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99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I love shelties and actually traveled from Michigan to Ohio and adopted a sheltie. I have closely followed Pipers story as I help with rescue transports and I also own a dog from a very reputable breeder. I am rescue and responsible breeding friendly. I am honestly shocked how anyone can support this so called rescue. I have friends who runs rescues, they go over and beyond legal strays holds to reunite dogs with their owners. This woman has no excuse for what she has done. Her 501 should have been pulled. Her actions potentially hurt good, honest rescues. SHAME!!

1

Donor

Rating: 1

Really upset tried to donate $100 in memory of my cousin. Site will not let me delete/edit so now my donation is up to $500. Pretty much a scam. Rip cousin will send your mom my donation, somewhere safe where I won't get ripped off

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Terrible experience trying to adopt a rescue dog from them. Application process is completely out of control. Their requirements make 90% of the population ineligible to adopt one of these wonderful dogs into a permanent home. Not to mention the continued questions and scrutiny. I understand trying to protect the dogs but this place is out of control. This is the type of rescue that drives people to breeders if they are looking for a specific breed. They are most certainly working in their own best interest and not looking out for the best interest of the animal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue! Always put dogs first! Endures a lot of BS but continues putting the dogs first in all they do

2

Client Served

Rating: 2

Great Organization that has been attacked unfairly in the Media. I highly recommend the work they do. They are truly All About the Dogs!

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

terrible lack of ethics in the Piper "rescue" and subsequent court case , wasted court costs, wasted donated dollars, and OVERALL casts negative shadow over dog rescues.

13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

go to piperslegacy.org for the complete and accurate facts of what happened in the piper case. ALL court documents are on this site - and will explain why the Judge ordered Sanderbeck to return the dog or go to jail!

sadly, one review on this site makes inaccurate allegations that are not supported by the facts.

piperslegacy.org contains much of the media coverage as well as the court documents and many more links. this case is now before the Franklin County Municipal Court of Appeals - filed by COSR/Sanderbeck when ordered by the Judge to return Piper to her owner.

The rescue is wasting time, money and good will toward all rescues by trying to raise the cost of this lawsuit to such heights that no other owner will ever attempt to recover a dog wrongfully taken.

A few last points: Piper was NEVER scheduled for Euthanasia - EVER. She was microchipped to the owners and when Franklin County Animal Control called that number after 4pm on Good Friday, Easter Weekend, the Shelter was told the Vet's office would obtain the owner's contact information and call them back. One hour and a few minutes after opening on Easter Monday - after the holiday weekend when the Veterinary office was closed - a volunteer for the shelter who ALSO was a volunteer for COSR spirited the identified, microchipped dog out of the Shelter and attempted to hide her from her actual legal owner.

Go read the Legal Filings. Go read the articles. Then, decide whether the rescue that took piper is a rogue rescue or a legitimate one trying to "help" animals.

Furthermore, go to the Facebook Page, Bring Piper Home, and look at the condition of Piper when she finally was returned to her owner. The champion show dog was in deplorable condition and seriously in need of rescuing - from COSR/Sanderbeck!

Shame on LauraM for her ill-researched and inaccurate review of this situation. Unfortunately, for LauraM, lies and deception are easily disproved in this case - Go to piperslegacy.org and read to decide for yourselves!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Court costs for Piper are insane! What kind of "rescue" would do this to an owner?

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I'm appalled, laura, that your posted so much misinformation in your effort to defend this rogue rescue. Please read the facts: http://www.piperslegacy.org/ and donate if you can, as the rights of all PET OWNERS are at stake. This rescue kept a dog from its legal owner, and has continued to drag out the legal case in an attempt to ruin the woman and get the dog back by default. While in this 'rescue's' care the dog was kept in a crate 24/7 - no exercise at all, so she got fat and her leg muscles lost all tone to the point where her pasterns fell. Her nail care and tooth care was non-existent, and her body was covered in scabs and sores because she was not given proper grooming or brushing. This rescue may have started out with the best of intentions but they have lost their way. And this is just the tip of the iceberg in exposing rescue done wrong:

https://dogladyrants.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/the-250000-dog-and-her-message/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am appalled by so many rating this women and her rescue without hearing both sides to the story! Smh! I do not know either parties involving Piper, I took the time to read court documents and statements from both parties involved. This women runs a rescue, this is not cheap, she does this out of the kindness of her heart! She was called by the shelter to take this dog, she arranged pick up before she was euthanized! This is a case of greedy breeder against a rescue. The breeder rehomed her dog as she could not produce any longer, she was growing old and time to move onto next female to breed and to show! Sounds like a case of puppymill, that is exactly what puppymills do, breed dogs as much as they can. Rid of the dog when she can no longer fill the wallet. When this dog was rehomed the breeder lost ownership rights. The dog ran off from the new owner, picked up by animal control. Seems the new owner not too concerned about the loss of the dog. Did they check the shelter as soon as the dog came up missing? That is the first place to check! Most shelters 99% of them have a volunteers running a fb page, was a message sent to the shelter via fb? The shelter followed guidelines with their hold time, contacted rescue to move this dog before she became ill, stressed or before it was time to put her down. I dont think ppl realize how stressful shelters are on animals, it really creates such anxiety and stress, making them susceptible to many illnesses that is passed through shelters as they receive so many dogs on a daily basis. This women who owns the rescue group and volunteers have done everything correct, they did no wrong and legally in all actuality she is the rightful owner of this dog Piper. If the breeder would have approached in a professional mannor and was able to provide solid proof she is in fact the dogs owner this rescue I am sure would have gladly returned the dog. Instead there is huge red flags, most importantly a breeder who got rid of this dog when she was done, not able to produce, not great quality to show any longer. In my opinion she does not deserve this dog back. She rehomed her dog, she lost her rights and ownership when she did this. She does not co-own the dog, thats a crock, she gave her away. Ppl who run rescues hear and see all kinds of stories, they see through ppl's nonsense, Im sure she sensed this, recognized huge red flag from the beginning. There is a fb page with a huge following, I did not see once this breeder being truthful with her side of the story. Instead I hear poor me, my poor dog, yes the poor dog you got rid of. This dog should be returned to the rescue group, the ones who saved her life, the ones who stepped up and rescued after she ended up at the animal shelter. Please look into all the facts before judging! There is no reason to slander this women who did nothing wrong. She was contacted to help, this is exactly what she was doing. I smell crap immediately when I read this story, when I seen hands out for attorney fees, at one point I seen $170000. For attorney costs, did someone add an extra zero in human error? Last post stated needed $10,000 to get the account current, completely pay off the attorney. This figure is astronomical, unheard of. Now we have this fb group, the poor me, please help me and so many ppl jumping on the bandwagon not researching any of this. And those who get on here and give low ratings because of what you read in the poor me story, someone claiming to be away from their beloved pet. Please look into all facts before judging. Please spay and neuter your pets and do not support breeders, support shelters and rescue groups. When purchasing from most breeders you are supporting their wallet, the female dog will then be tossed to the side when she is no longer able to produce. A very sad cycle. A very sad story regarding this ordeal.