JOIN THE MOVEMENT
ASK QUESTIONS and EXPECT ANSWERS THAT SAVE ANIMALS LIVES & KEEP DONATION-FUNDED ANIMAL RESCUES HONEST!
The MOVEMENT of ASKING QUESTIONS that any and all HONEST and ETHICAL donation-funded animal rescues can and will answer is finally picking up speed and the numbers are growing of people that simply won’t support or donate to animal rescues that won’t answer their questions.
professionals people in the media that are vested with asking questions, checking facts, verifying, and writing and reporting facts to the PUBLIC can’t be counted on to DO THEIR JOBS honestly and ethically, then it IS up to the PUBLIC to expose THEM and demand they report FACTUALLY or
GET THE HELL OUTTA THE WAY!
THEN the public WILL DO THEIR JOBS FOR THEM and THE PUBLIC WILL ASK the “reported on” animal rescue THE QUESTIONS the “journalist” didn’t ask for whatever reasons they had besides being lethargic, lazy, clueless, or *maybe* having a more shady agenda that involves helping some donation-funded rescues collect money they operate off of, pay their personal bills, buy their personal items, etc, which is ILLEGAL.
When intelligent animal lovers that have the ability to reason, and also *may* have factual information regarding a rescue that is the polar opposite of what is written by a hack, read yet another sappy “fluff piece” that is an over-flowing toilet of embellishment and lies, it not only INSULTS their intelligence and astonishes that the author calls themselves a “journalist”, it also disturbs them when numbers are tossed around cavalierly of animals that have been killed by the rescue (as if their lives didn’t matter).
And when even more numbers are carelessly thrown about of dollar amounts that many people don’t make actually WORKING in a year, let alone a month – (a double-standard because unlike donation-funded animal rescues, mere mortals in “the public” are scrutinized by the IRS, but MOST donation-funded animal rescues are NOT because there isn’t much OVERSIGHT currently)- with no accountability of exactly WHAT all that money is really being spent on, they CONTACT that “reporter” (term used very loosely), and their editor too, and they ask THEM the questions that should have been asked of the rescue by the “reporter”.
Here’s the FACT: PEOPLE DO BETTER WHEN THEY KNOW THEY’RE BEING WATCHED and SCRUTINIZED
and unless “reporters” and “journalists” are called-on-the-carpet and clued-in to some real, honest to goodness facts, they’ll continue to write fiction and fantasy that is not remotely the reality.
ASKING QUESTIONS and expecting answers should be “the norm” in donation-funded animal rescue to keep donation-funded rescues HONEST about the FREE $$$ they ASK for and receive, and also keep them ethical and moral regarding WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL OF THE ANIMALS they’re “rescuing”.
But because asking questions and expecting answers is not “the norm”, and “journalists/reporters” can’t or won’t DO THEIR JOBS and instead treat “the public” like a bunch of morons, “the public” will have to make it “the new normal” to ASK QUESTIONS and EXPECT ANSWERS from DONATION-FUNDED ANIMAL RESCUES that currently have little-to-NO OVERSIGHT.
Asking Questions and Expecting Answers can and will SAVE ANIMALS LIVES, but you have to “ASK and EXPECT” to make SAVING LIVES a REALITY for innocent and trusting animals at donation-funded animal rescues so they don’t end up as the next casualty of a “for-profit” “Retail Rescue”.
Intelligent, devoted animal lovers that are NOT mere tag-along followers DO ask questions and they EXPECT answers to those questions.
In other words, they are NOT mindless SHEEPLE!
So if they don’t get answers, they don’t support or donate to those rescues.
Every day now, based on comments in articles, blog posts, social media, message boards, etc, more people that possess compassion and believe animal rescue is about rescue, are not donating unless or until donation-funded animal “rescues” ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS FIRST, then the money *may* be forthcoming.
BEFORE THEY DONATE A PENNY, they are ASKING the “rescue”:
1. “Does your organization have enough of your OWN MONEY to not only “rescue”, seize, take in, or buy animals
2. but additionally does your organization also have enough of your OWN MONEY to care for and maintain the “rescued” animals for weeks, or months, or maybe even years if they “have issues” if for some reason donations and grant money dry-up for any reasons,
3. and are you willing to show documentation and photos of the animals you already have at your facility, in foster care, or at a “quarantine facility”,
4. are you willing to show the amount of donations coming in
5. and show where the monies are being spent
6. so that the public knows you’re using free donation-money responsibly, ethically, legally and morally,
7. because if you ever KILL animals just because no one else wants them AFTER you’ve supposedly “rescued them”,
8. and your “rescue” refuses to take full responsibility for those animals the PUBLIC helped you rescue through donation money and/or material goods
9. then your “rescue” is BETRAYING animals you got publicity for supposedly “rescuing”, that you made money off of through donations, and also profited from the ones you were able to sell
10. but KILLING or “disappearing” USELESS animals you just don’t want to care for and maintain because they have “issues”, or you have to dispose of “old merchandise animals” to make room for “new merchandise animals” IS NOT RESCUE!
So now that brings us to the question of “when a primarily, or wholly donation-funded animal rescue doesn’t have enough of their own money to care for and maintain animals at least at the basics of care, and RELY’S entirely, or almost entirely, on the public, other organizations giving them grant money, and also the receiving of FREE material goods they often use to take care of their own personal animals, what would they be called?
BINGO! That’s right, they could, and might, be called HOARDERS!
Just like the donation-funded “rescues” that do seizures on animal owners animals always call animal owners that keep putting one foot in front of the other caring for their animals, even if it isn’t in the most beautiful, pristine of accommodations, and even IF their animals *may* be underfed but are NOT being “starved” (that old hot-button word used to amp people up into MOBS) but at least the animal owners are USING THEIR OWN MONEY to pay for things and aren’t “panhandling for dollars” like these donation-funded rescues do…….. sometimes on a daily basis.
All animal lovers that support donation-funded animal rescues have a MORAL OBLIGATION to CARE about WHAT HAPPENS to ALL of the animals AFTER they are supposedly “rescued” using donation (other peoples) money to do the rescuing.
Word travels fast on the Internet, information is read and absorbed, and smart, compassionate people who think for themselves ARE taking this MORAL OBLIGATION and RESPONSIBILITY to the “rescued animals” AFTER they are “rescued” seriously because killing animals for CALLOUS reasons such as they aren’t useful and/or killing them because they aren’t selling and are taking up space and costing money to care for them is just plain barbaric and WRONG.
Devoted animal lovers have their reasonable questions directed to donation-funded-rescues go UNANSWERED.
* “WHERE are ALL of the animals you rescued in the past year
* “WHERE is all the donation-money you received being spent?”
*They begin to wonder “why won’t that animal rescue answer my questions?”
“What are they hiding?”
“Now I really am wondering if the animals they rescued really are O.K.”
Its easy enough to only be able to “rescue” long-distance, but be supportive over the Internet, maybe send some money to an animal rescue, and let someone else do the “hands-on heavy-lifting”.
But what if that hands-on heavy lifting includes “the rescue” KILLING and disposing of animals that were supposed to be SAFE?
The animal WANTS to LIVE?
but because they have “issues”,
they can’t be sold (“adopted”),
they can’t be given away because no one wants them,
and the “rescue” that has them doesn’t want to be responsible for caring for and maintain them??
Tragically, that scenario ends far too often in the “3-D’s” – death, “disappearing”, and disposal.
It is certainly acknowledged by many staunch animal lovers, rescuers, and animal welfare advocates that sometimes animals really do need to be euthanized if they are suffering badly, are mortally wounded, can’t lay down and get back up in the case of large animals people can’t just help them up as is the case with even a large dog, if the animal has stopped eating and drinking and is not resuming eating and drinking for days and shows no interest in resuming, is not responding to medication, etc, etc.
However, when animal rescues “say” they are “transparent”, the least they can do is publicly provide information backing-up their assessments and statements i.e. veterinary reports and billings, euthanasia reports and billings, body disposal billing, videos of the animal before euthanasia, etc, instead of “speaking for their vet” and “saying” things that may, but sometimes/often are NOT TRUE
IT IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO “SAY”
“what’s happening” when it is a donation-funded rescue that is in a sector that is a HOT-BED of SCAMS because of the RETAIL RESCUE “OPPORTUNISTS” fleecing the public and pulling the wool over their eyes sometimes on a daily basis.
How difficult is it for them to post factual written, photographic, and video information?
ANSWER: NOT DIFFICULT AT ALL IF THEY ARE HONEST!
If they won’t, something fishy is going on, especially if simple questions meet with bullying, harassment, threats, attacks, etc by the “rescues” True Believer minions that don’t know how to think for themselves and “follow orders” in lock-step on command by their “sheeple-handlers” at the “rescue”.
Since government agencies, and also journalists and reporters aren’t taking a significant interest in “policing” donation-funded animal rescues, there are now “retail rescues” operating all over the world exploiting animals, playing on peoples emotions, and making money hand-over-fist.
But don’t be fooled: they are nothing more than animal traders, dealers, and flippers posing as rescues, and because of the
VAST LACK OF OVERSIGHT
they are USING ANIMALS and the PUBLIC to sometimes/often MAKE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS Annually and THEN ARE KILLING ANIMALS THEY CAN’T USE ANYMORE!
Many animal lovers that support donation-funded animal rescues feel they have a MORAL OBLIGATION to CARE about WHAT HAPPENS to ALL of the animals AFTER they are supposedly “rescued” using donation (other peoples) money to do the rescuing.
Because of their compassion for animals and their belief that questions asked SHOULD be answered, they are JOINING THE MOVEMENT of ASKING QUESTIONS and EXPECTING ANSWERS so they can be sure they are supporting and donating to a legitimate, accountable, honest, transparent donation-funded rescue and NOT a “retail rescue” that illegally uses money and kills and “disappears” animals.
Word travels fast on the Internet, information is read and absorbed, and smart, compassionate people who think for themselves ARE taking this MORAL OBLIGATION and RESPONSIBILITY to the “rescued animals” AFTER they are “rescued” seriously because killing animals just because they aren’t useful and/or killing them because they aren’t selling and are taking up space and costing money to care for them is just plain barbaric and WRONG.
Please take the time it takes to weed-out the dishonest donation-funded animal rescues that are actually “retail rescues”.
ASK QUESTIONS such as what are shown in the questionnaire below.
Or better yet, send the donation-funded rescues the questionnaire and see if they respond with answers.
Whether they respond to your questions, or not, you’ll be in a much better position to make decisions on which rescues to support and send donations too, and which to ignore, and also possibly file complaints with the states Attorney General’s office.