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Review for Dont Bully My Breed, Peoria, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-accused-of-trying-to-shoot-girlfriend-also-charged-with/article_04a5ae30-2861-11e2-9fbc-001a4bcf887a.html

Catherine Hedges, founded this "rescue" after being fired from Furry Friends foundation for hoarding animals. She supervised the shelter yet claimed she was an unpaid volunteer. She also claimed when she was found to have cancer she was forced to resign or have her heath insurance stipened.
DBMB, placed difficult dogs that she even claimed were "dog reactive" and cat unfriendly in un-experienced dog handlers hands. They didn't educate fosters and when a foster home felt they weren't trying hard enough to place the dog, she removed dogs without regard to the dogs well being.

The rescue must be registered with the state as a 501c3 organization and this one is not, yet they claim they are on their site.

http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/26-3744748/dont-bully-breed.aspx

This is for you fact checkers. No IRS reporting for 3 years. People will put this blame on Curt solely ,but really he had 4 Dui's (2/15/2007-12/13/11 ,first before DBMB even existed, according to above link, last one while he was still with DBMB). The "rescue " was well aware of what kind of person he was. The founder was was his fiance/live in girlfriend when she died. She left the animals in his care! There are people who obviously have no sense or are plain delinquent in running this place, and /or choosing appropriate people to put their beloved pets in the care of. They enabled the death of over 70 animals!

A fostered dog, Carmen, through this agency was one of the victims and suffered unimaginable cruelty at the direct hands of a person on the board of this agency. I feel it is extremely important people know their shelter/agency when they foster or adopt a dog. If you contact me directly, I can give you in detail what this agency put Carmen and her foster parents through. Please never let an agency convince you to take a dog! This agency is known for marking "urgent" etc on their posts to pull at your heart strings and make you feel you have to take this dog in order to save his/her life. Please do not support this agency!! There are some great ones out there who take really good care of their animals and know their limits.

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

Make sure they kept their non-for profit status up. Make sure they do background checks on their volunteers.

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?

2011

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I had seen a dog at an adoption event years ago. His name was Louie. I fell in love with him but had an aggressive dog at home, so I took personal interest in helping him to find a home.
I took a picture of him and made flyers and posted it online. I also offered to take professional photos of him as their photos weren't so appealing. They didn't seem to be interested or care or even appreciate my help. That"s fine . I wasn't looking for recognition. Anyway, I kept contacting them to find out his adoption status and they wouldn't even respond. I mean it would be for their benefit and the dogs, if they could respond so I could continue to help. They couldn't even let me know if he was adopted. I did not want to continue my efforts if he had a home so I stopped. Pretty discouraging! Who wants to help someone who cant even respond to an email or return a phone call? In the end the dogs suffer because people want to help where they know they are making a difference. All this happened before they had a facility on Belmont.
Fast forward January 2011. I saw cats on their site and had found a cat in my yard had cystitis,felv and giardias. I stopped in on Belmont for help, suggestions etc. They provided zero ideas and looked at me like I was bothering their little chat session.
Strike two! Please don't support them. There are rescues that actually car and help and appreciate what you have to give to them!

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?

2011

Role:  General Member of the Public