Archive for April, 2012

After the incident of Maggie’s injury, I documented the event that took place on FB in a note, as well as on the internet.  I had been circulating the truth about Maggie through my FB page and months later notice that the site I posted it on in “All Voices” did not copy the full post.  I didn’t want to rehash this at the time, as I had figured that many were already set in their ways with the misleading tales that had been told regarding the events that took place this day.  I do now, however, want my original post that I wrote in an note on FB to be public for anyone out there searching for the truth and willing to hear our side in this matter.  It was an unfortanate accident and we were very upset that this had taken place.  We shared our condolence with Maggie’s owner and we were very glad to hear of her recovery.



Bob took pictures this day as well.  I had them saved on a computer that crashed in late November and lost them.  He may still have them on a camera card, but unsure at this time.


Bob went to rescue this horse, Maggie, from Clearwater back in the early part of October. The horse was very high-spirited and fearful of the trailer. Bob tried several different ways to load her before telling the lady that the horse was not going to load. The lady insisted that her 2 sons could get the horse to load if he would just give them the chance. Several times the boys let the horse get away and had to continue chasing her down. The oldest son said “why don’t we cover her eyes, so that she doesn’t see the trailer?” Bob asked the lady if the horse had ever loaded before. She stated that only once had the horse been loaded on the trailer and her boys were the ones to help get her to load. Bob stated that he had a feed bag on the front of the horse trailer. Bob stated to her older son that they had to maintain control of the horse if her eyes are being covered. The lady’s son stated that he had a hold of the horse if Bob could cover her eyes. As soon as Bob covered her eyes, Maggie jerked and the boy let go of the lead. Maggie then bolted off hitting a trailer, went around the edge of a pond, and then took out a chain link fence ripping a gaping wound in her chest and other abrasions on her as well. Bob was sickened by having to witness such an ordeal. Bob started to dial for a vet, but the lady had already called and was talking to one. Bob went to the truck and retrieved his camera and began taking pictures of Maggie. He was waiting for the vet to arrive when the property owner showed up being loud, rood, and belligerent. Bob went and spoke with the lady about the property owner’s rudeness and expressed that he would like to wait for the vet. The lady told Bob that the property owner is a hothead and likes to blow off steam a lot. “It was not your fault Bob, you did everything possible to try to keep her safe while loading. It was not your fault.” She said “I have property renter’s insurance that will pay for the damage and Maggie’s care, that is why I carry the insurance.” She told Bob that he could go ahead and go and she would take care of the situation.

When Bob arrived home to tell me the horror of what had happened and show me the pictures, he was in distraught over the incident, as the horse was out of control with no one to stop the series of events that took place. He spoke with the lady that evening after arriving home and she told Bob how the vet visit had gone and still reassured him that this was not his fault. The next morning Bob got a text message from the property owner stating that he was at fault and how did we wish to proceed. So you see from the time that he left until the next morning the acceptance of responsibility changed feet. Bob drove 75 miles one way to pick up a horse that these people no longer wanted and needed removed, just as they had one removed before it. Bob also has multiple pictures of this day and pictures of this lady’s boys chasing Maggie down, as they could not keep a hold of her or get her remotely close to loading her in the trailer.

The property owner has now posted a video that he took after Bob left his property that day showing Maggie’s trauma and gaping wounds, accusing Bob for this tragic event. She or he has also posted a picture of Maggie’s gaping wound on her chest with their version of what happened that day holding Bob to blame for this event. Of course, it was just a matter of time last evening when these pictures and video fell into the wrong hands last night and are now being used against us on Craigslist and all over Facebook, as if we are responsible in abusing this horse or any other animals.

This man has made accusations that he has tried to contact us, but has not contacted us since the morning after this took place asking Bob how he wished to proceed. This man is making accusations that he was trying to press charges or take legal action, but obviously this man has nothing to work with, as Bob is not to blame and he holds no negligence for this. This lady and her sons lost control of her horse on his property. Bob was there to take the horse into his possession, but was not able to do so due to the demeanor of this horse and the way her boys chose to take charge of the situation, after Bob stated that she would not load.

Of course, we have many that are having a field day with this knowledge and once again are trying to use this against our reputation. Bob has loaded many horses on trailers and many that were very stubborn and unwilling to load. I have witnessed quite a few myself and quite a few others have also witnessed their horses difficult to load, but Bob has worked with them and successfully loaded each one of them, when others could not. It amazes me the length people are willing to go to in order to hurt or tear someone apart. If Bob was at fault, then why hasn’t he received a lawsuit or criminal charges brought against him. Surely anyone can find our address and phone number, as it is posted all over the Internet, simply by googling our name. Why is it that this man chose to exploit us on the Internet, unless this was his last option to try to do damage to our reputation because he had nothing else to stand on. Animals are unpredictable and the most experienced horseman cannot control a horse with their great strength if they are out of control. The lady was searching for any way possible to get Maggie loaded and took her son’s advise to do such a stupid thing as to cover her eyes. Because this lady was so sure that these boys had done this before to get Maggie to load, Bob did take part in this idea. It was an all around bad deal and truly the wrong choices were made, as this lady was desperate to get this horse to load.

From experience, Bob has many people who will vouch for him that he has successfully loaded many horses into the trailer that have been quite difficult. We are experiencing a high volume of people here in the area attacking us and using any information possible to hate on us and tear us down. These people have gotten their feelings hurt for whatever reason and lashing out to hurt. We understand it for what it is and pray these people will see the error of their ways. In the meantime, we will continue forth in our mission here to work with these animals with the community and place these animals in loving homes. We cannot possibly waste time measuring our worth on other people’s opinions, but our worth is the good we can do for these animals in placing them in forever, loving homes.

We encourage anyone who questions are facility and cares enough about what we are doing to please come and see us and meet the animals. We have had an open-door policy since day one of opening our doors. People show up at the gates unannounced daily and call to make appointments within a half-hour’s notice. We hold the Domino Effect Adoption Day/Open House here every Saturday and invite the community out to be a part of what we are doing. We have adopted out over 60 animals since September and continue to do so. We take in rescues and we take in animals that are not rescues, but their owners have entrusted us with finding them good homes and we do so. We post everything we do daily on Facebook. We post pictures of every animal when they come in, while they are here, and pictures of them with their new families. If you question our rescue or motives, most of it is outlined on our Facebook with archives of the last 2 years of photos of everyone who have visited the ranch and every animal that has come through our doors. Everything is accounted for and through stories and updates everything is spoken on our daily progress. Please feel free to check out our rescue, we encourage you to do so. People who have surrendered their animals to us are on our Facebook and people who have adopted our animals are on our Facebook. We are trusted by so many because we do not hide from anything, but we are honest in everything that happens.

Do you know about your local rescue? No rescue shares as much detail about their rescue as we do and sometimes this information is used against us out of context to mislead people into thinking we are doing something wrong. If you have questions, ASK, we will answer to the best of our knowledge. This is what makes our operation unique, is that we are so open, honest, and down to earth.

President, Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.
“People Helping Animals Helping People”

Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft.
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104

Read Full Post »

To begin, you need to know that persecution and true Christianity are inseparable. Jesus warned His disciples: “Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. . . . They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.” (John 15:20,21)

Those who stand up for righteousness are often persecuted. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12)

The apostle Peter understood persecution and the importance of not giving up. He wrote,“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good [regardless of the consequences].” (1 Peter 4:19, insertion mine)

The apostle Paul wrote, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Timothy 3:12)

If persecution was a bad thing for God’s people, He would not permit it. God does not view persecution as we do because His grace is sufficient. Listen to Paul, a man who knew persecution well: “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) God’s saints should not fret over past, present, or future persecution. If we surrender to God’s will today, He will give us every grace to glorify His wonderful name today.

Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”  (1 Peter 2:12-21)

Author:  Larry Wilson 

And God also leaves us with His promises

“No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.”  (Isaiah 54:17)

Author:  Bible, Larry Wilson, Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.
“People Helping Animals Helping People”

Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft.
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104

Read Full Post »