FAQ's Important Info
- Created on 22 May 2011
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (click a question to see the answer :o)
You do NOT have to live in Pennsylvania to adopt from our horse rescue! We adopt horses out the entire USA. We have two rescues that were slaughter bound that now reside in Hawaii, that went to the fabulous Shiloh Horse Rescue in Nevada first, and then onto Hawaii! Foster is different, see Question #3 above.
3. Foster families must reside within a 25 mile radius of the rescue. They also fill out an application to foster a horse, just like an adopter would fill out to adopt a horse. Foster increments are 3,6, 9 and 12 months. We have a very limited number of foster families, as we do not like to have horses residing in foster care unless it is a life or death situation. The foster families we do have are...well...outstanding!
4. We have various methods in place to ensure that horses are happy, well-taken care of and generally being treated well in their new homes. We generally stay in regular contact with our adopters, ask for and receive updates via email and postal mail, receive video links to shows, events, etc. If there were to be a situation that would arouse our concern, we are able to send out an unbiased third party to judge the condition of the horses. So, far this has not happened, but it is included in our legally binding contract that each adopter signs. And other ways to ensure horses are happy and safe with their adoptive families.
6. Absolutely! If you would like your donation used in a specific way, just send us a note with your donation.
Of course, our financial info is available on Guidestar and you can see it by clicking here
8. Horses are not normally adopted from foster homes. Horses that are in foster care must come into the main facility to be evaluated by Jo and are not shown to prospective adopters during their time in foster care. We feel that our foster families are doing us and the horses a huge favor by allowing our horses to stay with them, so we do not like to inconvenience them in anyway. We visit and check in on the horses but do not bring anyone else to visit. Additionally, we cannot assure a successful adoption unless we have had ample time to work with them, reschool them, etc.
10. We will always take our horses back however; we strive to make the best match possible for horse and adopter. We will not adopt a horse out to any home that is not what we believe the best match possible. We speak extensively with prospective adopters, we work extensively with each horse...this allows us to determine which horse would be suitable for each prospective adopter.
11. We do not refund adoption fees, but we will take the horse back and give the adopter a different horse if the match isn't not working out. We will also exchange the horse if he or she becomes lame, the adopter cannot care for the horse anymore (horse would be returned only), there is no time limit and we will always stand behind our horses.
12. ABSOLUTELY! We especially cater to new, beginning or returning riders! We offer LOTS of after-care! All adopters get Jo's home number and can call anytime day or night with questions concerning their horse...1 day or 10 years after adoption.
13. Angel Acres does NOT retain ownership of most adopted horses, we DO retain the first right of refusal (see our program page for more info). So, our adopters actually own their own horse, with an adoption contract.