Hi… this is a terribly painful post to write.
Painful because it concerns the organisation I founded and gave my life for more than seven years. An organisation founded on extraordinary ideals that inspired a community of tens of thousands of people around the world.
If you are reading this you are, or were likely a donor of that organization. You are also, most probably an adoptant and you have one of our animals at home.
Over the years we have rescued thousands of critically injured animals. Whenever those animals finished their veterinary treatment they went either to foster homes, or to an amazing boarding facility, a sort of Disneyland for dogs (see pictures), where they waited until the perfect home was found. In some cases, like Tone, Hope, Monty, they went through extensive rehabilitation, in others, they simply played and had fun.
Our boarding facility acted as a safe haven for animals of other organisations that asked for us assistance. Organisations all over the world requested my help with their most critical cases. Thousands of animals were saved that way.
Last March I left Let´s Adopt!. For the sake of elegance I won´t go into details about the reasons why I departed the organization I founded, but trust me when I tell you, I, many of us did all we could for things not to turn out this way. In the end I cut my losses and I wished the organization I founded, goodbye.
I was devastated for a double reason. First, noone wants to live it´s life work behind, but most importantly, I knew, I was convinced, “the team” that took over would run the organization through the ground in no time.
It didn´t take too long for it to happen. If you follow Let´s Adopt Global´s page you will have noticed. The page is now seemingly run by heartless robots. Individuals without a hint of the warmth and contagious passion that made Let´s Adopt Global what it was. Patronising, verbose… soulless.
Little by little, that “team” started distancing itself from it´s obligations towards their animals. Since the 27 of February they failed to find a single home for any of the animals they are responsible for, none of the animals that were waiting to be delivered to their families was delivered. Essential medical treatments were stopped, operations animals like Tone needed were put on hold indefinitely.
For months now, no bills have been paid. Animals have been abandoned in boarding and in veterinary clinics.
I am embarrassed for having to write this message. I am embarrassed for having to see the most incredible professionals I know having to resort to a youtube video to present their claims.
Just listen to this!
Let´s Adopt Global has badly failed the most sacred relationship. They have abandoned their animals.
Formal Claims are being presented in front of the Massachusetts General Attorney. Let´s Adopt has fundraised for those animals and they have all been left behind.
Professionals must be paid, they need to be able to continue running their business and provide a service. That is the whole point of fund raising. To pay professionals to do their jobs.
Sadly the current team of Let´s Adopt Global doesn´t see things this way and they feel abandoning 30 animals to their fate it´s ok. Or maybe they think they´ll get away with it by hiding, blocking comments and pretend nothing is happen. Or maybe their intention is to DUMP all their animals on me?
Let´s Adopt Global will forever be my community, it represents the deepest part of me. I appeal the heart of that community, it´s donors, to let Let´s Adopt Global know that they are failing the very reason why they exist. Their animals.
We hope the situation will be clarified soon, for the good of the animals. I wished “the team” managed to build Let´s Adopt to its full potential. Sadly, they are finding out running a community of this size takes more than just a few clicks here and there. It took me seven years to build it, it took them four months to run it through the ground.
Please Visit Let´s Adopt Global wall and let them know their behaviour is completely unacceptable.
UPDATE SATURDAY 8 AUGUST…
LET´S ADOPT HAS ABANDONED THESE ANIMALS… TODAY WE FOUND OUT WHY…
After four days of hiding, of blocking comments, of ignoring the personal calls of their own vets and boarding facilities denouncing them for lack of payment , today they came out with an explanation for abandoning their animals. They abandoned their animals because:
1. My Rescue Model equals to HOARDING.
So… Rescuing an animal from death, treating him with extraordinary medical care and providing world class boarding and therapy for as long as needed until they find a final home is Hoarding…
I´m not going to say much about this other than I think those people´s underlying psychological issues have made them completely crazy instead I just invite you to watch this video
2. I have acted destructively against Let´s Adopt, stopping them from doing their excellent job, blocking adoptions and withholding information from them.
(I´ll get to this later)
3. Let´s Adopt has been paying their bills: Yes, they did, partially, late, until they stopped doing so altogether and left behind over 40.000 Euros unpaid bills (that´s over 43.000 USD)… not small change.
Anyway… Ill elaborate further on those points, right now I´m heading to the airport to take some animals home (and yes.. more on that later).. but for now watch this video. I have included the names of the “leading actors”… Here are their stories… Please have a look at them and ask yourselves.. Can you tell me the amount of LOVE, EFFORT and DEVOTION that has gone into transforming those critically injured animals into what you´ve seen today?
And finally… WHO DID THIS?
More to come soon… but before this… confirming that all Let´s Adopt Animals will be signed over to any of the Directors of Let´s Adopt Global, any time. We don´t own our animals, we protect them, but if they want to own them, it will be fine with me.
One last thing… AXEL is terribly sick due to lack of veterinary care because of payments witheld by Let´s Adopt Global. Maybe they should start by treating their ill animals, but for that they need to find a vet willing to work with them. I honestly doubt any professional will want to work with them here after what they are doing to their vets and boarding.