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Silent Cries

Today’s society struggles with how to manage the unwanted horse. People often breed horses for competitive sports. Horses sustain injuries while performing these sports and often can no longer do as before. Horses become expendable and discarded. Horses sent to auctions, slaughterhouses, rescues, or often euthanized.

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My husband and I opened the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in Weeki Wachee in December 2009, just a few years after the economy declined. Initially, we welcomed wildlife, livestock, and domestic animals. By the summer of 2011, we were busting out at the seams. The phone continued to ring with calls for help. People were in urgent need to find homes for their horses. Horses arrived at the DERR for all different reasons, classifying them as the unwanted horse. At this point, Bob and I dedicated our mission to the equine world where we could better serve our community by saving one horse at a time.

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“What classifies the unwanted horse and how do they get into this predicament,” one might ask?


A Hispanic fellow called asking us to take in his colt. He had purchased this Thoroughbred to train and compete at the track. He said that he thought his horse was suffering from EPM, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. This disease is usually contracted by an infected opossum urinating in the pasture and then ingested by the grazing equine. EPM causes neurological damage that progresses if left untreated. Therefore, the horse becomes ataxic, which leads to the horse becoming a danger to itself and others (Pascoe). He could not afford the medical treatment and advised euthanasia. He called us instead and we came to his rescue. On arrival, the owner attempted to load this colt on the horse trailer. The horse, in fear of the trailer, reared up and went over backwards. He hit his head on the ground and knocked unconscious. Blood was draining out of his ear from the hard blow to his head. “This has happened once before,” the fellow exclaimed. When the colt arrived to the DERR, Bob named him Wild Child. He reflected an unstable gait that resembled EPM. A veterinarian came out to see him and EPM was quickly ruled out. She thought that he might have Wobbler’s Disease. Wobbler’s is a genetic disease that is progressive and compresses the cervical vertebrae together, resulting in death. Without the extensive testing, we were unsure of a definite diagnosis. After a few months Wild Child began to thrive. He was no longer exhibiting any signs of disease and was walking, running, and playing without falling. After sharing Wild Child’s history with another veterinarian, her opinion was that Wild Child had possibly damaged his inner ear when he reared up, went over backwards, and hit his head. This damage had slowly repaired itself over time, leaving him with a happy and healthy life in front of him.


Katie was an absolutely beautiful Appaloosa with just one eye. She had an empty socket where the other eye was. Katie had an eye infection left untreated resulting in her having the eye removed. She would startle easy if approached too quickly on that side. Katie became less desirable with her one eye and stood out in the crowd. She’s discarded from her family and sent to the DERR. After a few short months a young woman called us about Katie. She had seen her advertised for adoption and recognized her. She told us that Katie was her sister’s first horse when she was little. Jessica and Katie reunite after more than a decade of being apart. Katie is now a kid’s lesson horse. She’s loved unconditionally by innocent eyes that see her true beauty within.


Silver Miss was a beautiful, gray Thoroughbred. She had just turned six and was now too old to race. She ran her last race on Thursday and by the following Monday she arrived at our front gates. She could no longer be of service to her owners, so it was time for her to move on.

Silver Miss, Thonotosassa, Florida

Nick Rules and Lady are Thoroughbreds owned by the same owner, but resided at different racetracks in Florida. They had both suffered similar injuries resulting in a floating bone chip. They required ninety days of stall rest to rehabilitate. Their owner was not willing to cover the cost for these two Thoroughbreds to stand in the stall for three months and heal. Therefore, he scheduled to have these two horses euthanized. We received a phone call from a vet tech asking if we would rescue these horses from their death sentence and we did. After a substantial amount of time to rest and heal, these two beautiful Thoroughbreds had a full recovery and adopted into new homes.


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Indy was a 5-year-old red roan Appaloosa gelding that arrived to the DERR with his buddy Ace. He had a grapefruit-size mass behind his right rear hind foot. The veterinarian came out to treat Indy. In fear that this might be a parasitic cause of Pythium, he did an emergency resection to remove the mass away from the bone. After a series of surgical procedures and multiple leg wraps, Indy made a full recovery. He was perfectly matched with a 9-year-old boy who became his new best friend.


City Boy had previously been adopted to a gentleman who boarded his horse on another woman’s property in Tampa. The horses there were standing knee-deep in mud. He was a truck driver and spent most of his days and nights on the road. The woman was given money for feed, but instead spent it on drugs. In passing, he would blindly see his friend slowly withering away. City Boy stomped his feet impatiently day after day waiting to eat. He lost over 700 pounds in 2-months’ time and covered with severe rain rot. As death was nearing, a trailer pulled up and opened its doors. His rescuer had come for him. He leaped into the trailer, as if he was leaping into the arms of love. A few months of tender loving care and 800 pounds later, City Boy was a stunting, muscular horse who was now full of life. City Boy still resides here at the DERR with us as one of our personal horses. He has become a part of our family and will always have a home.

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Mikey arrived to the rescue in the fall of 2013. His condition is DSLD, degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis. This is a disease that might be hereditary, but more likely caused by overuse and the breakdown of the suspensory ligaments. Mikey is a 17-year-old Oldenburg who came to the United States from Germany. Mikey competed as a hunter jumper. Horses who compete repetitively in these sports acquire a breakdown of the tendons and ligaments after strenuous activities without receiving the proper medical care and rest. As the suspensory ligaments breakdown, the pasterns drop and become horizontal instead of standing upright at a slight degree. This conformational defect causes severe pain to the horse, as the horse’s weight bears down on this horizontal plane (Halper). The first few months that Mikey was with us he spent hours lying on the ground in pain. We medically treated him with daily doses of phenylbutazone to manage his pain level. It was time to euthanize Mikey and put him out of his suffering. Over the next few weeks as we were gathering the funds to have him euthanized, Mikey began to improve. The veterinarian came out to see him and noticed that he was gaining strength in his pasterns and was standing more upright. When Mikey arrived, he was 16.1hh. Today he is measuring 17hh. He runs and plays with the other horses with no more limping, lying around, or pain. He is a gentle giant with the most lovable disposition you could ask for in a horse. His radiant glow beams with appreciation for life.


Justice came into the rescue after a 911 call. Justice, aka Bella Capote, was a famous Thoroughbred racehorse. After his racing career was over, he passed through many hands. He arrived at a rescue in South Florida where he stayed for 2 years until it closed. The horses suffered from neglect and starvation over a long period. While these horses searched for food, they ate poisonous plants called crotalaria. These plants were toxic to their systems and poisoned their liver. Unfortunately, the liver must sustain 70% damage before any symptoms are visible. Once there are symptoms of liver damage, the liver has already progressed to liver failure and most times is irreversible. We responded to a 911 call to pick up Justice. At the time that we picked Justice up, I do not think a preceding diagnosis existed. The first day he had an excessive amount of diarrhea and did not want to eat his grain. After closer inspection, he was found to have ulcers in the top of his mouth and under his lips. The next two days his anus began to bulge and ruptured with blood flowing down his legs. After one week he was showing signs of depression, lethargy, head pressing, circling, aimless walking, dysphagia, ataxia, dysmetria, persistent yawning, pica, increased friendliness, aggressiveness, and stupor (Stegelmeier). On the tenth day, his temperament became violent. He was falling into everything around him. His legs would literally fall out from underneath him, leaving him to fall violently to the ground. He had become a danger to us and to himself. The veterinarian arrived the next morning to have him euthanized. His blood tests came back showing positive for severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy.

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We raise horses from babies to respect and please their owners. They learn to trust us and are completely dependent on us for their care. Horses train for competitive sports, recreational use, and as companions.


Horses are not born unwanted, but become expendable due to life-changing circumstances. When horses can no longer meet their owner’s expectations, they are rehomed or euthanized. Most commonly, horses find themselves homeless after their owners become unemployed, move, old age, or acquire debilitating health conditions. Many times people find themselves a dollar short and cut out the necessities like buying grain and feed for their horses. Over time these horses begin to lose weight and the owners become ashamed. They hope that they can change the situation around quickly and become too embarrassed to call for help. During this time these horses pray that someone will see them, save them, or hear them cry. They stand for days, stomping impatiently, hoping that anyone will notice them. Soon they are too weak to stomp and can no longer get off the ground. Time is running out, soon it will be too late. Give me a voice Dear Lord, so that I may call for help, so that someone might hear my silent cry.


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September 27, 2013


Yesterday we had an AG Officer and then 3 Hernando County Sheriffs Officers visit us because of multiple complaints by Carrie Young from Ohana Rescue who has only stepped foot on our property one time, over 2 years ago. Her complaints, all that were unfounded, were as follows:

1. Mini being housed on a cement slab.
2. We purchased a stallion and brought it back to the rescue.
3. The horses are starving and have NO hay.
4. Horses eating bark off trees.
5. We have buried multiple horses and are contaminating the Hernando County water system.
6. We transport horses out in the middle of the night to the highest bidder.
7. The horses have no coggins.
8. We have horses that have come up missing. It is said that our hay farmer is shooting them and/or sending them off to slaughter.

These are the lies being reported to the Department of Ag by Carrie Young of Ohana Rescue. The report will be posted when received.

I have watched this harassment take place for 3 years now. I have seen articles multiply by Maryann Tobin yearly. I have seen hate groups against us. I have had many screen shots sent to me from FB friends informing us of the constant harassment that is continually taking place against us. I have posted public awareness to let others know that these posts are false and have shown proof of documentation. These officers are tired of the harassment and are willing to assist us with information on who is making the complaints.

Sharyl Ranchhand (Horbal) called the sherriff’s department today stating that we had a horse here that is injured. Sharyl lives 30 miles away and has not been here in 6 months after we broke all ties with her after she injured My Josie and all the horses came back from her place both thin and full of worms. She has not been welcome here since and has joined the hate group against us.

There have been multiple calls to the Sherriff’s department over the past few weeks. We will receive the reports and address them from there.

I will continue to provide public awareness against this group of attackers, as I do not feel like anyone has the right, especially another rescue, to continually harass a rescue and post false information to hurt their rescue efforts.

To those of you out there who feel this is appropriate behavior and continue to condone those who attack a rescue, take a step back and ask yourself what your supporting. These attackers are fueling the fire to destroy a rescue who has and will continue to rehabilitate and rehome many horses.




After I posted this on Facebook, Carrie Young called me out on a group page on Facebook “The Tampa Bay Horse & Livestock Page” managed by David Woods and Jonalon Rogers. Carrie Young stated that we were falsely accusing her of reporting us to the Department of Agriculture making false allegations against our rescue.

Carrie Young then called the investigator for the Department of Agriculture and threatened her with a lawsuit because she disclosed public information of our accuser to us.


We requested a “public report” of the e-mails that took place regarding the false report made by Carrie Young, followed by an investigation on September 26, 2013.

From: Pagano, Paul
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 8:30 AM
To: Brown, Teresea
Subject: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Good morning Teresea,

Do you have the ability to do wellness-type inspections of horse rescue facilities? We have been receiving complaints here about one of our charitable organizations that rescues horses. Allegedly, they are mistreating the horses, not feeding them properly, and possibly burying deceased animals on the property.

Please let me know if this is something AI can take a look at and I will send you more information.

Thank you!

Paul J. Pagano, CFE
Chief of Mediation & Enforcement
Division of Consumer Services
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Rhodes Building, R3
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law (Chapter 119, F.S.). Most written communications to or from state employees are public records obtainable by the public upon request. Emails sent to me at this email address may be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida.

From: Brown, Teresea
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 9:29 AM
To: Pagano, Paul
Cc: Short, Mike; Jeter, Bill
Subject: RE: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Good morning, Paul. We do. I will forward your message on to our Bureau Chief of Animal Disease Control, Dr. William Jeter and the Equine Program Manager, Dr. Michael Short.
They will be able to assist you.

Teresea L. Brown

Administrative Assistant III Division of Animal Industry
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (850) 410-0951 (850) 410-0929 Fax Teresea.Brown@FreshFromFlorida.com

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes). Most written communications to or from state employees are public records obtainable by the public upon request. Emails sent to me at this email address may be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida.

From: Pagano, Paul
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 9:40 AM
To: Brown, Teresea
Cc: Short, Mike; Jeter, Bill; Strong, Ric; Topol, Amy Subject: RE: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Thank you Teresea,Here is the information:
Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
10370 Snowbird Ave
Weeki Wachee, FL 34614

The complainant I spoke with yesterday was Ms. Kerri Young. She can be reached at 727-326-7827.

Paul J. Pagano, CFE
Chief of Mediation & Enforcement
Division of Consumer Services
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Rhodes Building, R3
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law (Chapter 119, F.S.). Most written communications to or from state employees are public records obtainable by the public upon request. Emails sent to me at this email address may be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida.

From: Sapp, Chris
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 4:04 PM
To: Glisson, Nancy
Subject: FW: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

From: Short, Mike
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 8:13 AM
To: Sapp, Chris
Cc: Poppell, Samuel
Subject: FW: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch


We have been involved with Domino Effect Rescue Ranch for several years. I would suggest you contact the local county animal control and see when the last time they have made a visitation as well as checking with our local inspector (I forget who covers that area).

For further action, I would suggest you ask Mr. Poppell or Dr. Jeter.

Mike Short, D.V.M.
Equine Programs Manager
Division of Animal Industry
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(850) 410-0901
(850) 410-0919 Fax

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes). Most written communications to or from state employees are public records obtainable by the public upon request. Emails sent to me at this email address may be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida.

From: Poppell, Samuel
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 11:22 AM
To: Short, Mike
Subject: FW: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch – Inspection Report – Nancy E. Glisson

From: Glisson, Nancy
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 11:13 AM
To: Sapp, Chris Cc: Poppell, Samuel; Jeter, Bill
Subject: Domino Effect Rescue Ranch – Inspection Report – Nancy E. Glisson

A visit was made to Domino Effect on Thurs., Sept. 26th. As stated this premise has been reviewed in the past by Dr. Crews, K., Westerman, and Hernando Ag. Deputy Atkins – his last visit approx. 1 month ago. After a lengthy inspection of this premise, there was no evidence found as to mistreatment of animals, starving horses, or burial of dead animals near the house. All animals on the premise appeared to be well fed and cared for, so it is this inspector’s opinion that these complaints are unfounded., Having spent an hour on the phone with the complaintant, it appears that there are many personal issues behind the complaints, and these issues have been going on for years.

Nancy E. Glisson, ACPI









Subject: Complaint Investigation

From: “Glisson, Nancy”
Date: Thu, Nov 07, 2013 10:39 am

On Sept. 20, 2013, this Inspector was asked to check on a complaint called in to Tallahassee concerning Domino Effect Ranch. Complaints consisted of starving horses, abused animals, and unfit living conditions for the animals. This inspector visited Domino Effect on Sept. 26, 2013, and after inspection found that none of these conditions existed at Domino Effect, and in fact all the animals appeared to be well fed and cared for. There was standing mud on premises, which cannot be helped after all the rain incurred during that period.

It is this Inspector’s assessment that all complaints were unfounded.

Nancy E. Glisson, ACPI


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Once upon a time, I do believe that Carrie Young’s EXACT words were “I don’t have to prove that I am telling the truth, you have to prove that I am lying”

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“People Helping Animals Helping People”

As dominos are lined up, one must touch and make contact with the other domino in order to cause that chain reaction that we call the “Domino Effect.”

Our mission is to be a voice for these animals. The Domino Effect Rescue Ranch serves as a central station branching out nationwide to draw in support to help rehabilitate and rehome these rescued animals with good, loving families where they are given a second chance, thus causing the “Domino Effect.”

As Christians, we must reach out and touch others by sharing the Lord and our testimonies through Him to cause the “Domino Effect”

History of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch


“THE BEST OF 2011” (YouTube Video ~ A MUST SEE)


Cause & Effect, by Kim Dame


Celebrating TWO GREAT YEARS here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

The Domino Effect Rescue Ranch is a Christ-Centered facility with a mission to first rescue, rehabilitate, and find “forever homes” for the animals that are taken in to our care. Secondly, our mission is to give back to the community by educating and entertaining through interacting the animals with the community as a public service. This not only serves as a therapeutic tool to the public, but also helps to rehabilitate, humanize, exercise, train, and evaluate the animals, so that we can better place them in more suitable homes that will best fit their needs.

After opening the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in December 2009, we filled up quickly with donkeys, goats, sheep, llama, ducks, chickens, and pigs., as our facility is open to all types of domestic farm animals and some wildlife.

Domino Effect Spring Fest 2011

In April 2010, we held the first Domino Effect Easter Fest

That was open to the public serving 130+ people with a Easter egg hunt


Petting Zoo

Horsey rides for the children

And Just horsing around.

Birthday Party, Clearwater Florida, May 2010

We celebrated our first Domino Effect Road Trip Birthday Party in Clearwater, Florida where we brought the petting zoo:

 Jesse the Rooster

Daffy & Daisy

Noah the Goat

The Minis

And the miniature horses out to entertain for a little girl’s birthday party.

Memorial Day Weekend, 2010

On Memorial Day weekend 2010, we invited families to come up and campout with the rescued animals while enjoying the moonlight and country setting.

The next morning we were off to Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida to enjoy the springs.

The rest of 2010, we spent building, fencing, and getting established here in the community through local networking.

Bob built a table to seat 20.

And a 2-horse stable.

Volunteer Meeting

In January 2011, we held our first Domino Effect Volunteer Meeting and luncheon, many of which joined us for our in-house and outdoor events for the year 2011.

Chasco Fiesta, March 2011

In March 2011, we attended the Chasco Fiesta Arts & Crafts show where we set up a table with hand-made oakwood specialty items designed here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to help raise funds for the support of the rescued animals.

Two, bottle fed, baby goats joined us and we quickly became the center attraction, as the babies warmed the hearts of many.

In-House Birthday Party, May 2011

In May 2011, we held our first In-Home Domino Effect Birthday Party with a cookout at the hand-built, indoor, oak wood, 16-foot picnic table.


Petting zoo

And horsey rides for the kids with the rescued animals to join in as the theme and main attraction of the birthday party.

Domino Effect Adoption/Open House Days

Towards the end of the summer of 2011, we were busting out at the seams with many animals looking for new homes.  In August 2011, we started a series of a dozen Domino Effect Adoption/Open House days every Saturday for 12 weeks.

We invited the public out to meet us

Meet the animals

And see what we were about.

Every Saturday was a day to meet new friends and families and many were welcomed to join us as we exercised the horses throughout the event

While others came out inquiring on possible future adoptions.

This 12-week event proved to be very fruitful to the ranch, the animals, and to the public.  We adopted out well over 100+ animals in this 12-week period.

Our Domino Effect Open House days have changed the hearts of many

As people were able to interact with each one of these animals

Bonding with them

And sharing special moments with them that they will cherish the memories for a lifetime.

Sound Rider ~ Happy Horse Event Hosted by The Giddy Up Gals.

In October 2011, the Giddy Up Saddle Shop came out for an educational event to teach us, our volunteers, new horse owners, and the public the proper techniques on saddle and bridle fitting, proper diet and nutrition, wound care, and proper riding techniques.

Fall Festival at CCWC in November 2011

In November 2011, we attended our first fall festival at CCWC, a local church we used to attend.

We gave close to 100 children horse rides.

Charlotte, the pig

And Noah, the goat, joined us as well and walked around on a leash meeting and greeting the families around us.

Summitt Assisted Living Facility, November, 2011

November 30, 2011, the Summitt Assisted Living Facility

Brought 10 of their residents on a field trip up to the ranch for a morning visit.

All, of which, interacted with the horses and had their pictures taken with them.

Christmas Party, December, 2011

In December 2011, we held our first Domino Effect Christmas Party.

Everyone joined us for an indoor potluck dinner

Then outside to ride the horses around the Christmas tree at nighttime with Christmas gifts for all of the children.

We started the year out with taking groups out trail riding local and later will schedule field trips to take groups to campgrounds with trail riding abroad.

We also have a “Domino Effect Beginner’s Day” where the public can come here to the ranch and be educated on the proper riding techniques

And then join us out in the small paddock out front to learn to ride on our “beginner-safe horses.”

Shortly we will begin scheduling the upcoming events for 2012, to include many outdoor activities for the kids and to raise funds to help support the animals. These events will include seasonal Easter and fall festivals with local churches, events with local businesses to raise funds for the ranch, and In-home birthday parties, weekend riding events, educational classes, and trail riding. We will hold quarterly volunteer meetings to join the community in on upcoming events and give them opportunities to join in and be a part of the “Domino Effect.”

 We frequently hold contests for free giveaways and offer online picture-personal customized products to cherish their special moments with a special picture-personalized novelty item purchased to donate funds towards the support of the rescued animals here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.

In the future we hope to be signed up and on the list for the Hernando County Probation Office to offer the public a place to work off their community hours here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch. We want to offer them the opportunity to comply with the terms of their probation, as well as educate them about the care of these animals in hopes to give them a more valuable perspective towards nature and God’s beautiful creatures.

As people from all walks of life meet us and interact with the rescued animals, they are learning a great respect for the work we do, bonding with these animals, and being a part of the “Domino Effect.”

Their connection makes a difference in these animals’ lives and ultimately in their own. As people join in on our daily activities and events, they are better able to see the needs here at the ranch.

The events and activities may vary from year to year, but the ultimate goal is to provide for the rescued animals and give them the best quality of life while they are in our care and place them in the best home suitable for their needs. While interacting these animals with the public, we are giving them a good quality of life, as well as therapeutic to everyone who joins us in our mission to be a part of the “Domino Effect.”

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch–Be A Part Of The Domino Effect/Nonprofit Org.

Almost 10,000 pictures since December 2009.

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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Introductory Report #1

“I will not speak it, unless it has been spoken”

Owners of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch

Domino Effect Examiner Address’ Maryann Tobin’s False Allegations

I, Dinelle Ashcraft, have been challenged this past week to stand up as a representative of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch on defense towards the false allegations and misrepresentations that have been presented by Maryann Tobin through her 18 articles she has posted against the ranch.

In one of her latest articles she states:

“Since I began publishing my investigative reports on the Domino Effect in November 2011, each has been followed by threats from Domino Effect against me and others. The reports have been called lies, even though everything in them can be easily proven by anyone with a computer and Internet access. What possible reason could there be to go on the defensive with threats and derogatory comments if you are innocent?

If Domino Effect has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide, why do they feel it necessary to cry “liar”, as if they were trying to run from a burning building?”


In regards to the statement that I called Maryann Tobin a liar, this is absolutely correct. Over the next few weeks we will review each and every one of her 18 reports. I will prove to the public that Maryann Tobin has not investigated both sides of the story. She is misleading in her statements. Her statements have been unfactual and opinionated. She posts random pictures, as if they apply to us directly. She has mocked our religion on quite a few occasions. She has accused us of neglect, abuse, and underfeeding towards our animals here at the ranch. She has accused us of being responsible for a horse that was injured. She has made statements that we took horses that did not belong to us and on CL her link was posted regarding this with a statement that we were “horse thieves and scammers. She is repeatedly trying to influence people’s beliefs about our character by reminding them in each and every report about Bob’s criminal history over 20 years ago, as if it has something to do with his work here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.

She has been responsible for sending out Animal Control, Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Officer, Code Enforcement, and the news media to our gates. All government agencies have declined to see any factual evidence to her false allegations towards the ranch, but yet she posts them publicly as if we are under investigation and as if we have been “allegedly” charged with.

Maryann Tobin is abusing her right as a journalist using the Examiner to exploit the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch as a personal outlet to retaliate against us because of relationship that went bad.

Each statement I have posted here, I attend to address, and will address each story one at a time that she has posted against us and the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch. I will show you Maryann’s personal vendetta she has towards us and her motives to misrepresent us. I will prove her misrepresentation of the facts, false statements, and her opinionated remarks to misguide the public. Maryann Tobin has been overheard talking about a strategy with another rescue on their plans to shut or doors.

On February 26, 2012, Maryann Tobin stated  “Does Domino Effect Rescue Ranch have reason to be afraid of being shut down”

Dinelle Ashcraft states in response to Maryann Tobin’s question:  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

I intend to prove that Maryann Tobin is NOT a creditable journalist and her articles are intended to hurt, not inform.

Author: Dinelle Ashcraft, representing the:

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

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



1. Hernando County Animal Control. (Linda Christian, Terry Blake, and management)
2. Department of Agriculture.  (Mr. Short)
3. Code Enforcement.
4.  Agriculture Officer.
5.  PETA.

*NOTE* This is an introductory report only with many to follow.                                                                                                                 (1)

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