I donated $150 to a rescue for a mare that had very similar bloodlines to a gelding I used to own. Turns out that rescue (Peace Of Mind) had over 100 counts of animal cruelty on them and the director runs 2 seperate rescues! I didn't find this out until after I donated, sent the money as a gift and to their business paypal (stupid me) not their rescue paypal (because the business one is the one they gave me) so there was no way I could get my money back. (Google Peace Of Mind Rescue or Rock N Acres Rescue for more information) It turns out that at the time I donated she was saying she was a branch of ARM (Arabian Rescue Mission) which can't even have branches due to their tax status. So when asked for valid non-profit information she scrambled and filed and was telling everyone that she'd "fix" her tax problem in a week and that her information was valid even though she posted an invalid EIN. Her file date was a week after people started questioning her. She also lied repeatedly about her name, referring to herself as Sherry Rickard when come to find out that POM was registered to Sherry Ford, who is listed with Rock N Acres on TN non-profit website. AND surprise surprise, there is no new information on the mare I donated to! It's pretty frustrating! Be careful who you donate to!