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Review for ANIMAL GUARDIANS HORSE RESCUE INC, Simi Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This "non-profit" is completely bogus! The person in charge is dishonest - using funds from the non-profit for personal use and claiming a personal horse as a rescue to get donations for their cost of their death. Her "training" techniques are closer to abuse: whipping, throwing halters at their faces, and backing horses into oncoming traffic when they dont want to load. Volunteers get no training to actually deal with the horses and are expected to hold her personal horse/mini horse at events she attends while she annoys the general public and forces the rescue onto them. She refuses to accept no for an answer when asking for donations, instead insulting people saying they're not true animal lovers for not donating. She abuses volunteers, promising them one thing and then renigging on the agreed upon deal. She is constantly searching for the least expensive way to do things instead of the right way, often causing the horses to panic and/or be injured. She abuses her vendors, again often backing out of an agreed upon price for services AFTER the service has already been performed. Public beware of this organization!!

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AGHR1 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are sorry to hear that this post writer is so disgruntled and angry. We are happy to discuss issues from the public face to face. None of the report in this review is true. We consider this post to be uncalled for slander and libel.

AGHR1 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

As always, we encourage members of the public to form their own personal opinion about our rescue organization and Directors by personally meeting with us face to face. Anonymous207 and countrygrl are encouraged to attend our next Board Meeting and express their concerns to have our Board members hear their complaints and resolve their issues. These posts are publishing false and slanderous information, and are not true by any means. The public and our supporters are encouraged to attend our outreach events and see for themselves how we interact with the public and how we demonstrate horse husbandry skills using our miniature horse mascot, Dream Catcher, for petting zoo displays, and sometimes demonstrate other rescue horses and BLM Mustangs for educational outreach. The public and our supporters are more than welcome to speak with our Directors face to face about any questions or concerns they may have.

AGHR1 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This publisher has no basis for this post. The founder of this organization does not own a personal horse. The miniature horse used by this organization is a ranch horse, and is taken to events for educational outreach purposes. No volunteers are ever forced to do anything in this organization. The founder of this organization does not solicit funds from the public. This can be directly accounted for by multiple witnesses at outreach & fundraising events. Volunteers are given extensive training using the Forever Foundation Training program, as is documented on our website and facebook page, and on www.hsusforeverfoundation.org. No member of this organization has ever, nor will ever, abuse, hit, or injure a rescue horse for any reason whatsoever, as is cause for dismissal from the organization and may be just cause for due negligence. The person who posted this review was paid $200 to haul a rescue mule, Zoey, who refused to load, so the rescue hired another pro hauler with a larger rig