Questionnaire for Rescue-Humane Societies-SPCA’s-Animal Controls and Animal Shelters

You Say You Are a ‘Rescue’-Are you really?!? Would you be willing to complete the following questionnaire and send it back for review?!?

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Questionnaire for Rescue-Humane Societies-SPCA’s-Animal Controls and Animal Shelters

In the interest of enforcing rules, regulations, and laws while endeavoring to remain unbiased, professional, and avoid applying “Selective Enforcement” based on personal opinions not based on fact, and to guarantee the application of species specific animal husbandry examinations and evaluations, any agencies, rescues, humane societies, SPCA’s offering “help” and services during a seizure and/or a voluntary owner surrender of any or all animals must complete all of the questions on this form.

  1. Name of government agency if applicable: __________________________

Physical address of agency: ____________________________

Contact Person/Person in charge: ________________________

Contact Persons Telephone #: ___________________________

Facebook Page for Organization: ______________________________

Website Address: __________________________________

Name, address, phone #, and website address of the veterinarian who will be treating the animals seized: _____________________________________________

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  1. Registered name of animal rescue: _________________________

Founder/Contact person: ________________________________

Contact Persons Telephone #: _____________________________

Facebook Page Address for Organization: ___________________________

I: rescue and/or charity entity registration # with the state registered in:______

II: IRS Tax Exempt Organization EIN#: ___________

III: Date organization became a “not-for-profit” entity with the State: _______

IIII: Date organization became a tax exempt organization with the IRS: ______

Location/physical address where animals will be taken and housed: ___________________________________________________

Website Address: __________________________________

Name, address, phone #, and website address of the veterinarian who will be treating the animals seized:__________________________________________________

  1. Name of humane society: _________________________

Contact Person/Person in charge: ____________________

Telephone # of contact: ___________________________

Email address for contact person: ____________________

Facebook Page for Organization: _____________________

City/Town you reside in: __________________________

How many years in business: ______________

Location/physical address where animals will be taken and housed:________________________________________

Website Address: ______________________________

Name, address, phone #, and website address of the veterinarian who will be treating the animals seized:______________________________________________

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  1. Name of SPCA: ________________________________

How many years in business: _________________________

Number of Members: _____________________________

Contact Person/Person in Charge: ____________________

Telephone # of contact: ____________________________

Email address of contact person: _____________________

Facebook page for the organization: ____________________

City/Town you reside in: ___________________________

Location/physical address where animals will be taken and housed: _______________________________________________

Website address: ______________________________________

Name, address, phone #, and website address of the veterinarian who will be treating the animals seized:_______________________________________________

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Please list 3 professional references including names, addresses, and phone # of reference:

  1. ____________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________
  3. _____________________________________________________
  1. Please list the name, address, and phone # of your insurance company that is responsible for paying claims in case of accident, injury, or death to people and/or animals in relation to this seizure and/or owner surrender of animals from the moment the participants in the seizure enter the target property, during the loading of animals into transport vehicles, during transport of animals, and while being housed and cared for at ANY and ALL facilities: __________________________________________
  1. Will you be self-funding with private and/or personal money, or donation-funding with donor and/or grant money for the care of the animals?: _________________________________________________
  1. A bond in the amount of ___________ is required to guarantee the care of animals. Will you post a bond in the required amount?: _________
  1. If applicable by law to the state in which the animals are located and if the seizure and/or owner surrender is primarily donation-funded, will you be registering with the Secretary of State’s office for a targeted fundraiser?:
  1. If the care of the animals seized and/or owner surrendered is being financed primarily with donation money, and in the name of “transparency” to the donating public and the owner of the animals, would you be willing to post public spread sheets and screen shots of the accounting of ALL monies received through donations whether through PayPal, ChipIn, GoFundMe, direct deposit to a separate bank account set up for this targeted seizure and/or surrender, bank-to-bank wire transfers, via credit card by card reader, etc (in other words, an accounting of ALL donations received on this targeted rescue)? ___________________________________________
  1. If the care of the animals seized and/or owner surrendered is being financed primarily with donation money, and in the name of “transparency” to the donating public and also the owners of the animals, would you be willing to post publically ALL receipts pertaining to the seizure and/or owner surrender, the transport, their care, ALL receipts pertaining to their housing, their feed, medications, veterinary bills, farrier bills, (applicable to horses, ponies, burros, mules, goats, cattle, llamas, alpacas), chiropractic bills, any types of therapy i.e. massage, acupuncture, acupressure, aroma therapy, etc), any money paid to anyone associated in any way, whether volunteer, founder of rescue, etc, with this seizure and/or owner surrender of animals?: _________________________________________________
  1. In the name of “transparency”, are you willing to designate an “official photographer/videographer” from your organization responsible for taking and publically posting on your organizations Facebook page and official website date and time stamped photographs and videos of the animals at the facility/property they are being seized and/or surrendered from, date and time stamped photos and videos of the property where they are being seized from, date and time stamped photos and videos of the animals being loaded into vehicles for transport, date and time photos and videos of the animals being unloaded at the holding/care facility, daily date and time stamped photos and videos of their handling and care at the facilities they were taken to, date and time stamped photos and videos of any and all training and evaluations they receive, date and time stamped photos, date and time stamped photos and videos of the adopters of any and all animals and their interaction with the animal, date and time stamped photos and videos of any and all animals that are euthanized and/or die for any reason, date and time stamped photos and videos of any animals that die of unknown causes having a necropsy performed by a licensed veterinarian: _________________________
  1. Will you publically post on your Facebook page and your official website your adoption contract?:____________________________________
  1. In the interest of transparency, will you publically post the full price of the adoption fee when and if any animals from the seizure and/or owner surrender are “adopted for a fee” and a public accounting and itemized list of any monies spent for the care and housing for that specific adopted animal?: _____________________________________
  1. In the interest of accountability and transparency to the public, authorities, the owner of the animals, etc, will you publically post your resume, and that of any participants involved in the ‘rescue’ and/or seizure of these animals?: ___________________

Animal ownership is under attack. When government gives private citizens the authority to invade private property and seize other private citizens’ personal property animals, they open Pandora’s Box and create a way for 1 person to attack another person, whip up a “social media madness mob”, and for whatever motive or agenda they may have.
The motive might be a dislike for another person, or the other person might be a competitor of theirs in “rescue”, in breeding, in training, many rescues seize free animals to “flip”/sell in “adoptions for a fee”, etc, but whatever the motive is, on too many seizures/raids, the so-called “welfare of animals” is NOT the primary motive for seizure/theft.

The above questions are necessary to weed-out ill-intentioned seizures and attacks by animal rescues, humane societies, spca’s, and animal controls.

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This will be added to the pages -Let’s see who is willing to answer and send in their answers!!! A legit ‘rescuer’ wouldn’t mind answering any of these questions…

Disclaimer attached to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

Thank you Laura for your contribution to the blog!!!


2 Responses to “Questionnaire for Rescue-Humane Societies-SPCA’s-Animal Controls and Animal Shelters”

  1. Awesome, and thank you for posting this Barbara. Please be sure to post the other questionnaire titled Accountability and Transparency Questionnaire for Rescues that prospective donors can send to the rescue to get some questions answered that isn’t so much about seizures, but is about a very important topic which is TARGETED FUNDRAISERS that many rescues seem to have quite often where they are raising “crisis” and/or “pity/sympathy” donations.
    That is appearing to be a way that many of the primarily donation-funded rescues pay for a lot of other things BESIDES for what the fundraiser is supposed to be raising funds for. When a rescue does a targeted fundraiser, they are not allowed to co-mingle those donations in with other more generic donations that can be used for anything relating to their rescue. Targeted donations must be used for what the rescue is asking specifically on their targeted fundraiser.

    Thanks Again!

  2. A legit rescuer should not have an issue in answering any of the questions indeed! I look forward to seeing the answers come rolling in.

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