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ANGEL ACRES IN PHILANTHROPER.COM'S BEST ANIMALS OF 2011!


One Dollar Can Do So MuchAngel Acres has been included in Philanthroper.com's -

Best Animals of 2011!

We are SUPER honored to be included with 7 other wonderful animal charities!

Philanthroper.com was founded to do good by helping charities spread their message to readers around the world and allowing those readers to quickly and easily donate $1 (or more) to their cause!


Philanthroper.com hopes readers will return each day to learn more about that days featured charity. 

For TODAY ONLY you can DONATE $1 or more to Angel Acres! 

From 10am EST today thru 10am EST time tomorrow you can help raise awareness and help us help more horses by visiting the site and donating just $1 - that's less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Read more: Philanthroper.com

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Angel Acres

Hay, We Need It!

Greetings,

donate to angel acresFor one day only Angel Acres is going to be featured on Philanthroper.com - a website founded to do good by helping charities spread their message to readers around the world and allowing those readers to quickly and easily donate $1 to their cause!

Philanthroper.com hopes readers will return each day to learn more about that days featured charity.

Angel Acres day is TODAY!!

From 10am EST today thru 10am EST time tomorrow you can help raise awareness and help us help more horses by visiting the site and donating just $1 - that's less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Please take a moment and visit the site, share this email and donate $1 to help us help more horses around the nation via programs like Mattie's Legacy Fund & our rescue fund , which we use to rescue, rehab and rehome many horses each year.

Just think, for basically pocket change, you can help us save the life of a horse in need!

Have a super happy Wednesday and always, THANK YOU for being apart of the Angel Acres Gang,

Jo :o)

Jo Deibel

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.

PO Box 62, Glenville, PA 17329

 

AZHAR - BORN FEBRUARY, 2005 AND LEFT US ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2008.

Angel Acres wishes to express their deepest appreciation for this incredible act of kindness.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Rich Ciarletta on the loss of this amazing girl.

Azhar, beloved daughter of Albert the Great/Wajibird. 
Our star had just broken her maiden and was still learning how good she could be when tragedy struck.

She will forever be remembered and loved by all she touched.

She was smart, fast, and always the boss around the other fillies, but gentle with her human friends.

May she run free in open fields until we meet again...

Donation in honor of Azhar & her owner Mr. Rich Ciarletta by
Kate Quigley

NICKY WAS BORN FEBRUARY 10, 1997 AND DIED APRIL 3, 2008

I got him he was only six weeks old (and was already weened and shipped from his mother-nice huh?) and was told by the breeder that she was hesitant to let him go because he was so young but, as long as I made sure he was eating well it should be ok. Well needless to say he was a survivor even back then. My friend had also adopted his sister (Molly) so it worked out because they were so young and small before work everyday I would drop Nicky off at her house and her daughter who had just been laid off from work was home all day long with the two of them until she went back to work which was about six months later.

He graduated from puppy kindergarden - and was given a handicap on his obstacle course because he was the smallest in his class! His playmate and best friend in the class was a sheltie named Elmo.

I felt guilty that he was an only child and got Noel about six months later for company and companionship.

I got Nicky neutered because he was getting aggressive towards everyone when Noel went into heat, I came back from vacation and noticed she had some pretty large nipples. At the time I worked at a doctors office and we shared the building with an OB/GYN so we snuck Noel in and she had a sonogram done laying on my legs and sure enough she was pregnant!(my vet advised he could do an xray but, I felt the sono was safer and I got the pictures!!)

They had three boys on September 29th 1999. Elvis , Presley(they went to the same home together) and Tyler (who I kept)

Elvis and Presley died two weeks apart right before their 5th birthday- Presley was hit by a truck and killed instantly and Elvis died of a heart attack two weeks later. Tyler is the only son left.

Nicky has had so many eye issues all according to his ophthalmologist are genetic. He has had at least ten eye surgery's we even tried to make his eyes smaller so he would be less prone to getting abrasions that were the start of his problems (we did that in the situation that he was already having surgery on that eye for another issue and did that as well) the abrasions would ulcerate because he wouldn't respond to the medications and then would require a procedure that was called a conjunctal flap which they would take the eyelid slice it from the inside and sew the eye shut so the meat on the inside would protect the eye from further damage and the meat would mend and heal the ulcer itself and I would have to manage to get an ointment medication into. With all of the eye issues made Nicky extremely neurotic!!! 

His right eye was removed March of 2006 because the eye was ready to "give out" the inside of the eye was actually starting to come out and would not hold up-so it would have collapsed. The vet could have done another procedure which was noted as being excessively painful and not sure it would work and the eye was mostly blind anyway so to remove the eye was the best option. That day Nicky had the toughest surgery they did him last and he was the first one up and on his feet from the anesthesia.

Nicky was infamously known by everyone for a bloodcurdling howl he always did for me or just for attention -for that he was nicknamed by my mother as "Willie the Wailer" then when the other two joined in it was known as the Shih Tzu scream- they sounded like a pack of little coyotes with their heads turned up it was cute. Since Nicky has died they have not done it since.

Nicky managed to get around even missing an eye and mostly blind in the existing one... he was carted around in his pet stroller complete with pillows portable fan, cooler with cold beverages and cool mat in the summer and he had a heating pad and blankets (I crocheted to match his stroller!!)for the wintertime. The funny thing was he never acted upset or that this was something he had to get used to- he acted like it was normal since the first day.

Nicky had the heart of a lion and always managed to give me strength because I saw how determined how he was to get over anything that was thrown his way. He was such a strong determined little dog that he was tyrant like at times and was at those times referred to as Atilla the Shih Tzu. His favorite thing to eat was cheese and bread-especially potato bread known by him as "fine bakery products"....

Honored By His Mom, Laura

azharDonation in honor of Azhar & her owner Mr. Rich Ciarletta by
Kate Quigley

Azhar - Born February, 2005 and left us on September 7, 2008.



 

Angel Acres wishes to express their deepest appreciation for this incredible act of kindness.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Rich Ciarletta on the loss of this amazing girl.

Azhar, beloved daughter of Albert the Great/Wajibird.
Our star had just broken her maiden and was still learning how good she could be when tragedy struck.

She will forever be remembered and loved by all she touched.

She was smart, fast, and always the boss around the other fillies, but gentle with her human friends.

May she run free in open fields until we meet again...






Trish, from Glen Rock, PA., saved a horse from slaughter (not horse shown below)
in honor of her friend Bill...
Bill Miller Born 8-23-1918 - Died 5-11-2008


A brief overview of his life, as given to us by his dear friend, Trish...be sure to read #9 & #10

Bill Miller (William Clark Miller)


1. Born - 8/23/1918 in Philadelphia, PA.

2. His loves were sailing, swimming and horses.

3. He won a silver cup in a sailing competition in Margate, NJ.

4. He started into his horse training business in 1944. Went to Front Royal Virginia many times to buy army horses. He brought horses back to health, trained them to jump and competed them in jumping competitions. He kept some, but was in the business of buying, training and selling.

5. Some of the places mentioned were Devon, horse shows in New York. Buying horses in New Holland and exercising horses at Timonium.

6. A member of the Mount Carmel Hounds for many years. Couldn't find a starting date, but it must of been for 40 years or more.

7. Started a girls riding camp at their old farm, which was in Carroll County. Don't know what year or how long they did that.

8. Many of his favorite horses were buried on his farm in Millers Maryland. That place was really home for him.

9.Last time he "threw a leg over" a horse, as he terms it, he was 88 years young.

10. Bill was a wonderful friend to me. He was also a great storyteller. He had a kind heart and help those in need. He had a hard time passing up horses in bad shape at the auctions. He bought many a sad horse and brought them back to better health.

11. Died 5/11/2008 in Upperco, Maryland




Honored By Her Mother & Sister,
Fran Fox & Fran Burns
Hellen Burns Smyth, Born 1950 - Died 1997


For many years Hellen Burns Smyth traveled across the US showing her horses in the Amateur Owner Division.

Traveling from Cockeysville MD to Detroit, to St. Louis, to Manchester, Vt. to Culpeper, Va. and south to Fl.,
she transversed the country with her horses. She transported them herself the majority of the time in her beloved blue 6 horse Imperatore horse van.

She kept a stuffed pig on the dash as her guide.

Sadly, Hellen died in 1997 at the age of 47 from melonoma. Her horse van then went to Garrision Forest School in Owings Mills, MD and transported their horses. It was there that she got the nickname "Blue".

Medhi Kazemi then purchased Blue until 2008 when Fran Burns (Hellen's sister) and Fran Fox (Hellen's mother) purchased her and donated her to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue.

Blue is currently in use as a much needed storage facility.






Honored By His Mom, Laura
Nicky was born February 10, 1997 and died April 3, 2008


I got him he was only six weeks old (and was already weened and shipped from his mother-nice huh?) and was told by the breeder that she was hesitant to let him go because he was so young but, as long as I made sure he was eating well it should be ok. Well needless to say he was a survivor even back then. My friend had also adopted his sister (Molly) so it worked out because they were so young and small before work everyday I would drop Nicky off at her house and her daughter who had just been laid off from work was home all day long with the two of them until she went back to work which was about six months later.

He graduated from puppy kindergarden - and was given a handicap on his obstacle course because he was the smallest in his class! His playmate and best friend in the class was a sheltie named Elmo.

I felt guilty that he was an only child and got Noel about six months later for company and companionship.

I got Nicky neutered because he was getting aggressive towards everyone when Noel went into heat, I came back from vacation and noticed she had some pretty large nipples. At the time I worked at a doctors office and we shared the building with an OB/GYN so we snuck Noel in and she had a sonogram done laying on my legs and sure enough she was pregnant!(my vet advised he could do an xray but, I felt the sono was safer and I got the pictures!!)

They had three boys on September 29th 1999. Elvis , Presley(they went to the same home together) and Tyler(who I kept)

Elvis and Presley died two weeks apart right before their 5th birthday- Presley was hit by a truck and killed instantly and Elvis died of a heart attack two weeks later. Tyler is the only son left.

Nicky has had so many eye issues all according to his ophthalmologist are genetic. He has had at least ten eye surgery's we even tried to make his eyes smaller so he would be less prone to getting abrasions that were the start of his problems (we did that in the situation that he was already having surgery on that eye for another issue and did that as well) the abrasions would ulcerate because he wouldn't respond to the medications and then would require a procedure that was called a conjunctal flap which they would take the eyelid slice it from the inside and sew the eye shut so the meat on the inside would protect the eye from further damage and the meat would mend and heal the ulcer itself and I would have to manage to get an ointment medication into. With all of the eye issues made Nicky extremely neurotic!!!

His right eye was removed March of 2006 because the eye was ready to "give out" the inside of the eye was actually starting to come out and would not hold up-so it would have collapsed. The vet could have done another procedure which was noted as being excessively painful and not sure it would work and the eye was mostly blind anyway so to remove the eye was the best option. That day Nicky had the toughest surgery they did him last and he was the first one up and on his feet from the anesthesia.

Nicky was infamously known by everyone for a bloodcurdling howl he always did for me or just for attention -for that he was nicknamed by my mother as "Willie the Wailer" then when the other two joined in it was known as the Shih Tzu scream- they sounded like a pack of little coyotes with their heads turned up it was cute. Since Nicky has died they have not done it since.

Nicky managed to get around even missing an eye and mostly blind in the existing one... he was carted around in his pet stroller complete with pillows portable fan, cooler with cold beverages and cool mat in the summer and he had a heating pad and blankets (I crocheted to match his stroller!!)for the wintertime. The funny thing was he never acted upset or that this was something he had to get used to- he acted like it was normal since the first day.

Nicky had the heart of a lion and always managed to give me strength because I saw how determined how he was to get over anything that was thrown his way. He was such a strong determined little dog that he was tyrant like at times and was at those times referred to as Atilla the Shih Tzu. His favorite thing to eat was cheese and bread-especially potato bread known by him as "fine bakery products"....

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