My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Soaring Paws, Tampa, FL, USA
Two articles in a Tampa newspaper by a reporter who had been receiving an upsetting number of complaints about this organization raising funds fraudulently. Research shows the president of Soaring Paws is a twice convicted felon having served time in prison for impersonating a doctor and credit card fraud. He and his wife have this huge scam going trying to raise money for an airplane to fly the occasional dog from one place to another when in all reality, the man could have rented a car and done the same job for a lot less money and hoopla. Interesting to note that all pilots who volunteer for the legitimate and admirable charity Pilots for Paws use THEIR own planes and money for flying expenses. Every step of the rescue operations are documented dog by dog and there's never a doubt as to the legitimacy of the organization doing great things. This Soaring Paws has flown a few dogs here and there, but 90% of what they croon about on social media are links that can't be identified and fundraisers that have never been verified either.
The moment anyone asks them for proof, you are deleted from their Facebook page. The entire page is devoted to their 2 dogs - doing this and doing that, and then they throw in an obscure plea for giving them money. Report them to Florida Division of Charities, IRS and the FBI for interstate and wire fraud. Send the "presy" back to prison.
Review for Manes And Tails Organization A NJ Nonprofit Corporation, Hoboken, NJ, USA
This is a great rescue, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
In the past I was personally involved with Elle helping a horse from another rescue and rehabilitating her.
I think professionalism in the field is an integral part of running a successful program. Too often I have seen certain horse rescues deliberately try to demean other horse rescues; something that Manes and Tails has never participated in nor has had any affiliations.
You do a spectacular job with horses, advocating for animal rights, and promoting the end of horse slaughter Elle. Thank you for being on the side of the horses.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have seen the horse I helped to place with Manes and Tails Organization become healthy and beautiful.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
No changes needed here.