I have a question - what constitutes a rescue? Is there anything or anywhere that a rescue needs to register?
After helping one rescue, I discovered there were many allegations of donations being used for personal use by the person who set up the rescue. I later found out the person had been asked to leave another rescue they had volunteered at for the same reason. I then heard from the co-ordinators many stories when dogs were lied about (people were told they were in foster when in fact they had been put to sleep or had been abandoned). Much of this became apparent on Facebook pages. There was a catalogue of lies and neglect to dogs, fosters and adopters. There had been some excellent care but much of this came from co-ordinators that have now quit due to these reasons. Is there a professional body I can complain to?
Having said this some 6-8 out 10 dogs do well. Personally I no longer support this rescue but how do I found out if a rescue is legitimate? Does a rescue have to register anywhere? Is it legal for donations to be paid straight into someone's personal account?
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