My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Starting Over Animal Refuge Inc, Ocala, FL, USA
I just wanted to bring to your attention that this "organization" is a scam.
Starting Over Animal Refuge Inc.
This woman is a puppy flipper. She purchases puppies in bulk off of Craigslist and re sells them individually for a mark up. She claims that she is a non-profit and yet she charges $400 cash only as an "adoption" fee. She has a very convincing story of where the puppies come from, but in reality she has no idea. She claims that the puppies come 100% vaccinated and that is a lie. When I brought my puppy to the vet they said that he was NEVER administered any vaccines and that he tested positive for tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms which was not brought to my attention at the time of the adoption. When my veterinarian contacted the "shelter" owner to send over proof of vaccinations, the owner became irate and started yelling at the Vet.
I do not believe that she has the right intentions for her animals and she is scamming those of us who want to provide good homes for these puppies.
I specifically this site because I did not want to get my dog from a breeder. I have been waiting for almost 2 years for the perfect puppy to show up in my email and when I found him and "adopted" him I find out that I was scammed out of $400 and another $82 for veterinary costs.
I would strongly advise you look into this "rescue" and take down any animals she has up for adoption in the mean time so that no one else can be taken advantage of.