: 5

It is amazing to me that some people have the nerve to put a pen in their hands or type out anything on a computer. I cannot believe that anyone would have taken the time to fabricate a nonsense negative story about Jo Diebel. Her wonderful work speaks for itself and anyone who has ever met her, been to her facility or watched the beginning and end results of the poor neglected, starved, beaten and almost murdered horses that she takes in and helps, knows that she's an Angel who does nothing but good.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jo Deibel has the heart of an Angel and works very hard to rescue and properly care for horses who otherwise would have been murdered in one of those horific horse slaughter houses. I love horses, always have and her site caught my eye. It was obvious to me that she was real and serious and loved, rescued and cared for all animals. I live in Florida but went to PA to visit Angel Acres. I was even more impressed with the condition of the horses she had there and all she was trying to accomplish, and the extremely clean stalls. I think she's a pretty wonderful human being! Sincerely, Roberta Charest

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been impressed with the work being done by Angel Acres. As someone who cannot do the direct work with horses I am appreciative of groups like this and I am always confident that help I give them will be put to the best possible use for the horses. I only wish there were many more groups like Angel Acres working on behalf of the horses to save them from slaughter.

5 Chrissy O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Not really sure why the crazy guy invented those numbers. Pulled out of thin air.

The dedication these folks have shown trying to:
1. Educate about horse slaughter,
2. Educate about responsible adoption,
3. Save horses,
and
4. Place them RESPONSIBLY, so that they STAY PLACED

is nothing short of amazing.

1 Joni P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Angel Acres for a long time now. Their dedication to protect our horses through rescue, helping other horse owners in time of need and a national ( and Canada ) billboard campaign to end slaughter and much more are the signs of a true warrior. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Jo or visiting the farm, but I know how far they go and have come.

Majela Urbay

Donor

Rating: 5

Jo Deibel has oaways been honest and runs a reputable rescue. i respect and admire her dedication and tenacity

Donor

Rating: 5

There are not to many rescues out there to save horses from slaughter for human consumption. This is a brutal ending for horses who devoted their lives to serving the humans who cared for them. It is the ultimate betrayal. I will continue to support this organization and Jo who does the most amazing work with not only saving horses, but getting the message out about the sad ending for these beautiful creatures.

1 Jan M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very committed to stopping the slaughter of American Horses! I worked with Jo/Angel Acres in getting a billboard up in Missouri. If not for her dream I could not achieve mine.
Jo is an upfront, kind, articulate advocate for our Equines. Her mission is not only to save some from the slaughter houses but also to go beyond that and stop the practice altogether. I adore working with, talking to her and backing all that she does with my words and my money ! ! So in my opinion SHE ROCKS ! ! ! !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jo Deible is an "angel" for the welfare of horses. There are a lot of differences in rescues and on a scale of 1-10 she would get a 10+ from me. No one can understand her level of comittment it takes to keep her rescue going at top notch if they do not care enough to learn all the facts. Anyone that would give this wonderful rescue anything but 5 stars is in dire need of an education. I don't know of too many people that would work 24/7 with no monetary gain. The funds that are donated for her rescue are used that purpose only. Shame on anyone that says she is in it for the money. If she was paid for her services she would deserve a 6 figure income but she take nothing!

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Acres is one of the most professional programs I have had the pleasure to deal with. Thank yous were prompt and I have been kept informed about how my donation is being used. I would not think twice about donating again. Their mission is clearly stated and they stick to it. It is clear that their leader Jo truly cares about the welfare of horses. Angel Acres is the real deal.

Donor

Rating: 5

Jo has put her heart and soul into making Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue the best it can be. She spends hours every day caring for the horses, seeking ways to help more horses, identifying new ways to fund the rescue, providing information to her volunteers, sponsors and donors and helping other rescues reach the similar level of commitment that she has established over the last several years. We often forget how hard it is to meet the day to day needs of these animals when the weather is horrendous and the facilities break down, which they invariably do. Still, Jo and the volunteers that have become her mainstay continue to give unselfishly of themselves to make sure that the horses in their care receive the best possible treatment and move on whenever possible to new, loving homes.

Caitlin M.

Donor

Rating: 5

You can't find anyone more dedicated to their work than Jo! She is very passionate about saving horses and raising awareness about horse slaughter. Not only do the volunteers and staff care about horses, they also take pride in helping any animal in need. It's such a wonderful thing they are doing and all of their hard work pays off in the end! Way to Go Gang!

Beth23456

Donor

Rating: 5

I have contributed to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue because I'm so impressed with the amazing work they do rescuing and placing horses in loving homes. I love to follow them on Facebook and see the heartwarming stories of placement of these horses with their families and the followup photos and reports of how they are doing afterwards. I also enjoy the photos and stories of all the other critters on their ranch.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of following AA for a long time. I have gotten to know Jo Deibel personally, and have found her to be not only dedicated beyond belief, but hard working, passionate about her cause and one of the most honest people I've ever known. Jo does it the right way - keeps the focus on the horses and on the mission, and leaves the drama behind. Jo has no time for drama, she is too busy saving horses and spreading the anti slaughter message. I am proud to know her, and to help, in some small way, to further her efforts. Go Jo!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following Angel Acres on facebook and love what they are doing. It's a great thing. I love to see all the happy stories and the differences they are making in peoples lives and most importantly, the horses!