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Pasado's Take a Page from the HSUS Playbook

Did anyone else receive the “help us care the 600 puppy mill dogs!!!!” email from Pasado’s Safe Haven?

I hadn’t heard about the case at the time, but I immediately found some links to it, and was surprised at the lack of mentions of Pasado’s in all of the coverage. Lots of talk about a small, grassroots group called “SPOT” (Saving Pets One at a Time) and Everett Animal Services, but nothing about Pasado’s. Huh.

Today in my inbox, I found this article about the rescue efforts. What immediately jumped out at me was this paragraph:

Some groups, including Pasado’s Safe Haven of Monroe, have challenged Snohomish County for not enlisting their help caring for the rescued dogs.

The help isn’t needed and the dogs are receiving excellent care, Lubrin said Monday. It’s also important to keep the dogs in one place as investigators continue to develop a possible criminal case, she said.

Shame on Pasado’s for taking a page from the HSUS fund raising playbook, while the grassroots groups actually housing the animals are crying out for donations. Doing a few pro bono spays on the seized dogs hardly justifies this kind of misleading fund raising. I hope they plan on turning over the money raised to the shelter that’s currently almost going broke caring for the dogs.

I’m not holding my breath, however.

5 replies
  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    I had a crazy thought. I wonder if Pasado has state and/or federal nonprofit status. There may be a way to file a complaint with the IRS based on their conduct. I don’t know — I have not researched it. I know 501(c)(3) status can be revoked, but I don’t know the criteria. I would be disappointed if fraudulent fundraising was not among the criteria.

    Simpler yet, a complaint to the Oregon Attorney General for Snohomish County might make their chair cushions a little toastier than they find comfortable. Collecting charitable donations under false pretenses has got to be illegal somehow.

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