Pledges, donations, are collected while an animal is still in the shelter. Maybe a 'puller' will come along and take the pet out when these pledges are waved in front of them. And if one does, oh how they celebrate "RESCUED". But what is the reality behind it? This is but one, there are others, and it is happening all too often.
FORMER DEVORE DOGS IN NEED OF RE-RESCUE reads the facebook posting. You can't even count the responses in the comments and cross posts. And those pledges came too. Then the announcement that 'Hancock' had been rescued or rather pulled from Devore. Great news you think. Not the end of story.
Hancock was abandoned at Loma Linda Veterinary Clinic by the puller/rescuer/activist with a $4000 vet bill and four other dogs also abandoned there. They were abandoned December 8th and as of yesterday, they are still there. But the begging for pledges, once again, has already started.
The clinic agreed to release the dogs to the 'puller' for $2000 but the 'rescuer' said to send them back to Devore stating "maybe they'll get adopted again". Does this sound a little scammie to you? Revolving dogs, get money, pull, abandon, get money again. Not the first time and this blog has written about this before. http://devoreshelterfriends.blogspot.com/2012/06/once-again-activists-show-they-are.html
The most worrisome thing is that this person has pulled several dogs from San Bernardino City shelter as well and was accused of killing 10 dogs in Texas. And a well known advocate against the City shelter needs to explain her relationship with this person.