Polly and her pups sat schelduled to die at Animal Control of West Florida why Diana Peters of Death Row Dog Rescue pimped their picture out on Death Row Dog Rescue's facebook page asking for help in form of donations for boarding costs for these sweet babies she saved.
ALL LIES!!!! Hundreds of dollars were donated towards boarding of Polly and her sweet pups to DRDR .... and facts proved Ms Peters was not able to pull Polly, she never even tried. Friends of Chipley volunteers saw her posts and and commented that there was no holds on Polly & pups please contact the people who could ensure Polly and Pups safety.
How is this saving dogs Diana Peters? How ? lying, taking in donations via facebook and paypal with false information.
Shame on you for exploiting this mother dog and her puppies as that sat waiting to die.
this was Diana's original post (you be the judge) ....
here is when i emailed her about them to try and find out what was going on... she did not respond to anyones posts ...just kept collecting donations....
Sherri Manfredi to Diana
show details Aug 28
Hey Diana -
a couple things. and i am sorta upset at the moment and need some clarafication.
i see posts for polly and her pups when did terry get them? or are they coming ??? i see friday you posted you are boarding them... then there are people who posted you don't have them they are being killed tomorrow. are we? or do we have them?, or are we getting them from Terry? - so i can help with posts and put out the fire that is burning on our facebook page? it looks pretty ugly right now. please reply asap my cell is dead i have it on the charger i am working hard and trying to get fundraisers going and i don't need people who are going to support us to see this and think badly of us. we need to respond and clarify. PLEASE I can't respond i don't know what is going on. they are slashing you on your facebook page
and Diana's response:
firstname.lastname@example.org to me
show details Aug 28
just got off the phone with 3 of the idiots from Chipley--Terry was pulling them and wanted me to help to get them in here and Foster them--that is what I was trying to do--If the people had read the postings carefully --it did not say for this exact Mom and pups--we just asked for any type of donation for help with many--i just put that same photo up for Terry said they still did not have a adopter for them--They could have just called me but no one did--this lady Michelle and her friend Linda are fruitcakes and liars--they told Terry that they called me several times and no response--never happened--I did talk with the Pound there-Judy and she really filled me in on these 2--If you happen to see "shit" like this --before I can get to it--Please just delete it quickly and bann them from our site--sometimes I am so busy I can not get on there fast enough--Relax today and never forget--If it was easy to do what we do-"Everyone would be doing it!!" Not many are My Dearest Friend--Love ya Diana
Save a Death Row Dog - life, love, friendship
i sent this to Belva Vaughn
Sherri Manfredi to acowf
show details Aug 31
my name is Sherri Manfredi and until yesterday I was a volunteer with Save A Death Row Dog/ Death Row Dog Rescue run by Diana Peters.
My prayers go out to Polly and her Pups and I hope that they get saved. I wish I lived closer to Chipley.
I did not realize until the Polly and her pups incident on Diana's Death Row Dog Rescue page that she was taking advantage of people . When she didn't answer the inquiries from Chipley volunteers about if she had Polly/ or had a hold on her, I got concerned. I wanted her to explain herself to her facebook members. but instead she just deleted it, told more lies, and called people idiots. all the while keeping money that people sent forPolly's boarding.
when i read the post I said to my husband she doesn't mention Polly though has her picture she is going to say it wasn't for Polly but she wrote 'these dogs" i guessed this would be her excuse. (I've heard her excuses before)
i said this to her as well as fact i needed her to be truthful on facebook about where Polly is. and she went on with her Tony Robbin's quotes and calling people idiots and saying well she spoke with one of the volunteers at chipley and they wouldn't let her talk and just cursed her out. then she called Judy who runs Chipley and got it alls sorted out that the two volunteers on her page make trouble always. I'm thinking but they only asked her to contact chipley and put a hold or verify so polly didn't get killed monday.
also her post asking for monies with pollys picture for(chipleys picture of polly from petfinder) she said i am boarding these dogs. She doesn't have any dogs in boarding. her friend Terry (Terrance Rosenberg) has dogs being boarded. and says Terry is trying to get Polly for her.
now a week prior Terry asked us to post polly and her pups and the two other dogs he changed their names to Bonnie and clyde (who he got on the weekend of the 20th) and i think another dog or two and ask for fosters / adopters and i posted them with the info they were coming on the 20th. that is how Diana got their picture. well then terry said another rescue had hold on polly not coming. so that was that. he came with the older 2 pups he renamed bonnie and clyde and diana didn't have room we took pictures and posted for a foster or adopter to call diana for details and Terry put them in boarding. a facebook member posted he was interested in them and wanted to meet, and he called diana. she had him call Terry directly to answer questions etc and set up with Terry to meet as it was his dogs. i was told if we got adopted out we got the donation for them.
i was an administrator on her facebook page, along with her . she posted that picture and plea for Polly. and signed her name. she then ignored comments from Chipley volunteers.
I couldn't respond to them as i didn't know the status of Polly. i wrote her a letter inquiring if we had or were getting Polly and pups that i couldn't respond to post as i didn't know the status . she called Linda and Michelle liars and fruitcakes and that she spoke with Judy and worked it all out. I have my emails from her.
then she said to someone on facebook i guess that she didn't post it... that a Teresa did. there are no Teresa's that work with her at the present.
I am ashamed that i was part of this organization. i was trying to help her fundraise and get her stuff organized but the more i saw the more screwed up it all was.
her funds she collects she does not keep track of and takes money and spends it as she needs for her groceries, cigarettes gas bills etc.
she keeps the dogs in a rental residence with too many dogs in house
i always thought she had a good heart and loved the dogs but i kept seeing her dump things on people like the adoptions and events she would bail on untrained volunteers.
she may have started out on the right mission but somewhere along the way she thought she was above others, and didn't need to account for anything she does.
do i think she gets rich off the dogs no. but i know 501c3's have procedure. and she wasn't following any procedures, or allocating any funds. you have to show where funds go.
not just pay all your bills rent cable, fpl water groceries and cigarettes, pocket all you want, and not account for it.
the dogs in her home right now are dogs others pulled in their name for her from Miami Dade and brought to her, one that came from Terry not sure where from no paperwork just a shoddy shot record writting on a card, doesn't even have the dogs name weight description on. and mom and pups from the fields in homestead. she had sick puppies that died and just this weekend at Miami expo took two puppies directly brought to her friday night from Homestead fields and brought straight to the Anamalia Pet Expo in miami beach on saturday. no shots no vet check no worming NOTHING and adopted one out . the other sent home with a volunteer they may have someone for it. the adopters were not given proper papers etc.
anyways sorry to ramble on. i just want to verify for my own sanity .... is there a Judy there? the volunteer linda i think says no its Malva i think she told my husband. he has the contact info. but i just wanted to know.
anyways i don't know what can be done about how she does things but she is not doing right by dogs, or by people who donate. prior to the polly incident she took in donations for gas to get pups and dogs coming from GA to florida for pickup. we never got the dogs from Hope. but she kept the donations and rationalizes why its ok to keep its for the dogs. and she never advised them that they didn't come. acted like they were in foster.
my husband says she is banned from pulling from Chipley as is Terry ( Terrence Rosenberg) according to Linda. is that true. i ask as other volunteers who work with her, she told she can pull .
i don't like the drama or the fact money is taken from innocent people .
i pray i find another rescue to work with and that i can trust again in what they are doing.
my love goes out to Polly and her piglets ;) one of DRDR volunteers told me she has a foster for Polly and i told her honey Polly isn't coming . :(
Belva wrote back:
Animal Control of West Florida to me
show details Aug 31
I appreciate the information and your concern for the way this woman is conducting her business. My name is Belva and I am the manager of the Chipley shelter. We do NOT have an employee named Judy and Diana Peters never contacted me about rescuing Polly and the Piglets. I require a valid 501(c)(3) for any rescue who pulls dogs from our shelter. In addition, when a new rescue contacts us about pulling dogs, we do our very best to do a little background research on the rescue before we send these dogs out. From what I can tell, Ms. Peters simply told people she already had Polly & her piggies and was in need of funds for their care. Polly and those babies have not left my shelter yet and when they do they will not be going to Diana Peters. Neither I nor my assistant, Sommer, have had any conversations with this Peters woman and we are the people who have the final word on where our dogs are sent. I do have wonderful volunteers and crossposters who get our dog info out to the public and to rescues via the internet, but all decisions regarding the dogs belong solely to me. Linda and Michelle are two of my best volunteers...I can assure you they are not idiots and not liars. Sue Bruce is our transport coordinator and has my full and complete confidence. I talk to these three ladies on a daily basis and they know who has been rescued, requested or transported. They are very protective of the welfare of the animals in my care and would certainly have a problem with someone being dishonest about having pulled Pollyand her piglets (or any other animals).
Thank you for recognizing a problem and being willing to speak out.....also, you might want to discuss certain practices with the local animal control authorities..
Please feel free to call or email at any time.......we can always use more crossposters!!!!
Thanks so much,
Belva Vaughn, Mgr. (850/260-6781)
I think the information above pretty much proves what happened with Diana weaving tales for funds.
still she kept this money and just deleted facebook posts. Shame on you for taking advantage of a dog schelduled to die. How can you call yourself a saver when you lie and cheat and use these sweet animals? How? where is your proof to discount any of this. it took one donator quite a while to get her funds back, and only did as she filed a complaint with paypal. stop taking advantage of others to bilk donations out of them. if you need cigarettes or your cable paid...just ask for what you need... a little honesty and sincerity can go a long way!!!!!!!!!!!!
here is a link to one of the Friends Of Chipley Animals volunteers report about Diana's Scamming....
DRDR Diana Peters Collected Money for Dogs She Said She Had In Boarding That Were In OUR SHELTER and Never Heard of Her
The Polly Incident Happened in August 2011 - Sadly Diana Peters was back at posting a Chipley dog for her benefit ... Petey
Diana Peters.... STOP Postings Others Dogs and Asking for Donations as if you have anything to do with them.
This is WRONG - Shame on YOU!