Animals' Angels
Animals' Angels Light the Sky Fundraiser 2012
Saturday December 1, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST
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9227 Hwy 17
Toyahvale, TX 79786

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Tree of Hope 

 Help to light our goal of 5000 candles.


slaughter trucks waiting in line 

 Slaughter trucks loaded with horses waiting at the export pens.


Candle Lighting 1 

Animals' Angels is a 501c3 non profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.


Horse on slaughter truck


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Downer pig  

Downer pig found during recent investigation


It is a pleasure to invite you to take part in Animals' Angels fourth annual Light the Sky event on Saturday, December 1, 2012. We will meet on this night with thousands of candles to Light the Sky for the animals - to cast a light against the darkness and symbolically alleviate suffering. This is a time to step back and reflect on our purpose and our respect for the animals, their fates and the conditions.


Light the Sky is also when we remember the animals who have crossed our paths during 2012 - the many horses, cows, calves, pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, turkeys and dogs that we met at auctions, feedlots and slaughter plants. It is a time to renew our resolve.


This year, Animals' Angels will be in Toyahvale, TX, where thousands of horses pass through each month on their way to a gruesome death at a Mexican slaughter plant.


Our host Neta Rhyne, seventh generation Cherokee, compares this modern day "Trail of Slaughter" for horses to the infamous "Trail of Tears" her ancestors endured:


"The trail to the export holding pens in Presidio runs along my property. This trail is travelled by thousands of equine every week en route to the Presidio export pens where they are held until crossing the border into Mexico and slaughtered.There have been many Trails Of Tears throughout history. Each one with its own defining moment. There are many tears shed along the trail to Presidio. Tears of sorrow shed by those of us who know all too well the horrors that await at the end of this trail."


Animals' Angels choose this location to bring much needed attention to this area and the plight that our horses face every single day.


We hope you will participate by donating candle(s) to our event and sending us your personal message of hope.

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Here's how it works:


Please click on the link above to secure your Light the Sky candle(s) for a donation of $10 per candle. Share with us who you want to light the candle(s) for and include your story. If you can, please email a photo of an animal close to your heart to


During the event, the flyers with your messages and photos will be put on the "Wall of Hope". The Wall of Hope is a highly visible fence along the highway upon which our horses travel to their deaths. The fence borders Balmorhea State Park, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Your message will remain on the fence for all to see, educating those not yet aware.


We will light all the candles donated - our goal is 5,000. Proceeds will be used to finance 2013 investigations.


Animals' Angels work is possible because of you, your candle and your support. AA investigators are "there with the animals" to fight cruelty and improve lives-thanks so much to you.


Light the Sky!




Sonja Meadows


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