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Social Security Fraud

On February 19, 2014, a Social Security Fraud investigator contacted my husband, Robert Ashcraft by phone. She was investigating Carrie Young. She called while he was in the hospital waiting to undergo open-heart surgery. Considering the life-threatening situation that Bob was in, he referred her to me.


She then called my phone. I was in class at the time and walked outside to answer the phone. The investigator explained to me that Carrie Young was under investigation for Social Security fraud. She asked me if I knew that Carrie Young was on disability. I told her that I did not. She asked me if I had ever seen Carrie Young in a wheelchair or using assisted devices to get around. I told her that I have not. She told me that Carrie Young has been on disability since 2009. She went up for a review at the beginning of 2013. She said that Carrie Young has been under investigation for 2 years. They have done a full investigation on her including video footage, photographs, and information that led them to believe that Carrie Young is not eligible to receive Social Security disability. During her review they asked Carrie Young if she took care of animals. Carrie denied caring for any animals. She said that she had good days and bad days. On her bad days she would lie around in bed or read a book.

The investigator asked me a lot of questions about my relationship with Carrie Young. She told me that she found Bob and I on the Internet. During her research against Carrie Young she found out that Carrie Young is president of Ohana Horse Rescue. She found a blog with documentation of Carrie Young attacking our rescue and supporting evidence of Carrie Young trying to shut our organization down.

    Carrie Young is president of Ohana Rescue

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The investigator contacted me for several different reasons. She was hoping that I had pertinent information for her that would be helpful in court. More importantly, she asked if I would testify to the daily activities involved in running a rescue, since we own a similar organization as Carrie Young. I agreed to give her my help.

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She asked me how I met Carrie Young. I told her that I first knew of Carrie Young from Facebook. My first memory of Carrie Young was back when she moved from Hudson, Florida to North Port, Florida. I was a friend of hers on Facebook. I didn’t pay too much attention to her page because of the drama and hateful comments that surrounded it. I do remember, however, her posting that she was closing the rescue down temporarily while she regrouped.

She was in North Port for several months. She contacted me through a personal message one day asking me if I would help her find property up here in Brooksville. She and Allan were relocating up this way. I agreed that I would look around for her. She contacted me several weeks later and told me that she had found a place and would be moving. I had found out later from several people that she left North Port in the middle of the night to avoid confrontation.

Carrie Young and Allan Wilson relocated to Brooksville, Florida back in August 2011. Bob sent them a friendly invite to come see us and meet for the first time. When they arrived, I was busy with another family who came for a visit to spend time with the horses. Bob spent a few hours showing them around and getting to know them.

Later that evening Bob and a friend went to Ohana’s. She gave him a box of old medical supplies. I posted pictures on Facebook that evening. Allan Wilson and friends affiliated with Ohana Rescue started posting negative comments on my pictures. I deleted and blocked both Carrie and Allan from my page. Carrie called Bob asking why I deleted them. She said, “you don’t understand who you are dealing with, I’m a professional.” I refused to allow them back on my page after their behavior. The following Monday Hernando Animal Control arrived at our place due to a complaint for having too many hoofed animals on our property. We were NOT in violation, as we are 100% agriculture and do NOT have a hoof limit where we live. Shortly after this incident, Carrie Young petitioned the Board of County Commissioners trying to change the zoning laws in Hernando County. Due to many problems we have had with Carrie Young and others affiliated with her, we have made it our mission to steer clear of this group.

BOCC Carrie & Allen

BOCC signatures

The Social Security Investigator sent me an application to fill out about my affiliation with Carrie Young.




She specifically asked me how I knew her and how often I have seen her per year. I told the investigator that I have seen Carrie Young 6-12 times per year. I have seen her many times at Ted Koran and Tom Logsdon’s property, who are neighbors that live on both sides of me. I have seen her at the Tractor Supply, Wagon Wheel Feed, and Dollar General Store. We have also seen Carrie Young walking across her property while we were passing by with the truck and trailer to either pick up horses or deliver them to their new homes. It’s a pretty small town, so unfortunately it’s hard to avoid someone completely, especially when the neighbors affiliated with Carrie Young with the hate group against us. Besides these specific times of seeing Carrie Young with my own two eyes, I have seen her often on the public network, Facebook. Carrie Young has posted hundreds of posts and pictures notifying the public of her busy days and the activities that she has performed at Ohana Rescue.

The Social Security Investigator asked me if I have ever seen her walk with an assisted device. I laughed and told her, “absolutely NOT. I had NO recollection that she had any disability at all.

More specifically, she asked me if I had ever seen Carrie Young do the following activities:

1. Walk or walk on uneven pavement.
2. Lift objects.
3. Reaching her arms overhead.
4. Use her hands and fingers.
5. Work or do daily activities with animals of Ohana.
6. Take care of pets.
7. Manage employees or volunteers.
8. Write a blog.
9. Manage a fundraiser.
10. Feed, ride, or groom horses.
11. Pick up horses.
12. Have I seen her drive?
13. Able to engage in routine activities such as showering and housework.
14. Does not have a normal life.
15. Has a problem being around people.

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I told her that I have seen Carrie Young with my own two eyes:

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I have seen her drive away from Dollar General Store and Bob has seen her pull up and get out of her car on a rescue mission.



I also told her that I have seen Carrie Young partake in these activities through pictures that she has posted publicly on Facebook

Walk or walk on uneven pavement.



Carrie Young walking on uneven pavement & handling horses




Carrie Young using her hands & fingers with scissors




Carrie Young using her hands & fingers to braid a tail


Carrie Young pinching with her hands & fingers


Carrie Young squatting



Carrie Young handling horses & lifting arms and hands over her head





Carrie lifting a child in one arm & lifting her arm above her head



Carrie Young running a fundraiser & lifting her arms above her head



Carrie Young holding up a gun with her arms and using her fingers to pull the trigger


Carrie Young holding the weight of the horses leg back for the vet, Steve Miller.


Carrie Young mounting horses



Carrie riding horses






Carrie Young supporting a horse across her legs


Carrie Young driving a tractor


A few weeks later the investigator sent me a subpoena to appear in court. She also sent me an email telling me what other witnesses would be testifying.

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She also told me that Carrie Young told the judge that she was in fear for her life and her safety because I would be testifying against her. I had to laugh. I have NEVER threatened Carrie Young or done anything physical to hurt her or anyone else for that matter.

She once stated “I have an uncle who is a US Senator who tends to keep me skeeky clean.”

We arrived at the Social Security Administration on March 25, 2014, at 9:00 am in the morning.


The judge and the attorney investigator would be appearing on a TV screen because they live out-of-state in Maryland. We sat in the waiting room with the other witnesses against Carrie Young all day until almost 3:00 in the afternoon. Allan came out shortly before lunch. He looked pretty upset. He walked out of the building and never came back the rest of the day we were there.

Around 3:00 it was my turn to testify. I walked into a small room about the size of a walk-in closet. Carrie Young was sitting at the table. There was also a mediator in the room with us. In front of us was a TV screen showing both the judge and the Social Security Attorney. Carrie was representing herself and was there to cross-examine any witness against her.

My main purpose for testifying was to explain in detail to the judge the normal, daily activities that pertain to running a horse rescue. After each set of questions asked by the Social Security Attorney, Carrie Young asked her questions. Each set of questions that Carrie Young asked me had absolutely nothing to do with the questions the Social Security Attorney asked me.

She asked me a set of questions about how we met, the box of medication she gave, Allan posting negative comments, and me blocking her. I agreed affirmatively to all the questions.

She asked me questions about a particular incident where Allan Wilson and Bob had an altercation at Wagon Wheel Feed. I agreed that I remembered this incident, but I was waiting in the truck and I could not testify to something I had not seen.

She asked me a set of questions about why I was president of the Domino Effect and not Bob. The Social Security Attorney and the judge kept telling her that her questions were irrelevant. She said that they were leading up to another question. She was trying to implicate that Bob would be facing fraud charges and this is why we changed positions. I told her absolutely not. We simply changed positions after the DOA explained to us the mistake we had made and informed us the correct way to do the paperwork to correct this situation. I do believe that if DOA honestly thought we had done anything criminal; they possibly would have taken action. Instead the DOA was very happy to direct us on the right path to legalize our operation and resolve the matter.

After about the fourth or fifth set of questions that Carrie Young asked me, the judge finally told her that he did NOT care about what happens in the Domino Effect. He said this trial is NOT about Domino Effect, it’s about Carrie Young.

Carrie Young asked, “isn’t it true that you have called many agencies against Ohana Rescue. I said, “Absolutely NOT. I have never called any agency against Ohana Rescue or anyone else affiliated with the hate group against us. It is NOT my character to do such a thing.” The judge asked if I was responsible for making the complaint against Carrie Young 2 years ago. I said, “Absolutely NOT, I had NO recollection that Carrie Young was on disability until informed by the Social Security Fraud Investigator on February 19, 2014. At this point, the investigator stepped up to the stand and verified that she did indeed call upon us for our help. She verified that she found us through my blog page on the Internet. She also verified that she served me a subpoena to testify against Carrie Young.

The Social Security Attorney asked me a series of questions about the things I had seen on Facebook about public photographs and posts. I told her I made it my business to know what Carrie Young was up to due to the many attacks by her and others affiliated with her. She asked me specifically what kind of pictures I had seen and what kind of posts I have read.

It was Carrie Young’s turn to cross-examine. Carrie asked, “have you ever been to my house.” I said “no.” She said, “have you ever been in my house.” I said “no.” She said, “have you ever seen me at my computer.” I said “no.” She says, “then how do you know that it is me posting on Facebook.” I said, “I don’t.”

Apparently before I came in to testify, this discussion had already been discussed. They found the FB information irrelevant as evidence because Carrie Young is denying that she is responsible for posting anything on FB.

Oh Lord, thought fog for a second. Carrie’s motto is “I don’t have to prove that I am telling the truth, YOU have to prove that I am lying.”

I laughed. I just about lost control of my mouth at this point. Carrie Young (or should I say an imposter) has posted pictures and status posts referring to herself in the “first person” for the past 4 years that I have known her on Facebook. I guess I have been wrong all this time to assume that these postings are posts by Carrie Young. She has denied to be participating in “any” activity of running the rescue. She has denied that any of the posts on her site stating that she has done physical activity at the rescue is true. She denied that she has written any of these posts. Okay, so let me step outside my box for a moment. How is it that an imposter has used her name and posting lies about her for 4 years on Facebook and no one has ever caught on to this, not even Carrie. Forgive me Lord, some things my mind just cannot compute.

I explained in detail to the Social Security Attorney about several encounters that I had with Carrie Young. I told her that on one occasion back in May 2013, she and Allan were visiting Tom Logsdon. They just so happened to visit on the very day we were burying a horse we lost to a colon twist. I caught Allan Wilson out of the corner of my eye taking pictures of Bob. I walked towards him taking pictures of him taking pictures. He pulled the camera out of sight and I never captured a picture of him with his camera. She denied this happened as well.

I also explained in detail another incident that occurred in November 2013. Ted and Karen Koran were holding a public event at The Critter Place to receive support for their “pets.” Allan Wilson and Carrie Young parked outside Ted Koran’s gate. They got out of their vehicle, opened the gate, and walked up to Ted’s home about 1 acre away. Carrie also denied this incident ever happening. She said, “why would we park outside the gate when we could drive up to the house.”






The judge capped off the interview with a series of questions that all summed up the same answer. He said, “I guess it’s safe to say that you and Carrie do not get along very well.” I said, “yes, that’s right.” He said, “It’s safe to say that you avoid Carrie when at all possible.” I said, “yes, that’s right.”

I think that it’s pretty accurate to say that Carrie was trying to paint a grim picture. It was quite obvious that she was trying to discredit me as a witness. By doing this, I believe she did a great job of discrediting herself as well.

“Sometimes when mamma catches you with your hand in the cookie jar it’s better to come clean instead of digging deeper.”

It’s unclear what the judge’s decision will be in this case for several months. There will be other court hearings before the final judgment. The Social Security will be searching for more “eyewitnesses” to testify to Carrie Young’s daily activities that she performs. And Social Security plans to file an appeal if the judge rules in Carrie Young’s favor.

Some people think they can skate through life by being dishonest. They think they are in charge of making their own destiny. Eventually these people will reach a dead-end and their time will run out. I believe that everyone is accountable for his or her choices and in the end justice will prevail.

Honesty is a direct reflection of your inner character. Your actions are a reflection on your faith. Reflecting the truth in your actions is a part of being a good witness. The character plays a big role in where you go in life. When you are faithful and honest, it shows.

Luke 16:10 – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (NIV)

If you have any information that may be helpful in this case, please contact the person listed below:

Debbie Shaw, Attorney
Social Security Administration
Office of the Counsel to the Inspector General
6401 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop 3-ME-1
Baltimore, MD 21235
(410) 965-7873
(410) 966-7075 (FAX)
(443) 691-3958 BLACKBERRY

This was Carrie Young’s response:

Ohana Rescue Carrie Young

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Carrie States: Alright, this is not going to be a pretty post. And for that, I apologize but it is time that I break the silence. I have tried to live my life as …if someone spreads lies then people will not believe it.
The Ohana wall has always been a place that we try and keep it happy and positive. The fight that I have been dealing with for a yr has not ONCE been posted, but I guess it is time.
Over a year ago, Domino Effect Rescue ranch was caught posting a flyer at Tractor Supply stating that Ohana Rescue was being investigated for fraud. Really??? I hadnt heard a thing about this, but knew right away that I was gonna to be in for a fight.

Carrie Young you are a liar. I have never posted a flyer against you. Where is your flyer to prove that you are telling the truth.

Carrie States: You see, this is not the first time that they have called and placed complaints against Ohana.

Carrie Young you are a liar. I have NEVER placed a complaint against Ohana. Where are your documentations proving that I have placed complaints against you?

Carrie States: Why, some might ask, well because they feel that all their legal issues are due to Ohana calling in complaints against them.

Carrie Young you are a liar. We had 1 legal issue of owing someone $250 in which we have paid them in full. This had NOTHING to do with YOU and I testified to that under oath.

Carrie States: Channel 10 news investigated them, it just goes on and on their troubles.

Carrie Young you are a liar. Channel 10 news investigated us after YOU, Ted Koran, Karen Koran, Sandy Woods, Maryann Tobin, and Nikki Tobin told Mike Deeson LIES. Yes, I remember, Ted Koran posted a picture stating that we were starving horses to death. BUT the picture he posted was of 2 different horses. He also neglected to mention that he admitted to feeding Shia in the sand until he colicked.

The picture below is 2 different horses. Ted Koran said that it was before and after pictures of Shia. This is a picture of Shia and Sonny. He used this picture to tell government officials that we starved Shia to death. Truth of the matter is that he admitted to feeding Shia grain in the sand at the back fence line where we could not see him until Shia colicked.

Shia & Sonny


Carrie States: Oh yes, and because we testified at the BOCC to try and change the laws in Hernando County for the horses. Trying to get a hoof limit on an acre.

Carrie Young you are a liar. If you were simply trying to get a hoof limit law, then you would not have needed to use our organization as an example.

Carrie States: So let me start at the beginning. I, Carrie Young, have been on disablity for two and half yrs. (I have always worked until my health took a turn for the worse. I was diagnosed with a few diseases.) A disabilty that is “SILENT” Chronic fatigue, and fymbermalgia,and a few other little issues.. I have good days and I have bad days. When there are good days, I can function normal, when there are bad days I have to stay in bed or spend a good part of it in bed.

FIBROMYALGIA is a disease that is silent alright. It takes at least 5 years to get a proper diagnosis because there are so many symptoms that mimic other diseases. A diagnosis can only be given by physical examination of pressure points and the patient stating if it is tender in these areas. There are no ultrasounds, CT scans, or x-rays that can detect this disease. It is simply word of mouth from the patient. Fibromyalgia is not typically a disease that permanently debilitates people and can be regulated with proper diet and medications. Only an extreme case with severe debilitation would require one to be diagnosed with permanent disability. And like I mentioned before, this can only be detected by one’s history of how severe their condition or pain is.

Carrie States: With all the volunteers here, this makes Ohana be able to still function as a safe haven for the horses.
Days I have worked myself sick, now to the normal person, that could amount to ten hours straight, to a person that has SILENT diseases, this could mean two hours. But nevertheless, it happens. Those who suffer from this disease will and can understand this, and will be able to understand just how much these horses mean to me, because my health is often forgot about and I put my heart into it…sleeping in stalls with sick horses..but wait, I am laying down reading a book to a sick horse…resting…disabilities does NOT say where you can lie down.
I know my body and my limits, and I know when to stop, and if there is a sick horse here, and I need to sleep in a stall I will. SO SUE ME!!!
Well that is just what happened!! I am being ACCUSED of fraud (civil, not criminal) by social security because Domino Effect called and stated I ride horses, I groom horses, I bath horses, I train horses, I break horses…I break up two dangerous stallions single handedly and I run this HUGE WELL KNOWN Horse rescue…BY MYSELF.

Carrie Young you are a liar. I NEVER INITIATED a call to SSI. I told the investigator that I had NO recollection that you were on disability. I also told her that Carrie Young does NOT appear to be disabled nor have I ever seen her in a wheelchair or use assisted devices. I told her that I have seen you active on FB talking about the activities you do on a daily basis and seeing pictures of the things that Social Security claims you said that you could NOT do.

Carrie States: So for the last two days I have been sitting in court, without an attorney fighting for my reputation. You know I say this, take away the few dollars I get from disability, but I am not a fraud. I have doctors letters, statements from ADA about the SILENT DISEASE that I suffer from. I have been fighting this by myself for a yr, writing briefs, filing motions, acting as my own attorney. HEY WHY NOT HIRE AN ATTORNEY some might ask. Sounded good a lot of times, so did giving up, or settling out of court, but then I look into the eyes of the horses that are here. So needless to say, I am fighting this alone. Oh yes, I could most likely borrow the monies from my parents, but would have to pay it back, and in doing that, I would still have to QUIT rescueing horses…because YES I get a disability check but instead of using it for say…tv service, eating out, buying clothes, every dime goes to the horses. So paying back a loan would take from the horses. So I sit alone in my fear of fighting the devil, Domino Effect…I know the Lord is carrying me, but sometimes this battle gets pretty ugly between good and evil.

Carrie Young I am here to tell the truth and that happens to be your WORST NIGHTMARE, but does not classify me as the devil, LOL.

Carrie States: So there I sit yesterday in court, cross examing Dinelle Ashcraft, acting as my own attorney, listening to her tell the judge that they spend 700 a week to feed the horses, how much her and her husband do for the horses.

My statement to be exact: I was asked how much we spent to feed the horses when we had on average 25 horses. I told them approximately $700 and this is the truth. I look forward to seeing those transcripts Carrie Young.

Carrie States: That they have a trainer in 4 days a week to train the untrained horses…

Carrie Young you are a liar. I said that we have a trainer that comes out 1 day a week to work with the horses and to work with me.

Carrie States: The judge asked her…YOU DO NOT LIKE CARRIE YOUNG, DO YOU, she replied NO, YOU DO NOT CARE FOR CARRIE YOUNG, DO YOU, she replied NO, YOU BLAME CARRIE YOUNG FOR ALL YOUR LEGAL ISSUES, DONT YOU, she replied YES, her and her friend.

Carrie Young you are a liar. He asked me if I blamed you for losing 1 court battle. I told him NO that you had nothing to do with it. PLEASE be sure to posts those transcripts, so that we can document the TRUTH!!!

Carrie States: I left it alone, for I felt that was perfect. The judge was also impressed when Dinelle said she could move a roll 900 lbs of hay alone.

Carrie Young YOU are telling the TRUTH!!! It was quite humorous that the white collar world didn’t have a clue as to rural mechanics. I am NOT a big girl by any means, but I absolutely can push a 900 pound roll of hay. I didn’t realize this was a difficult task. I guess I have the hand of God helping me and just thought that I was working alone.

Carrie States: The last thing that the judge said to Dinelle Ashcraft was…DO NOT DISCUSS THIS CASE…..well, we all know that Dinelle is above the law.

Carrie Young you are a liar. He told me NOT to discuss the case with the witnesses or the witnesses waiting in the waiting room before I left. Once again, I look forward to seeing the documentation of those transcripts proving what was said. I always have documentation to prove the truth. How come you NEVER have documentation proving that anything I say is a lie???

Carrie States: Tonight Dinelle is doing what she does best…spinmaster…sending links to her newest blog…

Carrie Young is telling the TRUTH!!! I do keep all information and documentation of many horrible deeds by Carrie Young and others affiliated in their hate group against us.

Carrie States: Dinelle stating that she spent all day in court yesterday testifying against Carrie Young, because Carrie Young told Social Security she used a wheelchair..SAY WHAT?
First of all, I have fymberlagia, and chronic fatigue, and a few other SILENT DISEASES, no where did I ever say I used a wheel chair..and didnt the judge tell her not to discuss this until case?
So I am putting it out there…I am being ACCUSED by social security for fraud. Fraud because I told them I spend a lot of time lieing down. No where did I put that I stayed in bed 10 hours a day, or used a wheelchair. No where did I say I did not have good days or bad days. I am being ACCUSED because Dinelle Ashcraft from Domino Effect Rescue spends everyday trying to close down Ohana, while we spend everyday trying to keep it open.

Carrie Young you are a liar. I have done NOTHING to shut you down, you can NOT honestly say the same. Where is your proof? I actually felt sorry for you the other day and wanted to leave you alone. I would have left you alone until you lied under oath, used the hearing as a way to smear us, and then called us the devil on Beverly Levitt’s post. Bob and I travel past your place while delivering and picking up horses. I don’t have time to stalk you in my busy schedule with school and taking care of the horses. I AM NOT DISABLED and my plate is FULL. I am NOT a liar and I will NOT tolerate your lies any more. If you want me out of your life, then stop lying, stop harassing and stalking me, stop personal messaging lies to my Facebook friends, stop calling agencies against us, and keep my name out of your mouth.

Carrie States: The case will not be settled until after the transcripts are produced to me giving me 30 days to write my closing brief, at which time the judge will make his decision..If I screwed up this case by acting as my own attorney, that is ok, the horses are still eating, and still being loved on and they still have a safe haven…oh yes, the truck that was donated to me, Domino told social security that I was draining the rescue of donations to make the payments on the brand new truck, oh and rumor has it Ohana pays close to 3500.00 a month for this piece of property… all of which I have proof is a lie.

Carrie Young you are a liar. I had NO idea that you were on disability. I know NO personal information about your overhead or personal vehicles. This is why my testimony was weak because I know absolutely NOTHING about your personal life because I avoid you at all cost.

Carrie States: Whatever the outcome, disability will never be in my life again. If I have to take pain pills every day to overcome the pain that I will have to live with because I wont have time to rest, then that is what it will be….I am not a fraud, I have been on the back of a horse two times in the last two yrs…GOOD DAYS….I wonder what I can do with taking pain pills everyday. Run two horse rescues at the same time? As it is now, I take pain pills when I get up and there is no chronic fatigue hitting me, because if I have CFS during the day and I take a pain pill for the FMS, then I am out like a light…
So next into this mess, walks a dear friend of Domino, a woman by the name of Hannah Farrell. ( Gentle Souls Rescue) She starts spreading rumors, calling people around the state trying to get others to call in and make false allegations… now everything I am posting, I have screen shots of, and phone calls from those that know that I am not a fraud to forewarn me of what is being done behind my back, in an attempt to close down Ohana Rescue.

Where is your proof Carrie Young???

Carrie States: They say that when you do good, you ALWAYS have evil at your back door.

WRONG, when you hurt people and lie about them and your daily events, it comes back on you full circle. Bad things are NOT happening to you because you are doing good, bad things are happening to you because you are a liar.

Carrie States: Many close to me know what is going on in my life, but now I am putting it out there for the world to know. I Carrie Young have lived my life being honest, compassionate, and caring, and I will not stop living my life helping the horses because there are a bunch of trouble makers out there.

I am NOT a troublemaker, BUT I have had trouble made for me by you for a long time. I have had enough and will NOT tolerate your lies any more.

Notice how you always play the victim and act like everyone is always out to get you? Just like you went in and took those horses from Archers without the owner knowing and then took the glory as if you saved the day. And then took the liberty to trash that rescue and put them beneath your feet.

Carrie States: If people feel that they can no longer trust me because I am being ACCUSED of being a fraud, then I have not lived my life right, because those that know me, know I would not do something as this.
I, Carrie Young am fighting a very evil entity right now, and I will say this…THERE ARE ONLY ONE SET OF FOOT PRINTS IN THE SAND, and what happens is HIS way, I DO NOT NEED MY DISABILTY CHECK TO KEEP OHANA OPEN.

I honestly believe that you have a great opportunity to succeed. You have a beautiful piece of property, good support, and seem to be doing well. I do NOT understand why you feel it is necessary to tear others down around you. I do NOT understand why you feel the need to lie about others and yourself. You would have a lot less animosity in your life if you would just mind your own business and stop trying to hurt everyone.












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ADDENDUM:  New evidence has been brought to the table given to us personally from HCAC (Hernando County Animal Control) regarding the last article I wrote “Domino Effect Examiner ~ Craigslist Caption “Domino Effect Are Horse Thieves & Scammers”

Maryann Tobin sent this e-mail below to a government agency, Hernando County Animal Control, on February 24, 2012, stating that the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch had stolen 4 horses out of 6 and refused to give them back to the owner.  She also stated that the owners were in the process of filing a police report.

Also on February 24, 2012, Maryann Tobin wrote this article: “Domino Effect Ranch refusing to return horses taken at Plant City farm”


On the very same day that she wrote HCAC stating that we stole 4 out of 6 horses from a Plant City farm, she writes in her report above:

“BROOKSVILLE- Six new horses arrived at Domino Effect ranch this week, two of which were taken without the knowledge of the woman who has loved them for more than 6 years.”

In her e-mail to HCAC she stated that we stole 4 horses that did not belong to us and on the very same day she wrote an article in the Examiner stating that we took 2 horses that did not belong to us. 

She then sent a second e-mail to HCAC on February 24, 2012, the very same day that she sent the first e-mail and wrote the article  “Domino Effect Ranch refusing to return horses taken at Plant City farm.”

Above is the copy of the “official” e-mail sent to Liana Teague at HCAC with her letterhead. 

Within this e-mail this is what Maryann states:

The horses were being boarded in Plant City. Mr. Ashcraft was called to the farm to pick up 2 out of the 6 horses there. When he arrived, he saw the other 4 horses that are considered valuable/registered, and according to my source, he refused to take the 2 unless he could take all of them. The 4 horses in question did not belong to the woman who allowed Mr. Ashcraft to take the 4 horses. When the owner found out that Ashcraft took their horses, they called and told him to give them back. Ashcraft refused-repeatedly. Pam Vandenburg of R.U.F.F. rescue is the sister of the woman who owns the stolen horses that Ashcraft refuses to give back. She can be reached at 727-398-2799.

Ashcraft may be in the process of trying to sell or otherwise dispose of the horses as we speak.

I will keep you posted by email. If you can give me a phone number I can reach you at that would be advantageous.

FYI- I have been in contact with TV news and there will be a camera crew out on Monday to do a story on what has been going on at Domino Effect with a focus on HCAS role in all of this. Just thought I’d ggive you a heads up.


Maryann states:  Mr. Ashcraft was called to the farm to pick up 2 out of the 6 horses there.

Dinelle States:  Bob had spoken with Vesta Gatta before his visit on February 10, 2012, and they had come to an agreement that Bob would be picking up ALL 6 horses because the 2 in question were deteriorating in a short period of time due to lack of proper feeding and she feared the others too would also suffer from poor nutrition soon after because of the lack of ability to be able to care for the horses herself, as she was wheelchair bound and her husband had recently suffered a stroke. 

Maryann Tobin States:  When he arrived, he saw the other 4 horses that are considered valuable/registered, and according to my source, he refused to take the 2 unless he could take all of them.

Dinelle States:  When Bob arrived there on February 10, 2012, his intentions were to pick up the 2 mares and the 2 yearlings (4 horses) that he prearranged with Vesta Gatta and later to come back and pick up the gelding and the stallion, as his trailer only holds 4 horses at one time. 

NOTE:  NONE of the 6 horses were registered, 1 mare emaciated, 1 mare underweight, 1 filly yearling born from 1 mare, 1 colt yearling born from the other mare, 1 gelding (good condition), and 1 paint stallion (good condition, in need to be gelded).

NOTE:  Maryann’s sources were not at the scene and did not even know of the events that took place until almost 2 weeks later when seeing the 2 mares pictures posted on my Facebook page.  Then Amy Barnett contacted my husband, Bob Ashcraft, and at that point Bob explained to her what had happened.  Amy Barnett and Pam Vandenburgh had no contact with Vesta Gatta whatsoever and only did Amy Barnett and Cissy Barnett speak with Bob Ashcraft regarding the matter, neither of which knew any information before being informed by the owner of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch, Robert Ashcraft.  Maryann’s sources have provided her heresay, as the truth to the events could ONLY have been provided by 2 individuals that were there when the incident took place, Vesta Gatta and Robert Ashcraft.

Maryann States:  The 4 horses in question did not belong to the woman who allowed Mr. Ashcraft to take the 4 horses.

Dinelle States:  ALL 6 horses in question belonged to Vesta Gatta and her son, Paul Gatta.  Paul Gatta was incarcerated and Vesta Gatta had since been taking care of the 6 horses.  ALL medical records and coggins were up to date and the 2010 records were in Paul Gatta’s name and the 2011 records were in Vesta Gatta’s name.  Paul Gatta also had a diary where he kept personal records regarding each horse. 



Maryann States:  When the owner found out that Ashcraft took their horses, they called and told him to give them back. Ashcraft refused-repeatedly.

Dinelle States:  My husband, Robert Ashcraft, refused because the horses did not belong to the so-called “owner” that Maryann Tobin is referring to. 

Amy Barnett States in an e-mail to Domino Effect: 

Amy Barnett  “I told her (Maryann) numerous times that my beef was not with you. I told her that I had no entitlement to the gelding, the stud or the two foals but that Vesta should have contacted me before releasing the horses (the two mares) to you. The horses were not boarded there, or “dumped off” there, they were her son’s horses. “As far as this crap of you telling Pam that I abandoned the horses That needs to stop now! I gave those horses to Paul. Not Vesta. Paul lived with his mother on their property. When you take on the responsibility of owning a horse, you are responsible for their feed, you are responsible for their vet bills. Not the person that gave you the horse.”  Vesta is a liar. She is leaving her son completely out of the picture. Bob even said that two months ago Leah was a completely different horse. All of her weight loss has happened since December. This neglect did not come from me. this happened after Paul went to jail. Paul and I had the agreement that if he could no longer provide for the horses that they would come back to me. When he was sent to jail, my sister told them that we would take the horses back and/or try to find homes for them. They said that wasn’t necessary. I had been out there several times while Paul had them. I even went out there when the foals were born. To sit there and say I dumped them off and obviously didn’t care for them couldn’t be farther from the truth.”

Dinelle States:

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The part of “abandonment” was addressed to Pam because she kept stating that they were “your” horses. If you “gave” these horses to Paul, then this changes the situation, which we did realize after speaking with Cissy, but when Pam kept messaging me insisting that they were “your” horses, then clearly it was evident that they were abandoned on this property because Vesta has proof in her paperwork that she has been taking care of them, as “everything” she has done for them in the last 2 years has been in her name and Paul’s name which tells me that they stepped up to the plate and took responsibility for the horses financially, as they were clearly on her property for over 2 years, which indeed gives her the right to decide what to do with them. I told Pam numerous times that I had no doubt the horses had belonged to you, but couldn’t understand why you had not participated in taking care of them for the last 2 years if they were indeed still your horses, but now it makes sense because now you are stating that you gave the horses to Paul and why should you be responsible for horses that were not yours if you gave them to Paul. You are absolutely right. You would not be responsible to those horses if you “gave” them to Paul and Paul’s mother had to make a decision regarding Paul’s horses because Paul was no longer around to make that decision, so she chose to call us after her husband’s medical provicer referred her to us. I don’t know why she didn’t call you to come and get them, but she didn’t and we are not to blame for her choosing to call us to pick up Paul’s horses.

Maryann States:  Pam Vandenburg of R.U.F.F. rescue is the sister of the woman who owns the stolen horses that Ashcraft refuses to give back.

Dinelle States:  Pam wrote this to me in an e-mail: 

Pam Patterson-Vandenburgh

February 24

Pam Patterson-Vandenburgh  “The reason I got involved is that Amy is my best Friend, not some person who I barely know”

And last, but not least
FYI- I have been in contact with TV news and there will be a camera crew out on Monday to do a story on what has been going on at Domino Effect with a focus on HCAS role in all of this. Just thought I’d ggive you a heads up.
Dinelle States:  The above statement is the only TRUTH that Maryann Tobin made in the whole e-mail that she sent to HCAC.  She did indeed threaten HCAC with their role in this and she did indeed call out Mike Deason from Channel 10 News and she stated in an e-mail to HCAC :
Maryann States:  “I have agreed to be interviewed on camera with this story.  Perhaps when millions in the Tampa area have an opportunity to learn about what’s going on at DE, the fraud, abuse, IRS issues, and starvation of horses at Domino will finally end.”
Dinelle States:  Is this a true vendetta or is this a career move?  Is Maryann Tobin angry because we went against her grain when her and her daughter came to visit?
Is Maryann Tobin lying to get publicity and in return hurting anyone who gets in her way???
The truth to her story is here at your fingertips
I, Dinelle Ashcraft, intend to cover each and every article in which she has posted against the ranch and each and every e-mail that she has sent to HCAC.  I will prove that Maryann Tobin is a liar and she is taking advantage of her professional position with the Examiner to destroy the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch and boost her ratings with her negative publicity.
AUTHOR:  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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“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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