• Report: #1086680

Complaint Review: Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue, Inc.

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  • Submitted: Mon, September 23, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

  • Reported By: Pat — Gulfport Florida
Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue, Inc.
1344 SW Nebraska Terr Ft.White, Florida USA

Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue, Inc. John Howell, Marie Howell conartists that use your sympathy for wild animals to further their greed and lies.conned me out of thousands of dollars. Ft.White Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: liars reported are being investigated

*Consumer Comment: this is a case of lies

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: false report of lies

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: this is a falsity

*Consumer Comment: Scum

*Consumer Comment: Howell's Angels

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 This wildlife rehab and rescue center is run by John & Marie Howell, who have felony records dating back to 1993 for various criminal activity including possession of controlled substances, theft, dealing in stolen merchandise, battery, manufacture of marijuana, deliver to minor or hire as agent in sale of stolen merchandise, breaking and entering,  etc.

Two years ago they were illegally selling baby opossums on Craigslist. Then,

They found a way to rip people off by becoming a wildlife rehabber. Unfortunately, they only use the poor animals as props for their money making activity. They have taken money for animals that they said were being rehabbed but only to find out that they ditch the poor animals on the side of the road, including blind animals. They were caught red-handed doing this practice. It is documented.

They have taken tousands of dollars in "donations" only to be used for their own personal expenditures. [continued below]....

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They said they were a 501c3 organization, but there is NO record of such. The IRS does not give that status to felons.

They do have a non-profit status with the Dept. of Agriculture, but really doubt that once the Feds find out about their scam, that they will soon be losing that status, too.

They beg for money online for cars, repairs to their truck, computers, cages, etc. They have harassed me and several other donors who were sucked into their scam. When we stopped donating then they harassed us all online with untrue statements of libel and malice. They have done this to several people causing severe anxiety and stress for anyone who found out their scam. Once your name is slandered, it is difficult to completely correct the damage. It's the internet, they can get away with slandering someone. They are cowards and steal money that belongs to the animals and use it for themselves.

I cannot warn you enough to stay away from these sick individuals. They have no conscience at all. Be careful, they are dangerous.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/23/2013 01:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Howells-Angels-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Rescue-Inc/FtWhite-Florida-32038/Howells-Angels-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Rescue-Inc-John-Howell-Marie-Howell-conartist-1086680. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

liars reported are being investigated

AUTHOR: Irene - ()

This is a lie. the people who wrote it stole from Howells angels.They have ripped off elderly, other companies and  when found out about the  thieves that made there web site stole doation for there own use. They never gave one dime to the HOWELLSANGELS RESCUE..I want them prosicuted for slander, theft and made to return the money to the Real HOWELLSANGELSRESCUEANDREHABILITATION. ONE OF THEM works for the IRS. THEY ARE THE FRAUDS. NOT HOWELLSANGELS.

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#2 Consumer Comment

this is a case of lies

AUTHOR: jack - ()

 

I know you unaware of who i am but thats niether here nor there. i was just trying to tell you that what you are doing by spreading false reports made by a person in gulfport, florida is going to come back in a bad way. the so called ripoff report posting is undergoing a federal investigation. the women who posted this slander are also under investigation for several other fraud scams. i understand you are an animal rights person but this is a long way from animal rights it is a major fraud. the women who are in question are into some serious misrepresentation internet fraud agianst several non-profit organizations in pinellas county alone. the so called facts you have been givin are in fact untrue and fictitious. to continue creating defamation of character posts by you and several others you consort with will in fact raise a legal issue. i have seen the private messages and the public posts by you, mr. howell, and several others. please note there is no grounds for your malicious propaganda. there is no need for prejudice posts of this facility or its officers. i personally can assure you that you do not have all the proper facts and evidence in this case. there has been no malfeasance committed by these people. law enforcement has done an extense investigation on this matter. the facility of howells angels wildlife rehabilitation and rescue inc. has done absolutely no harm. they are a legal florida non-profit corporation, they are certified by the department of agriculture to solicit donations, they are legally permitted by the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission to rehabilitate all class2 and class 3 mammals, they are legally permitted for several class 3 pets of different variety, they are in the final stage of approval for their irs 501(c)3 status, and neither one are convicted of any felonies as proven by federal and state officials. please understand that the few people that are spreading the unwarranted slander and defamation will be placed under watch by state and government law enforcement. it is an unfortunate situation that some people feel the need to attack others on social media but know it is classified as cyber-bullying. have a wonderful day and make sure the battles you choose to undertake are of factual evidence.

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

false report of lies

AUTHOR: jack - ()

 I know you unaware of who i am but thats niether here nor there. i was just trying to tell you that what you are doing by spreading false reports made by a person in gulfport, florida is going to come back in a bad way. the so called ripoff report posting is undergoing a federal investigation. the women who posted this slander are also under investigation for several other fraud scams. i understand you are an animal rights person but this is a long way from animal rights it is a major fraud. the women who are in question are into some serious misrepresentation internet fraud agianst several non-profit organizations in pinellas county alone. the so called facts you have been givin are in fact untrue and fictitious. to continue creating defamation of character posts by you and several others you consort with will in fact raise a legal issue. i have seen the private messages and the public posts . please note there is no grounds for your malicious propaganda. there is no need for prejudice posts of this facility or its officers. i personally can assure you that you do not have all the proper facts and evidence in this case. there has been no malfeasance committed by these people. law enforcement has done an extense investigation on this matter. the facility of howells angels wildlife rehabilitation and rescue inc. has done absolutely no harm. they are a legal florida non-profit corporation, they are certified by the department of agriculture to solicit donations, they are legally permitted by the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission to rehabilitate all class2 and class 3 mammals, they are legally permitted for several class 3 pets of different variety, they are in the final stage of approval for their irs 501(c)3 status, and neither one are convicted of any felonies as proven by federal and state officials. please understand that the few people that are spreading the unwarranted slander and defamation will be placed under watch by state and government law enforcement. it is an unfortunate situation that some people feel the need to attack others on social media but know it is classified as cyber-bullying. have a wonderful day and make sure the battles you choose to undertake are of factual evidence.

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

this is a falsity

AUTHOR: howells angels - ()

this is a slanderous act by ex board members of our organization lyyn divenuti and amy oatley

they we removed from our board due to fraudulent acts on their part by making a secondary web site with a secondary hosting to funnel donations to their own accts and they were selling false items to the public in our otganizations name and pocketing the money without the knowledge of our organization

all evidence has been filed with the fbi the irs and floridas fwc

if any of these so called allegations were true we would not have recieved state licensing thru fwc

 

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#5 Consumer Comment

Scum

AUTHOR: Anon - ()

I paid a donation to these people a few months ago, now they badger me for more donations. 

I started having feelings about what they do.. after hearing a lot of bad things about there operation, since seeing this report and being told it is the truth i am glad I never gave them anymore money.

 

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#6 Consumer Comment

Howell's Angels

AUTHOR: Annie - ()

These people have been in "business" as fake rehabbers for about a year, but collecting donations and soliciting illegally about 2 years.  They beg constanltly on line venues for everything.  They have skipped out on rent, stolen appliances from a rental where they failed to pay rent, sold stolen property for scrap, are on disability (supposedly they were poisoned) and use other peoples pictures of animals to elicit sympathy and get donations.  The animals pictured are NOT in their possession, but are photos from other rehab centers around the world.  They have serious felony criminal records.....drug use, battery B&E.   When confronted they will send their cohorts after you to harrass by phone or enter your property illegally.

 

Do not donate to these people.....they are major scam artists spending donations for their own personal gain.  They need to be stopped and have the permits revoked.  They have NO training for wildlife reahb and are putting any animals they come in contact with in serious jeaopardy. They sell wildlife which is illegal as well.

 

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