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LostDog FarmingtonValley April 25, 2014 at 01:35 pm
It is almost a year after this article was written and many of us want to know if this group did getRead More non-profit status. Publicly we have been told they are a 501 c 3, yet the IRS does not list them. They are not listed as a non-profit charity anywhere. Anyone who has asked this question has beem met with all kinds of nastiness and bullying. The point is - if they are a non-profit status they are required to provide documentation when asked. Some of us were told they are under the non-profit Double Dog Rescue and covered under their liability insurance. When asked that question - Double Dog Rescue representatives have not responded. Next we were told they are now part of Dog Star Rescues a new (verified) non-profit that formed due to group of people splitting off from Double Dog Rescue. Why does anyone care? Because if Dog Gone Recovery is not a non-profit, but representing themselves as one, that is fraud. You cannot call your group a non-profit and solicit and collect donations via the internet and PayPal account and be abiding byt the law. Non profits are meant to be transparent, yet this self proclaimed non-profit is anything, but transparent. Their Facebook Group is closed except to members. The Facebook groups they create for the owner of a lost dog are also closed up like a vault. Leading experts in missing pet recovery will tell you that closing access to a missing pet's page is harmful to the search. The people blocked from ths groups are people who have asked about non-profit status, questioned the relationship between a pet tracking business and this so-called non-profit (DGR raises funds to pay one tracker who is not even registered to work in the state.) This group that claims non -profit status collects money via Paypal and then pays the tracker for the job. Seems a bit shady to a lot of people. and have suggested that things might be more open and friendly to all who help. In one known case the admin of the group that puts itself out there as the experts in missing dog recovery called an owner and told them the group would not help because the Admin did not like one of the people on the scene helping. A lot of people find that behavior to be very disturbing. So many red flags with this group. It would be helpful if their status could be verified. If they are a non-profit, then they need to publish their EIN number. If they are not a non-profit, then certain key people need to stop lying. Another question - whose bank account does the money go into and can anyone account for money taken in and where that money actually goes. We'll wait for the usual explosion that occurs when this group is questioned. Again, the police will probably be called and asked to arrest people for criticizing and questioning the group. Makes a lot of people wonder why they get so upset when simply asked about non-profit status. Perhaps Double Dog Rescue and Dog Star Rescue could enlighten us by telling the public if Dog Gone Recovery is part of either of their non-profits. We welcome answers to the questions we have been asking for several months now.
MomofTwins1970 April 30, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Yes, I am most curious myself. I have quietly observed the behavior of this group or rather a selectRead More few and the above poster raises alot of questions I along with several others would like the answers to. Now, not to diminish the good they have done because Yes they have helped some. I want to know why they continue to ban people for no valid reason. I see the head of the group told one owner when she decided to open another page related to her lost dog to reach a larger audience that it will become flooded with those on a watch list, a watch list?? Are you kidding? These people are mother's, wives, husband's, father's etc I think you get it, people who love animals and want to help bring them home safely even if all they can do is share posters and offer moral support, they are not terrorists, my God! It's rather upsetting to see what they do and whatever their relationship is with PLPT, it's really strange. They push this guy on distraught owners and again he's had some success, but he's not the be all, end all of pet trackers, he's well I will keep that opinion to myself I hope they can prove their status because I have a list of people who donated and well if that status is nonexistent, well again, I will leave it at that. These are my opinions, take em or leave em. Here's hoping dgr will do the right thing all around.
Gigi B August 8, 2012 at 10:59 am
Thanks for covering this story. A good ending; so many are not.
Karen's Dog Training Blog August 8, 2012 at 08:15 pm
Wonderful story! Good job Charlene and all those who cared about this dog in the last year.
J. Sosallter August 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm
You should really back up an accusation like that one with something concrete and verifiable.
Beverly Miller August 22, 2012 at 01:42 pm
Seems to be no shortage of ignorant people posting on public forums. This particular comment couldRead More be found defamatory by a court of law. Bill, I hope you reconsider your comment and apologize. If you don't, hope you get what you deserve. JERK!
Rosalind DeLong October 21, 2012 at 05:53 pm
Chrissie is a beautiful person as well as a beautiful sister and I have been blessed by all theRead More lessons in life that I have learned through my relationship with her. May she continue to grow as she moves through this life. It is quite a journey moving from the outside to the closer circle of those we have been brought up with, carrying those messages we share outwardly inward. It is where we meet ourselves! Keep going, Chrissie!
Jill Workman June 5, 2012 at 01:31 pm
Sharon, Thank you for choosing to honor the families and children of St. Jude Children's ResearchRead More Hospital with your efforts this weekend. You are a true Warrior! What a blessing to now have you fundraising for children who are battling cancer right now. We look forward to seeing you in the St. Jude Warrior tent at Warrior Dash! Grateful to you, Jill Workman, Northeast Regional Director, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Jessie Sawyer June 5, 2012 at 02:56 pm
I'd like to announce that Sharon has reached her $250 goal today! You can still help her raise moneyRead More for St. Jude Children's Hospital by visiting her page: www.mystjudeevent.org/weewarrior Best of luck in the Warrior Dash! -Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch
Bill Thomas April 17, 2012 at 04:47 pm
There are several errors in the recent article about reduced fees at Simsbury Airport. The new feesRead More apply ONLY to parking spaces on the grass area of the airport and NOT to any of the other parking areas. Membership fees will be waived ONLY for the balance of 2012, and ONLY for new members who park their airplanes on the grass areas. Memberships are NOT required to "use" the airport: we are a public use airport, and any pilot can land here. Membership is required of all who are BASED at Simsbury Airport. Bill Thomas Manager, Simsbury Airport
shirley & Paul Crane March 23, 2012 at 06:05 pm
Great article. We'll be there!!!!
Jessie Sawyer March 23, 2012 at 06:19 pm
Why thank you! I will be there during the tango portion taking photos/video. Here's anotherRead More interesting fact I learned: Lisa Angerami and Darcie Simches are pretty much organizing this on their own. I asked them for the names of the other volunteers and was stunned that such a big event is being planned by such a small team. Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch
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Nancy usich January 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Gifts of Love is one of the most amazing organizations . I hope through this wonderful article thatRead More many more people will consider helping or donating. I know that Roaring Brook School's children contribute and so do so many others. To Chris Napierski and all others at Gifts of Love, a sincere thank you for all you do. Nancy Usich
Doc December 27, 2011 at 01:52 pm
Town of Avon Special Needs Fund - provides crisis assistance to local families Town of Avon FuelRead More Bank - provides short term fuel assistance to local families
Janet Schwartz December 27, 2011 at 02:38 pm
The Burlington Bell Community Fund supports non-profit organizations within the town of Burlington.Read More The Fund has recently donated $1000 to the Burlington Fuel Bank. More donations within the town will follow. This is a way to help all of the people of Burlington. Most sincerely, Janet Schwartz Chairman Advisory Council Burlington Bell Community Fund
Maryann DeTore December 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm
Please consider Malta House of Care , 19 woodland st, Hartford ,ct.. Volunteer staffed mobileRead More clinic providing free primary care to uninsured individuals. Www.maltahouseofcare.org Thank you, Maryann DeTore RN volunteer
Nancy January 6, 2012 at 11:56 am
This lady certainly deserves a nomination. To see that need and organize it and have the studentsRead More and familiesaccept it is a great achievement.
Margaret Waage January 6, 2012 at 01:11 pm
This work falls under the heading, 'life work' because it comes from seeing the need and takingRead More action. Congratulations to Chris Napierski! Volunteers rock!
ondrea January 8, 2012 at 04:21 pm
Someone needed to step up and take care of these hungry kids. I'm sure this program has made a hugeRead More difference in these kids lives and takes a huge burden off the Mom's of these kids. It's usually single Mom's that find themselves in tough situations so Kudos to Christine and Gifts of Love for following through with this much needed program. She certainly has my vote!!
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