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Resolved Rescue service stinks

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The also go by the name of ABC rescue. This woman is a liar. This is the third posting of complaint that did not get put up. I hope the people at the complaint board get this posted. On this complaint I found that article regarding to many dogs. She does not just rescue needed dogs. She take also good quality dogs that would easily be adopted from shelters to make a bundle of money on them.
Her attitude is is very bad. She tells you, if you adopt the dog, don't bring it back. She wants to know all your business, you are better off going to the shelter and do your adoption there. The way she treats people. I hate to think how she treats the dogs.


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    Gail Gomez Jan 13, 2019
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    Very mysterious...There is a posting on petfinder for a border collie up for adoption. There is no active website for this "organization". I have been trying to get to the "adoption application" by going to the website listed on the posting, but can't find any website that is active linked to this rescue. I will try to contact via phone, but am very leery now of rescuing a dog from her, though I feel awful for the dogs she has listed up for adoption. I wonder if petfinder knows of her reputation. Sad.

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    Barb Fish Mar 08, 2013

    My husband and I have over the years adopted 3 dogs from ABC Rescue. I just don't understand the complaint. Kathy is devoted to these dogs and saying she is making money is pathetic joke and the compainer has no idea what is going on!

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    Dogfinallyfree May 08, 2018

    @Barb Fish This woman is probably one of the WORST business or customer service savvy individuals I have ever encountered. She was an absolute nightmare to deal with. Rude, disrespectful, arrogant and unprofessional. After adoption from a less than favorable foster home (not hers, she fosters to others) we had a small issue/concern with a dog we adopted.

    Our vet had agreed that the dog we had adopted indeed may have had the medical issue we were concerned with. (Dont want to repeat here because I dont want another scathing psychotic email)
    Instead of addressing the very small issue that any rescue facility should be aware of, she belittled us, cursed at us and went so far as to insult and CALLED OUR VET to tell her how uneducated she was...

    Despite a good cause, I wouldn't trust this woman as far as I could throw her disgusting self. A true disgrace to the industry. We are so fortunate to have come across the dog we rescued. It has been the best decision for our family and this dog. ( I have had a kennel license, raised and trained sporting breeds most my life until recently.) It is unfortunate this is the person running the rescue. My advice is to rescue a dog and do anything and everything you can to avoid the beast that is Kathy. You and your new best friend will be better off without her. This human is not worth your stress, but the animals are.

    I can't imagine the amount of frustration she deals with on a daily basis or the general publics complete naivete to properly caring for dogs. But, this was INSANE. She needs help and should not be dealing with any client facing issues. - for the dogs sake, best of luck. Take your meds please.

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    gabbyoyster Aug 17, 2018

    @Dogfinallyfree I am her sister and have not talked to her for years now! She is evil! Our dad died in Dec of last year and she never told my sisters and brother. She chewed my daughter's [censored] off for asking if she wanted to donate to my grandson's trip to NYC for school Honor kids. I will never talk to her again! And yes, she used donated food and items for her own 7 or so dogs! She never will be a nice person!

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    Cynthia Kennedy Nov 17, 2012

    Kathy Givens of ABC Rescue has rescued & placed over a thousand dogs. For every complaint, there are 100's of positives for Kathy's efforts. Rescue is a business & you can't satisfy every "customer." For those who think Kathy is making money on this effort, try doing it yourself. She is not subsidized, as are county shelters. They can adopt out a dog for $10-$100 as they aren't depending on adoption fees to cover all the health problems with which they deal. Often, dogs who need medical attention are put down. Not so with Kathy. She spends sometimes thousands a month on rescue medical bills. She also deals with STUPID PEOPLE EVERY DAY. So, if you've happened to catch her on a day that has been difficult for her, she very well could be a ###. I have NEVER seen her treat an animal with anything but love - and that's what REALLY counts. SHAME on all you people who criticize Kathy. If you feel so strongly, start your own rescue & put her out of business. She would be so happy to have the day when there are no shelters with dogs for her to bail-out, and no dogs left on her doorstep, and no dogs that she had to pick up NOW because the owners were tired of them/moving/had a baby/didn't like their furniture chewed/had an allergy/got a new boyfriend, etc.

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  • I disagree, I saw a dog at the shelter I was ready to adopt. By the time I came back to get him, I was told he was adopted already, then I ended up finding him on pet finders. When I came to look at the dog, She was nasty, asked too much money for this nice dog. And told me the same thing as what this other person above said. Plus I did some research online. She been in trouble with the law as there has been complaints from other people about her. I also had someone I knew who wrote to her a nice letter with some ideas and she wrote back a nasty response. Maybe that letter should be posted here. HUH. Maybe that would be a good idea. I would venture to say this woman has mental issues. I don't care who you are, but anyone that have encountered this woman says similar stories.

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    foster mom Jul 07, 2009

    She adopts dogs that are on death row and finds them homes. She keeps ones that are not adoptable herself and spends a great deal of money getting them back in shape. She runs training programs and agility courses in her home and is A TRUE AUSSIE BORDER COLLIE DOG LOVER. Without her, the breed would have lost MANY excellent dogs. She deserves accolades, not criticism. She is very picky about where her dogs are placed because she wants to make sure you and the dog will be happy. As to the price, she vaccinates, neuters, and feeds them until they are placed. The amount she charges is very fair.

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