The author of the article at the link below really hits the nail on the head writing about emotional manipulators.
A quote from the article:
“Emotional manipulators have no sense of accountability. They take no responsibility for themselves or their behavior – it is always about what everyone else has “done to them”. One of the easiest ways to spot an emotional manipulator is that they often attempt to establish intimacy through the early sharing of deeply personal information that is generally of the “hook-you-in-and-make-you-sorry-for-me” variety. Initially you may perceive this type of person as very sensitive, emotionally open and maybe a little vulnerable. Believe me when I say that an emotional manipulator is about as vulnerable as a rabid pit bull, and there will always be a problem or a crisis to overcome.”
Its unfortunate that so many of these emotionally-bankrupt people posing as “rescuers” have literally infiltrated the EASY and FREE MONEY publicly-donation-funded animal rescue world.
Animals are being USED as PAWNS in their deceitful game, that by design is an emotional roller-coaster for other people that have real emotions, and is also designed to “con” and “guilt” nice but gullible people into sending them their hard-earned money.
They do this by staging yet another “crisis rescue” being run by these manipulators out to get the MONEY, the SYMPATHY, and the GLORY as self-appointed “heroes” that NEED other peoples money in order to do whatever it is they do.
The real TRAGEDY is that MANY animals that are supposed to be “rescued” are in fact being killed in a variety of ways once they have served their purpose for these money-grubbing manipulators.
People like this KILL animals like they are broken furniture that is no longer useable RATHER than feed and take care of animals they are supposed to have rescued.
And because doing honest and truthful animal rescue is done with NO conditions being placed of whether a rescue rescues animals or doesn’t, taking care of ALL of the animals that are rescued, or making arrangements at a visible sanctuary or foster home, for months or years of care and maintenance for the “animals with issues” should be factored in as a RESPONSIBILITY for the animal rescue.
KILLING or “disappearing” the “animals with issues” AFTER they supposedly have been “rescued” is NOT rescue!
When rescuing animals is subject to “conditions” being placed upon if the animals are rescued or not, and killing the useless animals is the final solution for them whether they want to be dead or not, THAT is NOT RESCUE!
These manipulators also count on the FACT that MOST people will NEVER ask them what happened to ALL of the animals FREE donation-money paid to rescue.
The animal-loving public also rarely asks to see current photos of ALL of the animals they supposedly “rescued” using that same free donation money that they received from “the public” when they ran ANOTHER exciting and emotion-provoking “crisis rescue” that always loosens the purse strings and opens wide the wallets of “the public”.
Are all publicly-donation-funded animal rescues bad or corrupt?
Of course not!
However, any donation-funded-in-order-to-operate animal rescue that ignores and refuses to answer simple questions regarding their financials should be suspect regarding misappropriation of funds.
Any donation-funded rescue using free donation money to rescue and also care for and maintain animals until they are adopted (sold) that becomes combative and aggressive with people that ask questions bears watching to figure out what they’re up to.
“Rescues” DO NOT deserve to receive free money and free animals they can pull in donations on and/or adopt (sell) UNLESS they WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS that are posed to them by “the public” that supports them in their “rescue endeavors”.
Some/many(?) of the donation-funded animal rescues are scam-artists that are nasty, back-stabbing, deceitful people that USE animals to “guilt” money out of “the public”.
They often USE animals as pawns and “props” in order to continue to get that free money they live off of.
They harm many of the animals instead of really helping them.
They blithely KILL or “disappear” animals without saying a word to “the public” because when they won’t show vet reports and euthanasia reports regarding WHY animals “had” to be “put down”, that would start looking very suspicious to a lot of people.
These “rescues” NEED to be QUESTIONED by the public to PREVENT more animals from being USED and then KILLED when they are done with them.
And even though when they find themselves in a court of law having to explain their activities in donation-funded animal rescue, more and more innocent animals will continue to die at the hands of donation-funded “rescues” that aren’t being held accountable in court (yet).
If an animal rescue is self-funded and is getting little, if any, help from the public in order to rescue and care for and maintain animals, then what that rescue does with their own money in regard to the animals they rescue is not the publics business.
However, just as with people that receive money from the government in order to live shouldn’t have a problem with being drug and alcohol tested before receiving their free money, when an animal rescue is primarily, or wholly, publicly-donation-funded, they have an ethical, and in some areas also a legal obligation, to share information pertaining to their finances, and also regarding the animals they rescue, maintain, care for, adopt, and also euthanize, with the generous, supportive public that ARE the primary reason they are able to operate at all.
“The animal-loving public” has the power and the obligation to HELP animals after they are supposed to be rescued by ASKING QUESTIONS of these publicly-donation-funded “rescues”.
MANY of the publicly-donation-funded-animal-rescues are constantly begging for more and more money, and appear to be rescuing more and more animals (some of these “rescues” should have well-over 100 animals on the premises, if not over 200 considering how many they “say” they are rescuing and that’s why these rescues are always saying something like “we need your generous donations to rescue more animals in ‘deplorable’ conditions –note: that is a hot button word used A LOT by these people – “and we can’t rescue without YOU”), but they won’t answer pertinent questions for all but a few of the “rescued animals”, they won’t show vet reports and euthanasia reports for ALL of the animals they rescue using donated-funds, and they only show what they feel like showing that is often “doctored”, “staged”, and manipulated information.
Additionally, they most certainly are NOT forth-coming about their financials and rescue accounts, even though “they say” “all of your donation money goes for the animals” – GREAT! NOW PROVE IT!
Please take the article at the link to heart if you are in possession of a heart and love for animals.
Without people with compassion, empathy, and love for animals being guardians for animals AFTER they are rescued, chances are HIGH that MANY of them are no where to be found mere months, a year, or a few years after being rescued by a donation-funded animal rescue that won’t answer questions.
Below is the handy questionnaire if you can’t think of pertinent questions to ask your favorite donation-funded-animal-rescue if you have the courage and caring to do so.
And while forgiveness by people that have been attacked by these sick people is possible, forgetting what they did effectively allows them to go forward and continue to destroy lives, harm other people, sell animals that were in essence stolen from their families, and KILL the animals that have no more value to them or anyone else and then move on and do these same deceitful and devastating acts again and again because people as described above are DAMAGED and don’t think they are doing anything WRONG.
THAT is NOT acceptable, and more victims of attacks are going forward seeking JUSTICE in various legal venues to stop these damaged people with no consciences from continuing to harm people and animals alike.