Note: Longer blog post that different people will learn different things from.
As with other lengthy articles and blog posts, and also with information-intensive books, interested readers may read this post several times to digest more of what they are reading.
People that aren’t interested in learning and / or have short-attention-spans will learn nothing because they’ve probably already stopped reading and are looking for “happy things” to read and look at (preferably something “shiny”).
As always, the choice is yours in determining what to believe, or perhaps not.
This blog post offers some areas you may want to research for yourself and also offers some ideas for identifying legitimate animal rescues and also those “rescues” that are merely “fronts” for animal dealers, traders, flippers, and brokers.
In this area of information, the lives and fate of innocent animals that are supposed to have been “rescued” may very well be in your hands regarding their “rescue after the rescue”.
It is also within your power to “weed out” those people that USE animals as “pawns and props” for their own gain, calling it “animal rescue”, when they are nothing more than animal dealers, traders, brokers, and flippers taking advantage of an “opportunity”.
WHO in their right-minds would want to be a member of a RETAIL RESCUES animal dealer/trader/flipping for-profit “Tribe” or “Team” as they sometimes call their den-of-thieves?
Retail rescues and rescuers are more like thugs that travel and attack in gangs because they are far too cowardly to do anything solo (“solo” means all by their little lonesome).
Upon observation by people that have dealt with their deviant, uncivilized behavior, that certainly does not belong in animal rescue, if one of these “rescuers” is without their “back-up gang” and they encounter people they have perhaps been targeting for seizure scam attacks, they usually are one of two things –
*they wouldn’t say sh*t if they had a mouthful and instead play the “nicey-nice” game.
*they become aggressive and yell and lose control in a display of inappropriate behavior such as cursing, showing their ignorance of the facts, ‘amplifying’ and “deflecting” so they don’t have to answer questions in a calm, reasonable way, and then they walk away, or get in their car and drive away, so as to have “the last word” like “I sure told them off”.
Pretty much 2 SPEEDS when caught out with no “back-up” bodies shielding them and giving them “courage”.
So while it is interesting and valuable for future proceedings to get them on video and also audio recordings, their lack of normal social behavior indicates they have some mental issues that should be addressed.
The problem still remains that it is VERY DIFFICULT to deal with these freaks one-on-one, especially if they are being videoed, because they run in packs and are not good at doing the “flying solo”-thing.
They are known for their “drive-thru rescuing” that primarily caters to those people with short attention spans in social media-land that the thieves in rescue rely on to be able to run their scams with “no questions asked”.
Similar to the political arena (http://www.naturalnews.com/049936_NSA_domestic_surveillance_legal_authority.html), the animal rescue arena, especially since the Internet AND social media came along, allow scammers to “reach out” across the country and around the world for “marks” they can squeeze money out of and/or get support from, and its all done over the Internet where even if someone asks them questions, they can simply ignore the questioner, and move on to the next “marks” which there really is an endless supply of numbering in the millions AT THE VERY LEAST.
“Crisis rescuing”, which is the primary type of “rescuing” FOR-PROFIT retail rescue businesses deal in, is ‘staged’ rescuing that always has a “hook” to draw their audience in;
*Its embellished to high Heaven and “the story” given is often chockfull of LIES;
*Its adrenalin-fueled action;
And the real beauty of this type of rescuing (if one cares to call it that) “lies” in the fact that the “rescuers” are in-n-out of the animal owners property they’re seizing/stealing animals from;
for the horse rescues, the auction or sale they’ve gone to with a lot of “lead-in” FANFARE such as “WE’RE going as a ‘team’ to rescue horses, and we NEED YOUR money to rescue” — when the FACTS are that it is BUYING in a matter of hours or a few days;
*many of these rip-off rescues outbid private buyers and run the price far above “kill price”;
*so they can purchase horses using other peoples money;
*that have exceptional “adoption-value”;
*or resale value when the horse is put in their “consignment” sale barn (and yes, they count horses the rescue actually owns that were bought with donation-money as “on consignment” and say stupid things like “the owner is donating all of the sale money to our rescue” (and the drones they deal with that follow them are actually dopey enough to believe that fantasy, fictional story) so the asking price can be MUCH higher than a measly “adoption-fee”;
*and if they find out the horse has no value for adoption-for-a-fee, these horse traders posing as “rescues” *waive* the adoption fee so they can unload the “problem horse” and get that broken merchandise that eats OFF their feed bill;
*or they kill the horse with a dramatic post, or maybe even a video, telling their True Believer followers and cult-members, that by-the-way can ALWAYS can be counted on to sympathize and identify with the killers of animals, on their Facebook page about how the horse is in “so much” physical and / or emotional pain that they must be killed as a “release” from the pain they’re in, but yet they rarely show vet reports and euthanasia reports, and also the billings for EVERYTHING for ANY of the horses they “rescue” when THAT should be a very simple and easy thing to do considering how well they post everything else that is designed to make them money and they are more than just proficient at marketing on social media such as their Facebook page they all market themselves on);
*or they kill or disappear the horse (this also happens a lot with dogs, cats, and a few other species of animals that are supposed to have been “rescued”) in secrecy because they know their supporters and followers have VERY SHORT attention-spans and will NEVER follow-up to find out WHERE or WHAT HAPPENED to each and every horse they “rescued” and if they are alive, or are they DEAD. IF many of their followers and donors KNEW the number of animals these “rescues” are killing or disappearing, MOST would be APPALLED;
Really a colossal JOKE that is tragic the manipulations and phoniness that in some states is finally being investigated by AG’s offices.
Tragically enough, this doesn’t just occur with horses; it HAPPENS ACROSS-THE-BOARD inclusive of many different species of animals that are the VICTIMS in the “retail rescue” SCAM!
The key element and pattern in these “crisis rescues” is that the “rescue” runs at a break-neck pace, and supporters, followers, and donors are “pushed to perform” with the ‘hot button’ words designed to convey emergency and immediacy and “we NEED YOUR HELP NOW, so we don’t have time to answer questions, so don’t even ask”.
They RELY on peoples short attention spans and ‘addiction to drama’ to make their money to be able to even do “the rescue” in the first place because without people sending them money, sharing, following “the action”, their “rescue” will fold because MOST of the people at retail rescues don’t have jobs and no money of their own to operate their “rescue”.
And since these “crisis rescues/drive-thru rescues” MOVE WITH LIGHTNING SPEED, all of the would-be rescuers on the Internet can get back to what might be their ho-hum, dull, boring lives. or maybe they’re busy people that take a brief moment to “do their part rescuing animals”.
It can also be given some consideration that *maybe* some supporters of the “rescues” doing “crisis rescuing” actually have busy and/or stressful lives, so short-term “rescuing” appeals to their desire to “help” and participate in “doing a good thing”, but they don’t have to devote a lot of time to it either.
The FACT however is that MOST people go back to their lives, not caring about what becomes of ALL of the so-called “rescued animals”, until the next staged crisis rescue is run by the resident drama queens and kings at the
rescue ‘used animal dealership’.
And because “crisis rescuing” is done so quickly, and no one ever concerns themselves with animal owners lives being ruined when they are victims of a ‘seizure scam’ (more civil lawsuits are occurring because animal owners are fighting back to get justice and repair their lives by exposing those committing non-profit animal rescue fraud), animals being killed, or simply vanishing after they are supposedly “rescued”, MOST people will never ask a single question of the rescue AFTER the “crisis rescue” is done.
People WANT to believe what they’re told, but if they were to ask questions and were unable to get answers from the rescue they support, they would know they are being lied to and that would ruin the whole rescue ‘experience’ for them and would also make them feel foolish.
Most people also don’t want the experience to be ruined with negativity, the people with busy lives can spare some hours in a day and/or can spare some money to “help”, and that is a small price to pay to get the “warm fuzzies”.
Those are the primary reasons the followers of retail rescues never ask common sense questions;
because they want to “do a good thing” and be able to say “I rescue animals”, and they often don’t care to KNOW what happens to ALL of the so-called “rescued” animals AFTER they are rescued (and if the above reasons aren’t factual, then why wouldn’t kind animal lovers simply pick an animal rescue that does “no fanfare” behind-the-scenes rescuing and send them a check every month to help them with “whatever”? )
It pretty much plays out time and time again that once an animal is supposedly “safe” and “rescued”, its out-of-sight, out-of-mind as the saying goes, and the MAJORITY of people DO NOT want to see or hear anything negative about a ‘crisis rescue’ they participated in from afar because THAT would totally upset them if they had to believe they were snookered by scam-artists and animal dealers and traders posing as “rescues”.
Strangely enough, there really are people in this world that are wearing blinders, they appear to be “True Believers” unable to think for themselves, and they don’t seem to know that the ‘rescue’ they are followers of is a for-profit ‘retail rescue’.
First, do true animal lovers and rescuers really want other people associating them with being a part of a nasty, unethical, and criminal donation-funded-RETAIL RESCUE that are OFTEN breaking all kinds of laws in their quest to get FREE MONEY DONATIONS from gullible people?
Second, maybe they don’t even know they are being lumped-together with the con-artists and liars, and are simply a cog in the wheel of a retail rescue? Is THAT even possible that some people are this NAIVE?
The followers of a retail rescue FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS are only valuable as long as they stay dumb and don’t ask questions, and will continue to be badly manipulated with kind words and praise from scam-artist animal dealers/traders/flippers posing as animal rescues for as long as they can be USED.
Then, just like “animals with issues” that are un-useable for anything, when a “useful follower” becomes a “problem” because they are asking questions the for-profit retail rescue doesn’t want to answer, or perhaps the supporter doesn’t cough up any more free money, they are tossed aside, and the hustlers at the retail rescue move on to fresh “marks” to run their scams on.
At least THE INNER CIRCLE PLAYERS at the FOR-PROFIT business posing as a rescue are making money, getting freebies, and receiving praise and accolades from their lying and conniving tactics, so it makes sense for them to keep riding the gravy train until it won’t go anymore.
But for the honest and kind animal lovers that are not privy to the FACTS, they aren’t getting anything EXCEPT for *maybe* that emotional feeling and ‘boost’ that the players at the retail rescue/used animal dealership KNOW THEY CRAVE – that sense of belonging and doing something “good” for the animals, even if its not “hands-on”.
Kind animal lovers are doing something they perceive as “a good thing” ‘saving animals lives’ from people ‘the retail rescue’ has “told them” are “bad”.
However, the REALITY is that the animal lovers that are rescuing from afar over the Internet are often part of the witch-hunt MOB the “retail rescue”, in their quest to make money, has USED and ramped-up to attack other people.
And most astonishing is the FACT that most of the mob don’t even usually know the people they are attacking, that the rescue buzzards are literally stealing animals from, but are attacking anyway just on the “word” of the retail rescue that has A LOT to GAIN, but WON’T if they don’t have bunches of people going on the attack for them.
Animal lovers just “trying to help” (to be sure, *some* people joining an attack have their own agenda of hate if the person being attacked is someone they don’t like) are also sharing and being supportive of these DONATION-FUNDED-retail rescue BUSINESSES BUYING animals from animal controls/shelters (called “pulling”), auctions/sales (called “rescuing” and/or “bailing”), from puppy, kitten, or foal mill breeders (called “rescuing”), that they then turn for a PROFIT just like the animal dealers and traders they ARE.
Then there is the current TREND in “FOR-PROFIT” ‘animal rescue’ of supposedly *FINDING* “puppies in dumpsters” again and again.
WHO in their right mind would believe that MANY people (and yes, sometimes puppies are dumped in or next to dumpsters, but when retail rescues “stage rescues” and utilize this tactic to bring in donation-money, its unconscionable that “rescues” would fake a “rescue”, sometimes more than once (!) would do crap like this) with a litter of puppies is going to keep them until they are 5-8 weeks old, roly-poly and when they are at their cutest and THEN dump them next to, or in, a dumpster? REALLY?!?!
Then naïve people do the ‘RETAIL ‘RESCUES’ FOR-profit work for THEM yet again by donating, and Sharing their supposed “out-of-the-goodness-of-their-hearts good deeds” that they actually would NOT be doing if they had to use their own money (that they don’t earn because they are JOBLESS in many cases , and many of these scammers in retail rescues are fraudulently collecting disability payments when they are not disabled, unemployment benefits even though they are making money by collecting donations, food stamps, etc), and also if they weren’t in fact making money from it.
For ALL of these scams that are being run by phony rescues, naïve animal lovers participation is the PRIMARY reason that ‘RETAIL RESCUES’ are able to do the things they do; they USE nice people and they USE the animals to make money, receive free material goods, and also receive praise and be told they are “hero’s” (when they are NOT).
However, none of the kind-hearted, helpful animal lovers should plan on running to the “rescue” they are supporting and ‘HELPING’ if legal trouble in the form of a defamation lawsuit befalls them.
The RETAIL RESCUE crooks will be nowhere to be found to HELP THEM with anything, as they “throw the nice, helpful people under the bus” in order to TRY and SAVE their own skin because they are also being sued for defamation, and other serious offenses and ‘big ticket’ damages.
Can these nice people who are just “trying to help animals” really afford to put their financial stability and their financial AND physical health on-the-line for a RETAIL RESCUE that is USING them until they have no more usefulness to GIVE them?
To AVOID being a ‘sheeple’ being brainwashed with group-think and becoming a part of the MOB these criminals that are NOT NON-PROFITS ramp-up, and to AVOID being manipulated by these swindlers tugging on your heartstrings on yet ANOTHER STAGED ‘CRISIS RESCUE’, here are a few SIMPLE things nice, trusting animal lovers that want to help can do BEFORE supporting any donation-funded animal rescue with their hard-earned MONEY, their valuable time, and their good reputation on-the-line:
1. Always ASK the animal ‘rescue’ to publicly post their rescue accounts (PayPal often under several account names/email addresses, bank accounts, online fundraising sites such as GoFundMe, YouCaring, and many more) for every fundraiser they are asking for money from the supportive public for yet another “crisis rescue” – “crisis rescues” are vastly different than the routine and often mundane behind-the-scenes care and maintenance of rescued animals that real rescues take care of day-in, and day-out, and are also vastly different than the no-fanfare rescuing that REAL rescues that truly ARE non-profits do every day.
If they refuse to do that, DO NOT support them because it is guaranteed they are NOT a NON-PROFIT animal rescue, and they ARE making money off of the plight of animals when they run the excitement and drama-filled immediacy of “WE NEED HELP NOW!” on yet another of the FREQUENT “crisis rescues” they are involved with usually several times a month that they are ALWAYS ASKING for PUBLIC DONATIONS for.
2. Always ASK for the donation-funded animal rescue you are following to publicly post the EXACT number of animals they have ‘rescued’ on each and every ‘rescue’/purchase/seizure/owner surrender of animals that they have brought home to their rescue facility, sent to a foster home/facility, or that went to an approved rescue or sanctuary facility, in the past 2 years.
3. Also ASK for PHOTOS of all of the animals they have rescued and maintained USING donated FUNDS and donated materials that THEY didn’t pay for with their OWN MONEY.
If they refuse to do that, DO NOT support them because it is guaranteed they are NOT a NON-PROFIT animal rescue, and they ARE making money off of the plight of animals.
REAL NON-PROFIT RESCUES that are primarily donation-funded and adoption-based will WILLINGLY and PUBLICLY post photos of ALL the animals they have ‘rescued’ using donated-funds donated material goods, feed, supplies, etc.
4. Ask them to publicly post WHERE all of the animals they have rescued in the past 2 years CURRENTLY are (some adoption-agreements and contracts never release ownership of the adopted animal to the adopter. This is so the animal MUST come back to the rescue rather than being given away or sold), and ask to see current photos of them.
They should have this information at their fingertips because they tout how they have stringent Adoption Agreements/Adoption CONTRACTS (many rescues post their adoption agreements and contracts on their websites, or you can simply ask them to send you a copy of them), and they should be able to POST CURRENT photos of the animals in their NEW ADOPTIVE HOME with a page set-up by the rescue for adopters to post photos and stories of their adopted animals as part of the adoption agreement for at least a year after adoption, if not up to 3 years later.
If the animals are still AT their rescue facility, if they are AT an approved foster home, or if they are AT another rescue or sanctuary, they should EASILY be able to SHOW current photos and videos of ALL of the animals they have rescued in the past 2 years, if not longer if everything is on the up-and-up.
MOST donation-funded RETAIL RESCUES WILL NOT provide ALL of this information, or show photos of ALL of the animals they have supposedly ‘rescued’ in the past 2 years BECAUSE they are actually animal dealers/traders/brokers that SELL animals for prices that are MUCH HIGHER than an ‘adoption fee’ should ever be, and they are not “adopting” an animal to someone, and are in fact SELLING that higher priced animal on a purchase/sale agreement with no clauses attached regarding ownership.
They also OFTEN dispose of animals that have physical and/or behavioral issues that are un-adoptable/un-sellable so they DON’T have to take responsibility for feeding and caring for them for months or years, so they can’t show current photos because the animal is most likely DEAD – and yes, there is factual, documented evidence of how and where many of the retail rescues dispose of their “animals with issues”.
This is not nice, and in some cases, the method of disposal of the useless but ‘still wanting to live’ animals is illegal if they were bought/”rescued” using donated funds that “the rescue” ASKED for to “rescue them”.
When the “rescue” is primarily- or wholly donation-funded, it is considered fraud against the public, and also misrepresentation of the facts to KILL or disappear animals that were portrayed as being “rescued”, but then are killed or go MIA when it is determined they are un-adoptable with or without a fee because they have “issues”.
Another new trend is to “waive” adoption fees on hard-to-place and dispose of animals that have physical and / or behavioral issues.
The retail rescues do this in order to get out from under their care and maintenance and having to spend any more money on a “broken merchandise” animal that has most times exhausted their “sympathy-pity-donation-value” too.
In other words, the “rescue” is NOT making any more money off them (if they in fact made any money off that particular animal during a “seizure sweep” of multiple animals and upon “sorting the animal merchandise” they were found to have “problems”), when they “rescued” the animal they didn’t know the animal had “issues” but now that they do the chances of making money off them in the future is ZERO, and they don’t want to spend any more money on them that they need in order to run their retail rescue, feed their own personal animals, their kids, their relatives, spend donation-money on other personal items, etc.
Especially for the animals, most importantly horses because of the threat and incidence of horses going to slaughter that are given away for FREE, that have adoption-fees “waived”, there should be a VERY STRINGENT adoption contract and agreement in place that the “rescue” should be willing to publically post has been administered to HELP PROTECT the horse or other animal being given away for free.
If the ‘rescue’ that relies on donations primarily from the PUBLIC in order to rescue animals REFUSES to disclose WHERE ALL of the animals they have rescued in the previous 2 years ARE currently, and they also refuse to POST CURRENT PHOTOS, DO NOT support them because it is guaranteed they are NOT a NON-PROFIT animal rescue, and they ARE instead making money off the generous PUBLIC that are concerned about the plight of animals.
And DO NOT be fooled if they “throw you a bone” and “call it good” regarding a weensy bit of “information” because ALL of this information YOU are ASKING for should be EASY for them to provide if they really are on the “up-and-up”.
5. WHEN the animal rescue ‘says’ they “HAD to euthanize”/KILL an animal, ALWAYS ASK for the VET REPORTS and VET BILLS, the EUTHANASIA REPORTS and BILLS, and also the method used to dispose of the animals body and those BILLS for disposal.
The request NEEDS to be for each and every animal the ‘rescue’ says they HAD to “put down” dating back 2 years.
Donation-funded RETAIL RESCUES have the very VILE habit of playing ‘the shell game’ of “where’s the animal now?”, and are constantly ‘disappearing’ animals without saying a word to their supportive public, and then they keep bringing in more, and more, and more, and more animals.
This behavior and pattern begs the question “where exactly are all of the animals being kept?” when calculations are indicating that these “rescues” should have 100+ animals in their possession, but people that have been at these “rescues” report that there aren’t nearly those numbers of animals at the facility(?!?)
The reason *some* rescues are evasive about publicly posting about what happens to ALL of the animals they supposedly ‘rescue’ is:
1. FACT, ‘retail rescues’ actually “sort” the animals they are supposedly rescuing (just like for-profit animal brokers/traders/dealers do in their BUSINESS)
2. and when an animal is in fact un-adoptable-for-a-fee/UN-SELLABLE because of physical and/or behavioral issues
3. the ‘rescue’ is NOT “in the business” of being responsible for that animals comfort, maintenance and care for months or years
4. so they KILL or ‘disappear” the animal that is being BETRAYED in the very WORST WAY by the dealers/traders that pose as “rescuers”
5. and these ingrates that are not rescuers at all (unless there is free donation-money, free material goods, accolades, and praise involved) COUNT ON THE FACT that the ‘supportive public” have very short attention spans
6. so no one will ever ASK WHERE ALL OF THE ANIMALS they have “rescued” in the PAST 2 YEARS ARE CURRENTLY.
However, they are certainly culpable in the RETAIL RESCUE:
* selling many animals they “rescued” using donated-funds for far above a reasonable adoption fee;
* the killing of animals with “no questions asked”;
* and the ‘disappearing’ of animals that are supposed to have been rescued
because they rarely, if ever, ask detailed questions that they expect PUBLIC ANSWERS too by the *rescue/s* they are supporting, and maybe even donating too, and most importantly, they go on the attack of ANYONE that DARES to question the “rescue” PUBLICLY.
People that are TRUE animal lovers willing to go the distance in protecting animals that are participating in ‘animal rescue’ ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS regarding ALL of the animals that are being “rescued”.
And when they ASK QUESTIONS and DO NOT get answers, they KNOW they are being USED by con-artists POSING as “rescuers”.
Most people will simply move on and find another rescue to support that WILL answer any and all questions they have.
However more people are comparing notes on questionable “rescues”, and out of concern for the animals whose whereabouts aren’t being accounted for by the “rescue” through photographic documentation, they are FILING COMPLAINTS with the government agencies vested with over-seeing non-profit animal rescues, and attempting to catch the criminals operating in the emotion-filled world of animal rescue in the act of snookering people and fleecing them out of their money, and also KILLING and “disappearing” animals they were supposed to have rescued using other peoples money.
Below is the link to consumer complaint forms for all 50 states Attorney General’s offices:
Interestingly enough, MANY of the PRIMARY PLAYERS at these ‘retail rescues’ DO NOT file as being paid a set-amount salary when they file with the IRS for their 501c3 non-profit tax exempt status, which is REQUIRED by law –
they LOVE to say over-and-over again that everyone at their “rescue” is a volunteer, and no one is paid.
Nor do they have JOBS in order to pay for their non-animal rescue related bills, personal use expenditures, and other expenses.
So exactly HOW DO THEY LIVE and PAY THEIR BILLS, feed their personal animals, their kids, buy personal items, etc when they aren’t being paid a salary to rescue, but they don’t have jobs to support themselves and their families daily living expenses?
Answer: they live off of the free-money DONATIONS they solicit and receive from nice people, they live off of the proceeds from the SALE of animals other people bought for them with their kind and generous donations and they call it “rescue”, they are supposedly taking in animals “on sale consignment” and the owners are also supposedly donating the proceeds from the SALE of their animal (this most often happens with horses and purebred dogs) to the ‘rescue’! The question regarding the sale proceeds being donated is WHY aren’t the owners just GIVING the “rescue” their animal and getting a tax write-off receipt from them? Answer: because many of the animals the “rescue” “says” are on ‘consignment’, especially with horses and purebred dogs, is because the “rescue” OWNS the animal that was “rescued” or bought using donation-money (that’s why this is called “The Rescue Racket”), but they want to SELL them for a lot more money so they LIE and say the animal is on sale consignment.
There are also a few other reasons the “rescue” does this that go to the legality of their actions, but that is for another blog post.
Saying people are “donating” the sale amount of their animal to the “rescue” is patently ABSURD, and anyone buying this BS with no questions asked really does need to go back to school and study harder, develop a longer attention span, care enough to be outraged that people are USING animal rescue as a vehicle to make money, and ASK QUESTIONS!
So PLEASE, for the sake of the animals that are being USED for the money they can bring in for the crooks, and also for the sake of the “animals with issues” lives that will be killed or ‘disappeared’ once they have exhausted their “donation-value”, ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE becoming a member of a “gang of criminals” that are “working the system” for their OWN PROFIT and GAIN that in MANY cases is WELL DOCUMENTED.
Going forward, don’t be brain-washed with a retail rescues lies and manipulations, and instead:
* DON’T be afraid to be an advocate for animals being USED AS PAWNS and PROPS by “retail rescues”;
* DON’T be afraid to weed-out those criminals that operate illegal publicly-operated, publicly-marketed, and publicly-donation-funded RETAIL RESCUES by ASKING THEM QUESTIONS you expect answers for,
*DON’T be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS regarding the WHEREABOUTS on behalf of ALL of the rescued animals the “rescue” has said they have/are rescuing;
*DON’T be afraid to file complaints with the Attorney General’s office/s regarding donation-funded ‘rescues’ that are not willing to be accountable and transparent with the supportive public they RELY on for donations to operate, support they NEED in order to operate, and other types of help from the public that they RELY on in order to be able to operate.
And if/when a ‘rescue’ thinks its “good enough” to ‘answer’ simple, straight-forward questions with complete NONSENSE and DOUBLE-TALK that they are KNOWN FOR doing, let them know that you will NOT support them, and you are filing complaints against them with the government agencies vested with enforcing laws that govern non-profit animal rescues and YOU will be getting the answers YOU seek.
Unless or until people are willing to ASK QUESTIONS, the tragic FACT is that thousands of supposedly ‘rescued’ animals will be KILLED annually for no compassionate reason, or “disappeared” without thought, and it is the Judas-RETAIL RESCUES that are getting away with the KILLING until the ‘supportive animal-loving-public” says ‘enough is enough’ and asks them questions BEFORE donating to them or supporting them in ANY WAY.
Ideas for questions to ask donation-funded animal rescues on the questionnaire below: