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Archive for June, 2012

I think I love this story the best because it was narrated from the heart of one of Domino Effect’s adopted families on how blessed they are to have connected with the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch, as they share their positive experiences in taking in 4 of our rescue animals in to be a part of their family.

Hi Bob & Dinelle,

First, I want to thank you for the prayers you sent our way for Trevor’s recovery. They mean the world to us. Trevor has been through so much and his struggle to recover is a battle everyday. I pray every day for God to place people in our path that will help Trevor on his road to recovery and we are very blessed to have met you both and just know that the prayers you send and the words of encouragement are making a huge difference for Trevor.

Now, I want to start at the beginning and explain how our paths crossed…. In August of 2010 I started a search for a horse to adopt or purchase. Trevor and I were living in an apartment in Tampa while he is undergoing outpatient therapy at the James A Haley, VA. We are both outdoor nature loving, horse loving farm type people from Kansas and it was becoming very depressing sitting in our tiny apartment day after day. So I searched for ways to get outside and connect with nature and horses. Trevor had been riding a horse at Quantum Leap Ranch in Odessa, but after his surgeries in April do 2010 he was unable to ride until he underwent his Cranioplasty to replace the bone in his forehead. This led me to the decision to adopt or purchase a horse for us to love and an avenue for us to be outside.

I searched Craigslist for horses and found two ads for horses in Brooksville and an ad for an adoption day located in Weeki Wachee. I firmly believe that a person should always check out animals for adoption first before purchasing so I headed to Weeki Wachee.

There, I met Bob at the gate of his home and his rescue ranch Domino Effect. Bob was very knowledgeable about horses and gave me a tour of all available animals. I was looking for a 16h+ thoroughbred and one horse in particular caught my eye.

Her name is Heaven and she had been tied to a ladies gate and left for dead. Heaven was covered with rain rot, fungus covered her coronets and pasterns and she was at least 350lbs underweight. Her gentle nature and soft brown eyes immediately drew me to her and I knew I had to take her home.

Coming from Kansas where grass and hay pastures are endless I just couldn’t imagine how a person could allow a horse to get to this state. Bob told me that the lady who found Heaven called several rescue facilities including one that continues to harass him and no one would take her because of her poor condition. Bob on the other hand took action and picked her up the same day.

When I inquired about Heaven, he said she wasn’t really ready to be adopted yet because he wanted to rehabilitate her and fatten her up before she was adopted. I left the ranch sad because I really wanted to take her home. On my way back to Tampa I didn’t even go look at the other horses, I instead made a phone call to a gentleman who had a barn with 3 acres to rent. With the information that I had a barn and pasture available to house Heaven I called Bob back and asked him if he would consider adopting Heaven to me. Bob delivered Heaven to us the next day and she has been such a healing blessing to us.

She is the most beautiful, gentle, people loving horse I have ever owned. We still continue with her rehabilitation as she was so emaciated. Heaven is currently in training for dressage and is in my opinion the most beautiful horse at the barn!

Other boarders even confuse her with another chestnut horse at the barn who is in excellent condition and this was a huge compliment to her current condition.

During this time period, Bob remained in contact with me regarding her progress. He wanted to know what she was being fed and how much, what the vet’s thoughts about her future were and Bob always asked about my son as well, because for Bob it’s not just about the animals it’s about their adoptive families too.

When October rolled around, Heaven was gaining weight and looking great and I thought about offering to foster a horse for Bob. It was meant to be because Bob called me the same week and asked if I would foster another emaciated thoroughbred.

Juliette came to us in October of 2010 and she was instantly Heavens best friend.

Here you have these two older mares who have been abused and neglected running through the pasture like they are two again.

Again, the healing and the happiness these two ladies brought to Trevor and me is far more than I could ever do for them.

After some weight gain and several vet calls it has been determined that Juliette has neurological damage and cannot be ridden. I fully understood taking on these mares that I wouldn’t really know what their future would hold but it didn’t matter to me. We Love Juliette and she is so pampered and spoiled.  Recently, we purchased a small ranch in Weeki Wachee and Juliette will be able to roam and be retired without the fear of ever going hungry again.

Trevor and I made many trips to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch because we liked the caring environment and several times donated (never solicited) feed and horse supplies. A little voice would tell me…. Take some grain to Bob and that’s what we would do.

On one of these trips, we met an Irish Wolfhound named Moses, he instantly fell in love with Trevor and even got in our van and wanted to go home with us. I inquired about him and was told he belonged to Bob and Dinelle.

In November, Bob called inquiring if we would be interested in adopting Moses, come to find out he is more of an inside dog vs. being a farm dog and we jumped at the chance to make him part of our family too.

Moses is currently a member of Canines for Christ, as a therapy/companion dog he accompanies my son everywhere we go and spreads the word of Jesus everywhere he goes.

We love our dog and thank Bob and Dinelle for recognizing the fact that Moses loved us too.

Bob actually has a keen knack for matching people up with just the right horse or animal. It truly is a divine connection!

I remain in contact with Bob and Dinelle almost weekly as they call to check on Trevor and our three adopted animals and I referred a friend of mine Suzanne to them to adopt a Horse for herself.

She adopted a beautiful skinny mare named Beauty and Suzanne has done wonders for this mare.  She was afraid of people and had many issues to unravel. Now she receives massage therapy weekly, regular training rides and excellent care by Suzanne.

 Beauty saddled up to give her first ride.

“Beauty sticking her tongue out”   Dinelle States “Beauty came to us several months back neglected and abandoned.  Now she has a beautiful home with a loving family who is taking great care of her.  She has had her vaccinations done, teeth floated, hooves trimmed, and as you can see here she is getting her mane trimmed.  She is gaining weight and will be back to “Beauty” in no time.  I am so thankful to be able to… see the progress of these animals after they leave our facility and go to their new homes.  It is great to see the wonderful homes these animals are placed in and to see a complete transition take place from past to present.  Thank you Suzaane for taking Beauty in and taking such great care of her and making her feel special.  She looks great!!!

Suzanne States ”Beauty getting her massage on. Boy does she love it too. “

Suzanne says “Don’t I look pretty with my new haircut”

 

Here is beautiful Beauty decked out in her purple atire

Dinelle States: This is Beautiful Beauty below after her transformation was complete.  Suzanne did an EXCELLENT job in rehabilitating Beauty and taking care of her.  Beauty is absolutely stunning.

I don’t ever hesitate to refer these wonderful people to my friends and fellow horse enthusiasts. I feel they have the best interest of the animals at heart and make solid decisions regarding their care and adoptions.

In our family we live by a simple rule of Action… It’s not about what a person has done in there past or what they say, it’s about what they do. Their actions… Prove to me that Bob and Dinelle are kind, loving people with a calling to care for animals and they should be allowed to fulfill this dream without the constant harmful barrage of negativity they endure every day.

Sincerely,

Leslie Cook

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DOMINO EFFECT MEMORIAL DAY CAMPOUT

by Domino Effecton Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 5:05pm ·

The “Domino Effect Memorial Day Campout” was held Memorial Day weekend 2010.  We set up camp in the back, wooded part of the property with a gate to the entrance to the campground area.   Everyone camped out Friday night and we took a trip down Rainbow River Springs in Dunnellon, Florida the following Saturday morning.  It was a good time and we look forward to more families joining us at our next family campout.

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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DOMINO EFFECT ROAD TRIP BIRTHDAY PARTY

by Domino Effecton Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 5:28pm ·

Our first road trip birthday party was held in Clearwater, Florida on May 1, 2010.  Bob and I with 2 volunteers hosted a birthday party for a little girl in Clearwater, which was a huge success.  The following animals joined us for the day:

STARRING “The Minis”, Prince, Patrick, and Spirit, Jesse “The rooster”, Hunny Bunny & Baby Bunny, Daffy & Daisy Duck, Noah “Our black and white confirmation”, and our new baby girl, Hannah “Baby goat.”

Our client purchased a baby pool for the ducks and the children played really well with the ducks in the pool.  Noah walked around flirting with the ladies.  Jesse, perched on my head to get a better look at things.  The minis gave rides to all of the children.  It was amazing how all of the animals had perfect manners and behavior while we were there.  God definitely had His hand on them that day, as everyone was at peace.

 Noah with the birthday hat on.

Jessie, the pet rooster.

“Birthday Girl”

Daffy & Daisy.

Spirit

Noah

Noah flirting with the ladies.

Too much excitement, Hannah went to sleep.

 Patrick, the mini.

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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TO HAVE FAITH~IS TO HAVE WINGS!!!

by Domino Effecton Friday, December 10, 2010 at 5:29pm ·

“According to your faith will it be done to you.” Matthew 9:29 NIV

Are you waiting for God to move in a particular situation?

Are you praying the same thing day after day?

Have you become hopeless and discouraged?

If you are passively waiting for God to do something, I can tell you why nothing’s happened. God has done all He is going to do for you! He has placed the ball in your court. He is waiting on you to use your faith to reach out and accept what He has already done.

God’s Word says that Jesus went to the Cross and paid the price for your complete salvation, deliverance and healing. The price has already been paid.

He has already done all He is going to do and it is up to you to accept His free gift of salvation, healing and wholeness in every area of your life.

The only thing standing between you and your deliverance is unbelief and doubt. God says that it will be done to you according to your faith.

Determine today to spend time reviewing and meditating faith scriptures to build up your faith. Then, start to thank Him daily for what He has already done for you. As you think and act in faith, things will surely start to change.

Author:  Jerry Savelle

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On October 15, 2011, we shared the Domino Effect Adoption Day with a very special group of people. Kimberly Young, our volunteer and friend presented with her boyfriend , Matt Gallagher, and the other band members of the Blackwater Jack band who play southern rock here locally in the Tampa Bay area.

The band members, Matt, Jeff, and Sammy came out with their gyrls to join us for brunch and then for a day of riding. 

We started the day with brunch, which was just the ticket to draw us all together for a day of fun.

Francine and her daughter Serenity joined us…

Along with our new friends, Christine & Brandon.

Sammy played a few tunes with his acoustic guitar on the front porch…

And spent some time being a modern day cowboy

While everyone rode the horses and had a great time.

Jeff was a bit nervous at first, as Kimberly walked him around the yard on Faith.

After about 10 minutes into his riding experience he was running with Faith round and round the yard as if he had been riding his whole life.  I was getting a bit concerned that he might just be a “runaway cowboy” riding Faith off into the sunset.

And of course, Sammy turned out to be my “Picture Perfect Cowboy” walking off into the sunset.

Jericha & Sammy brought Charlotte to come stay with us here at the ranch.

She joined us at the CCWC Fall Festival, as she has been trained to walk with a harness and a leash. She and Noah both joined us for the CCWC fall festival, as they walked side by side on a leash and mingled with the children.

We had a full house with lots of FB friends who came to see us…

Christine to give us some riding tips…

Family who brought their kids up to ride….

And lots more fun to carry us through the day.

We finished the night with roasting marshmallows over the fire with our good buddies Max and Noah.

What a great day to remember, not to mention some really great T-shirts given to us from the Blackwater Jack band members. A special thanks for everyone who came out to share great memories with us.

Does life get any better than this?

I have to admit that life has been a great challenge since moving up here and opening up the rescue ranch. But no regrets, no not one, and never a dull moment.

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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JUST A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO

HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE DOMINO EFFECT.

by Domino Effecton Monday, November 7, 2011 at 4:23pm ·

I want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank A LOT OF PEOPLE for coming through for us this past week.

I want to thank Kimberly Young, Robert Young, and Brandi Steffen for helping us last week get a lot of chores caught up on for our BIG DAY last Saturday, we could not have got as much done without you all, thank you.

Bobby & Brandi

Kimberly & Bobby

I want to thank Kimberly Young for supplying sodas, water, bisquits & gravy, bags of chips, macaroni salad, etc. to help out with the food for our BIG DAY. She has also supplied a few bags of feed and cat food for the cats. She has been just a great help to us and always goes that extra mile to help us. I truly appreciate her help.

I want to thank Matt Gallagher for helping Bob with his brakes and supplying the sound system last Saturday. He has been a great support to us and also to Kimberly, as her love is for these animals and he loves to see her fullfilling her passion.

I want to thank Jonalon Rogers & David Wood for donating feed for the horses and cat food to help lighten our load. David made some YUMMY red velvet cupcakes for the weekend event, which went over really big and were gone before they made it back to their home in Thonotosassa.

I want to thank Antioch Feed Depot in Thonotosassa for donating bags of feed for the horses.

Antioch Feed & Farm Supply

12650 Mcintosh Rd

Thonotosassa, FL 33592

813-986-5611

I want to thank Leslie Leslie Aileen Grimes-Cook, her son Trevor, and her husband. Leslie has been fostering Juliet and she adopted her this past week. Her husband also gave a generous donation. Thanks to all of you for taking in these horses in need (and MOses) and giving them a loving home and great care. The pictures you share and Bob takes are just absolutely gorgeous, I am so thankful to have met you all and to be a part of your family.

Heaven & Juliet

I want to thank Larry Koornstra for taking in City boy to join their horse Stormy. The two connected and it was love at first site. We thank you both for joining the foster program and are excited to watch their progress.

I want to thank Camile from Dade City who joined our foster program this past week and took in Thunder to give him a good home. I love the pictures of the endless green pastures. Thank you for joining us for our class this past weekend.

We look forward to seeing great progress with these boys and glad to see other people that care enough to step in and give a helping hand.

I want to thank Jean Hedges for the great lesson she taught Saturday and the one-on-one time she spent with me giving me pointers on how to be more in control. It was very nice to meet her and she has offered her services to call or come out again if we have more questions or would like further instruction. Thanks Jean, this is true support coming from a “true horse person”, THANK YOU.

I want to thank Christine Ann LaMere for setting up the event, advertising for us, and taking the time to come out and teach our volunteers and us the proper way to work with the horses.

I thank both of these ladies for being down to earth, compassionate, and using their knowledge to lovingly teach and instruct us on the proper techniques. They also donated a few bits to properly fit the Tennessee Walkers, instructed us the proper saddles for each horse, and helped us utilize what we had and where we could use it. Thanks for the added extras you donated as well, especially the adult-teen-size helmet. Thanks for helping us be safe as we share the riding experience with the community.

Thank you ladies for being a part of the “Domino Effect” and supporting us with our mission.

I want to thank John E. Killett & Travis Meinecke for volunteering and joining us Saturday. John is one of our board members for the Domino Effect. These two gentleman have supported us from the very begining, as we have known them for quite a few years from CCWC and the community in Pasco. Thanks for joining us and showing your support.

Just got to get them up more often to go riding and have some fun!!!

I want to thank Francine & Serenity for joining us Saturday and as always they are a great help and a lot of fun to have around. Francine is my right-hand woman there to assist me however she can and Serenity is my “poster child” who just loves all the animals and is learning a respect for them at a young age. They make a great team and we enjoy having them here.

I want to thank Ashley for volunteering her time with us and joining us for the class to learn how to be safe while riding. She has taken great big steps towards all new experiences here with the animals. We enjoy having her, even if she doesn’t like her picture taken.

Janice and Jac brought us a gazebo to give us a grand entrance at the front gate for the intake table to sit under. Janice & Jac have been a great help to us with groceries and working around the property to make Bob’s life easier with the animals. Thanks you both for your help and your friendship.

I want to thank Ed Taylor & Sue Taylor for saving their left-overs for Charlotte the potbelly pig and bringing us some groceries. Thank you both for everything you have done to help Bob and I get throughout these tough times. I know that God always provides and places people in our path along the way to help us get through the hard times and give us a helping hand. THANK YOU!!!

Bob & I give you all a BIG THANKS!!!

If I have missed anyone, I do appologize, as I’m pulling this off the top of my head. We truly appreciate everyone’s help and thank you for your support.

Thanks you all for being a part of the “Domino Effect”

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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Juliet Rescued by her Romeo

Juliet came to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch back on October 11, 2011. 

We picked Juliet up from a lady who had the horses living on an unattended lot, centered in a junk yard setting, with many rusted, broke-down, metal objects within the paddock where Juliet resided, just an accident awaiting to happen in the very hazardous environment she lived in.  She was a very thin, emaciated horse being ridden by small children.  We acted quickly and got Juliet out of there and to safety here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.

Juliet came to us quite a bit malnourished and needed some extra TLC. She stayed with us for the Domino Effect Adoption Day IX and then went to be with her new foster family the following Sunday where she joined Heaven & Moses who were also adopted in by Leslie & Trevor.

Leslie & Trevor adopted Heaven almost 2 months ago.  They have since adopted Moses to be a companion, as well as a working dog for Trevor.  They have now opened their hearts up to fostering Miss Juliet.  This is Heaven meeting Miss Juliet for the first time.

Leslie called us the other morning to give us an update on Juliet and Heaven. The vet came out to see Juliet to do an evaluation on her. She said that she appeared to be way into her 20s, much older than we had anticipated.

Heaven has been steadily gaining her weight and gaining strength since Leslie & Trevor adopted her back in August, 2 months before opening their home to Juliet.  After Juliet’s arrival, Leslie had noticed Heaven starting to run a bit.

Since Juliet has joined Heaven, the two have been frolicking about, running, and playing, never leaving each one’s side.

Leslie said that if one were without the other, the other would whinny calling out to their friend.

Heaven loved playing in the pond every chance she could get.

Heaven led her new friend, Juliet, down to the pond to take her for a swim.  Heaven says “Come on Juliet, let’s go for a swim.”

Juliet says “But I’ll mess up my hairdo and get my coat wet”

Trevor & Leslie just moved from Dover, Florida to here in Weeki Wachee, Florida on Trevor’s Farm.  Both Heaven and Juliet look absolutely stunning and have made a beautiful transformation. 

Today they still run side by side, never leaving each other’s side.

Heaven and Juliet are just two success stories that we have had the privilege to take part in.  This is just one more way we are rewarded for doing God’s work, as we are the willing vessels to place these beautiful souls together and match them with the right families that God brings across our path.

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 Domino Effect Rescue Ranch Visit

Posted on November 30, 2011 by djones

Ending the Month of November we made a visit to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.  We all made new friends that we will never forget. The Rescue Ranch is a safe haven for many neglected animals. Robert and Dinelle have a very special heart to take in all these lost animals. The residents loved our visit we were the first Assisted living facility to make friends with all the loving animals.

Pictures by Dinelle Ashcraft.  Original Post by D. Jones ~ Copied by Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to be placed here in the “Domino Effect Memory Lane”

Dinelle Ashcfraft

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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GOD’S HEALING HAND THROUGH MOSES

by Domino Effect on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:25pm ·
Moses came to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch back in September 2011.  Moses is a Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound whose back is almost up to my hip.  He is HUGE, but so, so lovable and the biggest teddy bear ever.  Fancy, the miniature cow, was trying to play with him outside and she was acting so goofy when she swings her head around at him and then chases him.  SO CUTE!!!
His previous owner says “The Newfoundland in him has given him the webbed paws…swimming may be in his future!”

Leslie and Trevor came to visit us on October 1st, 2011, to adopt Moses and bring him home to be a companion dog for Trevor. 

Not only are Leslie and Trevor very special people who have opened their hearts to helping these animals in need, the story goes much deeper than what appears on the surface.  Leslie cares for her son daily, as he had a tragic accident a few years back.  Trevor is a disabled Veteran who suffered a severe head injury after getting caught in the crossfire while on duty fighting for our country.  He has had many brain surgeries since trying to repair the damage to stabilize him, so that he may live the best quality of life possible.

Even though he has suffered this tragedy that has been a life-changing experience, his heart is huge, as he pours his love into these animals.  With Trevor’s brain trauma, he is having to learn everything all over again and everything is a new, exciting experience for him and his mom who shares her son in a new light, as he shines to everyone around him.

Leslie states:  ” He is a very special man and I have found he has a gift for making other people feel good!  He is a favorite at the VA because he smiles and laughs. We have to schedule extra time wherever we go because everyone wants to stop and talk to him and they aren’t satisfied until he smiles.

When we met Trevor the very first time, we introduced him to Moses as well.  Trevor was fond of Moses right from the start.  Although, we enjoyed Moses in his short stay here at the ranch, we knew that Moses’ home was better served with this young man, as Trevor truly deserves to have a special companion to share his days with.

Leslie states:”Trevor and Moses are getting along great!  Moses could sleep anywhere he wanted to and he laid down next to Trevor’s bed and didn’t move all night. Trevor had this proud smile on his face when he looks down and sees Moses at his side. It is so cute.”

Leslie states:  “Trevor and Moses kicked back watching Trevor’s TV. This is where Moses prefers to be and Trevor loves his company.”

Moses went to school to train to be a service dog to assist Trevor with his daily activities like turning on lights and to be a better companion to suite Trevor’s needs, as well as a friend for him.

It has been a special privilege to match these animals up with their new homes, as daily we are asked if we have an animal that will meet the person’s needs.

In Trevor’s case, I believe God did His own match making with both Heaven and Moses, as both animals were a match made in Heaven with Trevor being the angel to open his heart to bless them both with a special place in their family.

We said our good-byes to Moses and Trevor and we continue to receive updates on their progress.

Trevor and Leslie just moved to Trevor’s Farm here in Weeki Wachee, Florida, just 4 miles away from us.  Today he fits right in at Trevor’s Farm as their family grows now with Heaven, Moses, Juliet, and Chance.

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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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY

by Domino Effecton Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 6:46pm ·

As always, it is very important to acknowledge those who have volunteered their time here at the ranch and come to “Be a Part of the Domino Effect.  We look forward to having you all back shortly for our next big event.  We invite all of you who would like to volunteer here at the ranch for one of our events.  If you have love in your heart for these animals, we have a place for you.

I want to give a big thanks for our neighbor who has been helping Bob day and night in efforts to get the ranch in order.  Our neighbor was there by Bob’s side for hours helping to save the life of the horse we lost. Our neighbor has been helping Bob exercise Sonny, brush the horses, feed and maintain the horses, helped trim their hooves, and will be a big help in breaking in Miss Annie here in the near future.  Bob and our neighbor are involved in many different projects here and spend a lot of time with the animals.  I really appreciate the help that our neighbor has given to us, as he has brought life back into this ranch after our major set back this summer.  He has been a good friend to Bob and a good team player as well.  We hope one day to bless him for his hard work he has done here, but know that until then God will bless him for his giving heart.

Justen is my VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!!!  Justen has spent endless hours and weekends here working with Bob to build this ranch.  He feeds, builds, digs, lasso’s animals, hog tying, sheep shearing, llama chasing, hog chasing, been run over by horses, fence building, and volunteered as well for the party.  His list of duties are endless, as he is Bob’s righ-hand man.  Thank you Justen, you are awesome.

This is my son, Zak.  Zakary is a part of EVERYTHING.  He went from playing video games and soaking up the AC, to moving out here and having to exert endless time and energy trying to keep up with the responsibilities of farm life.  It is quite a lifestyle to adapt to, but hard work builds character.  Thank you Zakary, your the best for alll you do.

John is a lifesaver. John has literally went that extra mile for us.  He used to be our property manager and is a paralegal by trade.  He has volunteered his time out here helping Bob clear the back property for the party for the horse trails.  He set up our waiver forms for us and has assisted us with endless information on the nonprofit forms.  John also helped us with the Domino Effect Spring Fest with set up, walking the horses with the kids, and cleaning up.  John also has withstood some rough housing from the horses, but has stepped up to the plate to be there when we needed him.  Thank you John for your time and support.

Camely & Eddie have been an absolute blessing to us.  They provided the wood for the chicken coop.  Camely and the kids volunteered thier time with the Easter egg hunt and organized it for us.  Camely has provided our family with food for us to help get us through these tough, financial times, as well as for the party.  They also provided us with boxes of lettuce and bread for the pig feast, which was greatly appreciated.  Hoss has been making jail breaks since then out lookin for more yummies.

Alina has been an awesome help to us.  She volunteered at the Domino Effect Spring Fest with the Easter egg hunt and helped us with our first On-The-Road Domino Birthday Party in Clearwater.  Alina loves animals and will be very valuable one day in this field.  Her spirit is sweet and the animals sense this about her.

Lexi came up a few weekends to ride Baby to get her comfortable for the party.  We hope to get her up more often to give her more riding experience under her belt to enjoy riding to the fullest.

Elizabeth was an awesome help for me at the Domino Effect Spring Fest.  She was my one and only camper that showed up the Friday night before and was a good trooper.  She literally went that extra mile in helping us for the party, even made breakfast for all, what a treat.  Thanks Elizabeth!

This is my Mom, Marilyn.  I want to thank her for her support and standing behind Bob and I in building this vision.  My mom has been a financial stepping stone when we have needed that extra help.  Thank you for being here for us it is always appreciated.  Thanks for being a friend and a good listener.

Lisa has provided the most favorite yummies of all for the babies “apple horsey cookies”.  Lisa joined us for the Domino Effect Spring Fest as well.  She volunteered with us for our first On-The-Road Birthday Party in Clearwater.  She was a big help and a good trooper, as we baked in the sun that day with no shade.  I hope you join us again with the birthday parties, you were great with the animals, thanks.

Kay volunteered here at the Domino Effect Spring Fest.  She helped us set up and get everything organized.  Adam also joined us for the party.  He also volunteered his time in helping us with the horse back riding, etc.  Thank you both.

Stacey has provided our family with groceries to help us get through these tough financial times, as we are trying to make ends meet.  Thanks, God definitely puts those in your path to help provide.

Thanks Steve for jumping in and helping with giving these kids horsey rides.

Ron came here with his family for the Domino Effect Spring Fest, which he had seen advertised on Facebook.  I only knew of him from FB.  He jumped right in and provided his services in walking these horses for the children.  Thank you for being a part of the Domino Effect.

Jim also has spent endless hours with Bob working by his side in moving loads of furniture up here to the ranch, building the pens for the animals, the 2-stall barn, rodeoing & lassoing animals, selling firewood, making hay bins and food containers, etc.  Thank you Jim for all the time and energy you gave of yourself, even though times were tough, you were still giving of yourself and went that extra mile for us.

Jacob has come over to help Bob feed the animals.  Jacob has been a big help and very excited to be a part of the Domino Effect.  We love having him and his sister, Sarah here.  We named the baby pigs after them.

Rhonda has provided an endless supply of 25-pound bags of carrots for the animals to enjoy.  She also provided the biggest part of the Easter eggs for us to share with the kids.  Thank you Rhonda.

Mike & Vicki Lowe & children.  This family has went to the extreme to help us get started.  They helped us with feed, cages, supplies, a saddle, and the use of their property for the horses to run until we got our side fenced.  The whole family volunteered their time with our first Domino Effect Spring Fest.  We thank you all for everything.

This is my oldest daughter, Amanda, and her fiance, Bill.  Amanda and Bill have supported our cause from the start.  Bill providing towing for us to transport the truck to Holiday to get it back on the road.  When this is on the road, the Dodge has been sold to provide a barn for the animals.  Amanda has been a great friend when I need someone to lean on.  Thanks you both for your help.

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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