YEAH, WHERE DO YOUR DONATIONS GO and WHERE IN THE HELL ARE ALL of the ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN “RESCUED”?:
Its really sad that greed and egos get the better of far too many so-called animal lovers in animal rescue.
Here’s a link to a great blog that discusses how money, power, and egos CHANGE PEOPLE for the WORST even in ANIMAL RESCUE:
LIKE PIGGIES AT THE NON-PROFIT FREE MONEY DONATION TROUGH:
Donation-funded adoption-based “retail recues” with no accountability, full disclosure requirements, or transparency are springing up out of nowhere everyday with Founders of the “rescues” not even having jobs, not registered anywhere as a non-profit but still taking in donations and not disclosing the money to the IRS as income since they aren’t even a registered non-profit with the state or the IRS (and it IS illegal to say a rescue is in “pending” status with the IRS when they have not yet even filed their paperwork with the IRS), living off disability payments when they aren’t disabled, collecting SSI, welfare, food stamps, etc, because they won’t get a job……but then, as if by pure magic, they are living in really nice digs, they have barns, arenas, hydraulic squeeze chutes other people paid for, new trailers, vans for transporting dogs, kennels, they can afford to travel to conferences where they are taught how to squeeze more money out of the public and how to convince people its O.K. to de-value the lives of un-useable animals and kill them without the donating sheeple-people in the public caring one bit they’re killing them BTW, so they can bring in new merchandise-animals, and on it goes.
Sadly, most of their followers and donors of money and material goods couldn’t care less where all of the animals the rescue “rescues” using donation money end up and ARE 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year later, are they alive or DEAD, no one gets to see vet reports on ALL of the animals the ‘rescue’ says their vet is examining, ALL of the vet bills are not produced, ALL of the euthanasia reports are not produced, necropsy results are not posted even though the public donated to have a necropsy performed because the rescue asked them for money for that, nothing basically that true animal lovers want to see when they CARE about ALL of the animals, and not just the pretty ones, or the babies, or the useable ones, etc.
People instead are only shown and told what the rescue feels like showing and telling and what their marketing people say should be shown to keep the short-memoried public that donates “on the hook” and keeps generating those oxytocin, feel good hormones and emotions of happiness that are great for getting people to get out the credit card again and again.
SOMETIMES RULES ARE REQUIRED BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE:
Changes are in the works, so people who love all animals please stay tuned for accountability for primarily donation-funded animal rescues (rescues whose primary players have “rescue IS their job” usually) that right now are purely voluntary, but testing to see if questions will be answered on a voluntary basis is proving to the agencies that over-see animal rescues that it most likely will need to be made a requirement so that more animals aren’t killed that shouldn’t be, all monies from donations required to be accounted for to the penny, all vet reports, euthanasia reports, vet bills, feed bills, etc will be required to be shown to the public if they are asked for.
Its really easy to separate the real rescues from the retail rescues because any of the donation-funded rescues that are operating mostly from the kindness and generosity of public donations who are honest are happy to answer questions on a voluntary questionnaire sent to them by someone in the public, maybe even someone from a government office “testing the waters” so-to-speak, while the swindler rescues won’t answer organized questions on a questionnaire at all.