Closing Thought–15Mar21

No secret that I am a dog person……some of my best friends have been canine…..I try to support the local humane society…I seldom donate to a national organization simply because I do not trust them to use my donation wisely….I have read horror stories that tell of about 70% of donation go to admin salaries and such….they get nothing from me….nothing at all!

What prompted me to write this post was something I read about a Dog Rescue Charity…..seems this one is funneling money to Donald the Orange……

A dog rescue charity with links to Lara Trump has spent as much as $1.9 million at former President Donald Trump’s properties over the last seven years and will drop an additional quarter-million at his Mar-a-Lago country club this weekend.

According to a permit filed with the town of Palm Beach, Florida, Big Dog Ranch Rescue estimates it will spend $225,000 at the club where Donald Trump has taken up full-time residence since leaving the White House. All the profit from that spending winds up in his pocket.

Internal Revenue Service filings show that the group has spent as much as $1,883,160 on fundraising costs at Mar-a-Lago and Trump’s golf course 18 miles north in Jupiter starting in 2014. Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, started being listed as a chairwoman for charity events in 2018, and the group’s president, Lauren Simmons, visited the White House in 2019 for the signing of a bill addressing animal cruelty.

Now you see why I do not trust most so-called charities….

This is pathetic that people would support a charity that profits a person not the animal that it was chartered to do.

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10 thoughts on “Closing Thought–15Mar21

  1. As much as I love dogs, I also refuse to donate to animal charities. Many years ago now, the RSPCA appointed a new director. They paid her £200,000 a year, plus expenses. Then provided her with an expensive rented house (mansion) in the south of England, so she could move down there without selling her house in the west country. Appalling!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Charity Navigator is a nonprofit organization that evaluates the efficacy of your dollars donated to most national charities and many associated organizations.

    I tend to use the basic rule of thumb that if they advertise nationally on a regular basis, I probably don’t want to support them no matter how noble the cause or how poignant their appeal! Significant chunks of that “only $19.95 a month” pay for that advertising!

    I’m more inclined to support local charities, though their finances can be more nebulous than the ones covered by Charity Navigator. In a small town like the one where I live, knowing the people involved in specific charities helps. Keep your support comfortably small. For example, I save change in a jar. After a few months, it is amazing how much adds up. It’s money you won’t miss, and giving it to a charity saves otherwise dealing with it. (I’m sure they “love” the change, but it’s one way to get the nuisance pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters back into circulation.)

    Not to be naive about it, there have been instances in my town where people you thought you knew embezzled significant funds from charities they managed. Of course, their misdeeds became known when arrested, charged, tried, convicted, then sent to the state penitentiary!

    1. Doug I give to my local humane shelter…..I also donate food for cats and dogs 3 times a year…..I have little use for these national charities basically they are also lobbyists….and they are scum in my book chuq

      1. Pretty much it for me, too. Our local shelter provided me two cats in my time, and welcomes everything from volunteers to play with the animals to help socialize them or reduce their stress to food donations to funds to neuter or spay animals. There’s another couple I like that help abused women or provides meals for local children who’d otherwise go hungry in the so-called richest country in the world.

  3. Here in the Bavarian dialect they say that someone who is sly is a dog. In this meaning the donation to DJT would have been justified again. Lol Have a great day, Chuq! Enjoy the week! Michael

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