Been seeing this a lot, rescued dogs and cats needing to be rescued from these sham people claiming to be rescues but are not. Ugg I am fostering animals for a woman by the name of Sherry Love they had to be rescued from her just makes me sick animals needing rescued from the rescuer. I did some digging and not happy with my findings on this whole thing. Can anyone just claim to be an actual rescue here and not have to answer to anyone etc? Seems like it's all gone crazy here humane officer shooting kittens this week etc. I don't mind fostering but damn these dogs/cats were supposed to be rescued before and now again? I don't get it, why people do what they do. Anyhow what is the best way to check out a rescue to make sure they are legit and not flippers or hoarders etc?
UPDATE: Thank you for the email! This is what I received today from email@example.com
Dear animal advocates~
I have information on a rescue that needs to be made public, within our animal rescue world. I am in contact with one of the people who were highly involved in an animal cruelty case regarding
Sherry D Love, director of
Tailwagger's Animal Rescue
10414 Plymouth Ave
Garfield heights, Ohio 44125
"Concerning: Love, Sherry D
Arr. Agency: GH Case #: CRB 1301131
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CRUELTY TO ANIM
Case Type: Criminal "
•On 05.01.2012, Sherry D Love was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, a second degree misdemeanor.
(School officials were concerned about the well-being of the children in the home and contacted the authorities, which led to the discovery of the neglected animals and the poor condition of the home.)
•5 dogs and 3 cats were seized and subsequently signed over.
••All 5 dogs are in various stages of neglect and illness.
••2 Shih Tzus, Skittles and Lollipop, were taken in by and were available for adoption at The Rescue Inn. (One of Sherry's friend *attempted* to adopt one of these dogs.)
••1 Husky mix, Yukon, is in an undisclosed private home. This was his PetFinder listing: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/15276868
••1 Chihuahua is in an undisclosed private home, suffering from major medical issues. Surgery was unsuccessful and prognosis is poor, due to prior non-treatment.
••1 Pomeranian/Chihuahua in an undisclosed private home. (This dog is (was) microchipped to Sherry)
••Of the 3 cats seized, 2 were euthanized due to extreme suffering from untreated medical conditions. ••The third cat has a poor prognosis, but medical treatment is being provided, with hope.
••Sherry turned over spurious medical documents for several of these animals.
•All of her available-for-adoption listings on Petfinder, her website and other sites were all either recently added to the "adopted" page or removed.
•The IRS has no record of Tailwagger's as having an official 501(c)(3) status.
•The animal cruelty charges against Sherry were dropped, in a plea bargain. The charges are now solely against her boyfriend, James S. Rini.
•Sherry has applied for expungement of her record of arrest and her record of conviction, according to public record. The expungement hearing is 08.21.2013.
However, all these records are still currently found online in the Garfield Heights public records search.
•According to credible sources, she is keeping more rescued animals, as well as her own personal animals, at the home she lists as the rescue's address, a home she owns, but in which her brother lives. Her address on court documents is the residence in which she lives with her boyfriend, James S Rini.
•The following link is the Garfield Hts Municipal Court information on her criminal case which contains several clickable links to more detailed information.
•This is the link to the public record on James S Rini:
If anyone has any questions about these documented facts, please let me know.
Sherry is trying to fly under the radar here and attempting to continue business as usual.
Feel free to share this information appropriately.
For the animals...