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Nikki Tobin posted this on a friend’s site on November 19, 2011, with her comments directed towards us.

Nikki Tobin  since you like the “truth” so much heres some for you….

you claim to be christain yet you lie to everyone around you, you hurt others, you hurt animals
you use the horses to make money not to rescue them, they are a source of income for you thats all
you are no better than the people who sell horses to slaughter.Im sick of it! your lies, your deciet, any time someone confronts you
with the truth you delete them and block them and hide behind your fake christain personas, you and bob are horrible excuses for human beings
why dont you just stop abusing the horses and just get out of town,or whatever idc but the abuse needs to stop and its going to one way
or another

Dinelle States

HERE ARE THE ANIMALS THE 2 TIMES SHE CAME OUT TO THE RANCH

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.294821620528846.81451.100000030326601&type=3

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.298166740194334.82223.100000030326601&type=3

There were NO animals in need of medical care or that appear to be abused, starved, or neglected. 

Nikki States

Wow Domino Effect I’m shocked.. Why are you spending your money from adoption fees on YOUR PERSONAL BILLS AND A CHRISTIMAS PARTY?? After just complaining you were broke and close to shutting down, now this….

We were able to bring in enough money this weekend to get some groceries, stock up on feed, send money towards bills we were behind on, and take care of further vet expenses here within the week.

And because we had this AWESOME breakthrough to place us back on our feet, we will be having our Domino Effect Christmas Party as planned on Saturday, December 10, 2011, starting at 4:00 in the afternoon until 8:00 in the evening. Everyone is asked to bring a dish for all to share. The children will be given horsey rides around the Christmas tree that will be centered in the yard with Christmas lights to light the way.

Get your priortiy’s straight this is wrong, get a job and stop making those poor animals feed you rather then the money going to feeding
them
Some things folks should know they personally posted they had no money to care for their animals yet they continue
to “rescue” them.They do not give the horses proper care and they injure horses as well
they used to have a public FB page but apparently they cant show what they do to the public anymore WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE DOMINO?

POSTED BY DOMINO EFFECT
“Due to the inability to adopt out horses and lower our feed expenses, we have maxed out our financial capabilities. We are still fighting to stay above water, but we have too many unpaid debts to continue for too much longer. We have been shut off to advertising to the public, as we fight constantly to keep our ads active before they are deleted. With the negative publicity and constant attacks, we have been backed into a corner. We are praying for a miracle to bring us out of this financial bind before it is too late. Please repost any adoption ads that you may see come through the feed to help us move these animals. If anyone can help with feed, hay, or other animal supplies, we could use your help until we are able to downsize and start adopting out animals once again. Please keep us in your prayers, as we are looking to God for discernment on the right decisions to make regarding the rescue and its future.”
They both have criminal records and the woman has child abuse charges on her record

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/florida-horse-community-outraged-by-alleged-abuse-at-domino-effect-rescue-ranchhere are other articles as well these people are uneduacated and should not be around horses or any animals for that matter

if anyone wants more info feel free to email me,im not hiding like domino is……

you are obviously unable to care for you animals properly so why not give them up to
real rescues who can save them before they start dropping dead in your yard….if you truly cared for them
you would do this for them instead of starving them and wanting to get money for them…give them to people who
can actually save them…please,please,please stop hurting them,give them up save their lives or you will be the abuser
instead of the rescuer you claim to be……i beg you stop hurting the horses and get them to places that can help and afford to feed them
and give them proper care otherwise their deaths will be on your hands

im not hiding like you are domino i have my email unhidden so people can know the truth
if they ask im going to tell them…..grow up and face the truth and stop lying and avioding what everyone else but you can see!!

Nikki Tobin this also has nothing to do with bob and dinelle,its about the care of the animals which they arent providing for them…for you or anyone else to try and turn the light away from the truth by slandering my name and posting lies about me shows that you all have something to hide…i was out to the ranch 3 times and every time i saw horses without their hooves trimmed,horses without food,horses that clearly needed medical care and had not recieved any….this had nothing to do with anyone getting their way it has to to with whats right and wrong and what DE is doing to those horses is wrong! if you have anymore isssues feel free to PM me as i have nothing to hide and everything on my page is still public unlike some people who are hiding from the truth and have since changed their status to private.my mother knows more about horses and their care than you ever will! and she offered advice and i offered advice and help and it was ignored so now steps must be taken to ensure the horses get the REAL help they need

She claims she had been here 3 times, but yet she has only been here twice, 2 Saturdays in a row.  She claims the horses have no food either time she came out.  But yet behind her is a HUGE roll of hay, it could have rolled right over her, had she not been looking, LOL!!!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.294821620528846.81451.100000030326601&type=3

The second weekend she and her mother, Maryann Tobin, came out, there was still plenty of evidence of food for the horses.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.298166740194334.82223.100000030326601&type=3

And it is clearly evident that Bob accepted the assistance of Maryann Tobin, as you can see in the picture that Maryann Tobin and Bob were going through a box of bits that we had received as a donation from a FB friend and were also going through the saddles, saddle pads, bits, etc. matching up the proper, best-fitting set with each horse according to their size and needs.  We were very open to their help, just not their criticism, there is a HUGE difference between the two.

It’s amazing the lies that have been put out there by these 2 ladies and their circle of friends, but yet the evidence clearly shows their deceit towards the public, as their claims are proven to be lies.  Where does this leave someone’s credibility when everything they claim to be truth has been proven to be lies? 

Someone once said “I don’t have to prove I’m telling the truth, you have to prove I’m lying” 

Dinelle Ashcraft

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

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

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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

Below are two letters that were sent to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch, 1 to the Domino Effect Facebook account and the other to our e-mail account.  Both of the letters came to us, one from Nikki Tobin on March 23, 2012, and the other from her mother, Maryann Tobin, on March 28, 2012, just 5 days later.  Both of these ladies have been harassing and slandering our organization for months, along with posing threats towards us.

Letter from Nikki Tobin to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Nikki Tobin

  • Domino Effect

I am sick to my stomach everytime I see that someone was stupid enough to give you a horse , I cry for that animal because I know the hell it is going to be forced to go through before some poor sap is suckered into buying it from you and I say buy not adopt because you don’t care who gets your animals, youre just in it for the almighty dollar, you don’t care about the animals you use them to pay your personal bils. I hate that I have to see the abuse that goes on daily at your place and knowing I cant do something emmediately about it literlly breaks my heart into pieces , I have seen photos of horse detioriorating in your care, horses without medical attention , horses without their feet done , if not for the sudden light being shed on you and your husband would you have made any changes at all? Or just kept going the way you have been , This is not a personal vendetta it is about saving th animals from you, I don’t care about your past , I care about what you are doing now and its wrong , how you can continue to lie to people and feel like its ok its beyond me, more and more people are finding out the truth about you and it will all end soon, what you are doing is causing an uproar in the equine community and it will not be ignored ! You cannot continue to lie to people, threaten good homes with taking the horses back because you cant find anymore free ones to pick up and sell, you cannot continue to “foster” out the horses that need medical attention because you cant afford it, if you want to be a true rescue then do it right, plan ahead and have the money to care for the horses don’t rely on others to do it for you. What you do is not rescue it is horse trading plain and simple, once you admit that’s what you are things will be easier . Please stop hurting the animals for your own selfish reasons and only take in what you can afford or have room for , it doesn’t matter how many pens you build what you are doing is building a prison for the horses, it only takes two weeks for a thin horses to start showing weight gain when fed properly I have seen horses lose weight at your place so I know you are not feeding them what they should be getting , im just at a loss and in so much hearteache over all of this I just want to cry for every horse that goes without food , that’s mouth in is agony as it tries to eat what messly ammounts you feed but its teeth are in just such poor condition it hurts to much to eat or what they do it gets packed into their cheeks making bloddy sores in their mouths, for every horse that has to walk on split cracked, feet or is ridden with dry, cracked feet, for every horse ridden with ill fitting painful tack constantly getting their mouths yanked on by the ignorant, ineexperianced riders you let on them . Please in the name of the horses do thing right or stop what you are doing and give up the horses and just live normal lives like everyone else.

  • Sincerly Nikki Tobin

Letter sent from Maryann Tobin to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:52:40 -0400
Subject: Re: A message to Domino Effect ranch in Florida
From: tobin522@gmail.com
To: dominoeffectrescueranch@msn.com

P.S. I would love to run a series of articles singing your praises if you decide to play by the rules and go commercial. It’s a great human interest topic. There is no vendetta, just want you to play fair.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Maryann Tobin <

tobin522@gmail.com> wrote:

Why don’t you put this on your blog. It makes perfect sense and would stop all the “drama.” That’s what you say you want, well here is the answer.

A message to Domino Effect ranch in Florida

There is an easy way to end the Domino Effect scandal, if only the Ashcraft’s would do it.

There is something fundamental about the Domino Effect ranch scandal that is being missed and really needs to be pointed out. The Domino Effect ranch cannot legally operate as a non-profit business with two convicted felons at the helm. It’s just that simple.

I don’t think anyone, including Maryann Tobin, wants to stop the Ashcraft’s from earning a living – and the only vendetta going on is the one the Ashcraft’s have created.

If the Ashcraft’s want to operate as a commercial horse stable there would few issues that could not be easily addressed without all the “drama.”

So if the Ashcraft’s really want all this “drama” to go away all they have to do is stop trying to operate as a rescue and start operating as a commercial horse operation — and bingo – it all goes away overnight!!!

Getting around the rules and calling in favors is not the right way for a Christian to operate, or anyone else for that matter.

Part of proving yourself in this world includes accepting your personal limitations. Domino Effect ranch is a perfect example of where that theory went wrong.

There is no vendetta by Maryann Tobin against Domino Effect or the Ashcraft’s, just an effort to call a spade a spade.

Domino Effect ranch does not have the facility or resources to run as a genuine rescue. They need to accept that and move on.

Anyone who has ever done serious horse rescue and rehabilitation knows that it is an expensive proposition. It can take thousands of dollars and many months or years to rehabilitate a single horse, if it is in bad enough condition.

There are a lot of people involved in the Domino Effect ranch scandal and they would all be happier if the Ashcraft’s would just stop trying to get around the rules and just run as a commercial stable.

It’s an easy solution…..The question is…. do the Ashcraft’s have too much pride and anger in them to admit that they made a mistake and just start over?

foot note:

Definition of SCANDAL

1.  a: discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person b: conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another

2.  loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety :

disgrace

3.  a: a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it b: a person whose conduct offends propriety or morality <a scandal to the profession>

4.  malicious or defamatory gossip

5.  indignation, chagrin, or bewilderment brought about by a flagrant violation of morality, propriety, or religious opinion

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

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

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My husband and I were sent this news article from a friend of ours of a case that was just won out in Texas for one family that continuously slandered and harassed another family over the internet through annonymous posts.

http://www.wfaa.com/home/Texas-Couple-Wins-Big-Internet-Defamation-Case-148586955.html

by JONATHAN BETZ

WFAA

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 3:06 AM

 
DALLAS – A Texas couple was awarded more than $13 million in a defamation case that raised questions about what people can say online.

“It’s pretty significant,” said Dallas-based cyber attorney Peter Vogel, who is not involved in the case. “People cannot hide behind the First Amendment and say anything they want.”

A Tarrant County jury awarded Mark and Rhonda Lesher of Clarksville, Texas, the sum on Friday after the couple filed a lawsuit against people writing anonymous, hurtful comments about them online.

“This vindicates us,” Mark Lesher told the Texarkana Gazette on Friday. “This is vindication for all the scurrilous, vile, defamatory statements that caused us… to move out of town and my wife to lose her business.”

The decision by a jury in the 348th District Court in Fort Worth was made against Jerry Coyel, his wife, Shannon, and one of their employees.

In 2008, Shannon Coyel accused the Leshers of sexual assault at their East Texas ranch. The next year, a Collin County jury acquitted the Leshers of all charges.

Online, however, the case seemed to never end. Hundreds of comments on the web forum,

Topix.com, were made against the Leshers. A steady stream of false attacks filled message boards.

The Leshers filed a lawsuit and got a judge to order Topix to release the Internet addresses of 178 anonymous posters. One of those IP addresses went back to a Fort Worth salvage yard owned by the Coyels.

Neither the Coyels nor their attorneys returned multiple calls from News 8.

In 2009, Jerry Coyel admitted to ABCNews.com he might have posted on Topix, but emphasized that he used his name and did not post anything inflammatory.

“I believe I’d gone on there one time. I’m not positive about it,” he said three years ago. “It’s a freedom of speech blog.”

Freedom of speech, however, doesn’t apply to libelous statements. Vogel says opinions are okay, but people cannot write hurtful lies about individuals.

“Individuals are not free to say whatever they want anonymously on the Internet without some liability if they slander somebody,” he said.

Internet providers often can trace IP (Internet protocol) addresses to computers, although not necessarily to specific users.

“More than half the time, I would say, in these types of cases the identity of the person doing the anonymous post is identified,” Vogel said.

E-mail

jbetz@wfaa.com

BELOW IS THE CONTINOUS HARASSMENT THE DOMINO EFFECT RESCUE RANCH HAS INDURED FROM A PUBLIC CLASSIFIED SITE, CRAIGSLIST!!!

These people below have wrote “hate messages” about us as individuals and about the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch Inc.  They posted these hate messages on a classified site, Craigslist, under the farm & garden section to insure that anyone horse-related would receive the messages they were posting.  They wanted to be sure to cover the whole area surrounding the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to influence those in the community against participating in or adopting animals from our ranch.  They sent out hateful messages hiding behind an annonymous posting ID.

This posted on 5/4/2012. 

drgvr-2996178308@sale.craigslist.org

You scream and cry that you are in the right when people show the truth about you yet you offer no real proof and cannot explain yourselves when asked the real questions. instead you try to point fingers at others instead of looking at yourselves and seeing the wrong that you have done and continue to do, there is no vendetta against you its always been about the animals, you arent Jesus so stop comparing yourself to him. people might start to take you seriously if you acted like an adult and told the truth, the facts are there nobody is lying about you if they were then Mike Deeson’s story would not have been allowed to air and Maryann Tobins articles would not have been allowed to stay up, you can stamp your feet and throw as many tantrums as you want and make as many petitions as you want theres no way to wiggle out of the truth, maybe you could try to answer these questions truthfully and without nasty comments or you could just keep yelling that everyone is lying and your the only ones right

1. What is your reaction to the allegations of mistreatment? Including under nourished horses, the severe wounds caused to the horse in Brooksville, selling horses several years older than you said they were, not refunding the adoption fees for horses you tried to take back, and not informing the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services of your criminal charge on the Charitable Registration Application.

2. What are your qualifications and experience in handling animals and running a rescue operation?

3. What are your standards for adopting out animals and what are the associated fees?

4. What are your future plans now that you can no longer solicit as a charitable organization?

5. What are your sources of income for running an animal rescue operation?

6. What other comments do you have about the allegations and negative reaction to your operation?

Btw my email is listed above if anyone would like to comment on this feel free to email me

Posting ID 2996441839

EPIC FAIL !!!!!!! (Domino Effect Rescue Ranch)


Date: 2012-04-27, 7:07PM EDT
Reply to:

3trbq-2983302817@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


It seems that every time you get caught up you claim that you were lied on……

So , lets get this straight ……

Tobin with 40 years of equine experience LIES about you …Because you wouldnt adopt her a horse ????? Hmmmm Sounds like she could probably go ANYWHERE and get a horse ….

Young with a squeaky clean record and proof of running a legit horse rescue LIES about you … Because she is jealous of you ???? Hmmm sounds like you may have delusions of grander …..

Deeson who’s job would be on the line for inaccuracies in his stories LIES about you …Because he is a drunk ???? Hmmm sounds like you may have a law suit …Wonder if any lawyers would touch that one with a ten foot pole .

Koran that has watched all that has happened with his very own eyes LIES about you …. Because he hates Christians????? Hmmmm Sounds like you should minister to him and teach him of the good works of Jesus …..

So….anyone that doesnt follow your misleading double talk is lying about you ……Hmmmm sounds like you should find a place that will accept the way you are ….Hmmmm seems that you have already been there….PRISON

NOW WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND IS GOING TO BELIEVE YOU ???????? I for one have seen enough EVIDENCE that shows your willful neglect over the time you have been involved in animals , Killing a pig because , Why exactly , you couldnt contain a wild animal and tried to “save “it ….Good job Bob….. Epic FAIL …..

  • Location: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2983302817

” Why is everyone always picking on me “


Date: 2012-04-27, 5:14PM EDT
Reply to:

rrmfh-2983091160@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


It seems that every time you get caught up you claim that you were lied on……

So , lets get this straight ……

Tobin with 40 years of equine experience LIES about you …Because you wouldnt adopt her a horse ????? Hmmmm Sounds like she could probably go ANYWHERE and get a horse ….

Young with a squeaky clean record and proof of running a legit horse rescue LIES about you … Because she is jealous of you ???? Hmmm sounds like you may have delusions of grander …..

Deeson who’s job would be on the line for inaccuracies in his stories LIES about you …Because he is a drunk ???? Hmmm sounds like you may have a law suit …Wonder if any lawyers would touch that one with a ten foot pole .

Koran that has watched all that has happened with his very own eyes LIES about you …. Because he hates Christians????? Hmmmm Sounds like you should minister to him and teach him of the good works of Jesus …..

So….anyone that doesnt follow your misleading double talk is lying about you ……Hmmmm sounds like you should find a place that will accept the way you are ….Hmmmm seems that you have already been there….PRISON

NOW WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND IS GOING TO BELIEVE YOU ???????? I for one have seen enough EVIDENCE that shows your willful neglect over the time you have been involved in animals , Killing a pig because , Why exactly , you couldnt contain a wild animal and tried to “save “it ….Good job Bob….. Epic FAIL …..

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2983091160

Worth the read..Domino (Everywhere)


Date: 2012-04-26, 12:51AM EDT
Reply to:

pt2br-2979808306@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1585193874001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured&fb_source=message

The truth will set you free.

  • Location: Everywhere
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2979808306

HORSE PEOPLE watch tonight!!! (chanel 10)


Date: 2012-04-26, 6:02AM EDT
Reply to:

62mnh-2979943067@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


AT 11pm, the truth about DOMINO, they are atill spouting their crap and insisting nothing is wrong. They are shut down but still operating!!!

Chanel 10, 11pm tonight WATCH IT

  • Location: chanel 10
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2979943067

Domino have you lost your mind? (La La Land)


Date: 2012-04-26, 6:25AM EDT
Reply to:

tps2w-2979950371@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Still you don’t get it? Why are you announcing you are open for business? You are disgusting. You are not a rescue, everyone knows that, you do not take care of your animals. You cram animals into your yard and THEN they need rescuing.
You are constantly quoting God, then for the love of HIM and the animals, PLEASE just quit

YOU HAVE BEEN CLOSED DOWN, OFFICIALLY, WITH GOOD REASON

Watch yourselves on the chanel 10 news tonight, 11 pm maybe you will get it

  • Location: La La Land
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2979950371

Domino rescue stuff (everywhere)


Date: 2012-04-26, 9:10AM EDT
Reply to:

3gfzk-2980077931@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Whoever, and I am pretty sure we ALL know who it is keeps putting stuff about Domino Rescue on here, please stop, This is not the place for it! Oh and while you are looking on Craigslist, please see if they offer lives, because clearly you need one. I am a horse lover myself and own them, but GEEZ enough is enough, do you not have a job? Or your own horses to feed, ride, etc? My goodness let it go already!

  • Location: everywhere
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2980077931

Missed the news about Domino Effect Rescue is it shut down? (Hernando)


Date: 2012-04-26, 12:10PM EDT
Reply to:

pgvtn-2980423333@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Any news on what happened with Domino Effect? I missed the news investigation…Shut down I hope.

  • Location: Hernando
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2980423333

Flag me if you want Domino Effect Death Ranch…it’s over…yay


Date: 2012-04-26, 1:29PM EDT
Reply to:

bvjf9-2980607851@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


They will be shutting down the death ranch they call Domino Effect Rescue…pray all you want…God is finally putting a stop to the way you treat animals…Thank You Lord.

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2980607851

Domino Effect finally exposed – $1 (tb)


Date: 2012-04-26, 1:49PM EDT
Reply to:

hfcd2-2980654895@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1585193874001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured&fb_source=message

  • Location: tb
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2980654895

Selling lies??? Come off of it (Everywhere)


Date: 2012-04-25, 11:29PM EDT
Reply to:

tjxdx-2979729642@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Domino Effect’s Starving Animals (92 photos)
Tonight is the Eve of Mike Deeson’s Channel 10 news report to be aired against the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch. These people who have been harassing us for months have managed to sell their lies to Mike Deeson at Channel 10 news. They claim that we are starving horses to DEATH!!! We have NEVER had a horse starve to death or a horse that was EVER in danger of starving to death. These pictures were just taken today of our horses. We have documented pictures of our animals since DAY 1, Please feel free to see for yourself. We have NEVER had starving horses here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

First off, Channel 10 investigative reporters check EVERYTHING before a story goes to print, so keep trying to convince yourselves that everyone lies
second…you are still calling yourself a rescue which is against the law…you cannot get your 501c3, and your page has been screen shot and sent to the proper authorities..you cannot accept nor solicit donations, so why would the state of fla give you a 501c3….
third….I think someone should have a welfare check done on the both of you, because it is obvious you both have lost your minds.

  • Location: Everywhere
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2979729642

Wondering Domino, was this your nice visit?? (EVERYWHERE)


Date: 2012-04-25, 5:24PM EDT
Reply to:

gpsx8-2979186254@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1585193874001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured&fb_source=message

  • Location: EVERYWHERE
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2979186254

Heeeres your sign…..


Date: 2012-04-12, 10:57AM EDT
Reply to:

tbkm7-2954082591@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


its not your signature right? its a fake? lol
what excuse will you make this time?

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2954082591

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch shut down to avoid state criminal charges (brooksville, fl)


Date: 2012-04-11, 2:00PM EDT
Reply to: 6snnv-2952567062@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch shut down to avoid state criminal charges

Continue reading on Examiner.com Domino Effect Rescue Ranch shut down to avoid state criminal charges – Tampa Bay animal welfare | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/domino-effect-rescue-ranch-shut-down-to-avoid-state-criminal-charges#ixzz1rkvhciBH

  • Location: brooksville, fl
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2952567062

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/grd/2952537478.html


Date: 2012-04-11, 2:00PM EDT
Reply to: 6snnv-2952567062@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Domino Effect is shut down!


Date: 2012-04-11, 1:47PM EDT
Reply to: zc2wd-2952537478@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Domino you copped a plea agreement so you wouldnt have to go to jail
its all right here on paper, you cant lie your way out of it. its also not the end
you will also have to face the people you defrauded……your actions caused this not anyone elses
you cant blame anyone but yourselves!!

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/domino-effect-rescue-ranch-shut-down-to-avoid-state-criminal-charges

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2952537478

Kool aid drinkers unite !!!! (Domino Effect)


Date: 2012-04-11, 12:38PM EDT
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Poor ,poor Domino…has so many haters 😥 Boo hoo….. Why is it that so many can be deceived by the likes of Bob and Dinnelle Ashcroft…You all are a shameful bunch that cant see the forest for the trees…. These people arent hated …. What is hated is how they feel they can work outside of the law…They WERE CLOSED due to their unacceptable business practices and caring more for the money that the horses could bring in then the health and welfare of the horses…. Any serious person that wanted to know the truth can go to the state and find this out for themselves ….But NO….they will stay with this sinking ship till they ALL figure out that they have been duped…I guess its easier to believe some turd’s crap than to do some legwork and find out that you have been misled into believing their line of BS…. I feel for you all that stand behind Domino Effect …You are no more than brainwashed zombies that are truly showing how uneducated you truly are and if Jim Jones were still alive , Ill bet you all would have been the first to drink the Kool aid…Grow up …Ignorance is not so becoming on you

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The proof is in the signature (Weeki Wachee)


Date: 2012-04-11, 8:52PM EDT
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http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/domino-effect-rescue-ranch-shut-down-to-avoid-state-criminal-charges

You signed a plea so you would not be prosecuted. What more proof is needed?

Come on people, are all the government agencies lieing also?

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Robert Ashcroft A.K.A Domino Effect Rescue Ranch (Weeki Wachee)


Date: 2012-04-11, 11:35AM EDT
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Bobo… Soooo another lie to your blinded faithful followers…… You are finished trying to defraud the good people of Hernando and surrounding counties….You , by the settlement with the Great State of Florida , are no longer able to accept donations, act as a rescue and hopefully NEVER allowed near horses again . Your gig is up pal….. You screwed with the wrong people and paid the price for your ignorance…. Now if you will just get the hell out of our town , maybe , and just maybe you can forgo the IRS from coming down on you …The choice again is yours ….Leave or face more prison time for defrauding our government !!!!! But I should give you a heads up…… Your time is VERY short …make your move .

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You didnt decide to close YOU WERE CLOSED BY GOVERNMENT (Weeki Wachee)


Date: 2012-04-11, 11:21AM EDT
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The game of Domino’s (Weeki Wachee)

Once again, Domino on their facebook are blaming others for their actions. The truth be known, Domino’s has been shut down. The only part true about their page is that…DUE TO INTERFERENCE FROM OTHERS, NOT LETTING US RUN OUR BUSINESS OUR WAY…is the truth..your way though is the illegal way. You cannot expect to be treated like others that have lived their life crime free. Those people EARN the right to have more privileges then criminals do. If you say you have a big heart and want to help the animals, then do it. But do it the right way….selflessness….you only bring in the animals to make a profit. Until recently you never had the horses vetted, or had their feet done. I have been watching this drama for over a yr. I have seen you blame everyone but yourselves…those that you are blaming, DID NOT LIE ON A FEDERAL APPLICATION, those that you are blaming DO NOT LET THE HORSES GO WITHOUT EATING FOR DAYS, those that you are blaming ONLY CARE ABOUT THE ANIMALS IN YOUR CARE, and if you really cared about the animals, you would be asking for help in learning how to take care of them. You would know your limits, financially, emotional, and physically. You have blamed your neighbors, reporters, other rescues, for what though I ask? What, because they care. Have you kept a horse in your care that needed extra care? NO, you foster them out. You state you travel to take the horse to a good home, but yet, your “RESCUE” is a mess. Do you not know that a horse needs exercise? Must not, because a pen that you have a horse in is just a small area. The new horse that you brought in the TB, 18 month old, he is already losing weight. Is this a real rescue? No. Not at all. So please, learn from this experience. Do not bite off more then you can chew. Hold you head high Domino, because you have done the right thing here..for the animals, and you should be proud of yourself. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU ARE ACTING LIKE A RESCUE. you have put the betterment for the horses first. YOU HAVE CLOSED. Now please find a real rescue for the horses, and do not, please take them to auction. Keep your two riders and enjoy life.

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Date: 2012-03-19, 9:11PM EDT
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Just seen the post on rescue work. What I see are kids without helmets, and we did this and we did that.???? That is a rescue? Where are the pictures of the sick and skinny horses, where are the pictures of stacks of feed for the horses? Where is the green grass? This post mentions nothing about rescuing, it is a whole post of narcissistic behavior. ME ME ME ME ME

RE RE Rescue work (DOMINO)

Date: 2012-03-12, 6:16PM EDT
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This “rescue” comes across as more of a pony party business.
Where is the talk about the care for the animals? Where is there any info on what they do for their rescues at all? Before and after shots, like most rescues sights?? It doesn’t even touch on the fact that there are animals that were rescued, other than “we are busting at the seams” and “pony rides on the rescued animals.”

OH LOVELY! We will take your pony for free and use it to make us dollars by doing pony rides.
Don’t get me wrong there is NOTHING bad about pony party businesses as long as they are safe, IE kids wearing helmets!!!! Just say what you are, don’t try to come across as a rescue. What was the “2 stall stable?” Is that this rescues’ idea of shelter for their horses? I hope not!

I have kept quiet, but the truth will set you free. . .. ANY RESCUE IS GOING TO GELD A STUD BEFORE THEY ADOPT IT OUT. Call any 501.c3 equine rescue and ask them. No rescue wants to continue the reproduction of unwanted animals, it kind of goes against the whole point don’t you think? Most all rescues that I know of make you sing a NO BREED contract for the mares when you take them home.

There are even programs out there to get your stud horse gelded FREE OF CHARGE but this rescue didn’t bother to geld him but advertise it as a stud for adoption WTF?

http://stalliontogeldingsupport.org/id2.html This is a link to one such program!

In my opinion, this is NO RESCUE please give your horse to someone else, HPAF Beauty’s Heaven, anyone but these people!! They obviously see a rescue as a way to rescue their wallet. Get it free and sell it for a bunch or keep it and use it to make us money.


In a desperate attempt to sway support for their faltering animal operation, Domino Effect ranch is running full swing in a vendetta against the citizen journalist who has exposed them.

In the Domino Effect ranch vendetta, Maryann Tobin is now being accused of placing ads against the ranch on Craigslist. But Domino Effect ranch is now guilty of the exact thing they are accusing Tobin of, which is not checking their facts. While someone may have posted a negative add about Domino Effect ranch on Craigslist, it was not done by Tobin.

If not for their vendetta, they would not be so blinded by their own hate.

Tobin is also being accused of making a complaint to Animal Services about Domino Effect riding a horse with EPM. Another lie from Domino filled with hatred and spite.

Tobin never did any such thing. If Domino Effect had their facts straight they would know that there was no mention by Tobin of EPM; only a single copy of photo of a horse was submitted without any medical discussion. Domino Effect was not at that meeting, but I was – so I know they are lying.

The list of false statements goes on in the Domino Effect vendetta against the entire Tobin family… all because they refuse to admit that they are, in my opinion, ashamed to admit the truth. So they are trying to hide the truth with more lies. And they call themselves ‘Christians’?

Domino Effect’s only defense is to lie and make up stories in the hope that someone..anyone will believe them.

I have never known anyone who could lie as much as Domino Effect ranch, and ignorant people actually believe them.

There is nothing Christian about the hatred being spewed from Domino Effect in their desperate vendetta against Tobin and the truth she has exposed. Of course they are ashamed of themselves and are trying to cover up their misdeeds by lying and casting blame without checking their own facts.

These are mean spiteful nasty people who use religion as an excuse to beg for money because they are too lazy to get a job, in my opinion. They have no money to feed the horses they take in or give them vet care, but pretend to be a rescue so people will feel sorry for them.

They don’t care about taking care of horses. If they did, they would feed them and take advice from more experienced horse people. Instead, they act like mentally unstable people who are delusional and psychotic, and have nothing in their hearts but hatred. Just read their blog if you have any doubt that these people are crazy and have turned a handful of news reports into an obsessed vendetta against an entire family – not just the author. It’s really sick and twisted.

That is my opinion which I am entitled to.

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Domino Effect Rescue Ranch shut down to avoid state criminal charges

Continue reading on Examiner.com Domino Effect Rescue Ranch shut down to avoid state criminal charges – Tampa Bay animal welfare | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/domino-effect-rescue-ranch-shut-down-to-avoid-state-criminal-charges#ixzz1rkvhciBH

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Domino Effect is a fraud of a rescue

Domino Effect is a fraud of a rescue,they don’t actually rescue horses. they cannot afford to take care of them
They do not give them shelter from the elements, vet care,proper food,or farrier care all their hooves are overgrown
and they are riding them in this condition! as well as putting tack on them that doesnt fit,
and having people who dont know how to ride jump on them and yank at their mouths with bits that dont fit.
They ask for outragous “adoption” fees for horses that are

skinny,need their feet done,their teeth done,and vet care!
The horses suffer more at this “rescue” than they did in their previous homes.This place needs to be SHUT DOWN,dont take my word on their conditions
go their yourself and see with your own eyes the horror that goes on there….Let REAL RESCUES who can afford to take care of the animals take them in
these people are in over their heads and are using the excuse of being a “rescue” to take donations to pay their bills the money clearly isn’t going into the horses
Call Animal Control,or the department of agruculture in Tallahassee and continue to report the neglect and abuse that is going on there!

Domino Effect
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614

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Domino Effect


Date: 2011-11-29, 12:35AM EST
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Some things folks should know they personally posted they had no money to care for their animals yet they continue
to “rescue” them.They do not give the horses proper care and they injure horses as well
they used to have a public FB page but apparently they cant show what they do to the public anymore WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE DOMINO?

POSTED BY DOMINO EFFECT
“Due to the inability to adopt out horses and lower our feed expenses, we have maxed out our financial capabilities. We are still fighting to stay above water, but we have too many unpaid debts to continue for too much longer. We have been shut off to advertising to the public, as we fight constantly to keep our ads active before they are deleted. With the negative publicity and constant attacks, we have been backed into a corner. We are praying for a miracle to bring us out of this financial bind before it is too late. Please repost any adoption ads that you may see come through the feed to help us move these animals. If anyone can help with feed, hay, or other animal supplies, we could use your help until we are able to downsize and start adopting out animals once again. Please keep us in your prayers, as we are looking to God for discernment on the right decisions to make regarding the rescue and its future.”
They both have criminal records and the woman has child abuse charges on her record look at what she let her loving,gow following husband did to herown son he has bruises on his neck from bob choking him

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/records/ArrestsShowImage.aspx?SubRelObjFileID=144334

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/florida-horse-community-outraged-by-alleged-abuse-at-domino-effect-rescue-ranchhere are other articles as well these people are uneduacated and should not be around horses or any animals for that matter

if anyone wants more info feel free to email and i would also like to add some more posts i have found on here of other people who feel the same way about their treatment of the animals

you are obviously unable to care for you animals properly so why not give them up to
real rescues who can save them before they start dropping dead in your yard….if you truly cared for them
you would do this for them instead of starving them and wanting to get money for them…give them to people who
can actually save them…please,please,please stop hurting them,give them up save their lives or you will be the abuser
instead of the rescuer you claim to be……i beg you stop hurting the horses and get them to places that can help and afford to feed them
and give them proper care otherwise their deaths will be on your hands

pic attached of what their “knowledge” did to a horse

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domino effect….give it up


Date: 2011-11-25, 11:46PM EST
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you are obviously unable to care for you animals properly so why not give them up to
real rescues who can save then before they start dropping dead in your yard….if you truly cared for them
you would do this for them instead of starving them and wanting to get money for them…give them to people who
can actually save them…please,please,please stop hurting them,give them up save their lives or you will be the abuser
instead of the rescuer you claim to be…i know for a fact your horses have not eaten in 5 days and you had to lie to
get crappy cow hay for them…i beg you stop hurting the horses and get them to places that can help and afford to feed them
and give them proper care otherwise their deaths will be on your hands

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For those who are disturbed by the reports on Domino Effect ranch, I submit that they do not understand the power of the First Amendment, and the rights provided in it for in Freedom of the Press. That is why they will NEVER have a case for harassment or anything else. (Just look at the things being said in the 2012 election season – and there is your answer!)

I believe in the strength of the US Constitution, Freedom of the Press, and my right to employ that power to serve the public by reporting the news to the best of my knowledge and ability, based on the facts, evidence in my possession, and personal interviews with involved parties.

Examiner has offered to consider addressing complaints the minute Domino Effect supplies them with PROOF that they contain false statements.

Domino Effect has given Examiner NOTHING. Need I say more?

That is all the proof anyone should need to discover who is lying and who is reporting on an important story for animal rights advocates all over the globe. Everything I have published has been well researched and documented.

Examiner is owned by Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in the world. He owns several newspapers, Regal Cinemas, and other venues in the publishing and entertainment industries.

Anschutz has a team of high powered attorney’s on staff and at his disposal. The Examiner legal team has reviewed my Domino Effect reports and has found them to be well written and fully documented.

Absent evidence that legitimately proves inaccuracies in my reports, Examiner has no reason whatsoever to remove or print retractions of these reports. Mr. Anschutz also knows what it means to exercise the First Amendment through Freedom of the Press.

On the legal playing field with Anschutz and Examiner – Domino Effect is out of their league.

Those who love animals will defend them – not with threats, but with kindness and compassion. What someone does is far more important than what they say – or, if you will, “actions speak louder than words.”

My words are intended to protect the public from unethical or illegal behavior, and generate action that will promote and protect the welfare and safety of the animals at Domino Effect – nothing more.

It there were nothing to report on, there would be no reports. But there have been enough questions raised about alleged wrongdoing, to warrant investigative reporting by television, newspapers, and by Maryann Tobin at Examiner.com.

The First Amendment protects more than Freedom of the Press, it allows media outlets to challenge the questionable, and bring pressure to bear for justice. That is what America, The US Constitution, and Freedom of the Press is all about.

I am proud to be a part of the citizen journalism world, and equally proud to defend and protect my words, as well as my right to share them with the global community through news sites and social media.

My investigative reports on Domino Effect are not the first to draw the attention of additional media outlets or the scrutiny of objections. During the Gulf Oil Spill, I wrote more than 500 articles that got more than 4 million hits world wide. Some of them were so provocative, they got the attention of certain US government agencies – so I am no stranger to tests of the power of the press, and the protections afforded by the First Amendment.

If Domino Effect wished to join the ranks of those who have tested the First Amendment and the power of the press, as a citizen of this democracy, I would welcome such a test.

I stand by my words, and am proud to have a roll in the democratic process, the First Amendment, and freedom of the press.

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Wow Domino Effect I’m shocked.. Why are you spending your money from adoption fees on YOUR PERSONAL BILLS AND A CHRISTIMAS PARTY?? After just complaining you were broke and close to shutting down, now this….

We were able to bring in enough money this weekend to get some groceries, stock up on feed, send money towards bills we were behind on, and take care of further vet expenses here within the week.

And because we had this AWESOME breakthrough to place us back on our feet, we will be having our Domino Effect Christmas Party as planned on Saturday, December 10, 2011, starting at 4:00 in the afternoon until 8:00 in the evening. Everyone is asked to bring a dish for all to share. The children will be given horsey rides around the Christmas tree that will be centered in the yard with Christmas lights to light the way.

Get your priortiy’s straight this is wrong, get a job and stop making those poor animals feed you rather then the money going to feeding
them
Some things folks should know they personally posted they had no money to care for their animals yet they continue
to “rescue” them.They do not give the horses proper care and they injure horses as well
they used to have a public FB page but apparently they cant show what they do to the public anymore WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE DOMINO?

POSTED BY DOMINO EFFECT
“Due to the inability to adopt out horses and lower our feed expenses, we have maxed out our financial capabilities. We are still fighting to stay above water, but we have too many unpaid debts to continue for too much longer. We have been shut off to advertising to the public, as we fight constantly to keep our ads active before they are deleted. With the negative publicity and constant attacks, we have been backed into a corner. We are praying for a miracle to bring us out of this financial bind before it is too late. Please repost any adoption ads that you may see come through the feed to help us move these animals. If anyone can help with feed, hay, or other animal supplies, we could use your help until we are able to downsize and start adopting out animals once again. Please keep us in your prayers, as we are looking to God for discernment on the right decisions to make regarding the rescue and its future.”
They both have criminal records and the woman has child abuse charges on her record look at what she let her loving,gow following husband did to herown son he has bruises on his neck from bob choking him

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/records/ArrestsShowImage.aspx?SubRelObjFileID=144334

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-tampa-bay/florida-horse-community-outraged-by-alleged-abuse-at-domino-effect-rescue-ranchhere are other articles as well these people are uneduacated and should not be around horses or any animals for that matter

if anyone wants more info feel free to email and i would also like to add some more posts i have found on here of other people who feel the same way about their treatment of the animals

you are obviously unable to care for you animals properly so why not give them up to
real rescues who can save them before they start dropping dead in your yard….if you truly cared for them
you would do this for them instead of starving them and wanting to get money for them…give them to people who
can actually save them…please,please,please stop hurting them,give them up save their lives or you will be the abuser
instead of the rescuer you claim to be……i beg you stop hurting the horses and get them to places that can help and afford to feed them
and give them proper care otherwise their deaths will be on your hands

pic attached of what their “knowledge” did to a horse
also a pic of the hay they feed to their horses….would any of you feed that to your horses?

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Domino Effect (report them again and again)


Date: 2011-10-29, 2:17PM EDT
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Keep reporting them until someone has to do something…
I saw them some time ago and things were bad for horses then
and obviously still are….Please just keep reporting them
until they quit messing up these horses,,,,,Leave the horses
to someone that knows something about them.
I don’t know where all these horses come from but I am sure
the people giving them up to them think they are going
somewhere that they will recieve proper care…Wrong!!!!
Report them over and over,,,,,,

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Date: 2011-10-29, 3:28PM EDT
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Keep reporting them until someone has to do something…
I saw them some time ago and things were bad for horses then
and obviously still are….Please just keep reporting them
until they quit messing up these horses,,,,, they need to Leave the horses
to someone that knows something about them.
I don’t know where all these horses come from but I am sure
the people giving them up to them think they are going
somewhere that they will recieve proper care…Wrong!!!!
They get no vet care,no real food,and no hoof care!
Report them over and over…

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Robert….BULLSHIT…. to bad for you that too many people REALLY know the REAL TRUTH about you and your “Rescue”

Go crawl back under the rock you came out from under

Im CERTAIN that NO other RESCUE is
‘Jealous of the laughing stock that you have become ….Its IDIOTS like YOU that give good rescues a bad name !!!!!

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Rescue??? (Everywhere)


Date: 2011-10-30, 1:07AM EDT
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Look at these pictures and tell me is this how rescues are supposed to be treated…this is more like a zoo. Horse running around in front yard with other horses. This is a nightmare, someone has got to do something..this is animal abuse.

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Ted’s Tales of Tails

Mike Deeson broadcasted his story on Channel 10 News on April 26, 2012, based on Ted’s Tales of Tails.

Mike Deeson States “Local horse lovers couldn’t stand what was happening at a so-called rescue so they called 10 News Investigator Mike Deeson to help them shut the place down.”

http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1585193874001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured&fb_source=message

We saw the preview prior to the actual broadcast and already it APPEARED that he was telling a biased story based on hearsay and allegations, rather than fact.  He tells a story of horses coming in healthy, starving in our care, and dying.

“Skinny, Starving, Dead”

In this story the photos are of 3 different horses.

The first picture they show is Ted Koran’s picture of Sonny.  Sonny came to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch emaciated as you see in my picture below.

Bob worked with Sonny for months trying to put weight back on him.  He then was placed at a local Thoroughbred farm to receive the care that he needed after Ted Koran started harassing us via internet, government agencies, and over the fence.

The second horse picture shown in the preview was Shia, a beautiful OTTB.

This picture was taken the first day that we took him into the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Shia was NEVER underweight or starving. Shia and Cheyenne colicked the very same day after being fed grain in the sand by Ted and Karen Koran at the back corner of our fence line where we could not see them for several weeks prior. Bob walked Cheyenne until she walked it off and was fine. After 14 hours of fighting for Shia’s life, my husband lost him early the next morning.

The Koran’s have been toying with us through malicious acts since we moved next door to them in December 2009.

http://behindthescenes-dominoeffect.blogspot.com/

The third picture in the Channel 10 News preview of a horse that is posing to be dead is Wild Child who is very much alive and as healthy as can be.   A volunteer took this photo one day after he was brought in when Wild Child was sun bathing.  He now still resides here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch as a permanent resident.

Wild Child is a registered Thoroughbred whose father is D’Wild Cat and mother is Wildly Celestial.  Wild Child came to us unnamed, so we found it necessary to register him with a name and Wild Child was the perfect fit, especially if you came to the ranch and saw his demeanor.  Wild Child is a 3-year-old, Thoroughbred, bay gelding.

Ted Koran has sent e-mails to HCAS, PETA, DOA, etc. admitting to feeding our horses in the sand.  For months Ted Koran has been trying to convince the community that we are starving our animals to death.  He put this picture together to persuade others into believing his lie.

As you can see in the heading below, Ted Koran at the time he put this picture together did not even know that Shia was a gelding, not a mare, as he refers to Shia as a “She”

In this picture above is Shia in the Top left corner the day he came to the ranch. The big picture in the center is Sonny. He is claiming that both of these horses are the same horse. He is stating that horses come in healthy and then they starve and die in our care.

This is the picture in the top left corner, which is “my photo” of when Shia came here.

These are my photos of Sonny dated after Shia colicked and died, so it cannot be Shia.

As you can clearly see in these pictures, these are 2 different horses, Shia and Sonny. Shia colicked after the Koran’s were feeding him in the sand. Sonny is alive and well, living at a Thoroughbred farm here in Brooksville. Ted Koran is trying to convince the community and now a news reporter that we are starving our horses through this picture.

TWO DIFFERENT HORSES!!!

We ask that YOU join us in prayer in this matter.

Mike Deeson broadcasted his story against the ranch on April 27, 2012.

http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1585193874001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured&fb_source=message

We declare a halo of protection covering our ranch. We declare that all of these people mocking God through our name be accountable for their words.

Bob woke up this morning with a phone book in his hand calling attorneys and God asked him what are you doing? Do you now have little faith after what I have brought you through? This is not our fight to fight. God is our defender and we rest upon his mercy. With that said, Bob has now sat down, shut up, and is content with being still and waiting upon God.

We thank you all for your support and your prayers for us here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.

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

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

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TED ADMITS TO NUMEROUS AGENCIES THAT HE AND KAREN FED OUR HORSES GRAIN IN THE SAND

Within 1 hour after losing Shia to colic, HCAS was at our gates to investigate.  Somehow, Ted Koran must have anticipated Shia’s death because he had called them the day prior to have them come out the very next morning.  I will never know just how Ted Koran knew we would be dealing with such a detrimental situation for him to have HCAS notified of such a problem so quickly, unless he anticipated Shia’s death.

After this, Ted Koran continued to send off his e-mails to different agencies admitting to feeding our horses in the sand.  He claimed that we were starving our horses and he just could not bear to see them go without.

HERE ARE THE NUMEROUS E-MAILS THAT TED KORAN SENT OFF TO OTHER AGENCIES AND THEY IN RETURN SENT THEM TO HCAC FOR FURHTER INVESTIGATION.

The Koran’s continued to make call after call complaining about us to HCAS, PETA, DOA, and Code Enforcement.  Every agency took turns coming to the gate to investigate.

There were other reports done by other agencies with unfounded claims to Ted Koran’s false allegations.  When we went to HCAS to pick up the e-mails they gave us the full packet of e-mails from EVERYONE who has ever e-mailed or reported against the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch, as this is public record and given upon request.

HERE ARE THE NUMEROUS E-MAILS TED SENT OUT SOS:

HERE ARE THE REPORTS ON HCAS INVESTIGATION AFTER SHIA’S DEATH BACK IN 2010.

REPORTS BY TERRY BLAKE:

REPORTS BY LINDA CHRISTIAN:

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

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

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After Bob was arrested for a “felon in possession” for shooting a pig, Ted Koran continued with his strategy to shut our place down.  He was trying get anyone’s attention to believe that we were neglecting and starving our animals.

HERE IS PHOTOS OF ALL OF OUR ANIMALS BACK IN JULY 2010

July 2010

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000281835308#!/media/set/?set=a.147106711967005.25924.100000030326601&type=3

Bob was off one day and I noticed Shia lying on the ground in the pasture.  The neighbor, Tom, joined me in the back pasture to help me get Shia off the ground.  I made a 911 phone call to Bob that one of the horses was down and in distress.  He B-lined back to the ranch as quick as he could possibly return.  Cheyenne had also gone down, both showing signs of colic.

The neighbors had told us that they had seen Ted and Karen Koran feeding grain in the sand at the back corner of the pasture where they were out of sight.    We then called the sheriff’s deputy out to the ranch to file a report.

All that evening into the next morning Bob worked with Shia trying to help him recover.  Early the next morning at dawn, we lost Shia to sand colic.

After this horrific event on July 24, 2010, I wrote my first blog regarding these events.

http://behindthescenes-dominoeffect.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 24, 2010

BEHIND THE SCENES… Here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

I am frozen in my boots. I have allowed myself to be held captive by the enemy through fear, anxiety, and my pride. It is time to break the chains…

For those who have followed our story here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch have seen amazing things God has done up here at the ranch. Our vision, given by God, to open this ranch was given to us one year ago. Since then, we relocated from Port Richey to here in Weeki Wachee at Christmas time to follow through with the vision and open the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch-“People Helping Animals Helping People”

In the first two months we were blessed with the first 40s animals and now after 7 months are up in the 90s. We have had the adventure of a lifetime in watching the ranch grow through the animals, building and establishing the ranch, our new environment, new faces, and friendly faces. We had our first Domino Effect Spring Fest in March with 130 people to include horsey rides, cookout, petting zoo, and Easter egg hunt. Following that we went on our first “Road Trip Domino Effect Birthday Party” and then the “Domino Effect Memorial Day Campout.”

In every experience through networking, meeting, and sharing with others, our focus to the public is that the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch is a Christ-centered ranch and God will shine within.

As we are in the seventh month here at the ranch, I have to share that things took a different turn on the sixth month, June 22, 2010. My heart has been crushed; I’ve isolated myself from networking, events, invites, etc.

When we moved here in December, we met our neighbors, which was quite exciting for me, a new town and new faces. I knew we were planted here for a purpose. I knew God placed us with people that needed us spiritually and would be receptive to our Christian views and be hungry for the Word of God through us. We took class after class at CCWC and felt we were ready for what God had in store for us.

Our neighbors, Ted and Karen Koran were great. They had a financial need, in which we helped them with food when we could send some that way. My neighbor had a health history of seizures and not too many friends because of other’s fear in her condition. I assured her I would stand by her in friendship. She has a huge heart for animals. I invited her over to be with the baby sheep after they were born to help us humanize them and be a part of spending time with these animals that were also trying to adjust to their new homes. She was excited and inquisitive as to each and every new animal that came our way to share with us her love for these animals.

At this time, I was still networking through my e-mails and just getting familiar with Facebook. I added them on both my Facebook and e-mail list to insure that I would keep them updated with my newest stories, progress, and new tenants (animals) here at the ranch. We also shared personal information with them, which we tend to do as Christians, to show others where we used to be in our past and where God has brought us too victoriously. Bob and I both have skeletons in our closet, neither of us who have lived a perfect life, but now washed clean by the blood of Jesus to live now for God and do His will for His glory.

It started early in March. The first weekend of March I had a meeting at my house on a Saturday morning for coffee and apple pie that another neighbor brought to share. I wanted everyone to be aware about the Domino Effect Spring Fest, which would be held here in 2 weeks, so not to alarm anyone or catch them by surprise. We explained the parking and asked their opinions, as to not offend anyone in our upcoming event. Shortly thereafter, March 11, 2010, I received an e-mail from my neighbor, Ted. I was sending e-mails of our progress here at the ranch, new arrivals, and devotionals that touched my heart in which I wanted to share with others. My e-mail list had grown to 300+ people that I was networking with.

My neighbor wrote to me:

Dear Dinelle,

In all due respect my religious beliefs are very personal. I respect the concept of freedom of religion. I would never, ever preach my beliefs on anyone else and I am extremely offended that you are trying to force your beliefs onto us. I practice my beliefs every day by trying to be a decent, careing and animal loving human being. I have 4 rules that I adhere to which are: Don’t lie, Don’t steal, Don’t cheat and don’t hurt anyone. I live, learn and practice my way of life by observing the human condition as seen through the actions of all religions and beliefs of the world that are done in a positive and constructive manner. I am a man of the human condition and I don’t need a particular religious avenue to be a good citizen of the world, which is diverse and varies in so many ways of interacting with one another. If you can not communicate in a one on one, human nature without interjecting a religious point of view then we have nothing to say to each other. I am more than happy to share common interests and strive for the betterment of the human condition if but for the only purpose that it is the right thing to do. Period! Please take us off your mailing list if you cannot or are unwilling to comply with my request.

Thank you,
Wela’lin,Ted

I was a bit shocked, needless to say, but held my composure because naturally there are those who will be offended in our Christian beliefs and lifestyle.

Four days before our Domino Effect Spring Fest we were busy trying to get the property cleaned up with burning tree limbs, leaves, etc. Up here in the woods, out in the boonies, it is still required to notify the police department of a recreational burn or burning debris. You must be up to code with all of their guidelines for the safety of the endless acres of woods and wildlife up here. Each and every time we starting our debris burn, complaints were called out to the Fire Marshall, who shortly showed up to the ranch, and each and every time we were within the guidelines in which were laid out for us. The Fire Marshall was also called out to our house in the middle of our Domino Effect Spring Fest in front of our 130 guests, in which there was no fire that had been lit that day.

On the day of our event, the main street sign out on the corner of Thrasher and US 19, disappeared on the day of our party, probably just a coincidence, do you think?

At this point, we realized our neighbors were trying to put the heat on us a bit, and just assumed as we were newcomers to the neighborhood; they were making a point as to their seniority here and how they wished us to live in sync with their lifestyle. Once again, we blew it off. In fact, a month or so after this, they asked if we could put it all behind us that we just got off on the wrong foot. Bob and I, as Christians, definitely were not looking to offend anyone or anger anyone with our future plans here at the ranch.

Soon after, we rescued a 200-pound hog. I took a video of this lady and her hog as she told us his story and how she rescued him, herself. She mentioned that a neighbor had shot him twice with the bullets lodged in his head, but he survived through it, as she nursed him back to health. He became out of control as he grew in size. She could no longer control him and found us from one of our ads on Craigslist. We took him in with hopes to give him a good home. In just a short while, he became explosive. One of our first incidents, he escaped out from his fenced area into the llama pen. Whatever occurred at this time caused Lily, the llama, to jump a 6-foot fence to get away from him. Bob used rebar and big, cement blocks to try to keep him contained. Every attempt to keep him contained failed. He was destroying his pen, dumping over everyone’s water, and destroying their homes, as he would break in one side of their caged homes and out the other. We were desperately trying to find a home for him. We had ads on Craigslist and also on Ocala Sales.

In the second week of June, our neighbor, the Korans, called to tell us that one of their horses had fallen and would not get up. They didn’t know what was wrong with her, but felt that she would not make it through the night. They wanted us to know they would be burying it in the front of their property across from where our home lines up. I told him I was very sorry to hear this and offered Bob’s services if they were needed, but he had other arrangements for a backhoe to be brought in to dig up the ground.

Just a few days later, June 22, 2010, the hog was at it again. He had gotten out of the pen again, tore through one end of the chicken coop and out the other, killing one of the chickens. He made his way to the other side of the property, in which he busted through fencing in the duck pen, in one side and out the other, injuring one of the ducks. He made his path to the bunny pen as well tipping it up on its side. Then his pathway was directed towards Max, our pit bull. Bob had absolutely had enough. The hog was now posing a threat to our animals, killing and injuring them, and possibly to us, as he was out of control. He went into the house and got his shotgun and with 2 shots put the hog down.

Our neighbor, Ted Koran, knowing Bob’s past felony conviction from 23 years prior, used this opportunity against him. He called the sheriff’s department with complaints that a felon had just killed a pig with a firearm purposely setting Bob up for an arrest. The deputies showed up at the house as Bob had just finished burying the hog. They asked Bob what had happened and Bob honestly told them the truth about putting the pig down. They told him about their anonymous caller and asked Bob about his record. Bob again was honest and explained to them his prior conviction from 23 years before. Bob had brought the shotgun to the house, shortly before this, in case we had any problems with the hog. Knowing he shouldn’t have the shotgun, he brought it to our home for protection. He was arrested that night with bond the next morning. We have spoken with an attorney and know that this charge carries a minimum mandatory of 3 years.

This neighbor has posted articles with the news media and on my FB page slandering our name and trying to ruin our reputation and the reputation here at the ranch. He has posted lies about Bob’s past, about the shooting incident, the condition of our animals and our ranch, and against our beliefs. He has publicly tried to shame us in all ways thought possible.

As if this was not enough turmoil to deal with, the harassment continues. We had a horse that went down a week ago. Our friends had notified us that we had a horse down and offered his assistance in walking the horse. By this, I mean he would not get up, as if he had sand colic. Then within an hour after this, another horse went down. This now seems too suspicious for two horses to go down at the same time. We were able to revive the second horse and get her up and moving. Bob spent from that afternoon until 7:00 a.m. the next morning trying to get this horse to stand up and stay coherent, until the horse could no longer fight, and passed. Bob had exhausted every effort possible to save this horse. Our neighbors, Ted and Karen had seen this horse down off and on throughout the day, but never mentioned this to anyone. Our friends also informed us that these neighbors had been feeding our horses on the ground at the back fence for a few weeks throwing their old, left over hay and grain in the sand causing our horses to colic, with no permission given from us to feed them. Everyone knows you never feed horses grain out of the dirt. Also everyone knows that you never feed another man’s animals, as this causes them to deviate their routine.

Our friend helped Bob for the most part of the night and early the next morning trying to get the horse up and moving. After they lost their battle fighting for this horse’s life, it was nearly 8:00 in the morning and everyone was exhausted. After Bob had returned to the house, we heard a horn blow at the front gate. Animal control was at our gate because our neighbor had called them with complaints of our starving, neglected horses. As she walked around the property from one section to the next, she commended us on how clean our property was and surprised to hear we had done so much here at the ranch in such a short period of time that we have lived here. She took pictures of all of the horses including the horse that had passed away that morning. The horse that passed was the biggest horse in size, well nourished, with good muscle tone. Every animal on our property was found to be in good shape and well nourished, except for one, which is on the thin side. We do have one horse that is thin and showing ribs. We brought him in to the ranch in March. He was thin when he arrived with pictures to prove and after he lost his winter coat, we realized he was a bit thinner than we thought. We were maintaining his body weight, but hadn’t found the proper way to build weight back on him. We tried weight gainer, which didn’t seem to do much good for him. I had called around to other rescue ranches seeking help and received a feeding regimen in which we had recently started him on. Animal control assured me that he too was not in danger of starvation, as the neighbor was trying to make claims. She reported the ranch and all of the animals to be in good condition and will return in 90 days to check on the thin horse to track his progress on his weight gain, as this is a slow process that does not happen over night. After animal control had left, Bob was mentally and physically exhausted, with an upcoming burial of a 1600 pound horse, he napped for a few hours. Later that evening everyone, including Bob’s friend joined in to give this horse a burial.

This infuriated our neighbor. His e-mails, calls to the Fire Marshall, calls to the sheriffs department, comments to Bob’s arrest article, slander on my FB, calls to animal control, nothing has put us out of the picture. Our friends asked if I had seen his FB page. Once he slandered my name, I blocked him from my FB and placed security on my account. He then had posted pictures of the thin horse asking for anyone to help him get justice for these horses, as they were starving and neglected. He also stole pictures off my husband’s FB page in order to get information on the horse that died and before pictures to show to all the horse that we “murdered”, as he would put it. He boasted on FB about bringing a reporter out the next day to do a story on us. Of course, with us seeing this, gave us an opportunity to put a stop to this. The reporter came out and talked with them for quite some time. Bob met him down the street after he had left in order to get his side of the story in on what this man is trying to do to our character and the mental anguish he has placed on us. Animal control also called and asked us to please come and pick up an e-mail he had sent to their superiors in attempt to go after animal control for passing the ranch and not agreeing with his claims.

Throughout these past 2 months, I have had friends place judgment on us for Bob’s arrest. The mental anguish this man has put us through is immeasurable. Through all of this, not once have Bob and I done anything to retaliate against this man or be vindictive at any cause. Bob has a criminal history as a young adult, in which he did time for a felony charge, and has been clean since from any felon. These events have played such a role in our lives and altered our path we were on with the vision from God here at the ranch.

Bob was in his shed the other day praying for God to give him peace from these horrible events that have taken place and insight on how to handle this mental anguish in which we are dealing with night and day. He said, “My heart started racing and I knew what it was I had to do.” He came in to tell me that God had placed the answers on his heart, but didn’t explain. He walked out the front door, up the neighbor’s driveway, and to his front door. Ted refused to answer the door. Bob called for him through the door and told him, “I just have to tell you that my God is bigger than this and I will not fight this on your level. I forgive you, Ted, for these things that you have done.” He said that after that he felt a peace come over him and has been back to his normal routine since, feeling at ease over the situation.

These seven months will be remembered for years to come. I have had excitement in watching our vision unfold and watched someone try to crush it all in a heartbeat. But it isn’t about the neighbor at all, he just played his role well. This is about spiritual warfare. Since the day we stepped on this property to fulfill our vision that God had for us, we have been under attack. We have been attacked nonstop with trials hitting one right after another to involve every aspect of our well being. We have been attacked with our finances, marriage, family, animals, friends, neighbors, and now our marriage to be separated while he may spend time in prison.

Does this mean that in all that has happened the vision must come to an end? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! It has just begun. We have allowed the enemy to tear us down mentally, but no more. We are taking back what God has rightfully given us and will fulfill our purpose here. My son, who has not lived with me for 11 years, has moved back in to help, which is an absolute blessing to rekindle that relationship that I thought I had lost. Bob is teaching him to run the ranch and be self-supportive with the tree cutting business that Bob was doing. I do medical transcription from home, so this puts me here at the ranch 24/7 to keep an eye on the property and maintain the animals throughout the day. Our new friends, to the right of us, have offered their friendship and help here with the animals, who also believe in God as we do. God has given me another angle here at the ranch. We are at our limits on rescuing animals and overloaded with the financial aspect of taking care of the overhead, feed, and maintenance of these animals. It is time to get the “Domino Effect” rolling on a positive pathway back in God’s will for His glory. We cleared the living room out and combined the living area and dining area to one big room. Bob has built a 16-foot table to accommodate 20 people. We will have our first Domino Effect Fall Fest here at the ranch in October. With this event, we will introduce the Domino Effect Birthday Ranch with a sneak preview of what your child will have to look forward to if he or she joins us here for their birthday party here at the ranch. We also will be setting up a date in November to schedule families to have Christmas portraits taken with the miniature horses with Christmas hats on the horses or their favorite animal here at the ranch to design this portrait into Christmas cards in time to be sent out.

God has given us endless ideas and opportunity to work with these animals to help support the ranch. It will be a great work load put on myself and my family to try to financially and physically hold this ranch together without my husband, should the state imprison him for these charges. We will move forward in the Lord and in His Will we will prosper.

We have chosen to bring this situation out in the open to clearly explain the chain of events that have taken place, so that we may seek peace in this situation. We are only in bondage, as much as we allow ourselves to be. God has made us victorious in Him and with this we will not hide or feel ashamed over events that have taken place.

As I researched different things on Google trying to make some Biblical sense to this warfare we are going through, I came across this website where this pastor explains what we are going through as if he was talking straight to me.

Just a few quotes I would like to share, but please check out the link, as it was very specific on this topic “Vision Killers”

http://www.vrcchurch.com/pastor_s_blog/view/585/vision_killer_or_vision_thriller

“the enemy will try to kill the vision first. The goal of the enemy is to kill the vision before it can gain any element of traction”

“not everyone will be excited about the vision God has for your life. As a matter of fact I can tell you that people in your field of life, people that are trying to seek the same promotion, people that desire the same goals and even people that aren’t seeking anything, they just don’t want you to have it if they can’t have it. I’ll keep going. There are people that aren’t willing to pay the price, people that aren’t willing to sacrifice, people that try to cut corners, people that have no values or character and people that simply think that it’s due them or rightfully theirs.”

“God is working out a vision through someone that will give him the glory for it at every stage. Just like Joseph, your heart will no doubt break because of the people that you thought were with you, only to find out that they were merely waiting for an opportunity to move you over and slip in your place… people that you spent time with and shared your heart with. So try to have the attitude of forgiveness and be like Joseph and realize that no matter what people do, God can turn it around and use it for good and even heal wounded relationships in the process.”

We pray that our family and friends will understand this situation we are going through and stand behind us in support. If anyone can financially or physically help out here at the ranch, please contact me. ANY donations at this point would be extremely helpful to help maintain these animals until we can get back on track. We are still in need of building supplies for a few shelters as well. There are many areas we could use a helping hand in getting the ranch set up for the Domino Effect Birthday Ranch. We will press forward in faith to keep the ranch going in fulfilling our vision here in God’s Will. Please keep us in your prayers.

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”

Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34614
Contact: 352-596-3104

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When we opened the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in December 2009, we quickly met and befriended our neighbors, Ted and Karen Koran.  We shared lots of time interacting with them.  Bob and I had shared with this couple our testimony and how God had changed our lives.  We also expressed our vision to open the ranch and our anticipated future here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.

After a few short months, we realized the Korans did not appreciate us speaking of the Lord in their presence.  I had an e-mail chain that I used to send out 300+ e-mails to friends pertaining to stories uplifting God.  Unintentionally, I angered Ted Koran by sending him these e-mails and he replied to my e-mail.

THIS WAS THE E-MAIL I SENT TO HIM THAT OFFENDED HIM

FEAR NOT, THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR!!!

Satan works through fear just like God works through faith! It takes fear to activate Satan’s power in your life just like it takes faith to activate God’s power in your life. The scripture that has brought such peace and confidence to me when I am facing fears (screaming in my head) is found in these seven little words: “Fear not! There is nothing to fear!” – Isaiah 41:10.

Whatever you are going through today – no matter how small or how big it is: Fear not! There is nothing to fear! That’s easy to memorize! I have this hanging in my office and I just glance over it every time fear tries to stop me from going forward!

As I’m entering this new phase in my life of speaking more and more to live audiences and ministering alongside my Dad on the TV broadcast, I can’t tell you how many times I have to “build myself up” to overcome fear and just do it! Some people think, “Oh, it just comes natural to her!” Ha! I stand in the dressing room confessing over and over, “Fear not, Terri. There is nothing to fear!”

Why should we fear not? The very next part of that verse says, “For God is with you!” Don’t you just feel safer knowing somebody is there with you? When I was a little girl, I would sneak out of my bed and creep into my sister’s bed and sleep with her. I just liked knowing someone was there.

No matter how alone you may feel in your life, you’re not alone. God is with you. No matter how alone you may feel in your situation, you’re not alone. God is with you. Whether it’s a feeling of physical aloneness or feeling alone in the battle you’re facing – you’re not alone. God is right there! And He’s telling you to fear not!

Fear actually means flight or to run away from. What are you running from in your life because of fear? Is it your calling? Is Satan filling your mind with insecurities, doubts or inferiorities and it is causing you to do nothing? Is it a new line of work? Is it confronting someone who’s controlling you and taking advantage of you? Is it standing up for yourself? Is it getting out of a relationship that God told you to get out of – but because of fear you’re still in it (but you’re miserable because you’ve disobeyed God)?

Remember that anything you “run from” still has power over you. Philippians 1:28 says “Do not for a moment be frightened or intimated in anything by your opponents and adversaries…”

Fear intimidates us from doing what we should do. Fear is Satan’s #1 tactic to stop us from pursuing our dreams. Let me ask you how Satan is using fear to stop you?

Do you fear that you’re not good enough? Do you fear that you’re not pretty enough? Do you fear that people will make fun of you? Do you fear being lonely? Do you fear being rejected if you give your heart to someone? Do you fear being abandoned or taken advantage of? Do you fear that you’ll fall flat on your face if you step out? Do you fear failing? Fear getting sick? Fear never having enough money? Fear the opinions of others? Fear being a nobody? Fear that you’ve wasted too many years for God to use you now?

Wouldn’t it be sad to get to heaven and see what you could have been, what you could have done, and what you could have had – but you let fear stop you? Don’t let “false evidence appearing real” stop you from God’s plan for your life!

Henry Ford said, “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”

Author: Terri Savelle Foy

AND THIS WAS TED KORAN’S RESPONSE

Dear Dinelle,

In all due respect my religious beliefs are very personal. I respect the concept of freedom of religion. I would never, ever preach my beliefs on anyone else and I am extremely offended that you are trying to force your beliefs onto us. I practice my beliefs every day by trying to be a decent, careing and animal loving human being. I have 4 rules that I adhere to which are: Don’t lie, Don’t steal, Don’t cheat and don’t hurt anyone. I live, learn and practice my way of life by observing the human condition as seen through the actions of all religions and beliefs of the world that are done in a positive and constructive manner. I am a man of the human condition and I don’t need a particular religious avenue to be a good citizen of the world, which is diverse and varies in so many ways of interacting with one another. If you can not communicate in a one on one, human nature without interjecting a religious point of view then we have nothing to say to each other. I am more than happy to share common interests and strive for the betterment of the human condition if but for the only purpose that it is the right thing to do. Period! Please take us off your mailing list if you cannot or are unwilling to comply with my request.

Thank you,

Wela’lin,

Ted

Shortly thereafter, the Korans had betrayed our friendship, as they started calling the Fire Marshall on us repeatedly, as we were cleaning up the property.  They had claimed that the smoke triggered Karen’s epileptic seizures.  After investigating this closer, Karen Koran is a chain smoker, which contradicts their statements on “smoke” causing her health issues.

As the months progressed, so did their attacks against us.  On June 21, Bob put down a boar that he had previously rescued because it had killed and injured animals on our property, along with destruction of fences and cages repeatedly.

Ted Koran squealed on Bob for shooting the pig with his knowledge that Bob had a felony conviction in his past and could not legally possess the firearm.  The cops arrived and arrested Bob for “felon in possession.”

Here is the article that was posted the following day, June 22, 2010, by the Hernando Today.

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/news/hernando-news/2010/jun/22/neighbor-squeals-felon-shooting-pig-ar-294066/

Neighbor squeals on felon for shooting pig

By HERNANDO TODAY STAFF | Hernando Today
Published: June 22, 2010 Updated: June 22, 2010 – 4:20 PM

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BROOKSVILLE –

A convicted felon was arrested Monday night after he fatally shot a pig on his property, deputies said.

A neighbor contacted the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office after he witnessed Robert Delaney Ashcraft shoot the animal, according to an arrest report.

Ashcraft, 45, of 10370 Snowbird Ave., is not legally permitted to handle a firearm because of his felony conviction, deputies said.

He admitted to having the firearm and killing the pig, which he said had destroyed several cages and had killed one animal on his property and injured another, according to the report.

Deputies said two shotguns and ammunition were discovered inside his home.

Ashcraft was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was transported to the Hernando County Jail.

After this followed a series of court proceedings in which we opened up publicly to our Facebook friends and kept them on the edges of their seats anticipating the judgement day.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000281835308#!/photo.php?v=120408447970165

WE DOCUMENTED THE COURT PROCEEDINGS FOR 9-LONG MONTHS

Domino Effect

Bob rescued this 200-pound pig back in April 24, 2010. Bob and Justen, our volunteer, had to hog-tie the pig to be able to transport him back to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch. This pig made history here at the DOMINO EFFECT RESCUE RANCH, as it was a significant turning point in our lives here at the ranch!!!

After bringing Hoss back to the ranch, his ill temperament progressed. We were unable to keep him contained, even with Bob’s attempts of using rebar and cement blocks around the parameter to contain him. He would escape daily, exploding through the other pens, invading the other animal’s living space. He frightened Miss Lily and caused her to leap the 6-foot fence, which borders the property. We spent hours in the woods that day trying to corral Miss Lily back into the gates where she would be safe.

We had ads placed on Craigs list and ads placed on Ocala Sales in hopes to adopt this pig out. Bob had exhausted all measures to contain him, as daily this pig would explode through the fences out of control.

On June 21, 2010,

Bob had to put the pig down after he had escaped his pen, exploded through the chicken pen killing 1 chicken, exploded through the duck pen injuring 1 duck, and knocking the bunny pen clear out of the ground on 1 corner. He then turned on Max, our pit bull.

As you see in the video above, the owner tells his story. The pig had been shot previously by a previous owner and then nursed back to health by a lady who rescued him after he was shot in the head. The bullets were still lodged in his head behind his eye. Apparently, this may have damaged this pigs mental status and he was out of control. The lady who nursed him back to health could no longer control him and had to find someone else to have him removed.

After Bob put the pig down on June 21, 2010, our neighbor, knowing Bob’s status, called the sheriff’s department to report “A felon with a firearm” had shot a pig.

Bob had just finished burying the pig when the sheriffs department arrived. They interrogated Bob on what had taken place. Bob was honest and told him about the pig that was out of control and having to put it down to protect the other animal’s safety. He was asked if he had a felony background and Bob admitted that yes he had back in his 20s. The anonymous caller specifically pointed out that Bob was a felon. He was honest with the officers and turned over a 410 shotgun, which had borrowed a few days previous because he could not gain control of the pig.

We waited for two hours for the officers to arrest Bob that night. They didn’t want to arrest him and was hoping to get clearance to drop the case, but because the call to the sheriff’s department specifically pointed out Bob’s felony, they had no other choice but to make the arrest.

The officer assured me that night not to worry that the charge would probably just be probation, little did I know at the time this charge carries a 3-year mandatory prison time.

We went to a few free consultations and found their prices to be way out of the ballpark for us to afford with no guarantee that they could assure him of not receiving the mandatory sentence.

He went to see his public defender before his first court date. The first question Bob asked was “Are you a Christian” This man was blown away by Bob’s question and had never been approached with this before. He wouldn’t answer us, but at the end of the consultation told Bob that he was. This man assured us that we would take this to trial in hopes that Bob could prove to the courts his reasoning for being put in that situation that day to protect the other animals from this animal who was literally on a war path and out of control. He agreed that character witness may help Bob in showing Bob’s contribution to society and that this was not by any means a criminal act.

August 26, 2010:  We showed up for court on August 26, 2010, to be told that Bob’s public defender would no longer be working the case and the court date was postponed for 2 months.

October 28, 2010:  As we approached this court date, which just passed yesterday on October 28, 2010, we met with the new public defender in his office a few weeks back. Bob was discussing his case with him and what his options would be. This public defender was completely denying helping Bob in any way. Bob told him that it sounded like he was trying to feed him to the state and do nothing to defend him. Once again, the public defender was caught off guard and told Bob to get out of his office. Bob explained his statement, the public defender calmed down, and they continued to talk. The public defender says that it is a cut and dry case. He says that because Bob was honest and admitted to the charge and turned in the riffle that there is no defense, but if he had lied, there would be a defense. He refuses to call any character witnesses, allow Bob to show just cause, or be any part of taking this to trial. He told Bob that he just needed to plea guilty to the charge because taking it to trial could get him an extensive charge up to 30 years prison time.

We have been under a lot of prayer on what to do in this matter. If we give in to the guilty charge, then it is a cut and dry case, and we have completely given up.

If we chose to take it to trial, we are threatened with a 30-year sentence instead of a 3-year sentence. If he pleas guilty to the charge without a trial,then nobody hears Bob’s situation and why he chose to take action towards the humanity and safety of the animals.

We have a decision to make that is based on fear or faith.

Fear would cause us to make the decision to plea guilty and take the 3-year sentence.

Faith would be to put it into God’s hands and allow him to carry this burden for us. If we don’t have faith, God can’t be there to carry us through this. If we don’t have faith, there is no justice in being honest and doing what is right.

When we went to court yesterday, there was a lady standing before the judge with a charge for a felony with a firearm. She pled out to a reduced sentence of a constructive possession of a firearm charge. She was then sentenced to 1-year probation with no jail time.

Bob asked the public defender if he could get this sentence reduced to a constructive possession of a firearm charge, but he reassured Bob this would be too complicated and would not apply in his case.

He did ask the judge for more time in this case and for Bob to meet with him before that time.

December 28, 2010:  After 6 hours of sitting in the courtroom yesterday, his court date was postponed until December 28, 2010. We were truly blessed to have 2 more solid months together to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas together and are very thankful.

We ask everyone to join us in prayer during the next few months that Bob may make choices that line up with God’s will. We also pray for favor that the judge may see the significance of this case and choose to reduce it to a lesser charge.

FEBRUARY 23, 2011:

We are down to the last hour. It is the evening of February 23, 2011. We are to appear in court tomorrow morning for Bob to receive the final judgement.

We have had quite an eventful last two months. Bob and his public defender had quite some difficulties seeing eye to eye. The public defender did not want to do anything for Bob and threatened him that if he took it to trial, he may be facing a 30-year sentence. A few phone calls went by regarding these threats and the PD refusing to do anything in Bob’s defense.

Bob finally put his foot down. I am going to trial to get the charges dropped to a necessity or duress and it is your job to be in my defense. He told him to do his part and Bob’s would have faith in God that God’s will would be done in this matter. The PD was outraged by this comment and told Bob that “God” was not in the courtroom and no judge would allow him to take this to court. This was in the latter part of January. After much prayer, as we have been praying all the way through this, we got a phone call around the first of February. The PD called to tell Bob that he had never been so affected by any of his cases as he was this one. He told Bob that he was losing sleep over this. He told Bob that he believed in him and to bring him any evidence possible to address the state and ask them if they would bring a deal to the table to reduce the sentence. Our neighbor who called the law on Bob was sent a subpoena to appear for a deposition with the PD and state’s attorney.

A few days before the deposition meeting, we saw our neighbor walking out his driveway. Bob greeted him and the neighbor gave a wave. This is the first eye contact or words we had spoken to him since last summer after this event occurred.

Bob sent me into the house to get one of our handmade keychains to give our neighbor as they stood at the fence and talked.

Our neighbor sincerely apologized for his actions and the mess he had caused for us with calling the law that evening. Bob accepted his apology and they talked out their differences.

When our neighbor went in for the deposition, he totally stood his ground on Bob’s behalf. He pleaded with them to not send Bob to prison and agreed that if he was pushed into a corner in a situation like this, he too would have chosen to do the same to keep the other animals safe. This man went from totally hating us and what we stand for, to standing before the PD and state’s attorney asking them to reduce Bob’s sentence or set him free.

The state’s attorney did not give a definite decision on what Bob’s future may hold, but they said that they would consider reducing the charge on Bob’s behalf.

So as I mentioned above, we are down to the last hour. We will appear in court tomorrow morning only having faith in God as Bob stands before the judge for sentencing. We pray that God gives us mercy as he touches the hearts of those in the courtroom. It is a 50/50 chance. The world says it is black and white, he admitted to the crime, he is guilty, he is doing 3 years-mandatory sentence end of story.

But in my world as God as my leader in control, I say Bob’s destiny is at the mercy of our Lord. I know that there was a crime committed, but the crime was committed to save other animals from being killed or anyone else from danger. Sometimes when we are pushed into a corner, we have to come out fighting and do what is right. I believe that Bob did what was right and was honest completely about every aspect of the events that took place. I believe that he deserves to be heard. I believe that justice here is not served in a law that was broken, but in a man who protected his animals and his family from danger.

With that said, I hope you will stand behind us tomorrow in prayer as we pray for God’s mercy and His will be done.

It is totally in God’s hands. We know that God will bring us peace in this matter regardless of the outcome because of our faith in Him. All trials in which we go through, ALL are for His glory.

February 24, 2011:

We finally made it to bed around 2:30 in the morning to awake by alarm clocks going off starting at 5:30 in the morning. Tom met us at 7:00 this morning to pick up the boat with Bob’s phone going off over and over while we were still fighting the alarm clocks sleeping. I looked at the clock and realized it was 7:30 already, Tom was outside, and we had to leave in 1 hour. Time to get movin.

I took pictures as Tom drove off with the boat as a “Bon Voyage.” We hurried and got ourselves ready and out the door we went.

We spent the entire day in court sitting on hard wood benches waiting for Bob to be called. When they took a break at 1:30 for lunch, Bob’s PD told us that it would be extended until March 3. He said that the State’s Attorney are taking the necessary measures in considering to reduce the charge, but because it is a mandatory sentence, they must get the approval from 4 different offices in Florida for their reasoning in reducing the charge. This was not something that could be settled today, but here in the near future. ….So God is definitely spinning wheels in the right direction, as they are trying to reduce Bob’s charge to a lesser degree charge, which will reduce his sentencing extensively.

Did I mention how exciting it is to have a front bench seat watching God’s mighty hand at work!!! AWESOME!!!

March 23, 2011:

We are within hours once again to Bob’s next court date tomorrow morning at 9:00. We have been SO BUSY getting ready for Chasco this weekend we have not had one second to put any thought into what tomorrow may hold!!! We have no clue if tomorrow will be Bob’s final day of sentencing or if it will be extended until the next month. It has been 9 months and counting, since we have been going through this trial.

Our walls will not crumble no matter what the circumstance or trial is thrown our way and we stand in Faith as we are praying for God’s mercy in this matter. We will be victorious, as God says we already are in Him, we just need to claim i…t!!! Bob has worked extremely hard and very long hours building the miniature barn/donation box, hand-made key chains, and hand-made cutting boards with much more work to do between now and Friday evening. Please keep Bob in your prayers that he will be able to join me at Chasco to enjoy the weekend after his hard work to make this weekend possible. Please pray with us that God will show His mercy that Bob will not have to leave us and will be able to resume his role in caring for these animals here at the ranch. Thank you God for carrying us through this storm and we will give you the glory!!!

March 24, 2011:

AWESOME DAY!!! We got to court today and our PD said that the state’s attorney needs just a little more time and then they are ready to reduce the sentence and make an offer. Our PD told the judge that he and the state’s attorney have come to an agreement and they would be ready next Wednesday, so we have been postponed until Wednesday morning at 9:00.

Yeah, Bob will be joining me at Chasco!!! God answers prayers and looks out for us in every way!!! Now just one more hurdle to jump at next week’s court date, but I believe the Lord has already taken care of the matter and I will not put any thought to it, as we are excited for Chasco and happy to be together, THANK YOU LORD!!!

March 30,2011: THE FINAL CHAPTER

The Final Chapter

First off, let me tell you what an AWESOME God we serve!!! We have been fighting this case for 9 months after Bob was arrested for putting a pig down with a firearm on June 22, 2010, after the pig went on a rampage killing helpless animals in his path.

Initially, this charge was given to Bob as a “felon in possession of a firearm”, which carries a 3-year minimum mandatory to 30-year sentence. This was horrifying news for both Bob and I, as we had just opened the ranch in December 2009, had well over 100 animals at the ranch, and we were facing losing him to prison for 3 to 30 years and for me to solely tend to these animals and provide financially by myself with no outside help. We struggled month-to-month on if we were being wise as to continuing this journey in keeping the ranch open and continuing with our vision without Bob “The key player” here at the ranch. Could it be possible for me to take on so many different tasks with no experience whatsoever leading to this? Bob and I came to the conclusion that because this was our vision by God for us to open this ranch that nothing would tear us apart and at no point would we give in to the impossible or wear down and give up. ….So we pushed forth, month-after-month with no hope from anyone who would help Bob in this situation or give him a guarantee on a good outcome with or without thousands of dollars for a paid lawyer, which clearly we could not afford with the expense here at the ranch. Once Bob and I completely put our faith in God and quit giving energy to the negatives of the devastating what ifs, the Lord then picked us up and carried us through the storm, as if He was waiting for us to surrender and give our complete faith and trust in him, He then was able to miraculously work through the people’s hearts around us.

Within this link tells the story of this devastating situation and trial that we have been facing now for almost one year. We showed up for court last week, to be postponed once again as they were not yet ready to make an offer, but wanted to postpone for just one more week, as they also wanted to push this case through and bring it to an end. As my story left off, the state was touched by our neighbor’s deposition begging the state to drop the charges and give Bob his freedom to reside here at the ranch and continue in the care of these animals where he truly is needed.

Our neighbor, who created this turmoil in calling the law on Bob “A convicted felon” and had him arrested, then made an appearance after a change of heart in front of Bob’s PD and State’s Attorney begging for the mercy of the courts on Bob’s behalf. This meeting was quite remarkable, as the PD and State’s Attorney were touched deeply by our neighbor’s sincere remorse and his attempt to change the course of events in which he had set into action. Bob’s PD said that it gave him “chills” while our neighbor was confiding with them and truly touched his heart. My first response to the PD having chills “That is the Holy Spirit working on his heart.”

Our neighbor, not only was used “by the enemy” to destroy us and our vision, but our neighbor was used “by God” through his testimony on Bob’s behalf to save this ranch and the destiny in which Bob’s future was headed with a 3-year minimum mandatory to 30-year sentence.

We entered into the courtroom, the first time ever on a Wednesday, as the court’s regular docket day was always on a Thursday. The courtroom held just a handful of people who were there to settle out their case, maybe in a less congested setting, so the judge would have more time in each case. Today was also Judge Rushing’s very last day on the bench before his retirement, in which we were also truly blessed to be seen, since the next judge in line would not be as compassionate as Judge Rushing’s reputation is known for his compassion towards those who have stood before him in sentencing.

We watched as 2 other men were sentenced before Bob for the same charge that Bob was facing. One man received 7-years prison time and the other man received 9-years prison time for “possession with a firearm.” Finally, probably second to last, Robert Ashcraft was called to the stand.

The State’s Attorney and the PD had come to an agreement to reduce Bob’s charge and the State’s Attorney had to go through 5 different offices to get their approval to make such a change to reduce a mandatory sentence. We knew that they were working on an offer, but no one clued us in until shortly after we arrived in court this morning what the offer would be. The “States Offer” reduced from a 3-year minimum mandatory to 30-year charge was reduced to as follows:

3-years probation with early termination when all supervision and court costs are paid and 40 hours community service, as long as Bob agreed to give a plea of “guilty” to the charge. We agreed, thanking God whole-heartedly, for such a complete turn-around in this case and for Bob’s freedom.

We appeared in front of the judge, where the PD gave an opening statement and why they came to terms in reducing Bob’s sentence. He explained to the judge the status that Bob holds running the rescue ranch and the necessity of the measure he took in possessing the firearm in order to put this pig down to maintain safety for the other animals here at the ranch. Bob was also able to give his testimony to the judge, PD, officials in the courtroom, and those residing in the courtroom waiting to be sentenced. He had prayed for God’s clarity in having wisdom on knowing the proper decision to make in the offer that would be given to him today. If the state were to offer prison time, we would go to trial. If the state were to offer probation, this was Bob’s sign to take the offer and pay his due for his guilt in the crime at hand. Bob was able to share with the courtroom his faith and trust in God, as God held the cards in the miraculous change of events that had taken place here over the past 9 months.

Also another very mysterious event occurred. Anytime you are charged with a firearm, they confiscate the firearms and they are never returned. Today Bob was rewarded the privilege of his family picking up the firearm, which had been Bob’s since he was 8-years-old. The shotgun had been given to him by the sheriff of Winchester, Kentucky making it 38 years that Bob has kept it in the family to pass down to one of his children.

Our desires are to one day hold a permit to be a “Wildlife Rehab and release facility” to expand our services here in the community. Through these course of events these past 9 months, we have been introduced to a wildlife rehabber, after a call from our neighbor to animal control, as another attempt to shut the ranch down this past summer. Through these unfounded attempts, we made a lot of good contacts and expanded our resources here in the community, one being this individual who is a wildlife rehabber who has a ranch nearby. When Bob received this charge for 40 hours of community service and court cost that can also be worked off through community service, we then realized that God had opened up another door to our future, as this enables Bob to work hand in hand with a wildlife rehabber to put in his required hours he will need towards receiving his wildlife permit here in the future.

Over the course of months Bob made numerous attempts to work with the PD in trying to find a defense in Bob’s case to try to resolve this matter in a more realistic way that fit the necessity and duress of why the crime was made, rather than the cut and dry charge the PD was portraying our case to be. Months of trying to work with the PD on every angle possible, but the PD refused to help Bob in any way. When we finally surrendered and stopped trying to control Bob’s destiny in trying to fight this defense with every ounce of energy we had, is when God stepped in to fight the battle. Once we allowed Him to completely take over, is when the neighbor, the PD, and the State’s Attorney miraculously did a 360 and had a change of heart in Bob’s case. It started with a phone call by Bob’s PD telling Bob that in no other case had he been affected the way he was with this one and he was losing sleep over this case.

….So he then subpoenaed our neighbor for a deposition to hear his side of the story. At some point our neighbor had a change of heart after we had been attacked by him for 6-months straight, he too spoke with sincerity giving a testimony asking for the mercy of the courts on Bob’s behalf. After the deposition was given, from the man who did everything in his power to destroy us, but now was begging for the mercy of the courts, then the State’s Attorney was touched by the compassion, in which our neighbor had displayed towards Bob. Not only did the State’s Attorney have a change of heart, but 5 other government officials also had to agree and back them up to reduce this sentence, none of which the judge had any power to do on his own, since it was a mandatory charge. And finally, today was Judge Rushing’s last day on the bench and Bob stood before him in sentencing. This my friends is the “Domino Effect”

As I wrap up this chapter, I just want to recall a few key points. We called out for help to the community through the media, FB, and Pro Bono with a private attorney in hopes to get some sort of attention in this matter, but no one would help us fight this case, not even the PD who was hired to defend Bob in this case. … But GOD carried us through this storm with no paid attorney or any outside help. Everyone swore that Bob’s only option in this case was mandatory prison time. … But GOD carried us through this storm giving Bob his freedom. We had a neighbor and a PD who hated us for our belief in God and Christ as our savior who put us into the storm. GOD carried us through this storm with a rainbow at the end, as His promise that He will always be with us and never forsake us. God is AMAZING if you just give Him a chance and put your faith and trust in Him, even when we feel there is no hope. God is our Hope and through God we can do all things.

“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”

Philippians 4:13

Psalm 34:19 ” A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.”

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU, FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS, BUT GODS…..2 CHRONICLES 20:15

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

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

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