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HSUS being investigated in LA, after Katrina

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by Stillwater, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater Top Dog

  2. thedude04

    thedude04 Top Dog

    that is pretty low i dont really know what eles to say about that its just so messed up i mean wat kinda of people would do some thing like that
     
  3. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    HA! Yeah right! The HSUS use its donated money to actually care for animals...NO WAY! Then who is going to pay their 6 figure salaries and advertising campaigns TALKING about how much they do, without DOING any of it!
     
  4. Hoyden

    Hoyden Top Dog

    Good! And I hope that they prosecute if they find any wrong doing too!
     
  5. catcher T

    catcher T CH Dog

    I know alot of "rescue groups" that went down there and brought up hundreds of animals,,and not cared about finding the rightfull owners,,the whole rescue thing for the ppl as well as the animals was just so screwed up,,anyone was allowed down there to do whatever they wanted,,granted there were some decent hard working ppl down there,,but,,there was also alot of oportunists.
     
  6. laurajean

    laurajean Top Dog

    There are always people who take advantage of disasters...kinda makes you lose your faith.
    But there were groups that did good work too. It pays to investigate who is getting your hard earned money...Sometimes national groups aren't as reputable as they would wish us to believe...
    Remember 9/11 and the Red Cross?
     
  7. Judy

    Judy CH Dog

    More on this:

    Crosspost at will......

    For quite some time, there have been rumors that the Louisiana Attorney
    General had plans to investigate complaints filed against the HSUS for
    misuse of donated funds in connection with rescue of pets from the
    Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita ravaged areas of the southern
    states. It's now official. Complaints and reports have indicated that
    supplies (beds, blankets, toys, crates, x-pens, etc.) and food were
    never allowed to be used to help the animals housed in the rescue
    centers. Although thousands of pounds of top-quality food were donated,
    many volunteers have complained that they were only allowed to feed the
    rescued animals the cheapest, poorest quality foods they received.
    Allegations have been made that purebred rescue groups were turned away
    by the HSUS and not allowed to pull their own breeds from the rescue
    centers, unless they were willing to take "X" number of "others" as
    well. Additional reports indicate that at least 700 "bully" breed dogs
    mysteriously disappeared from the HSUS rescue centers, never to be seen
    again. It has also been widely reported that some pets were sent to
    far-away locations, quickly adopted out, and that no real efforts were
    made to reunite these lost pets with their original owners.

    If you personally volunteered in the post-hurricane rescue effort (or if
    you know someone who did) and may have firsthand knowledge of the pet
    rescue situation in the aftermath of the hurricanes, please contact
    Attorney General Foti and provide him with all pertinent information to
    assist him in his effort to ensure that funds and/or supplies donated by
    the compassionate pet owners of the U.S. were and **will be** used for
    the purposes for which they were donated.

    The Attorney General is asking anyone with information about questionable fundraising activities by animal groups or any other groups to please contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section at 1-800-351-4889 or visit our website at www.ag.state.la.us.

    http://www.ag.state.la.us/ViewPressRel.aspx?RelID=451

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  8. Marty

    Marty Banned

    Thanks for the update Judy :D
     
  9. Suki

    Suki Guest

  10. scooter

    scooter Big Dog

    Things like this make me ashamed I'm from Louisiana. I spent weeks as a volunteer nurse and only did it because it was the right thing to do. These people are disgraceful and should be prosecuted. By the way, I would have prefered being with the animals than with some of the people I was trying to help. I think they would have been far more grateful and deserving.
     
  11. pennsooner

    pennsooner CH Dog

    You know, its not just them either. There has been a lot of pretty bad behavior from some rescues, particuarly some no-kill ones. The "good" rescues placed or returned the best dogs and culled the rest. But some just warehoused a bunch from some of what I've read.It seems like a lot of no-kill rescues don't really believe in the concept of culling and place a lot of iffy dogs. In the case of Pitbulls, thats bad news for all of us.
     

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