RESCUE INK INC

Rating: 1.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 10514 Crossbay Blvd % Robert Misseri Ozone Park NY 11417 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rescue-Ink-Former-Members-Volunteers-and-Supporters/631198343558751?ref=br_tf

John Orlandini has been charged with Grand Larceny. He is charged with cashing $15,000 in donations for himself.

The group states they are retired but continue to have an active donation button.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

Joe Panzarella has recently stated that he and Big Ant have retired so there is no longer any Rescue Ink. The Facebook site is still there and you can read it yourself. This is great as they haven't done any rescues in years and according to their 2011 tax return, only 6% of their $30,000 declared income went to the animals when they state 100% of donations go to the animals. They are under numerous investigations and are nothing but thieves, scammers, and liars. Good riddance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Take down the Facebook site.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

This non profit is currently requesting donations for rent. They are not charged rent by the City of Long Beach. This is unethical. They should be reported.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Dissolve it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Rescue Ink is a legit rescue group..They take the cases no one else will touch. The have a different approach then most groups and that's it.. The work they do is great, I've been down to the shelter quite a few times and there are a lot of animals there, not just dogs and cats but on one account there were chickens that they rescued. They also try to help people that are trying to do right by the animals by building dog houses and dropping them off to the people etc. If half the people opened there eyes and looked past there looks you would be able to see the good there doing for the animals that don't have a voice of there own...I 100% support this group there hearts are in the right place and THATS what counts!!!!

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This so called rescue group is just scamming people into giving donations. The shelter they run in Long Beach Ny is owned by the City of Long Beach & Rescue Ink is under contract to run it only. After Hurricane Sandy they were asking for donations to rebuild the shelter when it is the responsiblity of the City to do this. In the summer they had a new roof put on and were again asking for donations to pay for the roof when the City of Long Beach paid for it. They do no rescues & just go to different venues selling their T-shirts & asking for donations. These are a lot of cash transactions. Where is all this money going? They have had maybe 12 animals in the shelter at one time & again the City of Long Beach pays all vet bills, utilities, everything but food which a lot of has been donated by Petco. Again where are all these donations going?? They should have a full audit where they have to account for every penny they bring in & spend.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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