Friday, November 14, 2014

Ophir Benami- It's a Dog Flipping Nightmare

We've all heard of dog flipping, but does anyone really recognize a flipper when they encounter one I'm guessing NO.  If you did, then people who rescue like Ophir Benami wouldn't be getting away with dirty rescue practices.

Dog Flippers don't give a shit about the animals.  Animals are just a means of income.

Dog Flippers don't give a shit about YOU,  They don't give a shit about your likes, your heartbreaking stories, your condolences or the fact that you feel bad for not being able to help,  NO. They only care about how much money you can give them,

Most dog flippers don't have regular employment as they depend on YOU, the kind hearted animal community, to make their  money.  It's really tragic.

Dogs are pulled from a secure environment ALWAYS ON OTHER PEOPLES DIME, I might add, and then shipped off to unknown places and unknown distances; without any concern for the animal.  It's truly DISGUSTING.

Dog flippers have no conscience whatsoever.  It's never about the animals, it's always about the money.  DONATE NOW OR FUCK OFF attitude.

Dog flippers are truly the lowest of all the bottom feeders.  They usually do business with those who lack the same ethics and values as themselves.  Always looking for their next whale to eat the fat off.  And when you no longer serve their purpose... they will cast you aside, start rumors, and try to destroy any credibility you have..... Let them.  It says more about them than it does about you. Just  whatever you do, DON'T REMAIN SILENT.  Speak up.  Tell someone if you've been duped (embarrassing. yes...but it's only momentarily) because there are others who need you to speak up for them.  The only way to stop this is through knowledge.  Sharing is caring.

One of the most successful dog flippers I have ever encountered is Ophir Benami.  In my opinion, this Euro-trash foriegner has been getting away with this for a very long time.  So much so, she has literally perfected the art of separating you from your dollars and dogs from good, loving homes.

Dog flippers use the animals as long as the dog is useful. Pulling every trick in the book to separate you from your money. They do it by posting constant pleas, such as: Dogs need pulled. Dogs need medical (Ca-ching)... Dogs need training (ca-ching a ching).... Dogs need transport (ca-ching aling aling).    

  • Did anyone notice the difference between real rescue and dog flippers in the paragraph above?  It's very subtle.  Flippers ALWAYS have multiples of dogs, all the time.  Real rescues take only what they can afford to save...usually one DOG at a time.... Flippers operate with DOGS.

Lots of these dogs end up spending their life in boarding (if they're lucky). but unfortunately, most of the dogs that become victims of a dog flipper end up dumped in another shelter or in another country, or worse,... in another shelter in another country; after the partners in crime dump the dog when it's no longer profitable to keep the dog alive.

I'm going to take you into the depths of hell, getting a birds eye view of how dog flippers operate.  This won't be pleasant and it most definitely will be an eye opening experience.  Hopefully, after reading this, you will have more knowledge to successfully identify a dog flipper, so that you, too, can avoid them like the plague they've become.

Where to start.... I guess... let's take a look at how they make all that money. Money made off the backs of animals. Ophir will be our example since she's such a perfect prime example of what and who you want to avoid.  .

ALWAYS NEEDING MONEY-  It doesn't matter if you just donated $100 or $800 to "save a dog" yesterday.... the flipper always needs more (and it's always high dollar amounts).

  • Real rescue(r)(s) don't need you to donate for EVERY dog they pull.  No, they don't.  Only a dog flipper does that.  
  • Real rescue(r)(s) will have several photos of the dogs they rescue... and you don't even need to ask for a photo.  Imagine that.  
  • Real rescue(r)(s) DON'T DEPEND ON DONATIONS.  No, they don't.  They will always have an outside income that allows them to follow their passion of rescuing.  
  • Real rescue(r)(s) DON'T send truckloads of dogs out of the country.  In fact, most legitimate rescues prefer to keep their dogs in state.  I think it's important to note here that cross country rescue does happen and doesn't necessarily mean dog flipper.  
  • LAST OF ALL- Flippers (and bad rescues) ALWAYS blame others for their own misfortunes.  They will try like hell to keep their money coming in, which means drama, drama, drama.  Always playing the victim when, in fact, they are the very predator you need to avoid.  It's ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY for dog flippers.  Good luck getting any updates. new photos, basic info such as vet or boarding facility from a dog flipper.  They will not give this info up because they don't have it to give up.  It's all a facade. 


Yes, rescue is expensive.  Yes, there are good rescues that rely on donations to help them run their rescue.  There is no shame in that and I do believe in helping rescues through donations.  I donate to several rescues myself.  I, however, would NEVER donate in response to a post like this one.... NEVER.

Let's forget about the caplocks for a moment.  Look at what she is saying.  She's not just asking for donations, she's demanding them.

And what constitutes a big donation?    $20, $50, $100? more? I would never donate to anyone who sets a requirement.

Not only that, but she goes on to defend herself against something you probably know nothing about.  HUGE RED FLAG

This is not uncommon at shelters.  Networking dogs to find proper homes is far better than what dog flippers offer.  You'll see more about that later in the blog.

PREPARE YOUR WALLETS?!?!?  Really?  Did she honestly just write that?    I say... PREPARE TO RUN THE OTHER DIRECTION AS FAST AS YOU CAN and keep your wallet hidden.

Notice how the wording is vague? "needs around," "I may have a place," "some pledges around xx$".....  Real Rescuers know exactly, to the penny, what they have and what they need.

What is this "we" shit?

"we are the EV GROUP OF DONORS.."?? Since when have you ever donated?  It seems to me that all you do is take, take, take.

NOOOO.... don't open those wallets.  Open your hearts and network the shit out of those dogs so that she doesn't get her greedy little hands on them.

People need to open their eyes before they open up their hearts, which leads to opening of the wallets.

Don't you mean that you never give up until there is no more money to be made off the dog?

Oh no, it's the haters again.  lol.  We all have haters.  Name someone who doesn't.  The video she's referring to is posted below and it wasn't taken out of context.  Also, it's the same person that Ophir sends 100's of dogs to every year... in CANADA.  
I love how she just gives you a good mental picture, don't you?  This is the video she's referring to and it opens with a dog relieving itself right in front of everyone, among the mayhem.

A few animals?  Hahahah.... a few implies 3 or 4.  Be honest Ophir.  It was more like MANY animals, wasn't it?  But by all means, go on,...

Tell us how that mean ole Kyle protected others by quickly acting to contain the dog.  You can tell the truth, it won't hurt... I promise.

If Kyle hadn't of been there, you could of gotten your ass kicked by that big ole dog.... literally. Once is enough, isn't it?
There was NO PUNCHING of any dog that day...but keep smoking whatever it is you're smoking....go ahead, roll another fatty. All he did was grab the dog and pin him down to keep the large Mastiff, who was being impounded at the time, from mauling someone.  
Thief....  Says the little black pot.

And in my experience, which I think we can all agree, I have....In my experience, it is a fact that only those heavily involved in illicit drugs are the ones always talking about drugs or accusing others of the very same thing they're doing.

Just shut up already....I'm just reading your words and already your voice is irritating me.

These next group of screenshots are truly priceless.  Lay on that guilt trip.

Here's a fun little fact for you... did you know that it is illegal for a veterinarian to hold your animal "hostage" for payment?  That doesn't mean I want you to go stiff vets all over the place, it just means that if the vet is willing to treat your animal without payment upfront, they cannot hold your animal for payment.  That is why there are payment plans.

At this point, I really have to question whether or not there is a vet involved.  She won't show receipts, won't name the vet and doesn't feel she has to account for the thousands of dollars she takes from YOU.

WAIT....WHAT???   Doesn't need your likes?  Doesn't need your shares?  Well, I guess she doesn't need your money either.  Oh wait, that's all she wants.

Remember boys and girls, keep your likes to yourselves, share everyone else's posts... just send her your money.  pfft....

I don't blame them.... I wouldn't help you either with that attitude.

Since when is her financial problem your problem??  It's not.  Don't be bullied by these types.  If she can't afford to do this without you, maybe she shouldn't be doing it at all.  I know that's harsh, but seriously, just wait until you find out what happens to all these dogs you all have paid so generously for.... just wait.

Glad to hear Chessa is feeling better.  What was wrong with her?  Nobody knows..... but it resulted in a HUGE bill.  Not sure how much, but it's huge.  Must be that same mysterious, high dollar vet, that won't release her dogs until YOU'VE PAID THE BILL.  lol

Why is it that you're always begging?  Show some class, get some dignity... get a fucking job.  (yes, I'm getting irritated with her and I only have to deal with still shots.  Could you imagine what she's like in real life?)

Here we are, back on the hostage situation.  I'm sorry, but I have to call bullshit.  BULLSHIT.

Maybe you should rob a 7-11... at least you would actually be "making" your own money.... and you'll even learn a new trade making license plates so you won't have to beg anymore.
 And here, true colors come shining through.

Serious medical emergencies do occur and usually at the most inopportune times. They just don't happen for all the time for every dog.

How would you respond to Michele?  Any person with an ounce of compassion would offer words of encouragement.  How did Ophir respond?  Scroll down to find out....
I understand???  Really?  That's all she had to say?  

No, of course not.  She dismisses Michele as if she's not worth her time and goes right into "what about me" rant.

Dog flippers don't care about your problems, they don't care about your struggles.... you mean nothing to them unless you're writing them a big fat check.  Do I really need to keep pointing out the obvious?
HOLD THE PHONE....ding, ding, ding... what do we have here?
$100 on every dog?  No wonder she gets all snippity when nobody is sending her money. Those Gucci purses aren't going to buy themselves.
Does this sound like someone who is grateful that you even look at her posts?  Doesn't sound like it to me.

Side note:  Networking does work.  Liking pictures still makes it possible for others to see the post. And sharing is the BEST way to help a homeless dog, short of adopting one.

You are the one that needs to justify YOURSELF.  You need to account for the THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS you milked from caring animal lovers.

Hey Pot, guess what?  You're black.

Tell us, how many dogs that you've "rescued" are now sitting in a shelter in CANADA?  hmmm???

The difference between YOU AND THEM, Ophir....they don't stick dogs just anywhere, like you do.  You will stick a dog anywhere you can with no concern for what is best for the dog, as long as you get paid.  In my opinion, YOU ARE THE METH HEAD.

 Again... Pot calling the kettle black.

You have a plan for every dog, don't you?  Is your plan to use every dog you touch to get thousands in donations ON EACH ONE and then ship them off to boarding or Canada?  How many dogs have died as a direct result of your "rescuing" them?

What?  Free training?  Be still my little black heart... she actually uttered the word free.

Let's talk about Mack.  This is his SECOND freedom picture.  Yes, poor Mack was dumped back in the shelter BY Ophir  AFTER she "rescued" him.  And then pulled him again claiming he was going to a trainer.

Tell us Ophir, how'd that work out for Mack? Where is Mack now?

HE'S DEAD.......

And before you go feeling sorry for Ophir, remember, SHE'S THE REASON HE'S DEAD.

He passed??  pfft.  Euthanized is the word you're looking for, not passed.  Who can blame you for not wanting to talk about failed this dog TWICE.

Why was he euthanized?  Glad you asked......

The first time Ophir  pulled Mack, she was going to send him to Canada. He turned out to be too aggressive so she brought him back to East Valley Shelter.

She later re-rescued him and shipped him off to an inexperienced rescuer. The inexperienced rescuer adopted Mack out to a guy that lives in a BSL area. BSL= Breed Specific Legislation.

Mack got loose and bit someone.  It was then ordered Mack be put down.

The point here....she KNEW Mack was dog and human aggressive and sent him to a FIRST TIME RESCUER to adopt out.  And what happened with the "free training" he was going to get?

It's absolutely sickening how she takes no responsibility for his death. None, whatsoever.

And what's even worse, she blames the dog.  Who does that?

The Disappearing Dog Trick.

No, it's not an illusion.  It's really happening and it's not just one.  MANY have disappeared, never to be seen again.

With no proof of life photo's, how are we to believe Ruthie is safe?

Who else has just disappeared?

Where is Duncan aka Brutus?  That is the million dollar question.

It appears that Ophir is now in the dog napping business.  I guess there just isn't enough dogs in the shelters, she allegedly steals dogs too.

If you recognize this dog, please contact the police and the number listed on the photo.

Which brings me to Zeke.  I couldn't locate a photo of Zeke, but I will tell you his story.    Zeke had an adopter who was willing to fork over $250 to adopt him.  But instead of being happy for Zeke and allowing him to go to a home, Ophir swooped in, had him pulled and guess where he is now.  Just guess.  HE'S SITTING IN BOARDING.  That's right, boarding.  All you generous animal lovers helped keep Zeke from a happy forever home.  Good job...NOT.

Whatever happened to Garbo?  And why would anyone lock a dog in a bathroom?  Seriously.  Would you lock a child in a bathroom alone?  NO, so why would anyone think it's okay to do this to a dog?... especially one that has alleged "anxiety issues."

And how does Ophir react to the damage?

Dumps her in boarding instead of dealing with the issue to correct bad behavior.

So where do all the dogs go?  
Well, when she collects enough dogs, they go to Canada.  Tons of Pitbulls being shipped in cramped, over crowded trailers... traveling from California to different Providences in Canada (which has BSL in the majority of the country).

Jessica Mills of Adopt a Paw Pet Haven is the receiver of many of Ophir's dogs.  The video previously posted, is of Jessica at her home.

Recently, a video surfaced which was a segment of a documentary spotlighting border patrol.  This particular segment was filmed at the Canadian border and they unwittingly caught Jessica returning from California with a trailer full of dogs pulled from East Valley Shelter.

The border patrol refused her entry with the dogs because the conditions in which the dogs were travelling was below their standard.  The dogs were over heated from being stacked on top of each other with no room for proper ventilation.  The dogs were taken out of the trailer by border patrol and given fresh water (which the dogs happily and greedily consumed).

She's later seen returning to cross the border after she made the required adjustments.  Which brings to question... how many times has she made this trip with dogs stuffed in cramped, poorly ventilated conditions with no water?

ALSO... In September, there was a terrible accident involving this same "rescue" transporting another load of dogs from California.  Several dogs were seriously injured and some died.

What's disturbing about the news article is that is states "the dogs were headed for a shelter in Alberta".... A SHELTER.  They were just pulled from one shelter, which YOU paid for, and transported thousands of miles to be dumped in another shelter.  What the absolute fuck???

Trailer Carrying 30 Dogs Flips on Alberta Highway 

Another Rescue Dog Dies from Alberta Crash

This is Blackie.  Blackie is sitting in a shelter in Canada.  He was pulled by Ophir from the East Valley shelter in California. Adopted 11/17/14

So many more dogs are sitting in this same shelter after being "rescued" by Ophir.

PLEASE... help end this madness.  If you really want to save shelter dogs, AVOID THIS WOMAN LIKE THE PLAGUE.

DO NOT SUPPORT THIS TYPE OF RESCUE.  The dogs deserve so much better.

*Note to Ophir-  If you plan to sue me over this blog, get a good attorney because mine will bury you in court.

Friday, January 24, 2014


I think this thread touches up on the recent Florida debacle and another one. Anyway I copied as I received it. Rescue sure has become a greedy, and very, very seedy world.





This is happening with our California Pit Bulls, too. Some of the names and states are familiar.... and are on our face book pages. We can tighten up our pages, but it's the shelter system that is not paying attention to these complaints...and don't have a clue on what is happening to their dogs after the leave the shelter. Worst is all adoptions are just filling out the forms and hand over the money.

One ACO told me that he didn't care what happened to the dogs after leaving his shelter......and he was not even shocked at these "transporters" ..................

We had a very recent incident of transport going from CA to FL...................No health certificates, cages stacked to the ceiling, Piss and shit all over the dogs and they were not taken out of their cages once, in the 22 hour transport.

Dogs are being drugged to keep them quiet.......... No food or water. .dogs arriving sick, one pup dead, others may have been exposed to viruses............Pulled and put on a vetting and no quarantine.

Transporter was pulled over by a cop....Transporter has a long rap sitting in jail, all dogs and puppies have been seized. This happened in Fl. Local rescues are trying to help, but as long as the dogs/puppies are being held as Evidence, they are stuck in Dog Jail....I just hope they are providing medical care. One is at a dog hospitable, Parvo.....If you are not aware of what happens to dogs being held as evidence..........let me know and I'll tell you. I don't want to start a riot

One person wanted to trade her dog out and get a Pit Bull. One last thing, there are aprox. 30 Pit Bulls that have been pulled and put into boarding in CA, to wait on transport to KY...None have seen a vet. KY is in the center of dog fighting country. And "rescues" pocketed the money.

Pray for change, Please!!!!
Donna Cochran Baker
Independent Animal Rescue Worker
California and Nevada
Reno Angels in Rescue - RETIRED!
A group of Nevada's Best Animal Rescue Workers


On Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:04 AM, Bonnie Adela <> wrote:




Forewarned is forearmed.

Please send this out to all, especially those in Ga. Who may be approached by this Ohio rescue .This is a group to be wary about.

Subj: Fwd: FYI - DO NOT ADOPT !!!
I have no first hand knowledge of this, simply passing along information. Please do your due diligence when investigating any rescue or rescuer, as well as any fosters, transporters, etc. You are their voice!

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:49:34 -0500
Subject: FYI
I just wanted to let you know that the foster (Jami Bock Daberning) is now teaming up with a rescue Called Pet Lovers Dog Rescue out of Carrollton Ohio run by Crystal Dawn Miller of 4331 Milo Road Carrollton Ohio 44625 she has a facebook page here :
Crystal removed a dog from Jami's house last year (2013) because of it getting attacked by multiple pits and Jami abusing it but now she is letting Jami foster dogs for her. Crystal has been pulling dogs from Gray County GA and other counties. Paw and a Prayer and Dogs Deserve Better were told by the Cruelty Agent not to send dogs to Crystal and both groups responded with oh we don't care its just drama anyway. She is now looking to expend getting dogs in GA in other counties and is pulling numerous dogs very quickly. I was asked by the cruelty agent to spread it to people I know. I do have screen shot proof of Crystal stating about Jami being a hoarder, abusing Cassie and numerous pits fighting... Please be aware of either person.

Sincerely Yours, President & Founder of Pulled From The Pits Rescue & Sanctuary
Renee' Smith

Tabitha and 14 others were packed into a van that does NOT bother to feed, water or walk during transport.  These animals were drugged for the long, stressful ride to unchecked places.  The police asked how Thornhill could drive with the stench coming from the van.  It turned out, the stench was from feces and death.  

3 puppies didn't make it out alive.  Tabitha's reward, for making it to Florida under these horrible conditions, was to be dumped and brought into the nearest kill shelter in Florida (where she is sitting now).  Read the thread- Tabitha  

This is Nixon-  He too was "rescued" and on the transport from hell.  He was also dumped in a kill shelter.  
You can read his story here-  Nixon

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hope for Paws- Eldad Hagar Abandoned over 100 Dogs after Collecting Thousands in Donations

There have been many questions & rumors surrounding ELDAD HAGAR & HOPE FOR PAWS rescue. Some of the things in question date back more than 2 years, but if you're in the business of saving lives you'll never forget this one. Many dogs were abandoned, donations went missing & dogs died. I think it might be important to bring these things up, especially when the organization is always winning big charity grants, raking in tons of money & yet always begging for your votes & donations, but seems to rescue only a handful of dogs & has no animals up for adoption on their website.  

Also, just as an FYI. Hope for paws is NOT a new hope partner which means they do NOT rescue shelter animals. They never have. They don't take animals into their rescue & they don't even post animals up for adoption on their page- they give them off to other rescues once they catch and videotape. The only thing Eldad & HFP really push for is votes for winning money.

A few years ago, there was a hoarding case in Palmdale, CA that Eldad Hagar (Hope For Paws) was involved in where he collected over 15 thousand dollars in donations. Most of those 100+ dogs he "rescued" were later abandoned, some shipped off to other states without even a vet exam, left in boarding or some even sent to high kill shelters where one shelter (Irvine) even wrote to Eldad to please come back & get the dogs he left, which he refused. 
Some dogs were left for over 18 months in boarding by Eldad who didn't even look back or try to help these dogs. Other rescues had to step up and re-rescue the dogs left behind minus the donation money. He basically took the money and ran. There are court records that prove Eldad abandoned those dogs at boarding without payment.  
Case Number: 10S01264
Filing Date: 07/07/2010Case Type: Small Claims (Limited Jurisdiction)Filing Court: San Fernando Courthouse

A side note that is interesting: When Milan Radovic (the owner of Top Dog Resort, where Eldad dumped all the dogs & left) took him to court & won for non payment of these dumped dogs from Palmdale, Eldad's wife, Audrey, spoke on his behalf, while Eldad stood there silently & she told the judge the reason why he didn't understand the payment situation or fees was because Eldad could not understand or speak English very well. How many of you have heard him speak in his videos, in person or on the phone? There are hundreds of people who can attest to Eldad speaking perfect English. 

Upon hearing of the abanonment of all the dogs, the Executor of the  AZ dogs demanded via phone & letter those dogs he was given to  be returned to the estate. She did not like or approve of Eldad or Sharon Gold dumping the dogs.  

Speaking of Sharon Gold... she was also convicted of embezzlment and did prison time.  Yeah, great pair these two.,  

Eldad also had two dogs (Basenji's) killed that he "rescued" from Palmdale.  He and Sharon deemed them dangerous without even getting them properly evaluated.  They never even had a chance.   Milan at Top Dog and another witness can attest to this lack of compassion and total disregard to the right of life perpetrated by Eldad.

Let's not forget about the female Labrador left in a crate in Arizona to die a miserable death, melting in the hot desert sun.  A concerned citizen went back to find this horrifying sight. 
Eldad, Sharon and one other rescue were the last two to leave the site and this poor girl was left behind.  

 The only reason Eldad even bothered to "volunteer" to re-rescue the dogs he left behind was to save face. Eldad stole thousands of dollars in donations that were meant for these animals. And what's even worse are those who know the truth, yet continue to support Eldad. Why are people continuing to support him? Wake up... this is NOT rescue. I don't know any other rescue that is always armed with a video camera at every rescue & thinks that the best shots on film is the most important part of the rescue. In most other rescues, the animals are of first concern & a making a great video is only an afterthought.

The rescue of the abandoned dogs is credited to the many rescues that pulled together for the sake of the of those rescues being Pulling for Paws & others. They worked hard and tirelessly without the money or pats on the back to ensure the dogs abandoned by Eldad did not get left behind again. I commend those rescues that took on this mission without question. Eldad is NOT a hero, in my opinion...he's a fraud, a con, a marketeer...who's greatest achievement is tugging the heartstrings of thousands while dipping into their pocket books. It seems the main point behind this man is make a few great videos, & push them out all over Godvine, Facebook & other social networking sites, for maximum recognition & donations. How many animals does he really rescue a year? A handful? Is he a glorified dog catcher? Many of the dogs he uses in his videos are turned over to other rescues to care for after the initial, glorifying save & video.  


Witness A
Eldad left one of those dogs from palmdale/az hoarding case behind in a crate to die in the AZ sun.....but he didnt get that on film......many.of the.dogs were dumped in boarding at Top Dog in California. We took one of those dogs and it's hard to look at him and think he could of been the one left behind in the crate. 

Witness BI witnessed this one with my own eyes & put my own reputation at stake. Not good. These animals were abandoned by them & good people's donations were not going to the animals in need. Quite a shame. I can name at least 5 rescues who came in & saved those dogs that Eldad abandoned yet took the donation money. And yes, some died, not just that one in the desert.

Witness C
Eldad & I worked together when he responded to helping me with an ongoing cat hoarding situation... only to leave me feeling completely used once he got footage to show he was a cat rescuer, as well. Created videos asking for money, then BAILED on ALL of us!! And I'm putting all that nicely & in a nutshell. It was ugly & WRONG!! There are a lot of details on specific situations where he acted like scum. I was shocked. Thought he was a hero, too. Add another 20-25 cats/kittens to the animals on which he's bailed but collected $$$.

He also nearly killed a litter of kittens by grabbing a tube of Frontline saying, "gimme that... let ME do it" (cuz he claims to also be going to VET school). Turned out he used up the entire tube VS. one drop per kitten. Two of them crashed, were rushed to emergency vet in Eagle Rock. After the vet helped stabilize, he picked up the worse one, said , "no sense letting it die at the vet & paying the overnight stay", took the kitten home, shot video of him with another rescue dog cuddling in a bed", submitted it to the Bonnie Hunt Show where he made THAT video go viral, collect more donation monies & fans, bad-mouthed that vet... saying, "he saved Hunter's life". Ewww, I better stop now... I'm gonna throw up.

Witness D
The Chase Community Giving grant is over and I am RELIEVED!! We did NOT get enough votes to secure a spot on the leader board which means we will NOT be receiving any of the grant. I am a rescuer, I spend my days scooping poop, racing to the shelter to make sure dogs are safe or to the vet to make sure they are well, facilitating dogs being pulled to safety, transporting dogs, responding to emails from potential adopter's, arranging home checks, weeding through applications and networking dogs in danger. I do not have time to video tape every dog I rescue, every trip to the shelter or set up live stream cameras while I wash puppies for your votes. I don't have the money to buy expensive ads on Facebook promoting myself nor do I have the huge network of supporter's in the states and/or over seas to bring in votes. If you voted for us I hope it was because you know I work hard, genuinely love & care for animals, and deserved the money.

Witness E
Why bother, the masses are STUPID - they want to believe in fairy tale BS - no one wants to be a part of the WORK it really takes to save an animal - sure, I'm off to WASH my rescued pitbull & shep..tune's FREE, it's not glamorous....that SOB Eldad has left dogs to die, abandoned an old chow & left a pittie on the street left a dog to die in a crate & WTF - keep on sending HIM money..I give up.

Rebuttal to Witness E by Witness B
I bother because there ARE good & decent rescues & rescuers out there who never get a chance, any donations, or any accolades for all the hard work they do day & night to save animals. I bother because this is absurd what is going on with Eldad & how people are snowed. I bother because the animals matter most to me of all.

The other concerning thing is he has won the Chase Charities giveaway again ( in addition to a Toyota Highland this year & other contests).. He's won 4 years in a row, first as Hope for Paws & then in following years by partnering with The Kris Kelly Foundation, & just this past week where he partnered with another Foundation winning $100,000. I don't even think you're allowed to enter more than one year in a row. I guess "partnering" with another organization is a way to get around this. But how many small rescues rake in over $100K a year? This is public record for a non profit & this was just in 2010. How much money is spent on advertising? How much money actually goes to the animals in need? It may deserve closer examination.

Eldad abandoned so many dogs from a Palmdale rescue at Top Dog Resort.He said he'd get them all spay/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, rehomed etc.... he did not and yet he took about $15,000 in donations.

Eldad and Sharon said they were in Arizona getting 12 dogs off an estate, came back with 11.  One of those dogs was left behind to die a miserable death. 

Several other rescues had to step in to vet the dogs,spay/neuter, find them homes etc, on their own dime without the recognition they deserved for saving the dogs he abandoned.

Eldad also had 2 dogs from Palmdale euthanized at Top Dog resort he considered dangerous without having them properly evaluated first..

Some of the dogs were abandoned for over 18 months.

Pulling for Paws took a majority of these dogs along with other rescue orgs. Their names are all at the end of that video, Rescue Uncovered, on youtube.

Eldad was sued in court and lost.

In conclusion
Real rescues don't have time to go out and video tape everything they do, let alone edit the video adding haunting music & text and then posting all over the world. That does NOT make you a top rescue, that makes you a video editor & marketeer and to use God to profit from is appalling. If you're going to support a rescue, please support a real rescue that doesn't abandon dogs everywhere, or leave them in crates in the hot desert sun as they drive away in an air conditioned van with all the donation money. Please make sure who your donating to is really concerned about the animals they claim to 'rescue'.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Amy Verder is at it AGAIN

For many of us, the name Amy Verder aka Let Them Live Rescue, brings feelings of disgust and anger.  We have watched her pull scam after scam, warning others to no avail.  

Her supporters seem to be oblivious to her tactics and would rather ignore the red flags than to admit there's a problem. They seem to never notice all of her animals that go missing, her constant desperate pleas for money (usually during some sort of grave, ultra urgent crisis), or her persistent rants against the people that "hate her."

Her followers apparently believe her claims that she's a true savior of animals, not to mention a lot of other outlandish claims that she has never proven (a long list that is beyond the scope of this post), such as her claim that she is fully trained as a veterinarian. No proof of this exists because it simply is not true. 

Her most recent "emergency" (she has one every week) is that of several puppies she's rescued.  She now claims that there are 24 dogs with parvo.  However, it appears that one of her supporters has unwittingly told the truth.  

Here is Amy's original post, which she quickly deleted when she was questioned:

You'll notice Elisha defending Amy.... so why is it that she posted this?......

Coccidia is NOT parvo.  

Read more here: Coccidia- Not fatal
Read more here: Parvo - Fatal

So, Amy removed  the original post and then posted again.....  

Someone please explain to me how they can be recovering "at home at two separate vets"?  Treating parvo at home?  Really?  

Let's not forget, this is the same woman who acts like she's above the law, dosing her dogs with drugs that only a veterinarian should use. 

So many warnings and reports 
Rescue Undercover- Amy Verder and Propofol, March 2012
2 The Controversy over Let Them Live Rescue
Rescue Hall of Shame 
Ripoff Report
5 Yelp Report
6 Exposing Bad Rescues Report

*** It's important to point out that neither Crystal Harley, Tracey Benzel nor Susan Barrett are admins of this blog or our Facebook page.  Amy's attack on them was unwarranted and her claims are completely false.  I was the one that called the shelter in Florida and talked to the rescue coordinator about Amy, not the ladies mentioned above.