This is Step 4 regarding getting answers from primarily, or entirely donation-funded animal rescues.
Step 1 was to ask the questions directly of the animal rescue.
If you receive no answers to your questions, you move on to Step 2.
Step 2 is to ask the same questions of the rescues enabler-groupie-defenders that ALWAYS come out of the woodwork when questions are asked publicly of their “favorite rescue”.
Nowadays, asking questions is considered “attacking”, “mean”, “nasty”, “bullying”, etc by people that either don’t have the answers, or put simply, they don’t want to answer questions.
Absolutely fine IF someone isn’t a donation-funded animal rescue that RELY’S on the public and on grant money to be able to operate their rescue at all.
Its different when people actively solicit money and receive money from people, but refuse to answer their questions – that’s con-artist territory that needs to be exposed.
The rescues enabler-groupie-True Believer brown-nosers can be counted on to start making noise, so simply ask them the questions their favorite rescue refuses to answer.
Step 3 is to ask questions of the inept and incapable “reporters” and “journalists” that do “fluff-piece” stories on animal rescues and are literally in collusion with helping the rescues collect donations that may, or may not, be being used for the “rescued animals”.
When these people posing as “reporters” churn out their stories that clearly weren’t fact-checked and that never ask any important questions and/or they publish misinformation, or actual lies, concerned animal lovers should send them the questions so that “the reporter” can get the questions answered at the “rescue” they just interviewed since the “reporter” wasn’t smart enough, interested enough, or capable enough to ask important questions.
And now we’re at Step 4 and its 3 strikes they’re out time – ITS TIME TO FILE COMPLAINTS ON THE DONATION-FUNDED ANIMAL RESCUES THAT REFUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
The “competition” that exists in “animal rescue” is OUTRAGEOUS and unless these “rescues” are ready, willing, and able to on a monthly basis:
- disclose ALL of their rescue-accounts and finances,
- disclose where all of the animals they’re rescued in the past 1-3 years (or longer if people are questioning the whereabouts of animals of animals “rescued” longer than 3 years ago) are currently,
- disclose on a MONTHLY basis how many animals are at their facility and show current photos and videos,
- disclose how many are in foster care and post current photos and videos,
- disclose how many are “at the trainers” with current photos and videos,
- disclose how many are “at a sanctuary” with current photos and videos,
- disclose how many are dead/euthanized and provide their euthanasia reports,
- post all of the vet reports and euthanasia reports for all animals that the rescue asked for money for,
they need to be investigated because NO legitimate, HONEST, and “TRANSPARENT” non-profit donation-funded animal rescue has a problem disclosing ALL of that information to the supportive donating public that are the only reason MOST primarily, or entirely donation-funded rescues are even able to stay in operation at all.
It has been reported, and documents have been furnished, to this blogger by observers (current and former volunteers at rescues mostly) of several dog and horse “rescues” that “liquidations” and “down-sizing” appear to be taking place – the classic “cover-up” of wrong-doing that always happens when people that are doing wrong think the net is closing and they might get caught – think Treblinka in Nazi Germany, but instead of viciously killing hundreds of thousands of human beings, these fiends are killing thousands of innocent animals annually.
Although some “rescues” may believe they can hide their “dirty deeds” and atrocities against innocent animals they were supposed to have rescued but have instead killed or “disappeared” in secrecy (or so they thought), records of these animals existence remains – God willing, these people will be held accountable and will be forced to disclose what they did to these beautiful souls that had the misfortune offending up with humans that don’t value life if there isn’t profit and gain in it for them.
This printable pdf short form information page and questionnaire below is a simple and easy way to ask animal rescues questions.
Send it to the rescue, send it to their enabler-groupies, and send it to any “reporters” that do “fantasy-fluff” pieces on some of these questionable donation-funded rescues.
Make sure and keep all correspondence of your polite interaction asking simple questions you are seeking answers to. This documentation and correspondence will show the government agencies that you politely TRIED to get answers, but to no avail, and now you need their HELP getting answers:
A concern for MANY animal lovers is what happens to ALL of the rescued animals AFTER they are “rescued”.
MOST donation-funded animal rescues refuse to answer simple questions regarding their activities AFTER animals have been rescued and disclose with photos and/or videos where ALL of the animals are located and are they alive or dead.
Instead, information pertaining to where ALL of the “rescued animals” is cloaked in stealth and secrecy.
If an animal rescue has a policy of killing “animals with issues” and/or animals that have been at their rescue too long, then they should be perfectly willing to disclose that information to their supportive, donating public.
There will continue to be people that will support and donate to them even if they are killing/euthanizing a larger number of animals.
However, “the rescues” concern, as it should be, is that more people will be disturbed by the killing of animals that were supposed to be “rescued”, and when rescues also refuse to post accompanying vet reports and euthanasia reports for the animals that were killed, their business model of relying on the public to support their rescue with their donation dollars may collapse if enough people aren’t on-board with their killing/euthanasia policy.
The fact is that animal controls/shelters are mandated by law to disclose how many animals are killed, how many are “adopted”/bought/”pulled”, how many go to rescues, etc – those regulations are why we find out about these mass killings at animal controls described at the following two links that occur for no good reasons other than convenience, apathy, habituation to killing, and pure laziness. Of horrifying note is the story at the 3rd link of torture and cruelty at an HSUS “approved” animal control – maybe if people had asked MORE QUESTIONS and blown the whistle on this facility, fewer animals would have been tortured and murdered:
A quote from the blog at the link above:
A statement from the Mitchell Co Correctional Institute in Georgia indicates an adoption rate of just 21% at the pound and reads, in part:
“On September 1, in accordance with its policies and procedures, Mitchell County Animal Control was regretfully forced to reduce the population of stray animals in its custody in order to maintain humane conditions within its capacity limitations. The County’s priority is to find homes for these animals as often as possible. However, with limited resources to house the constantly growing number of stray or forfeited animals, the County has no choice but to control the population.
Translation: On September 1, Mitchell Co killed 25 dogs and 22 cats – nearly every animal in the facility, including many who were slated for rescue:
“There was animals that were put down that were promised to be safe and to come in and see the furnace going was devastating,” said [pound volunteer Kathy] Harrell.”
If it weren’t for at least some oversight, rules, regulations, and laws, no one would even know about the mass killings done at places like animal controls/animal “shelters” that tax-payers pay for. And lucky for future animals that the animal torturers were brought to justice.
However, in the case of donation-funded animal rescues, there is literally little-to-no-OVERSIGHT, rules, regulations, or laws that govern the reporting of willful, and wanton KILLING of supposedly rescued animals, that were rescued USING animal lovers donation-money they send in good faith to what is often turning out to be animal serial KILLERS posing as “rescues”.
THE PUBLIC is going to have to take this bull-by-the-horns and do the foundational WORK of asking questions, collecting correspondence, being polite but persistent, and then filing COMPLAINTS to not just “tell”, but also to “show” the government agencies VESTED WITH OVER-SEEING NONPROFIT ANIMAL RESCUES that YOU have tried to gain information from donation-funded animal rescues through asking simple but important questions, with “no joy”.
NOW this FILING OF COMPLAINTS MUST become the protocol and having the government agencies OPEN INVESTIGATIONS ON ANIMAL RESCUES that won’t answer questions, which in turn SHOULD lead to it being a requirement for ALL primarily, or entirely donation-funded animal rescues to ANSWER QUESTIONS to avoid animals being “convenience killed”.
In addition, donation-funded animal rescues MUST be required to disclose where money that was donated for animals “rescue” and care is, and what will be found out in many instances is that money is being fraudulently pocketed by the rescue and used for whatever they want to use it on including their own personal, non-rescue related items and activities.
When questions are asked of donation-funded animal rescues and they refuse to answer, its a HIGH PROBABILITY that they are hiding something and State and Federal investigators NEED to investigate them.
Donation-funded animal rescue has turned into a HUGE MONEY-MAKING INDUSTRY; that’s a FACT.
Unfortunately, people like what are described in the article at the link below are often “the leaders” of “the showboat” they call an animal rescue.
They are more concerned with making money, “their image”, “looking good”, “being something”, “getting their sad-sack egos pumped-up”, they have the “I win, you lose”-school kid syndrome going on, and they’re trying to shore-up and have others bolster their insecure-selves:
With little-to-no-OVERSIGHT in donation-funded animal rescue, the “opportunists” and crooks that operate in industries, areas, and sectors with little-to-no oversight, rules, regulations, and laws (especially the lack of laws that mandate that animal rescues MUST disclose where ALL of the animals they “rescue” using donated money are, and if they are dead or alive, and where are all of the vet reports and euthanasia reports and billings) have come out of the woodwork, they are “competing” with one another for donations, grant money, competing for buyers/adopters for animals, vying for donations through putting on “spectacle fundraisers” to lure the jaded public and try and tug on their heartstrings, etc.
They are also literally attacking animal owners, their “competition” at other rescues, and anyone that dares to ask them questions – sure signs that something fishy is going on and suspicious minds want to get answers to some important questions to separate the legitimate animal rescues from the “opportunists” and scam-artists.
With these money-making opportunities to collect FREE MONEY-DONATIONS and FREE ANIMALS that can be sold, or killed in secrecy if they have “issues”, comes the “opportunists” and crooks that fleece the naïve and gullible public out of their hard-earned money in order to run their FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES/SCAMS.
UNTIL true animal lovers are WILLING to ASK QUESTIONS and EXPECT ANSWERS, and will file COMPLAINTS with government agencies at the links below on animal rescues that won’t answer simple questions, the “opportunists” in animal “rescue” will continue to USE, EXPLOIT, KILL, and “DISAPPEAR” animals whose LIVES DO MATTER, especially after they have supposedly been “rescued”.
Of key importance is to ask questions FIRST of the rescues and individuals outlined above.
Here’s that printable PDF Short Form Questionnaire again to save to your files and send the animal rescues you want answers from, that legitimate, transparent donation-funded animal rescues will happily fill out and return to you:
Keep and collect all of the correspondence you have of those communications.
And if/when Step 4 becomes necessary, ALL correspondence you have with the rescue you were asking questions of, with enabler-groupies, and with “reporters” that did stories on the rescue that contained suspicious/false/questionable information, should be sent via certified mail AND via email to the government agencies listed below.
Provide them with a cover sheet explaining that you have tried to get answers to simple questions from the donation-funded animal rescue themselves, from followers of the rescue that attack and “parrot” the same info over and over that cannot be fact-checked, and from reporters that did “fluff-piece” stories on them.
You are now providing all of the correspondence you had with them (including if they got aggressive with you, if they have banned you from their Facebook pages, if they have attempted to bully you, blackmail you -yes, some of them do attempt blackmail/extortion of “stop asking questions, or else”, this is especially true if like any good con-artist, they befriended you first, gleaned personal information from you as “a friend”, and then will threaten to expose you) and now you are asking these tax-payer-funded government agencies to please get answers from the donation-funded rescues that they refuse to answer for you.
You’re not accusing anyone of anything, but you still want these answers that are simple and easy for honest, ethical, transparent donation-funded animal rescues to answer.
Here are links to report to state agencies and also federal agencies and get investigations opened up on donation-funded animal rescues that refuse to answer simple questions:
Unless the animal loving public that are supporting and donating to these donation-funded animal rescues are willing to follow-through with asking questions, compiling correspondence and information, and filing complaints to the appropriate agencies that govern nonprofit animal rescues, the scoundrels that have infiltrated animal rescue will continue to KILL and “disappear” thousands of animals annually, and it will be like those precious beings never existed at all.
Coming Soon – an informational website listing donation-funded animal rescues that have been asked simple questions.
The site will be a place where information about each rescue will be posted.
For those rescues that will not provide information about their rescue and answer questions, the public will be able to see their lack of transparency.