Revealing the dirty and sordid under-belly of donation-funded animal rescues has become a necessity.
Donation-funded “Retail-Welfare Rescues” are springing up all over the country in record numbers. They are often founded by people who do not have jobs, they are often collecting unemployment and/or disability payments, food stamps, and other government funded programs, they often are struggling along doing work “under the table” (committing fraud basically), etc, when they suddenly have their “ah ha” moment and realize that with Facebook and other social media available to them “real time” now where they do not have to speak with people face-to-face, they don’t have to speak on the phone, they can send PM’s, emails, and texts instead, or better yet, they have “admins” to write stuff that could present a problem later on in terms of it demonstrating illegal dealings, but the “founder” of the rescue is “off the hook” because they can simply say “I didn’t write that”, they can collect thousands upon thousands in donations by ramping up “crisis rescues” that the bored, nose to the grindstone public eats up because of the excitement and drama, and also that they truly believe they are “saving animals lives”, which they are if it is an above-board, real rescue, and not a den of thieves posing as animal rescuers.
Unfortunately, the scammers in “donation-funded (free money) retail-welfare rescue” count on the publics short attention-spans and even shorter memories, so many “rescued” animals actually are killed and “disappeared” and the donation money sent for their care is pocketed by the fraudsters in donation-funded rescue.
People that have been personally burned by donation-funded rescues that are often animal traders and dealers, are working with others that have been burned, and also concerned and suspicious animal lovers, in order to force ACCOUNTABILITY and FULL DISCLOSURE by donation-funded rescues.
This has become a necessity in order to separate the real, true, and honest donation-funded rescues willing to answer any and all questions from the public, law enforcement, the media, etc that can be fact-checked and verified as TRUE, HONEST, and CORRECT, from those “rescues that aren’t” that are simply swindlers and “opportunists” taking advantage of the opportunity that exists in animal rescue to get entirely FREE money from animal lovers all over the country, and also the world through social media “real time” sites. They also engage in the collection of money into accounts on various online sites such as PayPal, ChipIn, etc that can be set up quickly and easily, and can disappear just as quickly with peoples money too.
A little hint for everyone, when public donation-funded animal rescues are unwilling to publically post the physical address of their rescue facility, that should be a huge RED FLAG to the public who supports them.
Not posting that address raises huge suspicions that all is not transparent in rescue-land with a rescue who is always asking for money from the public, but does not want the public to know where they are and perhaps park themselves on a public road and watch the comings-and-goings at the public donation-funded rescue. That should be an innocent thing someone could do, and is not a problem with donation-funded rescues with nothing to hide.
However, when donation-funded public animal rescues who used to have an “open door policy” suddenly won’t post the physical location of their facility that free donation money bought them because they are making enemies because of their shenanigans, these are the rescues that are targeted-for-scrutiny that have a lot to hide. They are going to be exposed and reported to the appropriate authorities.
And unlike their naïve cult-followers, most people have never signed one of these fake rescues stringent Confidentiality Agreements they make all visitors to their property sign.
And since more and more people are becoming educated in the scams being run in publicly-donation-funded-animal-rescue, and they ONLY deal in information that they have factual, documented proof is true, the exposure, questions, and investigations are accelerating.
Many victims of these animal dealers posing as rescues, and also the animal controls and other agencies they sometimes “partner” with, are working on books regarding the modern day “rescue racket”, but because the scammers in “donation-funded retail-welfare animal rescue” come up with more new and interesting swindles, and ways to fleece the public, most of the victims that have now gone on the offense in various ways are continuing to add pages to their sordid tales.
That’s what the quest for $$$, power, control, and ACCOLADES does to some people; the seedier side of human nature comes out, and while rackets are run every day, and have been happening for centuries, this one involves innocent animals.
More and more people that are becoming educated and wise to the scams will NEVER walk away from exposing the scammers in animal rescue, that are often sociopaths and narcissists whose bottom line is what they can get, who they can destroy, how many people they can fool, and not get caught for being the common criminals they are who don’t give a second thought about the lives of ALL animals, and not just the ones they can use to make money and glean glory and accolades from, and then kill them too if the animal loses its value, or is “broken” and can’t be “used” for anything anymore.