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:
Short Form Information Page and Questionnaire For Animal Rescues