• Report: #468904

Complaint Review: LITTLE FORGOTTEN FRIENDS RESCUE

  • Submitted: Sun, July 12, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 23, 2009

  • Reported By:middletown New York
LITTLE FORGOTTEN FRIENDS RESCUE
67 RIDGE RD MIDDLETOWN, New York U.S.A.

LITTLE FORGOTTEN FRIENDS RESCUE BAD RESCUE MIDDLETOWN New York

*Consumer Comment: Never write when you're angry.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: an out right LIE!!!!

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WE ADOPTED A DOG FROM THIS RESCUE. IT WAS A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS THAT THEY HAD SO MANY PUPPIES, AND THE PLACE SMELLED BAD. WE TOOK OUR NEW PUPPY TO THE VET AND FOUND OUT THAT OUR NEW PUPPY HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH ITS KNEES THAT WOULD NEED SURGERY. THE LITTLE FORGOTTEN FRIENDS RESUCE KNEW THIS AND DIDN'T TELL US. WHEN WE CALLED TO TELL THEM NOBODY CARED. WE ARE NOW STUCK WITH A PUPPY THAT WILL NEED $5000 IN SURGERY TO FIX THIS PROBLEM WHICH IS REALLY NOT FAIR.

Lglawgal
middletown, New York
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Never write when you're angry.

AUTHOR: dosdedos - ()

As someone who works in communications, I know the number 1 rule is to never write when you're angry. This person, obviously encountered a situation where he/she had unreasonable expectations. I have adopted from this animal rescue knowing full well that the animals being adopted out were pulled from often times, horrific situations. While Maria (the owner) did her best to care for the animals and improve their health, you have to go into the adoption situation knowing that the dog may have health issues. Maria had a network of people, including vets, that worked with her, doing the best they could, with limited funds.

For one person to save as many neglected and abused animals, foster them, get them veterinary care and then carefully place them with loving homes - well, the woman is a saint in my eyes and did exactly what she set out to do. I can't believe someone would be so hostile launching internet tirades across various sites against Little Forgotten Friends Rescue? The claims that the rescue was purchasing dogs from mills and reselling them for profit is ludicrous. If that were the case, they would deal in only puppies! Not elderly and special needs dogs. Maria worked to find homes for the "less desirable" dogs that "lived" horrible lives in tiny cramped cages, forced to breed time and time again, without any care all for the profit of greedy people. Really? You think she's a scam artist?

The fees you paid at the time of adoption went to cover the care of all the animals there. Considering Maria often had 10s of dogs there, do you really think $500 is a lot of money? You think that funded a lavish lifestyle? No. It paid to keep the utilities on, the dogs fed, the vets paid, it bought the meds, the beds, the wee-wee pads, the treats, the blankets, etc. It's ridiculous how cruel people are to make such outlandish claims, giving no thought to the fact that they (and this person is alone in this, as i've checked around an NO OTHER SUCH CLAIMS EXIST) are ruining someone reputation. Way to go. Your irrational behavior is a hinderance to other dogs getting adopted. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I don't know Maria personally, but dealt with her for well over a month as I was screened and scrutinized, ensuring that IF I were allowed to adopt from her, the dog would have a great life. She does her homework and does her absolute best to ensure the poor dogs she has rescued end up knowing kindness, security and the love of a good home. Once I was approved for adoption I can tell you I (then 24 and living an avg middle-class life) was happy to donate $500 between my fiance and myself, to her rescue. If we had more, we would've given more because it truly is admirable what Maria did at Little Forgotten Friends Rescue. I really, sincerely wish Ripoff Report would screen the claims made by people like this better, because it is absolutely off-base and tragically something like this can keep others from re-homing these rescue dogs.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

an out right LIE!!!!

AUTHOR: M.l. - (U.S.A.)

This person has never adopted a dog from my rescue...there are absolutely no adoptions that were done on the day she/he claimed for adoption....I most certainly was NEVER contacted by this person who is claiming her dog was sick.....you have posted my personal info(eg. my home address)...leaving myself and my family in danger....I am advising you delete this posting immediately,. you are potentially putting us in a life threatning situation, I will expect a response form you ASAP or I will be contacting my lawyer, you have no right to post such negativity about innocent people....they have court rooms for situations like this.
.......If this is truly about an adoptive dog( I am not convinced that this person EVER adopted from me) please produce some sort of evidence so that I can resolve this incident.
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