These days, lots of people are researching rescues prior to donating to them or adopting from them. Gone are the days of automatically thinking that because it’s a registered non-profit organization that it automatically has the horse’s best interests at heart. Sad and regrettable, but true nonetheless.
That said, here are a few ways to help you identify some potentially bad rescues; some red flags, if you will.
I’m not saying that these guys don’t have a legitimate need for “jack link beef steak original” but I’m wondering if they’re aware that horses are herbivores… Last I heard “nutri grain cereal bars” weren’t used in refeeding starved horses. That said, I do think it’s totally awesomesauce that horses like “Tootsie caramel apple pops” because I too am a fan. Squee! I have something in common with the horsies!!!!! eeeeeeeee!
I do love that they say they need money to be donated “or at least buying something on the list” – because if you don’t want to flat out give ‘em your hard earned money, you damn well better be prepared to buy ‘em something. But not just anything! No siry Bob! Something from the list!
I wonder if they got confused and typed their grocery list instead of the stated feed, vet bills and farrier services. Hrmmm. One could hope, right?
lol ok wow, it’s late and I’m sleeeeepy! hahaha So the lovely reader that sent in this ad mentioned that it could also be read as they want “donators” to buy that stuff from them. Upon reflection, that makes a little more sense. But I thought it was pretty funny the other way so I’m leaving it in Now I read it as “anyone want to buy some used groceries? Real good quality. Top notch food stuffs for a heck of a deal!”
Either way you read it, it’s probably time to move on to the next rescue.
Get it? (I sure don’t)
Got it. (Got what?)
Good. (What’s happening?!)
Class dismissed. (Oh thank Gawd)