Jayme, The rescue group you are saying this about is STAT. STAT took the pictures of your little Lucy. STAT asked NELR to sponsor her. STAT found the foster to care for her while she underwent her surgery. STAT put her on the transport and did the required paperwork so that she could legally cross state lines. You did not think STAT was so evil then did you?Where to begin! I have educated myself about this "facility", and have known of it since we welcomed to our family, a survivor of JRC, back in February. Turning a blind eye, and ACTUALLY defending this place, you should be ashamed of yourself. I wonder what rescue group you are involved with Anna/United States?? Breaking the laws at JRC, somehow thinking they are above the law, NO basic care or attention, comfort, medical, or humane treatment given to the animals, documented abuse, starved animals, abused animals, animals with bullets in them, on and on. Dump a poor, over-bred, abused, elderly, injured animal, and leave with ANOTHER animal, no questions asked!! A SIX week old puppy "adopted" for $10.00. We live in the United States, and the year is 2013. ANY so called rescue group that does not try to change the horrific and illegal situation at JRC for the present, and future animals, should be ashamed. Take some pictures, find a home for some, pat yourself on the back, block other people trying to make a positive change. When you stay quiet and "don't rock the boat" you are no better than those doing all the evil. Look at the records ~ the people running JRC lie, and they, along with the government of the State of TN, need to be held accountable. Positive change will take place for the animals ~ we are not going away!!
To the public who may read this:
Here is what is sorry, and what shows the true colors of these reformers; if it were only about reforming JRC and about the good of the animals, these folks would not be concentrating on shredding the reputation of the one rescue who is there day in, day out, to try to make sure no animal is missed. The goal is that every animal is photographed and networked. They do not always reach that goal but they try. They make their photos available to anyone for the purpose of networking (though they do ask that they not be used on craigslist). They pull and foster for reputable rescues like NELR, they also do their own rescues locally and have a chapter in Pennsylvania. Visit their website at savingtheanimalstogether.org and see for yourself the organization being ripped to shreds by these people who claim to be all about the animals. STAT never tried to impede the efforts of the protesters, they simply asked to be left out of it so they could concentrate on their work. You don't see counter-protests. They wanted to be left alone. From the beginning of this movement STAT was dragged into it. I'm signing my name to this and not hiding behind a false name because I'm telling the truth and have nothing to hide. I'm a former board member of STAT and while I've left the board and no longer help with rescue, they are the one of a handful of rescues who will always have my support. I appreciate and respect that they made JRC their only mission and never waivered from that. I appreciate that in the short time they have existed (less than 2 years) they have saved so many animals indirectly and directly.
Former Vice President
Former Adoptions Coordinator
(April 2012-September 2013)