Yep, there is one born every minute. No not talking about the alleged “overpopulation” myth hyped by Pet Pardons, but rather the suckers that continue to blindly to donate money to “chip ins” for any cause that Pet Pardons espouses.
After faithfully following my former Internet friend Chris Hoar, co-founder of Pet Pardons,I became increasingly concerned that the pet overpopulation myth was hyped by Pet Pardons, a Facebook app and website whose stated mission is to “end the killing & no more homeless pets by January 1, 2015”. In total contradiction to their stated reason for existence, Pet Pardons and their founders continue to give shelters a pass ( March 19th 2012 FB post) from killing although 3 – 4 million pets are killed in them every year. Equally incomprehensible is they know about but don’t support and don’t promote the cure for shelter deaths, the No Kill Equation that results in over 90% of open admission shelter animals lives being saved.
At the same time I became aware of the irony of Pet Pardons insistence on holding steadfast to myths that when perpetuated actually cause more shelter deaths, I started being concerned over the chip in’s they selectively promote on their Facebook page. There is no accountability for the chip in’s I have noted, so I started doing some digging to find out more about the causes they promote.
Last night one jumped out at me as being from one of their selective friends they “like” on FB ( another one being the horrific Robeson County shelter – go figure) Now although they do “like” the fantastic Austin Pets Alive responsible for the No Kill save of over 90% of Austin’s shelter pets, I have never seen Pet Pardons promote them at all unlike I have the organization that has given me pause for concern, Horse Plus Humane Society.
Horse Plus Humane caught my eye with their plea promoted by Pet Pardons on FB “Right now, this mule is standing at a livestock auction where killer buyers are waiting to ship horses and mules to slaughter. He has tears coming down his face, crying for help. Help Horse Plus Humane Society save him, and others just like him. YOu can just text “GIVE 10279″ to 80088 to donate $10 to help save him from slaughter.” (Emphasis added) This gave me some hoax type vibes as I don’t trust sites that try to manipulate the public into giving them money.
So First of all mules don’t cry. Secondly just had a bad vibe. I checked it out and sure enough this “rescue” is a scam at worst and at best a very high kill facility. Even on their website they go on and on about how great “euthanasia” is and state straight up that if horses are not highly adoptable they will be killed – they call it the “ultimate last gift of kindness” the reports state they kill between 70 – 90% they take in. Plus they only have 13 horses up for adoption of so many they allegedly save! This mule does not look highly adoptable… There are many reports on how unethical and neglectful this rescue is. http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/norcal-equine-rescue .
There is a petition to close this rescue down because they pulled this same scam before. In fact people are so concerned they formed a yahoo group “This group is for the people concerned over the unethical and neglectful rescue called NorCal Equine Rescue or Horse Plus Humane Society” http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/HorsePlusHumane/?v=1&t=directory&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=dir&slk=2
Even more horror stories about them but because Pet Pardons and Chris Hoar told them to donate people are pouring in the cash regardless.
So all of this is a concern over the horse chip in’s legitimacy, but pales in comparison to the concerned citizens investigation into the outrageous activities of Jeromie Williams, Director of Pet Pardons Canada. He is being accused of posting fraudulent Chip Ins on Pet Pardons that are really his personal accounts and not sending the money to the posted causes, creating FB aliases to build more support for his faked Chip Ins and graphically, misogynistcally, and violently threatening journalist Kim Johnston, her dogs and children because she exposed his nefarious scam like behavior.
So my point of this blog is that please follow Jeromie William’s – Director of Pet Pardons Canada highly ironic but great advice that seemingly needs to apply to him and just as aptly Pet Pardons:
- “WARNING: please be careful of fraud being committed online using ChipIn. Unless you see a ChipIn being promoted on a legitimate website for a legitimate charity, do not give them your money. There are many people who are circulating ChipIns on Facebook and saying it is for animal rescue when really it is just to make money preying on unsuspecting animal lovers. If a ChipIn is not connected to a legitimate charity, be careful!”
- “Chip-In’s are the new scam of the internet predator, BUT not all chip-in’s are fraudulent, you must do your homework, donate ONLY to a trusted source or a 501(c)”
- “As I have said before unless you know the rescue, or the chip in goes directly to a vet, it is never a good idea to donate, you never know who these people are and she is an example of the underbelly that seeks to steal your money, and let down these dogs! Very sad!”
Maybe the Chip Ins and motives of Pet Pardons need a second look or to be examined more closely?
I’m just sayin’.