Report: #1062681

Complaint Review: Kate Riviello - Port Jervis New York

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  • Reported By: Laura S. — Enfield Connecticut
  • Kate Riviello
    91 Ball St
    Port Jervis, New York

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Ms Riviello has been spreading lies about me through out the FB community. Her biggest lie of all concerning me is that I have stole 2 dogs from her rescue. First of all let me state that Ms. Riviello does NOT own a rescue nor is she 501c3 registard to rescue animals. These dogs were NEVER hers. The rescues with whom the dogs did belong to at one time have agreed to adopt them to me. I have A transfer of ownership as well as a copy of my adoption fee check which was cashed. I have letters from the previous owners stating that I am the legal owner of these dogs etc. Ms Riviello has been told these dogs are in fact my dogs not hers by everyone in which she has sought out to have these dogs removed from my home. 2 police officers, ACO and her own attorney. Yet she continues to post there pictures out (just this past Sunday)along with a discription stating that they were stolen and insinuating that these dogs would end up dead. [continued below]....

..... She also has a picture of one of my dogs on both of her FB personal accounts as her photo cover.

Ms Riviello has also been warned in a harrasment case I have sought to stop harassing me or she will be arrested. Clearly she will not stop. She has said she needs $10,000.00 to hire another attorney to come after me for these dogs. I suggest if she opens another chipin to collect monies for this reason to BE AWARE that this is never going to happen the dogs have been proven time and time again (1 year now) that these dogs are my dogs. please see attatchments. Thank you and good luck to anyone who gets tangled up with her. That has proven to be costly and nothing good will result of it.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Kate Riviello is stalking me

AUTHOR: Dhyana - (United States)

 I made a comment on Facebook she didn’t like. I was speculating on how a once good rescue had lost their good standing. Kate attacked me then made a post that I ( the owner of a compassionate cat rescue) am a killer of 1000 cats! She is insane!

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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Concerned Citizens for the New York Animals - ()


Has several counts of fraud all recorded in the NYC Courts system:
She was also reported to the IRS recently, institution to which she currently owes money too and is on a payment plan for unpaid taxes. The IRS will now investigate what all the money she has recently received has been used for and if in fact she reported this income to them. KATE/KAY/KATHRYN F RIVIELLO is not an approved IRS 501c3 non-for profit rescue or organization. She collects funds through her personal pay pal account and does don’t give access to donors for audits which include producing invoices from vendors she hires, receipts of purchases, and other pertinent paperwork.

..... This un-orthodox practice of taking money from donors and not giving them access to her books has raised big concerns among the animal rescue community in the State of New York and is quickly spreading nationwide.

Ms. Riviello calls herself an activist when in fact she is an unemployed middle aged woman without a profession or college education that lives off donations from kind donors she manages to reel in through social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter. Her latest creation in order to obtain funds from donors is to plan protests and charge people for their free time to be able attend her protests making false promises of shutting down the NYC ACC and build a no kill shelter. She also makes claims of working laws with councilmen which never materialize. Within the last year, she has posted two protests she charged people for but actually cancelled both events and never returned the money to the donors, some of them went public on social media requesting their money back but she blocked them from all contact.

KATE/KAY/KATHRYN F RIVIELLO is under an open “animal cruelty investigation” by the police of Port Jervis, New York who went to her house after neighbors constantly complained about a foul odor coming from her home. PETA also went to her house this past June 16th, 2013 after finding out she kept five dead cats in her freezer and consider this as “animal cruelty” because the cause of death of these animals is unknown and needs to be investigated. Also the fact that she has kept these animals in her freezer for such a long time raises big concerns about her mental health. Unfortunately Ms. Riviello didn’t allow access either to the police or PETA but a warrant to raid her property is in the works. The name of detective will remain anonymous until further notice.

Her latest scam creation is a protest she crafted taking place outside a mall in Staten Island on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 for which she is charging people $45 per ticket/person to attend a protest in a “free of charge public area”. She is trying to get 300 people to produce funds for this event, she is also charging $25 for t-shirts that must be worn at this event. That elevates the charge per person at $75 x $300 for a total of $22,500 going into Ms. Riviellos’ personal pay pal account.

This is preposterous and outrageous as none of this money will be used in fact to save death row animals or anything animal related nor will donors have access Ms. Riviello’s paperwork/accounting books.

We have alerted the authorities of this sting taking place on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 and it will be dealt with swiftly and very aggressively in order to stop Ms. Riviello of crafting anymore fraudulent events.


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#3 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Laura S. - ()

Once again Kate nothing but more lies out of you. That is all you can do is slander people because you have nothing else. Good luck with your future rescue indevours. Oh and good luck with your 96 lawsuites you have threatened (yes I have been counting) Have a great day!

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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Laura Smith You Are Going Down

AUTHOR: KayRiviello - ()

I am not even going to go into this right now but suffice it to say Laura, they are not your dogs.  Everything you have said here is a lie.  We will prove this in Superior Court in Connecticut in Enfield.  Furthermore, you have fild a false police complaint since I have proof that you contacted the ACC Rescue to rid yourself of both dogs, Jack and Muttkiss due to your "allergies" and I have the emails to prove everything.  You are sick, delusional mental case that believes your own reality is the truth when it is not.  Your fake transfer note, your false police report, the Enfield PD saying this is a civil matter, the rescue refusing you ownership of Jack, the other third party delivering the dog  Muttkiss to you is all a matter of record.  Not only will I get those  two dogs back  (if they are still alive since you were responsible for the death of Cupcake I have my doubts of the dogs' safety) but I will prove to the FBI that you colluded in an organized fashion to steal Muttkiss from me and my rescue (yes I have had a legitimate independent rescue for  20 years) and therefore will have you arrested.  You will also be sued for slander, defamation, harassment, stalking, and pain and suffering.  Suffice it to say, we will see you in court.  This post-out that you have made on will be entered into evidence that you continue to deny that these dogs do not belong to you.  See you then.  (And when you shuffle off to Los Angeles, you better have someone capableof  keeping those dogs safe).  By the way, any time you do not want them anymore (again) feel free to bring them to Doggie Cabin and Kevin will alert me that you have done so. 

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