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Happy Endings Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To Rescue the Homeless, Abandoned and Abused Animals of Nashville. To offer Rehabilitation and readopt out to New Loving Forever Homes. We are also a Sanctuary to take in elderly dogs to live out their lives here when they have lost their beloved parents.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 animaladvocacy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Severe neglect and abuse at this animal nonprofit. All animals were confiscated. This place was a scam. Neighbors heard him beating animals on a regular basis . This guy needs to rot in hell.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE!!! ASPCA has just rescued 41 dogs living in deplorable conditions, not to mention the abusive nature of how these animals were treated. If I could, I would give them ZERO stars!!! This man should be confined to jail cell and how about he experience what those helpless dogs felt! It's inhumane and he should not be allowed to open another "rescue" operation. I hope that they are able to save them all and that they go to loving homes. Thanks ASPCA!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met this gentlemen a while back and TOTALLY agree with the SENSIBLE ones....he was a VERY caring individual who WOULD put the dogs ahead of his own welfare and being!
To those ARMCHAIR BONO VOX wannabes...dig...the media DOES NOT CARE to get the full details of the situation....just like WHOM they want to see in the White House....Cody fell on hard times....and the so called IMF bullies out there....IT COSTS $$$ to run a rescue....just the basics alone!!!! IF the 'mouthy' ones would have come to his 'rescue' FINANCIALLY.....you could sing a diffo tune if he WASNT doing what he was suppose to with the dogs! Also think of this...smart azzes,,,,the % of those who 'dumped' off their pets...which became a 'thing' after a while.....Cody wouldn't be up to his eyeballs with not only the expenses but also the number that had to be adopted out!!!! Oh and it must THRILL some of the bon vivant rescue orgs out there that they were 'instrumentally' even remotely seeing to it that Happy Endings sank! What goes around comes around!!!!! It cant happen here!!!! Huh uh right-cho! Ynet! As mentioned I met Cody and saw that his facilities were in good order....if some of the FRICKIN ego-manical would have PROPERLY ASSISTED with this man....instead of seeing his downfall....then would be a spot on outcome today!!! Besides...thought it was about the dogs...mates...not esp if you tis one of the hip elite L7 feminists who THRIVE ON such!!!!! Get over the Susan B Anthony sufferage days okay....if that's what ya pre occupy ya selves with!!!! Best wishes to him and that he is resting okay in the hospital

8 Michelle366

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

DO NOT DONATE. Not only was the owner charged July 19 with animal abuse (no food, water, animals with broken legs and others had to be euthanized) but he's done this before in 2010. This is one sick person

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Advisor

Rating: 1

Over 40 dogs taken from animal rescue group in Madison; Owner charged
MADISON, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than 40 dogs were removed from an animal rescue group Tuesday and are now being taken to a temporary shelter where they will receive medical care.
The dogs were taken from Happy Endings Animal Rescue (HEAR), after police executed a warrant earlier in the day for the removal of the dogs.
According to a release from American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the seizure is the result of “numerous public complaints about conditions at HEAR, which has been operating for 19 years.”

David Gosselin (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
David Gosselin, the owner and operator of the rescue, is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
According to a Metro affidavit, Gosselin has been subject to numerous contacts with Metro Animal Control based on complaints dating back to 2009. Some of the complaints allege he “routinely failed to provide basic shelter, food, water, and veterinary care to the dogs he keeps on his property.”
Gosselin has been cited for companion animal hoarding as recently as 2014 by Metro Animal Control.
On May 9, MACC officers were called to Gosselin’s property in response to accusations of a large number of dogs living in deplorable conditions.
When they arrived, officers found four dogs in the front yard that appeared underweight and with hair loss.
Officers also visited the property as recently as Sunday and on May 23 and June 24.
ASPCA and Metro Animal Care assisted in the removal of the dogs Tuesday.
The rescued dogs include Chow, pit bull, shepherd mixes and other medium to large breed canines.
“We are glad to have the expertise and experience that the ASPCA brings to this case,” said Rebecca Morris spokesperson for Metro Animal Care and Control. “We are pleased that the animals will be receiving the necessary medical care and attention they deserve.”
The dogs are being held at a temporary location where they will receive medical care.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This man should be treated the way he treated his dogs. Please never donate to nonprofits that you have not done your homework on. He has federal charges against him at this time. This is the main story on the news July 19, 2016.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

ASPCA just came in to take all animals in overly deplorable conditions.

9 Barbara257

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

http://fox17.com/news/local/aspca-removes-41-dogs-from-happy-endings-animal-rescue-in-madison

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has removed 41 dogs from the Happy Endings Animal Rescue in Madison.

The owner of the self-described no-kill rescue was arrested on animal cruelty charges and Metro Animal Care and Control requested removal of the dogs. HEAR has been operating for 19 years and the ASPCA says the seizure comes in the wake of "numerous public complaints."

According to ASPCA, the dogs were found living in feces and filth inside and overcrowded house and outdoor kennels. One room alone held 22 dogs with feces covering the floor. Some did not have access to food or water, others were suffering from medical issues and some were not spayed or neutered.

ASPCA Investigations Director Kathryn Destreza stated “This facility claimed to be a safe place for animals, but the truth is these dogs were suffering greatly, both physically and mentally."

The dogs seized were Chow, Pit Bull, Shepherd mixes and other medium to large breeds. They will be taken to a temporary shelter to receive medical treatment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at this Rescue and met Cody, he has a compassion towards the dogs he cares for. They all get plenty of food and water and play time. When I see negative write-ups about his organization I asked him about it. He says that when people don't qualify to adopt a dog because their fence doesn't meet their qualifications, some people lash out with negative responses and try to destroy our reputation. People just have to meet Cody and see the dogs and make your own judgement. For me, his Rescue is one of the top Animal Rescues in Nashville.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=6406575 I inquired about adopting a dog throught Happy Endings, Do not waste your time dealing with Cody Gosselin, he will waste your time!

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Happy_Endings_AR 08/04/2012

This is one crazy lady. She notified this Rescue of wanting to adopt a dog. Through our screening process found out her fencing wasn't up to code and offered some recomendations to modify the fence. She came back by saying she would chain the dog to a tree to keep it in the yard. I turned her down for adoption. I have also contacted other Rescues to not adopt to this woman. Her name is Rebecca Lucianno and she lives in Fairview, TN. This woman is crazy. If your a rescue or shelter and she contacts you, ignore this woman. Any dog adopted to this woman could end up dead or live a life on a chain tied to a tree.

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Happy_Endings_AR 08/04/2012

This is one crazy lady. She notified this Rescue of wanting to adopt a dog. Through our screening process found out her fencing wasn't up to code and offered some recomendations to modify the fence. She came back by saying she would chain the dog to a tree to keep it in the yard. I turned her down for adoption. I have also contacted other Rescues to not adopt to this woman. Her name is Rebecca Lucianno and she lives in Fairview, TN. This woman is crazy. If your a rescue or shelter and she contacts you, ignore this woman. Any dog adopted to this woman could end up dead or live a life on a chain tied to a tree.