Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Sometimes asking such questions makes people angry at me, but they need to be asked.
I don't go voting for people who say they have a plan, and yet refuse to share it. Trust me, I'm not trying to steal the idea. I have enough on my plate already with my own job, farmette, and animals.
The fact of the matter is that these are tough economic times, and people don't want to chance their hard earned money on a new rescue, especially one that doesn't even have the facility yet to house any animals. That in and of itself leaves me completely gobsmacked. NO facility, and yet she thinks somehow everything is going to pull together and fall magically in place?
It's a nice dream, really it is. But the harsh reality is even well established, reputable rescues with years of experience are going down the tubes because donations are down. What makes the OP think her plan is going to succeed when more experienced rescuers are having to shut their doors?
Asking for her business plan and mission statement is smart, not intrusive. It's the public's money, not the rescue's. People have every right to know how each penny is spent, and on what.
Someone wants me to throw my support and money behind them, but they feel that me asking legitimate questions, that I've asked of every charity to which I've ever donated, is being rude and negative? No, I don't think so.
I'm always concerned about the continued success of rescues, shelters, and fosters, because ultimately it's the animals who suffer if they go belly up.
Yes, it's a nice, sweet, caring idea. But it's neither realistic nor very farsighted of the OP to believe that everything will take care of itself, if she just gets the money from Pepsi.
$250,000 sounds like a lot of money but it won't go very far, especially when we're talking about the ongoing care and feeding of a group of very large animals, some of whom are ill or disabled.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 08-02-2010 at 05:02 PM.