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    Rescues will never make everyone happy. Too many people with different opinions and expectations. And: "Rescuing can be a lucrative business much of the time " is
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    No, actually, it's not. If you had read my entire post, instead of skimming to find something to snark about, you would see that I stated:

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    Rescuing can be a lucrative business much of the time . . . especially when you're taking in cash donations for special feed and needs and then spending said donations on everthing EXCEPT the horses
    There is a thread concerning this exact thing going on right now that involves two members here. They spent tons of money on shows, VERY involved costumes for the classes the daughter was showing in, etc . . . all the while the "rescued" horses they had were slowly starving to death because donations were going to personal use. And the Indiana rescue I mentioned did the same thing: an entire family was living off the donations from patrons and the horses were in foul conditions and were slowly starving one by one.

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    I'm fully aware of that.

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    Then why the smart-alec reply?

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    Rescues will never make everyone happy. Too many people with different opinions and expectations. And: "Rescuing can be a lucrative business much of the time " is
    Oh I think most people would be happy about equine rescue providing they can be sure that the horses are in fact in a better place and no longer at risk..I am all for resuce, but I do like to know things about it since it lends more credibilty to the rescue...the more good, responsible rescues there are the better because then the shady ones would end up going away ( hopefully)....and I happen to have an odd feeling that "you" are one of the good ones.

    And here is one famous or should I say infamous one that made oddles of money:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/the-...-equine-rescue

    While the may not all make thousands they can also make money by not having to spend any of their own for the personal horses they have....they simply use the feed, supplies and donations to care for their horses and let the rescues starve...and it's not the "good" ones making any more money or benefits from claiming to be a rescue...it's the shady, greedy ones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown View Post
    Rescues will never make everyone happy. Too many people with different opinions and expectations. And: "Rescuing can be a lucrative business much of the time " is
    Curious what you think of the practices of the rescue I am posting about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyfirestorm View Post
    No, actually, it's not. If you had read my entire post, instead of skimming to find something to snark about, you would see that I stated:



    There is a thread concerning this exact thing going on right now that involves two members here. They spent tons of money on shows, VERY involved costumes for the classes the daughter was showing in, etc . . . all the while the "rescued" horses they had were slowly starving to death because donations were going to personal use. And the Indiana rescue I mentioned did the same thing: an entire family was living off the donations from patrons and the horses were in foul conditions and were slowly starving one by one.
    That is despicable and makes me sick to my stomach. Again, as mentioned. Please Please Please research before you donate. If you can't go visit, they shouldn't get your money.
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    It is quite possible for an equine rescue to have 30-40 horses under their care AS LONG AS THEY ARE WELL FUNDED AND HAVE A GREAT NETWORK OF FOSTERS.

    Foster homes are the heart and soul of any good rescue. They can give the animal the individual time and attention it needs and lessen the hourly load for the those trying to keep up at the physical location of the rescue. A good rescue should also, 100% finance the animal in foster and not ask the foster to shoulder any monetary responsibility. If they do not do this, they will find themselves without this valuable supportive resource and it is also a good way to find yourself under the microscope. Disgruntled fosters who were told they would be financed but are not, can damage a rescues' reputation faster than just about any other underhanded dealing.

    In short, a good rescue 100% finances it's fostered animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyfirestorm View Post
    No, actually, it's not. If you had read my entire post, instead of skimming to find something to snark about, you would see that I stated:



    There is a thread concerning this exact thing going on right now that involves two members here. They spent tons of money on shows, VERY involved costumes for the classes the daughter was showing in, etc . . . all the while the "rescued" horses they had were slowly starving to death because donations were going to personal use. And the Indiana rescue I mentioned did the same thing: an entire family was living off the donations from patrons and the horses were in foul conditions and were slowly starving one by one.
    Kyfirestorm, they are not a "rescue" by any definition of the word. Again, they are no more a rescue than I am a supermodel. They are vile thieves/con artists/sadistic ******** who torture animals, not rescuers, not in any sense of the word. Let's not validate their lies by calling them such.
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    Oh god... why is this even a thread...
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