When to Euthanize — YesBiscuit Blog
In reading at the link above how making the decision to euthanize beloved animals is often the most difficult decision a loving animal owner will ever have to make, this is why it’s so disturbing that more and more for-profit animal “rescues”/”shelters” that are primarily, or entirely donation-fueled (that’s why they so disingenously pander to the naive, gullible, foolish people on social media with their OFTEN fictional-fantasy, lying stories of their “heroics” because if the public stopped sending them free money, their animal dealerships would fold) kill MANY healthy animals that are supposed to be safe-in-rescue just because:
1. They can’t sell/adopt the animal out for enough money to make it worth their time and money to warrent letting the animal live peacefully in rescue/sanctuary,
2. The rescued animal won’t sell quickly enough so that they can make room for more animals they can beg for “emergency donations” to ‘rescue’;
3. The animal may have mild NON-life threatening physical and/or behavioral issues that will hinder adopting them out with, or without a fee.
The current world of social media “retail rescue” functions off of the high volume, high turnover of animals going in and out of the “rescue-kill shelters”, and “crisis rescuing” which bring in the most money in donations from the naive, easily manipulated, donating public.
Drama-junkie, entertainment-addicted faux animal lovers in the rescue world tune-in to online social media “rescue” to be entertained, and an “emergency rescue” is orchastrated by the master manipulators at primarily, or entirely donation-fueled and funded “rescues” to play on the social-media-rescue-following publics heartstrings, and loosen their purse strings again, and again, and again like the mundane, daily, and ordinary tasks of everyday rescuing and daily care of animals never can.
The problem with this model of “rescuing” is that there MUST be crisis and a sense of immediacy of “we NEED YOUR MONEY NOW so we can rescue these poor animals” in order for the FREE donation money to keep flowing in to the for-profit retail rescues coffers.
In fact, this accounts for a huge portion of their income stream and monthly nut.
However, what’s a retail rescue to do with the reality of them accumulating more, and more, and more animals that they can’t sell quickly, or can’t sell at all, can’t find foster homes for to get the animals off their feed and maintenance bills that designated donations are raised to cover, can’t get rid of animals that don’t want to die, but badly want to live?
You kill healthy animals, and then convince the foolish, entertainment-addicted public that you had “no other choice” because the animal “had issues”, all while NOT SHOWING VET REPORTS AND EUTHANASIA REPORTS that show WHY and HOW the animal was euthanized/KILLED/EXECUTED.
It’s an interesting and tragic phenomenon when so many in the public are so quick to follow blindly along when a donation-fueled “rescue” kills animals “they say” ‘needed to die’ in a supposed mercy-killing, but when asked for documentation that illustrates the WHY’S and HOW’S of the killing, they:
*refuse to answer,
*or they are evasive in their answers,
*or they are aggressive and combative in their answers,
*or they sic their thug keyboard-bully followers on anyone that dares to care enough about animals to ask questions
of WHY animals that had thousands of dollars sent in by generous people in the public to rescue them end up being DEAD by:
*or disappeared into the black hole of “de-valued animals” that exhausted their “donation-value” have a way of doing.
The trend of people going along with the killings of rescued animals that had donation-money sent in through various unregulated, unaccountable means of payment appears to be hitting it’s peak as more people become suspicious of “rescue-kill shelters” who beg and plead for donation money as new “crisis rescues” appear constantly……….
…..but there are still people that follow the for-profit retail rescues for the entertainment-value that think anything the “rescue sez” is just dandy, which effectively makes the often phony ‘rescues’ asshole enabler followers JUST AS RESPONSIBLE for the KILLING of animals that are supposed to be “rescued and safe”.
These shallow, stupid supporters may have just as well killed the innocent animals themselves, with the poisoned syringe and needle in their grubby hands, or a smoking gun and blood explosions as yet another healthy animal that wants to live, dies instead.
For those idiotic, heartless, cruel people that go along with the de-valuing of the lives of animals just like your favorite rescues tell you you should:
*you are traitors and betrayors,
*and your shit attitudes in the de-valuing of lives just because you’re too drama-addicted and stupid to realize that YOU, just like the so-called ‘rescued animals’, are props, and pawns, and cogs in a wheel that are being USED to power the enabling of a for-profit animal dealership posing as a “rescue” to buy, sell, barter, trade, and KILL animals when their usefulness is OVER.
YOUR willfully clueless behavior is not going un-noticed by those who are determined to put a stop to the wholesale killing of animals by the money-grubbing serial killers of animals.
Innocent, gentle animals are supposed to be rescued with thousands of dollars of donation money sent in for that purpose.
Instead, MANY are being callously and cruelly killed after their value in bringing in FREE MONEY for the narcissists and sociopaths in social media crisis-rescuing is over.
Crisis-rescue-junkies — keep up your mindless, moronic, junkie-behavior and it will be too late to disassociate yourself from your favorite scammy donation-fueled “rescue-kill shelter” that kills animals and that will be exposed, it’s just a matter of time.
They wouldn’t get away with their despicable killing behavior if YOU weren’t enabling them by being:
*a dumb groupie and cheerleader,
*and a keyboard-bully attacking people that ask reasonable questions,
for the primary reasons that YOU want to be entertained (to relieve the boredom of your purposeless life?)
*you live vicariously through other people and their manic, mentally unbalanced behavior
and you for some sad reason also pathetically have the NEED to belong.
You can still redeem yourself and help stop the killing of innocent animals that are supposed to be “safe in rescue”…..really, you can.
All you have to do is:
*admit that talented scam – artists operating on social media managed to fool you with their puffery, misrepresentation, embellishments, and blatant, pathological LYING,
*think for yourself,
*don’t be afraid of not belonging to a killing team, a murderous village, a heathen tribe,
*and care enough about animals to ask questions,
*and if/WHEN logical, concise answers are NOT forth-coming,
*you will file complaints with organizations and agencies that will get answers one way or another in order to,
*protect “rescued animals” from being USED, BETRAYED, and KILLED by those running con-games posing as rescuers in DONATION-FUELED rescue.
It IS that easy to become a hero for animals,
to be their voice,
EXPOSING those that will never stop exploiting them,
and thousands of YOU’s,
come together in harmony and love
to STOP the greedy, self-absorbed conscience-LESS traitors,
from hurting and killing animals,
with no questions asked and answered,
UNLESS and UNTIL they are persistently demanded.
Oh, and by-the-way, those people that are on the Board of Directors or are Officers in these “rescues” that wantonly and callously KILL healthy, innocent animals that are supposed to be “safe in rescue” that were “rescued” USING DONATED FUNDS?
You may think you can plead ignorance and innocence regarding the misuse of donated funds AND the KILLING of healthy, innocent rescued animals.
However, YOU are supposed to be the “checks and balances” that help keep people HONEST and doing the unselfish work of NONPROFIT animal rescue.
Unfortunately, narcissistic, manipulative, sociopathic people are OFTEN only “into” animal rescue for the free money flowing in, the free animals they attain USING other peoples money that they can sell, and the accolades whereby animals in need are mere props, pawns, and a vehicle to celebrity and attention.
When you do suspect shady and/or illegal activities, or are suspicious of WHY so many animals are being killed, or are simply disappearing at an alarming rate and your questions go unanswered, or if you are the Treasurer in charge of the finances for the nonprofit and you’re unable to balance the books and/or are having difficulty figuring out what donation money is being spent on, IF you possess a conscience, or IF you have a sense of self-preservation, you would be well advised to distance yourself from questionable dealings and a rescue that is not as it appears.
Taking it an ethical step farther, whistle blowing may be in order to protect animals, and protect yourself, for the simple reason that when the domino’s begin to topple, even “if” you are an honest, ethical person, YOU will be painted with the same broad, tainted brush as the crooks and criminals because you didn’t say a word about the bad things that were happening at the “rescue” you were involved with.
AKA – They kill and disappear innocent animals, don’t they?
Everyone watches the vile pattern of behavior unfold, as many primarily, or entirely donation-funded animal rescues-kill shelters, that are no better than generational welfare (FREE money) recipients workin’-it in the unregulated free-for-all that is the social media arena, attain more, and more, and more animals using donation money, and then refuse to tell the public WHERE IN THE HELL ARE ALL OF THE ANIMALS DISAPPEARING TOO and/or WHY ARE YOU KILLING RESCUED ANIMALS WITHOUT SHOWING VET REPORTS DETAILING WHY THE ANIMAL MUST BE PUT-DOWN?!?!?
It begs the question “why isn’t the concerned animal loving public doing more to get answers regarding the WHEREABOUTS of animals that are supposed to be safe at rescues that attained the animals through the USE of donation money?”
Here’s why, and if you don’t believe this is a primary reason people don’t pursue answers, go ahead and ask questions of your favorite donation-funded rescue that attains a lot of animals whose whereabouts are unknown mere days or months from when they were rescued:
ALL of the donation-funded “rescues” that tend to attain a lot of animals, but then won’t account for EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM after being attained with donated funds, have “enablers” and cult-members ready and willing to go on the attack on behalf of their gurus at the rescue – kill shelter they are ignorant followers of.
These nasty, vicious, chump followers can be counted on to go on the attack on people that ask simple, concise, straight-forward questions that honest rescues using donated funds to rescue and take care of animals will happily answer.
It’s quite easy to separate the real and good donation-funded animal rescues from the shady ones, that often are lowlife animal dealers posing as “rescues”;
all one needs to do is ask straight-forward, targeted questions and see if they readily answer, or instead they go into evasion-mode, they sic their brainwashed, idiotic, but vicious like a rabid dog cult followers on you, you have bogus false reports filed against you by “anonymous complainants, and other equally nasty things occur suddenly.
These sub-humans can be counted on to bully, threaten, belittle, defame, threaten, stalk, and even call in “false reports” (which is ILLEGAL by the way) to taxpayer-funded government agencies.
This is a quote from an expert on stalking:
“Organized Gang Stalking is a form of terrorism used against an individual in a malicious attempt to reduce the quality of a person’s life so they will:
have a nervous break-down, become incarcerated, institutionalized, experience constant mental, emotional, or physical pain, become homeless, and/or commit suicide.
This is done using well-orchestrated accusations, lies, rumors, bogus investigations, setups, framings, intimidation, overt or covert threats, vandalism, thefts, sabotage, torture, humiliation, emotional terror and general harassment.
It is a “ganging up” by members of the community, and via the Internet, who follow an organizer and participate in a systematic “terrorizing” of an individual.
Organized gang stalking can involve a group in the hundreds to thousands harassing a single person or family 24/7. The victim is stalked en masse by car, foot, bike, air and Internet in order alienate and isolate the victim.
The goals of gang stalking are to:
Provoke the victim to assault someone and get arrested;
Make the victim seem delusional/ mentally ill (see “gaslighting”);
Make the victim so depressed they become suicidal.
Tactics used are relentless color harassment, noise harassment, air harassment, hand signals, electronic monitoring inside the home and car (complete invasion of privacy;
redirecting of phone calls, emails, postal mail),
via social media, workplace mobbing, “directed conversation” and innuendo,
erratic/ aggressive driving, bizarre/rude/bullying behavior in the community, and much more.
This is extreme criminal activity that is becoming more common and needs to be outlawed.”
As more and more animal lovers donate and support rescues from afar (they follow the rescue via social media because they live hundreds, if not thousands of miles away – and if not for social media they do their carnie-fund-raising on to finagle money out of naive “marks”, MOST of these “retail rescues” wouldn’t even be in business – whereby they are not at the rescue facility to keep track of where the rescued animals are, more and more of these people are asking targeted questions regarding the “rescued animals” whereabouts and wellbeing.
Additionally, people are asking for documentation such as:
*vet reports that fundraisers were run to pay for veterinary services for the rescued animals,
*vet reports and euthanasia reports describing WHY an animal HAD to be put down,
*itemized vet bills for each particular horse the “rescue says” their vet is looking at, examining, and evaluating,
*number of animals rescued in the past year and current, date – stamped photos of the animals showing their condition,
*numbers of adoptions in the previous month featuring current photos of the animals in their new home,
*receipts for vet care,
*feed for animals,
*body disposal bills.
Very telling is when a primarily, or entirely donation-funded (as opposed to a primarily, or entirely self-funded animal rescue whose operators pay for everything, or most everything pertaining to the rescue with their own money) animal rescue becomes evasive, refuses to answer simple questions and provide documentation they should have.
A huge red flag is when the rescues true believer cult followers begin assaulting people asking questions by bullying, belittling, threatening, stalking, using foul, inappropriate language, name calling, and also calling in false reports to taxpayer-funded government agencies (illegal, but this happens A LOT).
If, or when this happens, the person being assaulted should start collecting screenshots of the lack of answers to their questions posed to the rescue, and also of the assaults by thug-followers of the “rescue” ‘gang bullying”, which will be sent to various law enforcement and other government agencies such as the Attorney Generals and Secretary of States offices that are in charge of investigating nonprofit animal rescues, along with detailed written complaints.
If more animal lovers would follow-through regarding asking questions that are supposed to be rescued, and also file complaints to the appropriate government agencies regarding animals that are supposed to be “rescued and safe” uthrough the use of asked for, and received “designated donations”, there would/will be far fewer “bad apple opportunist rescues” out for personal profit and gain USING animals as “props” and “bait”, and the rescues doing real rescue that they are not profiting and gaining from would get more much needed support.
Be sure to also include the entire Board of Directors for the rescue because even if unaware of wrongdoing, they are just as culpable as the people doing the shady and/or illegal activities at the rescue.
The Board of Directors are supposed to act as “checks and balances” for the rescue, so even if they aren’t “hands on” at the rescue, they are still supposed to be aware of the operations at the rescue.
Animal lovers in the public:
Don’t be sucked in, and become addicted to the entertain, excitment, and drama that is spoon-fed to you by showboating, reality show-type animal rescues that are often operated by extreme narcissists, “puffers”, pathological liars, and even sociopaths that mostly care about themselves and not anything, or anyone else.
Real and honest animal rescue is not fireworks and drama – instead, the real, everyday rescuing and caring for rescued animals are labors of love, and is often about as exciting and entertaining as watching grass grow or paint dry.
In other words, don’t be the fool that’s born everyday and fall for what the opportunists and connivers in donation-funded rescue are trying to sell you in the form of drama and entertainment that you can live vicariously through them to rev-up the somewhat mundane daily life you lead.
True animal lovers couldn’t care less about being entertained, or living vicariously through the “actors” in donation-funded animal rescue because their primary concern and bottom-line is ALWAYS for the animals that are rescued, and also WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM AFTER THEY ARE RESCUED, so the manic antics of the “rescuers” at a reality-show-type “rescue” is mere distraction and smoke-and-mirrors designed to distract and deceive.
Its really very simple: the SAFE ACT will never pass as long as certain factors don’t change.
Why you sincerely, albeit naively, may ask?
Because if laws that are already in place that outlaw and ban any type of horse slaughter dealings are NOT being enforced even when they have been in place for several years in only a few states (much easier to enforce), why would anyone think that laws in place Nationwide banning slaughter in the United States, and that also ban the export of American horses out of the country for slaughter, will have any chance of being enforced countrywide?
As it stands now, there appear to be far too many horse rescues in the United States that have a business model that utilizes the threat of horses going to slaughter in order to collect free donation money, they constantly USE that threat, they NEED that threat, of horses being purchased by kill buyers at livestock “kill sales” and horse sales to coax, wring and wrangle “emergency” or “crisis” donation money out of kind-hearted albeit naive peoples pockets to “rescue” horses and keep them out of the kill buyers evil clutches.
In other words, they have a vested interest in laws already on the books, sometimes for many years, NOT being enforced because of a business model that heavily relies on receiving thousands of dollars in donation money annually as the only way to continue to run their operation.
They benefit from that lack of enforcement because people send them free money to keep horses out of the hands of kill buyers.
Some rescues also outbid private buyers that are not kill buyers for horses they can potentially sell/adopt for a higher profit margin, but they usually “explain” to their often naive followers that they didn’t think the buyer bidding was an “appropriate home” for the horse.
When out-bidding private buyers happens, and prices go well above “kill price”, even the most gullible and naive people should question the ethics and legitimacy of a rescue that is spending donation money on horses that are not being bought by kill buyers and thus, horses that truly need rescuing may not be rescued/bought.
This is a reality at livestock ‘kill sales’ (‘food chain animals’ such as cattle, sheep, goats) and sales that are targeted horse sales across the country that operate weekly, the first or second Saturday of the month, special sales every 3 months, or whatever.
Week after week, month after month, the sing-song prattle and chant of the auctioneer can be heard selling horses by-the-head or by-the-pound, cajoling anyone present to bid, bid, all in, all out.
The horses sometimes gracefully walk into the usually tiny sale ring (or “cage’ as is the set-up at some sale yards), being led by a handler, or ridden through to show they are ‘broke to ride’.
Potential buyers may have had a chance to look at the horses before they go through the auction ring if the horses are in a corral, tied to the fence, in a corral or stall at the sale yard, being ridden by riders paid to ride them through the ring and show what they can do.
Buyers can sometimes have a horse ‘trotted out’ on a lead line to look for soundness, they may be able to get a look at the horses teeth for age and condition, talk to the owner that has sadly had to make the decision to sell their horse through a sale as a last resort.
But more often than not at most of the down and dirty, low level sales, the horses slip, slide, and skitter through the gate into the sale ring, often called ‘the cage’, as ‘loose horses’, whether trained or not, wild or domestic, smacked on the ass with a plastic paddle, only to be deflected from the other side of the ring with the paddle to their face to turn them back, by handlers that are jaded, dispassionate, and disassociated to their plight, their fright, their nightmare.
Their faces are a study in terror and horror, their mouths gape open with shrill screams, the whites of their eyes show, and their eyes roll in fear and terror, as they ftantically careen around the ring, looking for help, looking for compassion, empathy, a lifeline, somebody to save them.
In states where the commercial horse slaughter trade and dealings have not been banned, horses are bartered, traded, thrown-away into the commercial horse slaughter pipeline, where they are forgotten by most, but not by all.
Rescuing, pulling, buying, bailing, or whatever one wants to call it does save horses lives in regard to them being spared the one way trip to Mexico or Canada for commercial slaughter, at least for a little while.
It’s “a good thing” when rescues snatch horses from the jaws of death, outbid the kill buyers, and pull them out of the slauhter pipeline with the help of donors providing the money to purchase them, transport them, care for them, rehabilitate them, adopt them out with or without a fee in states where the horse slaughter trade and dealings are still perfectly legal and horse rescues and rescuers at sales featurin horses eally does save horses, buros, and mules the one way trip to hell at commercial slaughter.
And yes, sometimes rescues even have to euthanize horses if it has been determined by experienced horse people in partnership and agreement with their veterinarians with nothing to gain or lose that their quality of life is not good no matter how much in the way of food, supplements, support, medication, and care isn’t enough and the horse has lost the will to live.
They have saved the horse from the one-way nightmare trip to slaughter, and are succeeding in giving at least some horses a reprieve in going to a horrifying death at slaughter.
So yes, it is “a good thing” when people put themselves out there and brave the realIty of going to a sale where kill buyers operate freely and legally dealing horses by the pound or by the head.
They know they can never buy all the horses in jeopardy of making the one-way terror-trip to slaughter in foreign countries, but try anyway to give at least a few precious and innocent souls a chance at a new life, or a dignified death through humane euthanasia surrounded by those that loved them enough to rescue them, and also cared enough to let them go.
These people are the true, honest, and humble angels that often operate behind the scenes with no fanfare, accolades, or praise; and they should be saluted for their selflessness saving lives because it is the compassionate and human thing to do.
All that being said however, a few states have banned and outlawed any horse slaughter dealings at all, including buying horses at sales or from the public with the intention of shipping them out of the state for commercial slaughter for human consumption.
One such state that has this law is California.
The verbiage is at the link below for those that do not know of this law so that they may understand what the law means:
As explained above, some/many of the horse rescues that attend sales regularly, or even deal with the kill buyers at their feedlot, can’t afford for horse slaughter laws being enforced.
They could be called “enablers”, but the most appropriate title is probably capitalists and/or “opportunists” taking advantage of an opportunity to collect tax free money from nice people that are too gullible to realize they are “marks”, they attain free horses using that free money, ask for even more free money for the horses care, maintenance, vet bills (and there are reports of some horse “rescues” ‘saying’ their vet is looking at and examining horses but since vet reports are rarely, if ever, shown upon request by the public, it is questionable if horses are being looked out or if donations sent for that purpose are being used in the way they were donated to be used), farrier bills (at least until they can determine when they “sort” the horses which ones they will sell/adopt, and which ones they will kill/euthanize because their physical and/or behavioral issues will make them difficult to adopt with or without a fee and then just keep repeating the pattern of behavior until enough people get wise and begin to ask questions regarding “where are all of those horses you’ve already ‘rescued’ and are they alive or dead”?
People that are blind followers of rescues that never ask questions and take everything a rescue say’s at face value are usually people that:
- don’t understand or know that horse slaughter dealings are illegal in states like California, and have been for nearly 20 years.
- they want so badly to be a part of the excitment, hype, and glitz that these types of horse rescues offer them.
- they truly think they are helping horses when the reality is that if the laws already in place were being enforced with the help of horse rescues that have a large following, kill buyers would go to ground and they’d have to get into another line of work or risk being arrested on felony charges and going to prison.
- some people want so badly to “belong” to “a club”, “a movement”, “a group”, or “a team” that they will stifle any doubts they may have, they will stop listening to that inner voice or intuition that say’s “somethings not right”, they will “kill the messenger” if anyone tries to point out some problems and things that don’t add up or make sense.
- are not really anti-commercial horse slaughter and are “into” rescue primarily to be a part of a “rescue club” or “be on a team” as an enabler and “cheerleader” for a “rescue” that quite frankly isn’t really anti-horse slaughter.
If the horse rescue really were anti-horse slaughter they’d be helping with the enforcement of LAWS and not using the threat of horse slaughter to gain thousands of dollars in free money donations and acquiring entirely FREE horses they then sell/adopt-for-a-fee, when kill buyers operating illegally are in evidence and have been identified (by the “rescue”) as operating at sales and also at illegal horse feedlots.
For these poor souls, they often are a lost cause because they don’t want to have their impression and image of their favorite rescue shattered by admitting that they are merely being used for their money, their support, their enabling, their “cheerleading”, and their good nature.
However, for the people that really ARE anti-commercial horse slaughter and seek to have laws already on the books enforced, read on and you will be given a simple way to do your part, even from afar, regarding keeping horses out of the slaughter pipeline.
You will also be impacting having those dealing directly, or even indirectly in horse slaughter dealings held accountable.
Here’s what you do:
The next time you are on a California horse rescues Facebook page where they are reporting in “real time” from a horse or livestock sale, at the first mention of “the kill buyers here” or “we’re going to be bidding agasinst the kill buyer”, get on the phone and also on your computer/smartphone and do the following:
- contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture via phone at and via email at:
916-654-0466 (Sacramento) General Information
916-654-0462 (Sacramento) Public Affairs
If you are using a TTY/TDD (Text Telephone) dial 1-800-735-2929
If you are using a TRS (Telephone Relay Service) dial 1-800-735-2922
FAX: 916-657-4240 (Sacramento)
Address: California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California, U.S.A. 95814
Hours: Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm | Voice Mail Hours: 5:00pm – 8:00am
and report that “such-and-such horse rescue” (provide their name) is at “such-and such sale” (provide the address and phone # of the sale by Googling that information and also send the Dept. of Ag screenshots of the horse rescue attending the sale publicly identifying kill buyers as being at the sale) and you want a Dept. of Ag officer to go to that sale immediatly, make contact with the horse rescue that has identified the kill buyer/s at that sale, and have them point out the kill buyer/s that are at the sale and have the officer/s make contact with that kill buyer and speak with them regarding their intentions.
2. contact local law enforcement (usually the Sheriff’s office for whatever county the sale operates in – Google that information for the NON-EMERGENCY line.
Here is a link that lists the law enforcement agencies in California:
http://www.usacops.com/ca/) and report the same (also send them screenshots of the rescue publicly identifying kill buyers at the sale they are currently attending) as what you’ve reported to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and demand that the Sheriff’s office send deputies or other law enforcement officers to that sale immediatly, make contact with whatever horse rescue has reported kill buyers at the sale, and have the rescue identify the kill buyers so that law enforcement can make contact with those kill buyers and determine their intentions and perhaps open an investigation into illegal activities.
3. Contact the California Attorney Generals office and the Secretary of States office that are in charge of over-seeing non-profit rescues and charities operating in their state) via phone at and via email at Report Crime:
https://oag.ca.gov/report-crime and report that a horse rescue is at such-and-such sale yard (give the contact information for the sale yard and make sure you send the AG’s office and the Secretary of Staes office and also law enforcement screenshots of the horse rescue identifying publicly that kill buyers are at the sale) and demand they investigate the sale yard where kill buyers have been identified by the horse rescue as being in attndence buying horses they then are being reported by the horse rescue that they are exporting them for slaughter out of the country (a felony).
4. If horses are on the sale grounds that have been consigned to the sale, or are at the sale yard being bought in the parking lot are identified as being in a neglected and/or abused state, the animal control for that county where the sale yard is being operated NEED to be called and emailed (Google the contact information for whatever animal control is located in the county where the sale is being operated) and demand that animal control goes to the sale, makes contact with the horse rescue that is identifying horses in neglected or abused condition, and have animal control get the horse rescue to identify those horses to them. Animal control also needs to insist that the sale yard explain WHY they have not turned in complaints and reported owners that bring horses to their sale that are in neglected and/or abused condition that either were consigned to the sale, or had them on the sale yard grounds even if not consigned to the sale.
5. Contact the sale yard management that you already have the contact information for and apprise them of the fact that a horse rescue attending their sale has publicly identified kill buyers operating illegally at their sale yard and that law enforcement has been notified , including screenshots of the public announcement by the rescue that kill buyers are at the sale yard, and are hopefully on their way to take a report from the horse rescue, and also from sale yard management regarding alleged illegal activities occurring at the sale yard at the sale/auction.
The same agencies can be contacted, including screen shots, whenever a horse rescue reports that they were at the kill buyers feedlot, that they “work with kill buyers”, or anytime they mention kill buyers operating in Caifornia that they are aware of.
Horse rescues that aren’t striving for enforcement of laws on the books banning and outlawing horse slaughter dealings in that state are suspect as to their motives from not reporting illegal activities and need to be questioned and possibly investigated regarding why they aren’t seeking to have the laws enforced, and instead appear to be actually dealing with kill buyers that are breaking the law.
It really does take a village of people that truly are anti-horse slaughter UNITING WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED INDEPENDENT THINKING PEOPLE to make sure laws are enforced, and if the horse rescues that use the threat of horses going to slaughter in states where the horse slaughter trade and dealings are illegal won’t do it, it is up to courageous, caring, compassionate, independent thinking horse lovers that are anti-horse slaughter to do it on behalf of ALL of the horses that have no voice and can’t protect themselves from evil and being subjected to the horror that is the horse slaughter pipeline.
It is also high time that horse rescues that appear to be capitilizing on the threat of kill buyers dealing in illegal horse slaughter buying horses they then ship to slaughter outside the US to collect donations and also free horses are questioned regarding their practices and why they don’t instead do all of the above listed pro-active things themselves in order to expose the illegal horse slaughter trade and dealings in their state where it is illegal.
They also should be investigated and forced to identify exactly where the many, many horses they have “rescued” using donation money are at this very moment and why more and more and more horses go into their facilty, but the numbers leaving their facility that are being reported by them clearly don’t match up to the greater numbers they have acquired with donation money.
At the link below is the 1-page short form information page and questionnaire that can be sent to animal rescues that potential donors and supporters want answers from BEFORE they become donors and supporters in order to make sure that the animal rescue shares their ethics, ideals, and principles:
People that are enablers that in fact appear to be more interested in being a part of the “rescue club” and less interested in the enforcement of laws that PROTECT horses from inhumane commercial horse slaughter (that many people fought long and hard to get passed into law) need to understand that horse slaughter is nasty and horrific, and this issue is NOT ABOUT THEM, ITS ABOUT THE HORSES, WHATS BEST FOR THE HORSES AND THAT ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS IS WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL HORSES, NOT JUST THE ONES “RESCUED” FROM INHUMANE SLAUGHTER BY HORSE RESCUES USING DONATION MONEY.
Everyone needs to make a choice;
is it more important for you to belong to a “rescue club”, “a team”, a “party-barn-rescue” that appears to be capitilizing on the threat of horse slaughter in states where horse slaughter dealings are illegal, and also being a follower that asks no questions so you don’t get ostracized, bullied, false reported on to government agencies in order to shut you up and attacked by the rescue and their enabler-followers?
Or are you the person whose bottom-line position is the well-being of ALL horses, even if it means going against the grain, even if it means not “belonging”, and even if it means taking a stance that isn’t popular and could lead to you being bullied and attacked because you’re taking the road less traveled?
Are you also willing to do what it takes to have laws be enforced that many people fought long and hard at their own expense of time, money, losing friends, rocking the boat to get on the books in the first place??
Only you can make that decision if you are REALLY anti-horse slaughter, so think long and hard about what kind of person you are, choose wisely, and BE THE VOICE FOR INNOCENT HORSES THAT CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE EVIL THAT EXISTS that allows for laws to be broken over and over again, even by those that profess to be anti-horse slaughter but whose actions appear to speak more loudly than their words.
Only when like-minded people are committed to STOPPING commercial horse slaughter will there be a good fighting chance that laws like the SAFE Act have a chance of being made LAW in order to protect the innocent souls of ALL horses being subjected to the terror and cruelty that IS commercial horse slaughter.
People need to decide if they are going to be a part of the problem, or a major influence of being a part of the SOLUTION because when those whom deal in horse slaughter and/or are enablers of illegal horse slaughter dealings in states where it is illegal realize they are being scrutinized by those that are 100% AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER, there will be a far greater chance of laws being enforced, people not participating either directly or indirectly in the horse slaughter trade, and many more horses will be saved that horrendous and cruel end – and perhaps then the SAFE ACT truly will have a chance of becoming the law of the land.
WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU – an enabler or a advocate for ending horse slaughter? – only YOU can decide.
In the new world order in animal-rescue-land of busy-bodies, meddlers, animal rights whack-jobs, informants and DONATION-FUNDED “retail (for profit) rescues” over-seeing and “policing” animal owners, NO ANIMAL OWNERS ARE SAFE FROM ILLEGAL SEIZURE OF THEIR ANIMALS.
Their judgement of and their dislike, hatred, and pettiness toward others, especially those they are jealous of, and also some/many animal rescues greediness regarding receiving free money unaccounted for donations that MANY donation-funded (retail) rescue players literally live off of, knows no bounds, so they will “false report” (which is illegal by-the-way) to TAXPAYER-FUNDED government agencies in order to have their own way, “win”, feel self-righteous” even though they are usually the most INSECURE and COWARDLY people you’ll ever meet.
They will also ramp-up MOBS on social media to back-them-up because dontcha know they NEVER do anything solo because they are COWARDS.
Ask them reasonable questions and what the questioner will usually get is nonsensical drival, lies, embellishment, angry rants, and nearly ALWAYS, NO ANSWERS WITH A BASIS IN FACT FOR THE POSITION THEY HAVE.
These small-minded people, (and its a joke to call them “adults”), that are stuck in the mentality of junior-high school “mean kids” DELIGHT IN RUINING PEOPLES LIVES, AND WHEN ITS AN ANIMAL OWNER THEY’RE GOING AFTER, THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS THAT THEIR BULLSHIT CAUSES NOT ONLY THE ANIMAL OWNERS LIVES TO BE DESTROYED, IT OFTEN CAUSES ANIMALS TO BE KILLED TOO.
At the link below is one of the most recent attacks on innocent animal owners:
The first clue to something wrong with this picture is this quote:
“This is a call we had never received before, so it started off as kind of a joke,” Musser said. “But basically, our investigation led us to a very serious situation.”
Hmm, so we read “This is a call we had never received before, so it started off as kind of a joke,” Musser said
which tells anyone with an IQ above 80 that this guy has absolutely no training, education, or experience with exotic animals.
And not only that, he’s already geared-up to treat this like “it started off as kind of a joke”.
Our 2nd clue to the lunacy of having people with NO EXPERIENCE with exotic animals being in a position to make life-and-death decisions is his brilliant (NOT!) quote of:
“But basically, our investigation led us to a very serious situation.”
So pray tell, how in the world is someone who is geared-up to treat this as a joke, and who also has NO EXPERIENCE with exotic animals, prepared to judge what is a “very serious situation”?!?!
The other absolutely idiotic issue are all the folks in the peanut gallery of non-Einsteins ranting and raving about “the smell”…….really?
What, do they really believe that all animals are like Unicorns that fart rainbows and flowers?
Do these morons actually think that when people have numerous animals, especially exotics, horses, goats, and even ferrets that have not had their scent glands removed (ferrets are very stinky when they have those glands, even if they are bathed often), that there aren’t going to be smells that to the average pet owner are offensive and “unbearable” for the simple reason they’ve never been exposed to what may very well be a natural smell for that species?
If people are having animals seized and being arrested because of the smell of the animals, there are A LOT of zoos that are in BIG TROUBLE (especially in the monkey houses).
People that are put-off because there are odors usually don’t have large numbers of animals inside or outside their house, and often only have a few dogs, a cat, and other domestic critters that are easy enough to manage, bathe everyday if thats what the people that have OCD and are “neat and clean” freaks do (driving their poor ANIMALS crazy and into developing weird behavioral issues- that are NOT little children disguised and dressed in animal costumes – that some of these people actually dress in baby/kids clothes and drive them around in strollers, making normal people KNOW they are imbeciles).
But what they end up doing, proving once again how ignorant they are, is speak utterly moronic, non-factual, lacking-in-experience garbage and incorrect things like they are some kind of experts in species-specific animal husbandry when its as obvious as the nose on ones face that they are NOT..
The actual facts 9 times out of 10 are that some of these jackasses have NO ANIMALS AT ALL, some of them *may* have a few domestic animals (that they probably drive into having vices and behavioral problems because of all the nagging and harping they assault their animals with on a daily basis), and the very closest most of them have ever gotton to exotic animals is at a zoo, or have only seen cows, horses, llamas, etc from afar in a pasture, with some having only been close to any of the aforementioned animals by seeing them on TV.
Then we have the statement:
“The good news is that authorities say it appears that most of the animals are in okay shape”
So since when are animals (supposedly) living in what are to be judged “filthy conditions” by some people making those statements, and that actually appear and sound too inexperienced and unbiasd to be making those kind of judgement calls, grounds for seizing animals and not instead issuing the owners a warning that they have “x number of days” to rectify and correct the situation when MOST OF THE ANIMALS ARE SAID TO BE IN “OKAY SHAPE” as per quotes from “the authorities”?
From this blogger having researched and observed MANY, MANY of these questionable seizures of animals, this whole thing stinks to high Heaven of a set-up designed to defame the owners, steal rare and valuable animals, further the animal rights cause of no one owning animals eventually using TAXPAYER-FUNDED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO CARRY OUT THEIR WARPED AGENDA, and also some of the participants that are calling themselves rescues utilizing the situation in order to collect thousands of dollars in donations from gullible people in the public and also attain FREE ANIMALS they can sell.
What would be great is if all of the people attacking this family would PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, publicly post your addresses and then everyone can come and take a look at your property and your animals.
If you don’t think this very same thing can happen to you as an ANIMAL OWNER, and that animal control, law enforcement, animal rights whack-jobs, and also “for-profit retail rescues” that make a lot of money in donations (off of your misery when you’re attacked) and also by selling free animals they obtain when they do seizure scams and “rescue raids”, won’t come a-callin’ at your house, guess again.
When these control freaks, power-mongers, shysters and grifters see an opportunity to collect thousands of dollars in donations when they ramp-up “social media maddness mobs” to attack you on Facebook, message boards, twitter, instagram and other social media platforms, and when they are getting free animals they sell after dragging you through the mud, you, like MANY OTHERS, can and will find out the hard way it can happen to ANY ANIMAL OWNER, WITH ANY TYPES OF ANIMALS.
Additionally, last time most people looked, we still live in the democratic United States of America and NOT Nazi Germany where people were arrested and disappeared never to be seen or heard from again.
This begs the question of WHY ARE THESE PEOPLES ANIMALS BEING GIVEN AWAY/SOLD AND/OR KILLED BEFORE THESE ANIMAL OWNERS HAVE HAD THEIR DAY/S IN COURT AND BEFORE THEY HAVE EVEN BEEN INVESTIGATED (unless this was a set-up or plot and an “investigation” of sorts has been on-goin – it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that law enforcement teaming up with faux rescues” has done these nasty, low-down, unethical, dirty things)?
So where is the JUSTICE in what is being done to these people?
That’s right, there isn’t ANY!
Most despicable of all is that some of the stolen animals are also being killed because the law breakers that are trampling these peoples rights cannot handle those animals, so they make up stories that the animal is “dangerous”, is “ill”, “can carry diseases”, etc – however, WHERE EXACTLY ARE ALL OF THE VET REPORTS FROM A LICENSED VETERINARIAN ATTESTING TO THESE STATEMENTS (EXCUSES) FOR THE KILLING OF INNOCENT ANIMALS THAT IN FACT WERE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY AND BEING TAKEN CARE OF?!?!
Its not the animals that were seized/stolen and/or the property they were living peacefully at that STINKS!
What STINKS IS THE GESTAPO-LIKE BEHAVIOR OF THE INEXPERIENCED CONTROL FREAKS ABUSING AND OVER-STEPPING THEIR AUTHORITY THAT RAIDED THIS HOUSE, CONFISCATED (STOLE) ANIMALS FROM THEIR HOME, AND ARRESTED THE ANIMAL OWNERS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
In closing, pertaining to ALL the people in the mob that are attacking these people;
THOSE OF US WITH INTELLIENCE, COMPASSION, EMPATHY AND COMMON SENSE WILL BE WAITING IMPATIENTLY FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU TO PUBLICLY POST YOUR ADDDRESS SO WE CAN COME OVER AND ASSESS EXACTLY HOW YOU KEEP ALL OF YOUR ANIMALS AND ALSO WHAT YOUR PROPERTY LOOKS LIKE.
Going further, ALL OF YOUR DOGS BETTER BE LICENSED, OTHERWISE, THEY SHOULD BE SEIZED AND YOU SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR NOT ABIDING BY THE LAWS AND RULES OF WHERE YOU LIVE.
“SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT” should NEVER BE TOLERATED because it is unfair and illegal. If you aren’t abiding by all of the rules, regs, and laws, prepare for complaints going to your local authorities to be coming in by the hundreds regarding you and your law-breaking.
Is that a threat?
Nope, its a promise to make sure “selective enforcement” doesn’t happen just because YOU think you’re squeaky clean and above the law.
We’ll probably be waiting a really long time for the posting of these ignorant peoples addresses (although, its probably easy enough for people to look them up under their names and publicly post them using websites like Instant Checkmate at https://www.instantcheckmate.com/ ) to happen because your ilk are PURE COWARDS and are only “brave” (NOT!) big mouths from the safety of your own homes, which are OFTEN hundreds, if not thousands of miles away from where innocent peoples lives are being wrecked, ruined, and destroyed, and their beloved animals are being SOLD AND ALSO KILLED (LIKE BROKEN MERCHANDISE).
Coming soon is the means for innocent animal owners who have been attacked on seizures of their animals and their illegal arrests, and also who are being libeled and slandered, to affordably file civil lawsuits and sue all parties that participated in the seizure, and also those cowards in the mindless mob on the Internet that think they are untouchable whom are libeling and slandering them.
Stay tuned for that annoiuncement that WILL make “the noise in numbers” of the mindless mobs that are attacking, threatening, stalking and defaming STOP IT, or else they WILL be smacked in the wallet.
In the meantime, anyone that wants to find out exactly WHO the participants in this raid are should send them some of the questions contained on the 1 page information sheet and questionnaire at the link below.
Their failure to answer any questions is indicative of the BS and cruel manipulations being perpetrated on the gullible, trusting public and leads those “in the know” to believe that not all is at it seems regarding this seizure of animals and the arrest of their owners.
Lets cut to the chase and quit tip-toeing around the issue and question –
No sugar-coating, no political correctness, no BS.
What exactly do “donation-funded – adoption-based” animal rescues do with un-adoptable animals that have physical and/or behavioral issues that are not severe enough to cause the animal to have a poor quality of life (the animal wants to live) but the animal is not adoptable with or without a fee because of those issues?
You know, the animals these “rescues” acquire through seizures and raids against animal owners (when they “partner”/are in collusion with animal control) that “they say” are neglecting and starving them (but that they don’t produce factual proof, bloodwork, vet reports to substantiate what they are saying is true)?
Or the ones they acquire at auctions using donor money to buy them that they are unable to handle or interact much with the animal at the auction house and are only able to do all but a superficial evaluation?
In the instances above, evaluations of animals physical and/or behavioral health cannot be evaluated thoroughly during the feeding frenzy of a raid on an animal owners property (as the often innocent animal owners are being terrorized, held hostage on their own property, and can only watch as their beloved animals are being subjected to stress and terror, their place is being ransacked, and their personal property inanimate objects in addition to the animals they own, are being loaded up and taken).
Animals cannot usually be thoroughly evaluated during the “excitment”, drama and competitiveness between bidders at an auction/sale (horse and dog auctions usually, where so-called “rescues” OFTEN outbid private buyers for the more desirable animals they can flip/SELL at a very tidy profit).
So when the rescuers get the animals they have attained with DESIGNATED (other peoples) DONATION MONEY back to the “rescue facility”, they evaluate and “sort” animals, like “sorting” merchandise at a thrift store for instance (used items).
Then, based on color, breeding, disposition, “desirability” for adoption (selling) and other factors, decisions are made regarding:
*which animals can be sold (“adopted for a fee”),
*which animals still have “donation-value” whereby their age or condition, with the right story and “spin”/”puffing” assigned to them, tugs on the heartstrings of animal lovers because they have disabilities, deformaties, or are “special needs” and these particular animals are “cash cows” that can and do bring in thousands of dollars in absolutely free donation money,
*which animals are worthless on the open adoption/retail market, and although not in acute or chronic pain that can’t be monitored and controlled in relatively simple and inexpensive ways, they are not candidates for EASY re-homing,
*or perhaps they are older animals that have behavioral issues that render them un-rehomable because successful training and / or rehabilitation into adoptability is probably not going to happen,
are then they are KILLED or “disappeared” because they’re a ball-n-chain, a money-pit, and an “incovenience” to the rescue that is “not in the business” of caring for animals that don’t carry their own weight with no return on the time and (other peoples) money spent on them.
In what world is it a-O.K. to beg and plead for donations to “rescue” animals, take them back to the “rescue” facility, “sort” them like feelingless merchandise, seperate the sellable ones from the reject merchandise (not the right color, ugly, broken), and then kill or “disappear” (to death) the animals that didn’t make the cut?
Bingo! You win the prize if you guessed the unregulated, no rules and no holds barred world of donation-funded animal (trafficking) “rescue”.
All animals lives matter, – – yes, they do -even. the. animals. that. can’t. or. won’t. “do”. anything. for. anyone.
And this is especially true when donation-funded animal rescues ask for and receive free money donations from compassionate people and are supposed to be RESCUING ANIMALS ON THEIR BEHALF SINCE THOSE DONORS CAN’T RESCUE “HANDS-ON” IN-PERSON THEMSELVES.
So just because some low-life animal traders at a retail rescue justify killing animals to their brainless sheeple-followers saying the animal is supposedly “in pain” (why won’t they publicly post vet reports where their vet states their opinions and findings for EVERY animal they attain USING donation money?), “they are wild and can’t be trained, they are dangerous” (why don’t they post videos for the public to see of the animals dangerous behavior?) doesn’t mean its really true at all.
The tragic truth is that if the hustlers and animal dealers at some/many donation-funded rescues mouths are moving and their fingers are typing, they are probably LYING because, NO SURPRISE HERE, they are pathological liars.
The FACTS are that donation-funded, adoption-based animal (retail) rescue business models (“rescue is their job” and a fine one it is when you’re a talented and convincing con-artist working your “marks”) are based on creating a cash flow of free money (think being on welfare with other people supporting your lifestyle of being “a rescuer” and playing with animals all the live long day).
However, the stark reality is that these people are your garden-variety hucksters and hustlers (many of whom know how to work the government aid system and collect SSI, food stamps, disability payments, unemployment, put in phony insurance claims, and other things only real players know how to do effectively) dealing in “used and refurbished animals”, with a social club-type atmoshere where people can feel like they are a part of “a team”, “a village”, they “belong”, they are “helping”, “we’re all in this together” and bunches of other syrupy “feel good” things designed to rope in the gullible volunteers and followers that will never be a part of the inner-circle that are privvy to the workings of the “rescue” and are pulling the strings.
They even have their “pet journalists” that can be counted on to write “fluff pieces” about how “wonderful the rescue is”, and these hacks NEVER FACT-CHECK OR VERIFY ANY OF THE INFORMATION THAT IS SPOON-FED TO THEM BY THE SCAMMERS at the rescue.
People that are local to the rescue can volunteer (after they sign their whistleblowing rights away with the handy-dandy confidentiality agreement modern day rescues require they sign so people don’t go all Edward Snowden on them) and can get their “we’re rescuers fix” even though everyone knows that they are free labor just one negative comment, observation, or question away from being booted-off the rescue property if they get too curious or suspicious regarding where are all the animals disappearing to, or why healthy, or reasonably healthy animals are being CRUELLY killed.
Most people however live vicariously and “rescue from afar” over the Internet on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram, etc, participating with their favorite rescue (that they really don’t know much about other than what “the rescue tells them”), sending them money, cheerleading for them, acting as attack dogs when anyone dares to ask questions they’re too brainwashed to ask themselves.
These drones are also the good little soldiers that can be counted on to call in (illegal) false reports to TAX-PAYER FUNDED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SUCH AS ANIMAL CONTROL, LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF AG, AND OTHERS whenever their handlers at the rescue want to destroy ANYONE that is asking the rescue too many questions, or are putting out FACTUAL INFORMATION on a (retail) rescue that could and would get them in DEEP TROUBLE with local, regional, and even federal law enforcement agencies, DA’s, AG’s offices, the taxation board, the IRS and others if the facts grew legs and run and run and run (to the media too).
The “marketing staff” (carnies and barkers) at the rescue give the “useful idiots” (their enabler followers in other words) in the public what they want and are brilliant at staging “rescues”, portraying animal owners and even other rescues (that don’t rely on hand-out panhandling donations from other people in order to operate) as the cruel villians and the (retail) rescue as the champions for animals (even though they kill and dispose of so many animals they can’t USE in stealth and secrecy and pocket the free designated donation money to use as they wish).
Everything looks peachey-keen on the surface of what is presented to the public by these animal traders and dealers posing as “rescues” because we do give credit where credit is due and they are brilliant at providing entertainment to the excitment and drama addicted public that literally get HIGH from the fare they are served day-after-day, and week-after-week and probably get their morning coffee and immediately tune-up for more entertainment, drama, excitment, and ability to liven up their boring, mundane lives by living vicariously through the rescue-hustlers.
But anyone that keeps a close eye on shady rescues can easily see that a notable imbalance exists of animals that enter the “rescue” and those that are actually spoken about leaving through adoption (sold without having to deal with sales tax charged to the buyer as retail businesses that are operating LEGALLY must charge), are in foster care”, are sent “out for training”, are “in a sanctuary” (where. current. photos. of. the. animal. are. not. available. ever), etc, DON’T MATCH UP IN THE LEAST with the numbers leaving the (black hole) rescue alive, AND MANY ANIMALS THAT WERE “RESCUED” USING DONATED FUNDS HAVE GONE M.I.A. POOF. VANISHED.
Consider this too: TAXPAYER-FUNDED animal controls and shelters are required to account for the animals that come through their doors (even though some of these facilities are caught red-handed lying about killing alot more animals unethically, inhumanely, llegally, and without remorse or guilt than they are reporting:
Here’s an ecerpt from the link above:
Some of the shelters take their animals to private veterinary offices for killing. Vets fall under different reporting requirements than shelters and when they dispose of dead animals, they don’t have to specify whether the pet belonged to a client or came from a shelter. Five of the seven shelters contract with a crematory in Hartsdale, which estimates it cremates 30,000 pets a year with 1450 of those coming from area shelters.
The Yonkers Animal Shelter did have records on file with the state but the documents, which indicate only 5 dogs and zero cats were killed during a one year period, are clearly useless:
In 2015, [director of the Yonkers shelter Almira] Simpson said, 71 cats and 11 dogs from the shelter, including the five Yonkers reported to the state, were put down.
With this requirement, *some* taxpayers may have a problem (and will vocalize their opposition of their tax dollars being used to kill innocent animals) with their tax dollars supporting a high kill rate animal shelter that regularly kills healthy animals rather than at least trying to run a successful adoption program with good marketing to find as many animals homes as possible rather than killing them.
However, with the vast lack of oversight in donation-funded and adoption-based animal rescue, there are NO REQUIREMENTS THAT THESE “RESCUES” MUST REPORT TO ANYONE, NOT EVEN THE DONORS THAT SUPPORT THEIR RESCUE OPERATION IN MANY CASES, WHERE ALL OF THE ANIMALS THAT THEY ASK FOR AND RECEIVE DONATIONS TO RESCUE ARE DAYS OR MONTHS AFTER THEY ARE “RESCUED”, LET ALONE WHERE ALL THESE ANIMALS ARE (and whether they are alive or dead, and if dead, EXACTLY HOW WERE THEY KILLED?) 2-3 years later.
SOME DONORS WOULD ALSO NOT DONATE AND SUPPORT SOME OF THESE RESCUES THAT HAVE A HIGH KILL RATE ON HEALTHY, OR RELATIVELY HEALTHY ANIMALS THAT DON’T WISH TO DIE.
If these donors knew precisely how many animals that were supposed to be, and are being portrayed as “rescued and safe”, were actually killed instead (after all of their sympathy “donation-value” has been wrung out of them that is) to make way for “new/fresh merchandise” animals, some/many of these “rescues that aren’t” would LOSE A LARGE PORTION OF THEIR DONOR BASE BECAUSE MOST ANIMAL LOVERS REFUSE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE KILLING OR DISAPPEARING OF ANIMALS NOT WISHING TO DIE JUST BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE ISSUES THAT RENDER THEM UNADOPTABLE AND/OR THEY HAVE BEEN UP FOR ADOPTION FOR TOO LONG.
THE BOTTOM-LINE IS THAT THE DONATION-FUNDED ADOPTION BASED (RETAIL) “RESCUE” DOESN’T WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE OF THAT FREE DONATION THEY ASK FOR AND RECEIVE ON ANIMALS THAT DON’T MAKE MONEY, OR IN FACT MAKE THE “RESCUE” LOOK BAD IF THEY HAVE OLD AGE AND/OR CHRONIC ISSUES THAT CAUSES THEM TO NOT LOOK SO RED HOT (opening them up to attack by competing donation-funded (retail) rescues FOR THE VERY SAME REASONS THEY ATTACK OTHER ANIMAL OWNERS AND RESCUES CARING FOR OLD, ILL, DEBILITATED ANIMALS).
Passive and gullible people just “assume” that when the animals are rescued by a “bonafide rescue” they are “safe”.
But instead, many animals that these traders, flippers and dealers posing as rescues attain USING DONATED FUNDS sent to them by clueless people that never ask questions pretty much vanish in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” environment at these cloak and dagger “rescues” that are smart enough to throw their groupie followers a bone from time to time and publicly state that they “had to put an animal down”.
So even when they don’t provide publicly posted vet reports or euthanasia reports stating “why” and “how” the animal was euthanized/killed, them speaking for their vet (because most vets, even the Dr. Death ones that kill healthy animals at the “rescues” bidding and are paid with donated funds to do so – make no mistake however, animals are disposed of in a myriad of ways that are far from pleasant by these betrayers of animals-, draw the line at writing false vet reports stating a phony reason why an animal was killed because they don’t want to lose their license under intense scrutiny) is still enough to fool passive head-in-the-sand folks that crow “see, they are so transparent” and no one thinks to ask about where the other 10, 20, 50, 75, or 100+ animals that were “rescued” in 1 year using donated funds are.
So this now begs the question of if the rescue is supposedly “rescuing” animals they are constantly begging the public to send them money to rescue, when they keep all that donated money but kill or “disappear” healthy/relatively healthy animals that WANT TO LIVE and don’t say anything at all, or even flat-out lie about where those “rescued” animals are at, wouldn’t that be considered:
* cruelty and abuse to rescued animals,
*misappropriation of funds (when they use donated funds sent to rescue animals and instead use the funds to kill or disappear the animals),
The other question is: “designated funds” are legally supposed to be used for designated purposes.
But because pocketing the money to use on “whatever” that was/is supposed to be used to rescue and maintain animals would go over like a lead balloon with even the most gullible of donors, exactly WHAT IS THAT MONEY BEING USED FOR (besides mani’s, pedi’s, feeding and maintaining their own personal animals, paying non-rescue related bills, spending it on their kids, vacations, luxury items, cosmetic surgery, etc)?
So many questions, so few answers, so little, if any, oversight, and the callous, gutter-slime scam artists at some of these donation-funded adoption-based animal (retail)rescues are laughing their way to the bank and riding their own personal gravy train, just as innocent animals that were supposed to be rescued on behalf of kind donors are disposed of by these evil magicians, often in the most betraying, cruel, and terrifying of ways.
And as for the rescues that don’t have the really vile habit of “freshening the merchandise” by killing and disappearing animals that may not be adoptable for various reasons but still want and DESERVE TO LIVE, and that were rescued using donated funds?They are the rescues that are generally filled to capacity, their operators usually have jobs outside of rescue to support their rescue efforts, their donations are scarce, small and often few and far between, and they have a waiting list for the very reason that they don’t callously and cavalierly kill animals UNLESS the animal has a condition that cannot be treated and the pain controlled for the animal to have a decent quality of life.
They deserve the support from the public, but alas, they generally don’t lie, embellish, create crisises and “emergencies” every week, and fabricate sappy stories that are designed to tug on peoples heartstrings.
Most people also don’t understand that even the daily day-to-day taking care of rescued animals, that might be a bit boring, is just as important, and maybe even more so, if there are animals at the rescue that may never find an adoptive home because they can’t be “used” for anything, just as the animals that are being “rescued” with a lot of hoople, drama, embellishments, lies, made-up stories designed to open donors wallets, and fanfare by showboating donation-funded (retail) rescues kill and “disappear” these useless animals all the time.
For any animal lovers that don’t just participate in rescuing for the social aspects and camaradiere of interacting with other rescuers and actually do care about what happens to ALL of the animals that a rescue is rescuing, do yourselves and the animals in need a favor and send the animal rescue/s your are considering supporting and donating to the simple 1 page questionnaire at the link below BEFORE YOU DONATE OR ARE SUPPORTIVE of any animal rescue and find out how transparent and accountable the rescue really is regarding what they do with un-sellable/un-adoptable/useless animals.
As it is now, there are no government agencies or organizations that monitor the safety and longevity of animals AFTER THEY ARE RESCUED (kind of sad that innocent animals that are supposed to be rescued and safe with rescues that USE GENEROUS DONATIONS TO RESCUE ON BEHALF OF ANIMAL LOVERS have to rely on the public to make sure that hustlers and con-artists DON’T CALLOUSLY AND CAVILIERLY KILL AND DISAPPEAR THEM IN STEALTH AND SECRECY in sometimes/often cruel ways), so it falls to the animal loving public that find the killing of healthy/reasonably healthy animals by rescues to be repugnant, disappointing, cruel and disgusting to monitor and scrutinize animal rescues to make sure they aren’t clearing-house, “sorting”, and killing facilities.
Here’s that 1 page questionnaire that honest, accountable and transparent rescues will have no problem filling out and returning to the sender – by taking the time to ask questions, you may well save an animals life that doesn’t wish to be dead at the hands of animal traffickers and dealers posing as a rescue:
The woman discussed in the lengthy article at the link below is a sociopath/psychopath, a very accomplished liar and a con artist that ran frauds in 3 countries and wasted alot of law enforcement and other government agencies money trying to “help” her regarding the fictional scenarios she is running.
Not to mention the many gullible, trusting people she USED AND LIED TO that were also trying to help her after she spoke her tales of woe and abuse.
An excerpt from the article:
On the afternoon of October 10, 2013, an unusually cold day, the streets of downtown Dublin were filled with tourists and people leaving work early. In their midst, one young woman stood out. She seemed dazed and distressed as she wandered down O’Connell Street, looking around timidly, a helpless-seeming terror in her eyes. She stopped in front of the post office, or, as locals would have it, the G.P.O. Standing between the thick columns, she looked even more forlorn. She was dressed in a purple hoodie under a gray wool sweater; tight, darkly colored jeans; and flat, black shoes. Her face was ashen. She was shivering. A passerby, stunned by her appearance, asked if she needed help. She looked at him mutely, as if not quite grasping the essence of the question. Somebody called the police. An officer from the Store Street garda station answered the call. He took her to a hospital. It seemed the best thing to do.
She was a teen-ager—fourteen or fifteen, at most. At five feet six, she weighed just more than eighty-eight pounds. Her long, blond hair covered a spiny, battered back. Once she did talk, some days later, it became clear that she had only the most rudimentary grasp of English—not enough to say who she was or why she’d appeared as she had. But the girl could draw. And what she drew made her new guardians catch their breaths. One stifled a gasp. One burst out crying. There she was, a small stick-like figure, being flown to Ireland on a plane. And there she was again, lying on a bed, surrounded by multiple men. She seemed to be a victim of human trafficking—one of the lucky ones who had somehow managed to escape.
Stories bring us together. We can talk about them and bond over them. They are shared knowledge, shared legend, and shared history; often, they shape our shared future. Stories are so natural that we don’t notice how much they permeate our lives. And stories are on our side: they are meant to delight us, not deceive us—an ever-present form of entertainment.
That’s precisely why they can be such a powerful tool of deception. When we’re immersed in a story, we let down our guard. We focus in a way we wouldn’t if someone were just trying to catch us with a random phrase or picture or interaction. (“He has a secret” makes for a far more intriguing proposition than “He has a bicycle.”) In those moments of fully immersed attention, we may absorb things, under the radar, that would normally pass us by or put us on high alert. Later, we may find ourselves thinking that some idea or concept is coming from our own brilliant, fertile minds, when, in reality, it was planted there by the story we just heard or read.
The article at the link above is a long read, but well worth the time because of the insight it gives into how con-artists minds work.
Kind compassionate people cannot even imagine that someone would weave such a deceptive web of lies in order for that person to profit and gain, but people like the woman in this story in fact do it over, and over, and over again – even after they are caught doing it, investigated, prosecuted, fined, and sometimes even jailed.
What they leave in their wake are destroyed and ruined lives, people have lost any sense of trust, and people feel foolish they didn’t know they were being conned.
Because there are currently so many pathological liars and sociopaths operating donation-funded adoption-based animal (retail) rescues that spin their tall tales of mostly fiction with a tiny bit of fact mixed in to add legitiamacy to the “rescue” of animals in order to get donation money from their gullible “marks” and “useful idiots” in the public sector, approx. 30 animal rescues have been sent the `1 page questionnaire at the link below, which contains mostly “yes” or “no” answers the rescues can choose from, and NONE of them have filled out the pertinent information that any legitimate rescue should not have a problem disclosing, and NONE of them will answer any questions.
It begs the question – “exactly what is the problem with answering questions that go to the accountability and transparency of an animal rescue (that MOST brag that they are)”?
What exactly IS THE PROBLEM regarding providing current photo and video documentation of “rescued animals”?
You know, the innocent animals that hundreds of thousands of donation dollars paid for the animals “rescue”.
It should be easy to provide CURRENT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS of each and every animal rescued in the past year taken at the main rescue facility, at their “satellite facilities”, “at the trainers”, in foster homes, etc?
Since many of these rescues won’t and can’t tell the truth, even if the lives of their kids depended on it because the TRUTH would expose them as swindlers, it’s just not good enough regarding what “they say”.
Providing PROOF that rescued animals are alive and well should be EASY since responsible rescues have stringent adoption and foster contracts.
If rescued animals really are “at the trainers” (one rescue has said they have over 70 horses “at the trainers”, which is absurd and obviously a bald-faced lie because of the monthly cost alone), assuredly most trainers would love the free advertising the rescue would be providing for them by posting the trainers location and contact information and some photos and videos of the horses being trained.
Pray tell, why do so many of these donation-funded rescues REFUSE to SIMPLY provide details of rescued animals whereabouts besides the FACT that they CAN’T because the innocent, “rescued” animal is MOST LIKELY dead and GONE?
When primarily or entirely donation-funded animal rescues refuse to answer simple questions such as posting vet reports the “rescue” ‘says’ they have, and verifying WHERE ALL OF THE RESCUED ANIMALS ARE, and other simple things, THAT IS A RED FLAG, HOLY SHIT INDICATOR THAT NO ONE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY RUNNING A CON ON PEOPLE USING INNOCENT ANIMALS AS PAWNS TO HAVE GULLIBLE DONORS SEND MORE, AND MORE FREE MONEY THAT THESE SCAMMERS LIVE OFF OF BECAUSE MOST OF THE FOUNDERS AND PRIMARY PLAYERS AT RETAIL RESCUES DO NOT HAVE JOBS BESIDES “RESCUE” AND HAVE MADE “RESCUE” THEIR CAREER.
Asking questions of these liars and psychopaths is like kryptonite is to superman, or water is to the wicked witch of the west:
IT DESTROYS THEM BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN FACT CHECK, VERIFY ANY ANSWERS THEY GIVE, COMPARE ANSWERS WITH ANSWERS GIVEN TO OTHER PEOPLE AND FIND OUT WHO THE SCAM ARTISTS, GRIFTERS AND CONS ARE THAT ARE SIMPLY OPPORTUNISTS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE INDUSTRY TO CONVINCE AND CONNIVE MONEY OUT OF TRUSTING AND GULLIBLE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC THAT WILL NEVER ASK THESE GRIFTERS QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO TIMID and/or DUMB.
Because of these scammers operating in reality-show-antics, circus sideshow donation-funded animal rescue, a certain amount of cynacism must be brought to the table in order so that innocent animals aren’t first used to get in donations for yet another unbelievable, “dramatic” ‘rescue’ and then are killed or disappeared by the “rescue” after “sorting” when it is discovered the animal is UNADOPTABLE WITH OR WITHOUT A FEE AND THE “RESCUE” IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF FEEDING ANIMALS they can’t get rid of quickly in order to bring in more animals USING DONATION MONEY, sometimes through multiple, questionable online accounts that are difficult to trace except through forensic accounting.
Real animal lovers that aren’t SIMPLETONS and IMBECILES literally addicted to tuning-in for the reality-show bullshit that is often as fake as a $3 bill, do their RESEARCH, AND IF A RESCUE CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO FILL OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR RESCUE, BACKGROUND INFO ON THEIR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS AT THE RESCUE (WHETHER THEY ARE PAID OR ARE VOLUNTEERS), THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH ANIMALS, THEIR FINANCIALS REGARDING “DESIGNATED FUNDRAISERS” THAT SO MANY RESCUES ARE ALWAYS RUNNING, WHERE DO ALL OF THE ANIMALS THEY RESCUE END UP, AND OTHER NON-COMPLICATED QUESTIONS, THEY DON’T SUPPORT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TELLING TALL TALES, SPEWING LIES, EMBELLISHMENTS AND BULLSH*T, AND YOU ARE SIMPLY A “MARK” AND “USEFUL IDIOT” THAT IS SUPPORTING THEIR SCAM.
Excerpt from the link above:
You may think a probate court like the one in our nation’s capitol functions to preserve and protect the financial assets of dependent and defenseless senior citizens. Think again!
What it mostly does is steal their money and discard the disposable human remains behind the imprimatur of government sanction, leaving only poverty, betrayal and emotional devastation in its wake.
At the link above is a blog post that outlines how seniors and also those with disabilities that have assets are literally kidnapped away from their families by a corrupt legal system of court appointed “guardians”, judges, attorney’s in a legal system that is tilted against families that cannot afford legal representation in order to fight to get their beloved family members from the ugly grasp of the court appointed “guardians” and judges.
Sounds similar in many ways to when the dishonest opportunist animal dealers, animal flippers, and animal traffickers that are posing as donation-funded “rescues” use their stupid and gullible followers free donation money they ask for and receive to run seizure scams on innocent-of-any-wrong-doing animal owners.
These grifters research their potential victims first to try and make sure their targets-for-attack can’t afford attorney’s to step in right away and defend them against the false accusations and lies aimed at them, they file anonymous complaints of varying kinds to animal controls and tell the animal controls “we’re here to “help” you with the seizure and upkeep, rehab, maintenance, and placement of seized animals”, and then animal control in collusion and corruption with these faux DONATION-FUNDED rescues attack innocent animal owners under color of law and seize all of the animals whether they have issues or not and literally give them for free to donation-funded retail rescues that collet donations on them, charge excessive “impound fees” on them as ransom that most owners cannot afford to pay, and then they SELL the animals that are good for adoptions-for-a-fee and kill and disappear the animals that can’t be adopted out rather than feed and maintain animals that can’t do anything for anyway even though the animals don’t wish to die.
This is known as “the rescue racket” and if you think you are safe from this travesty, think again because it is happening in epidemic proportions around the world because corrupt employees at animal controls are in “partnership”/collusion with corrupt donation-funded animal rescues, with some of those animal control officers being paid kickbacks and receiving other gifts from the “rescue” when they over-step and use their authority to seize animals, whether animals need to be seized or not.
Then the politicians in the counties or cities where this is occurring get in on the act and actually persecute and prosecute animal owners based on privatized animal rescues say-so, whether animals are being abused and neglected or not, so that the politicians can look like they’re “doing something” to protect animals even though in many instances they are actually HELPING ANIMAL RESCUES COMMIT FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, DEFAMATION, AND MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS, THEFT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, HARRASSMENT, INCITING RIOTS BY RAMPING UP MOBS TO ATTACK ANIMAL OWNERS AND ALSO STALKING.
Without the mobs they ramp up and the cooperation of TAXPAYER FUNDED ANIMAL CONTROLS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, the low-down animal dealers posing as animal rescues would not be able to do seizure scams because they need “the noise and numbers (of people) to get the job done.
Fortunately, as more and more animal owners are becoming members of The Cavalry Group (http://thecavalrygroup.com/) which sends in defense lawyers to defend animal owners under siege by scam-artists in animal rescue that are more often than not “partnering” with corrupt individuals employed at TAXPAYER-FUNDED animal controls, more people are able to not only get their animals back, they are also getting legal support in order to go on the offense and file civil lawsuits against their attackers.
In order to weed-out and expose corrupt and fraudulent animal rescues, it behooves the public sector to ask questions and expect answers BEFORE SUPPORTING OR DONATING TO ANY RESCUE.
Send the 1-page information sheet and questionnaire at the link below before you support and donate to rescues and then based on their answers to simple questions you will be able to decide if you wish to support them or not (don’t be surprised if they ignore the questionnaire – at least you’ll have your answer of whether to support the rescue or not because why would anyone in their right minds support a rescue that won’t answer simple questions and instead DISRESPECTS YOU BY IGNORING YOU ENTIRELY?)
|Noun||1.||embezzler – someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat – someone who leads you to believe something that is nottrue
The woman at the link below is just one example of an embezzler at a humane society that was “cooking the books”:
An excerpt from the link:
A former employee of the Conway Area Humane Society is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 from the animal shelter over the course of several months.
If not for her relocating and getting another job and the humane society she was employed with having to train someone else for her position, chances are more money would have disappeared into her bank account or pocketbook.
Unfortunately, embezzlement occurs everyday at what are supposed to be nonprofit animal rescues because there is a VAST LACK OF OVERSIGHT BY THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES VESTED WITH MONITORING NONPROFIT ANIMAL RESCUES AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS.
The obvious way we know this is happening is because when people in the public sector ask animal rescues the most simple of questions, answers are RARELY FORTHCOMING.
These questions include:
- Will the rescue show their financials when they run a “designated fundraiser” (asking for donations for specific things) so that people can see exactly what money is coming in and what its being spent on.
- When asking for donations to cover veterinarian expenses on certain animals, will the rescue publicly post the vet reports and bills.
- If animals are euthanized and donations are used for the euthanasia and the disposal of the animals body, will the rescue publicly post vet reports, euthanasia reports, and also disposal bills.
- If donations are asked for to sponsor an animal at the rescue or in foster care, will the rescue publicly post those itemized bills and who the money is going to.
- If an animal rescue “partners” with a government agency doing a seizure of animals and asks for donations for the expenses associated with the seizure, will they post all of the bills related to that seizure.
- Will they post how many animals were seized.
- Will they post how many animals are seen by a veterinarian.
- Will they post how many animals were euthanized.
- Will they post when and how many animals were adopted-out and also post their adoption fees.
There are a lot more questions people have than just the ones listed above, but no matter what the questions are, an animal rescue that is TRULY. TRANSPARENT. THAT. IS. TRULY. ETHICAL. and also who are TRULY. NONPROFIT. and aren’t just animal dealers and traffickers posing as a NONPROFIT. ANIMAL. RESCUE. will be PLEASED. and HAPPY. to answer those questions along with any other questions folks in the public sector have.
The public shouldn’t have to hound animal rescues to answer questions and post vet reports when they are saying their vets are examining animals using YOUR donated money.
The animal rescues, if they are on the up-and-up, should be wanting to show how truly transparent they are if they really are honest.
As its turning out however, THERE.ARE.VERY.FEW.ANIMAL.RESCUES. THAT.ARE.WILLING.TO.POST.THIS.INFORMATION.
In fact, many animal rescues that are PRIMARILY, OR ENTIRELY DONATION-FUNDED AND ALSO ADOPTION-BASED become downright combative when mere mortals in the public have the audacity to ask them questions, and some people are actually attacked publicly by those rescues enabler, groupie, True Believer followers that don’t appear to have a brain in their heads and asking questions is taboo and the equivalent of “being mean” (boo-hoo) in their feeble sheeple minds.
Retail rescues basically want everything their own way;
they want to be able to ask for and receive free money donations from the public so they can “showboat” and receive praise about what “sacrifices they make in order to rescue animals” (remember, they usually don’t have jobs outside of rescue because gullible people pay for them to have “rescue as their job”),
they want to be paid to rescue,
they want to look like the great rescuers and have all that free money flowing in that keeps their own personal ego-pumping thrill ride screaming along……..
but on the flip side of the coin is that they don’t want anyone to question them about where that free money they receive is being spent,
where do ALL OF THE ANIMALS THEY RESCUE USING OTHER PEOPLES MONEY END UP WEEKS AND MONTHS AFTER BEING RESCUED,
they don’t want anyone questioning their decisions or giving recommendations,
and they just don’t want to be held accountable for anything to anyone –
Sounds like a great job and a great lifestyle if someone is able to put aside their ethics, their honesty, their consciences, and their compassion and empathy for anyone or anything else and only have their focus on “me, me, me, and only me and my desires and wishes”.
Unfortunately, even when some people do ask questions, they soon get worn down by the narcissists and sociopaths in animal rescue side-stepping, diverting attention to other things, painting themselves as the “poor victims of mean people asking them questions”, throwing up roadblocks regarding answering questions that could be fact-checked and verified as true or false about their backgrounds, etc.
Add to that when people that ask simple questions are attacked, stalked and harassed by the retail rescues sheeple followers that aren’t smart enough to ask questions, even the most tenacious usually walk-away and get on with their lives and consider animal rescue a foray into some weird dimension where animals are bartered, sold, killed, and disappeared (and the elephant in the room of “where are all those animals ending up” hides in plain sight) and the cogs in the rescue-machine just keep on turning.
If not for the lives of animals that are at the retail rescues mercy, that really would be a sensible and sanity-saving solution – just.walk.away.
However, when people walk away, they are walking away from innocent animals that didn’t ask to be used as pawns in some scam-artists money making scheme and tragically, many animals that were supposed to be “rescued” using nice peoples money are instead killed or disappeared when their “use and purpose” for the retail rescue is done.
Going forward, if true animal lovers would just take the few minutes it takes to send the 1 page questionnaire at the link below to any animal rescue you are thinking of supporting and sending donations too, or are somewhat suspicious of because they’re always asking for money from the public but don’t seem to adopt out a lot of animals, don’t tell people when they’re euthanizing animals, but then continue to ask for more and more money to “rescue” more and more animals, you really will be a true animal lover for caring enough to ask simple questions and expect answers so you can determine if the animal rescue you are thinking of supporting really is a rescue, or are they low-down animal dealers posing as an animal rescue that are using animals and gullible people to make a very tidy living.
“These puppies are for sale at $1,850.00 from a “rescue”. Their moms were purchased with donated money at a dog auction! But they are “rescued”. Same dogs that are sold in the pet stores, for the same price, what is the difference?”
Another question is “are there not dogs languishing at animal controls that are on kill lists, and also dogs being given away for free to “whomever” on Craigslist and other freebie classified sites that may end up being used for “bait dogs” for training fighting dogs, or perhaps “bundled” and sold to labs for experiments”?
Sure, they’re probably not going to be cute little puppies of purebred breeds when they are “pulled” from animal control or off of Craigslist, so they won’t bring in the high “adoption” fees, but aren’t rescues supposed to rescue animals in dire straits that may be facing a horrible death?
Its for this reason that more and more rescues are being scrutinized in order to figure out if they are what are known as “retail rescues” – because many, many animal dealers have gotten into “rescue” whereby they can tug at gullible peoples heartstrings and beg for donations to supposedly “rescue” animals when the FACT is that they are NOT really rescuing in many cases and are doing what is called “double dipping” and getting other people to buy animals for them with no expense to them, they then “sort” the animals other peoples money bought, and then they SELL the animals calling it “adoption” that don’t have issues bad enough to keep them from being sold, and then the “broken merchandise” animals that have issues are discarded in various ways.
These players in “animal rescue” COUNT ON THE FACT that the short-attention-spanned public won’t follow up on what happened to ALL OF THE ANIMALS THAT WERE “RESCUED” USING DONATED FUNDS ON WHAT ARE CALLED “DESIGNATED FUNDRAISERS” AND ARE ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE BEING MAINTAINED USING DONATION DOLLARS TOO.
This is considered FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, AND A HOST OF OTHER CRIMES, but unless or until THE PUBLIC (because of the vast lack of oversight in donation-funded animal rescue making it a free-for-all for scam artists) takes the bull by the horns and starts filing complaints TO AG’S OFFICES, THE IRS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AG, these grifters will continue to USE ANIMALS AS PAWNS and defraud the public and also KILL ANIMALS THAT AREN’T GOOD FOR ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY HAVE “ISSUES” AND BECAUSE “RETAIL RESCUES” ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF FEEDING USELESS ANIMALS.
Going forward, BEFORE you support and/or donate to an animal rescue, and rather then be trusting and gullible regarding who you’re sending your hard earned money to, send the animal rescue the 1 page short-form questionnaire at the link below and see if they will fill it out and return it to you so that you will have a broader understanding of how an animal rescue you are thinking of supporting operates with answers to questions coming from the actual rescue.
Better for you and the animals you are trying to help with your support and donation dollars to ask questions and verify information by asking the ACTUAL RESCUE for the information and not just going on hearsay then to hear after the fact that an animal rescue you trusted with no questions asked turns out to be a retail rescue that flips animals for a living and perhaps discards useless animals in the most callous of ways.