My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Dfw Pug Rescue Club Inc, Grapevine, TX, USA
DFW Pug Rescue has had some serious issues in the past several years. They have lost several long term and effective volunteers due to an ego driven board of directors that doesn't change. There have not only been circumstances of volunteers that are driven by the needs of their foster pugs being in conflict with monetary issues that the board faces and many fosters have left out of frustration that their pugs needs are not being met. One of the board members handles monthly donations from a local Wal-mart and passes the donated goods onto friends and family without notifying other fosters of the donation. Animals that are under the care of fosters have been dropped off at local clinics for 'checkups' only to be destroyed without the fosters' input or knowledge. DFW Pug Rescue has not had a volunteer meeting in over three years. All volunteers communicate via Yahoo Groups, and if you disagree with a board member, you are eliminated from the Yahoo Group. The charity does not allow members and the board is self directed and appointed. Since November 2013 several donors have asked for financial information only to have their donations returned with no other information. The members of the board of directors each have access to debit/credit cards for the group and are known to sometimes 'accidentally' use these cards for personal use.
Recently the group has begun purchasing dogs from breeders who are closing operations, thereby filling foster homes with puppy mill purchases instead of rescuing homeless dogs from shelters.
Overall, Pug Rescue puts on a good face and helps some pugs, but overall the operation is made up of disjointed volunteers who do not have a strong support system under a board of directors who do not participate in fostering and have lost touch with the purpose of the rescue group.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Change the board of directors. Have social events so the volunteers can work more as a team. Put the interests of the animals first and not the egos and personal desires of the board. Overall, the group is very unhappy and unhealthy.
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