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Rating: 3.73 stars   77 reviews 16,427

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1801 Century Park E Ste 2101 % Audrey Spilker Los Angeles CA 90067 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

I made a monthly recurring donation of $50 after seeing some of the very emotional Hope for Paws videos. I became suspicious when I never received any acknowledgment of my donation though they are a 501(c) charity. I started to do some research and was left with very troubling questions, particularly about what happens to the dogs they rescue and the money they generate. Two months ago I tried to stop my monthly donation. Paypal said I had to contact them directly. I called several times and emailed (as directed by their voicemail). No one ever called back or responded by email. I was about to close my paypal account when they (paypal) finally stopped the donation. I contacted Hope for Paws and wrote I wanted that last $50 refunded since, for two months, I had tried to cancel the donation. Finally got an email saying there was nothing they could do about it.

All this has left me with a very bitter taste in my mouth and the belief this group uses the dogs to profit personally while hiding their income from the IRS. Give to your local rescue organization. I really believe they are crooks.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I was about to write a check until I saw the address in Beverly Hills......really?

I will write a check to my local Humane Society

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

In an industry filled with some less-than-ethical people and a lot of people who might be ethical but are just plain crazy, Eldad and team stand out for a few things: They don't get involved in the drama--they just keep their heads down and concentrate on doing the right thing to the extent that they can and they are realistic. They cannot, on their own, perform every single rescue out there....they have been great working with groups to help with rescues that others do--ie: we rescued a poor dog who needed surgery before he was able to be pulled from the shelter. Without question, they helped us to fund it and make sure that he got the care he needed.....we aren't a 501c3, but a group of neighbors trying to do the right thing. They recognized that and stepped up when other rescue organizations wouldn't or did and then took the money we raised and scammed us.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

Be very, very wary people. A "nonprofit" with an office on swanky Century Park East in LA? I don't think so! That alone says how they are spending their millions upon millions in profits. Do NOT donate.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I SEE THEM RESCUE A LOT OF GREAT ANIMALS IN NEED ON THE INTERNET, THEY ARE AWESOME FOR WHAT THEY DO BY MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE TO SAVE ANIMALS THAT ARE HOMELESS.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Eldad and his wonderful group of angels are the most patient of rescuers i have ever seen. and the fact that they also follow through with the animals long after their rescue speaks volumes about their characters,
anyone who can help these angels please volunteer some time to them. they also have a wish list on Amazon you can donate to.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Hats off to u guys dat ur helping out these poor dogs and giving encouragement to people like me to do the same.I'm from India.I'm an IT professional.yesterday I saw a dog hit by a bike and was lyin on the pavement suffering from pain. Her spinal was totally damaged.we didn't realise dat then. We wanted to help out dat dog becoz we couldn't leave her dere to die.so we searched out for a pet clinic where she could be diagnosed. Bt in India we don have such facilities in every place. Finally we took her to a petclinic where she was given first aid.but d doctor said she has oly 35% chance of survival since her spinal was totally damaged n bleeding from inside.her veins were burstin and dat she was in her last stage.but if we had d facility she could survive.we also informed blue cross about dis but they refused to come n take the injured dog.even if dey take her.they vil let her die.people like me r totally helpless even if we want to help injured dogs.please is there a solution to this.I would be a very happy person if this rescue organisation is set up in India in my state especially.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

30 people found this review helpful

I emailed them saying I would like to volunteer. They sent me a message saying they don't need anymore volunteers. I have also reached out to them regarding abandoned dogs and never got a response.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

25 people found this review helpful

the worst rescue group !!! 4 days ago i sent a message because i found a dog who apparently had been abandoned in the streets , so i tried to reach them to help because i live in a small apartament with no backyard and i cant keep her(dont worried she is with right now but i trying to find her a forever home). They NEVER answered me like NEVER !!! and two months ago my aunt found a femele dog with her puppies and she call the shelter but they said if they are puppies problably will put down to sleep , but i knew abouth this rescue group and i sent to my aunt the number for hope for paws and never answer again and the dogs were in really bad shape including the puppies. right now i think this group are scam !! they dont rescue any dogs in needs ! the dog it should be dying just for stupid video for money!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been impressed with the work that Eldad Hagar and his organization are doing. Some of the negative reviews complain that he spends too much time on fancy videos so it must be a scam. That is no proof of a scam. These days it is simple and cheap to strap on a GoPro and get informal videos. The use a formula for putting them to music, captioning, and editing. I imagine it is a pretty quick process by now. Another article went on and on about an old case of an associate of Eldad's being caught embezzling. It looks like he has nothing to do with her any more so I don't see that problem as something that should prevent a non-profit from continuing to operate. No on can guarantee that all of their employees are perfect all of the time. The important thing is that they fix the problem as soon as it is known. This article then ended by basically saying, "Don't donate to Eldad; donate to us!" Oh, OK. If that is not a conflict of interest, I don't know what is. It would be refreshing to read an ubiased, dispassionate analysis of these old cases, but none exist.

Keep up the good work, Eldad!

 
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