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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Polly and her Pups falsely used to collect donations! Facebook Fans DUPED by so called rescue!

Polly and her Pups falsely used to collect donations! Facebook Fans DUPED by so called rescue!

by Sherri Manfredi on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 9:32am
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) ....  

Please if you can donate even $5.00 we can keep the Life-Line going for these sweet babies

Please if you can donate even $5.00 we can keep the Life-Line going for these sweet babies--They all need so much when I pull them out of the Death Row Line at local Pounds--My place is so full and I am now Boarding them for I just can not stand back and let them go "Down"! They deserve a chance-Please helpe to give them a chance--Love to you all--Diana


 ·  ·  · August 26 at 2:02pm · 

  • 25 people like this.

    • Diana Handwerker So Sweet!!!! Just donated what I could! Do you ever need donations of supplies? If so where can I drop these?
      Friday at 8:24am ·  ·  2 people

    • Kim Cantara Donated from Massachusetts and shared!!!
      Friday at 9:07am ·  ·  2 people

    • Phyliss June Rinis Myers Diana what about volunteers
      Friday at 9:09am ·  ·  1 person

    • Jill Sivert Can't tell, is she a pit or a Lab?
      Friday at 9:11am · 

    • Sally Fairchild And we love you, too, Diana, for all that you do!
      Friday at 11:39am · 

    • Amber West Doesnt matter what breed she is! she needs help! poor babies!
      Friday at 1:42pm ·  ·  1 person

    • Death Row Dog Rescue Oh Yes I truly need volunteers to help get everyone ready for tomorrow--Big Pet Expo at Miami Beach Convention Center--Just call me or just come to 3310 N.W. 21 Ave.-Oakland Park 33309--Love you all-Diana
      Friday at 2:57pm · 

    • Carrie Fuller Diana are you pulling these babies and Mom? Just wondering as I work pretty close with this shelter ..Did you contact Belva or Sue Bruce yet ?
      Friday at 5:28pm · 

    • Ann Spalding Please provide me with an address to mail a donation. Thank you.
      Friday at 8:04pm · 

    • Michele McClellan Futch I sure hope you are adopting these sweet babies! Monday is their last day. I will be watching for an update on Chipley's wall to hear the good news! One rescue has already fallen thru. Please don't let this sweet Mama and her babies down!
      Friday at 10:37pm · 

    • Sharon Schwab Kohen wish I could help but work .... Diana is Jolly still with you ?
      Friday at 11:03pm · 

    • Sherri Manfredi Yes she still has Jolly - Sherri Manfredi
      Yesterday at 6:25am · 

    • Linda Drzewiecki-Frazier I volunteer at Chipley shelter where Polly and her pups are and they are still in danger and have NO RESCUE taking her. Please contact me if you are seriously taking her and can get them to you. We are in Panhandle and this is a 12 hour ground transport. Diana, we need to talk as to why you are taking money when the shelter knows nothing about you. Thank you for responding.
      13 hours ago · 

    • Linda Drzewiecki-Frazier Where are you boarding THEM as they are still at the shelter? I am confused.
      13 hours ago · 

    • Linda Drzewiecki-Frazier Polly and her PUPS are at the Chipley shelter without any committment or anyone wanting to save them. They are in danger and any money sent to Death Row we are not responsible as to where it goes as we have never heard of Death Row Rescue or Diana. There must be some misunderstanding. Chipley shelter is not involved in this.
      13 hours ago · 

    • Dogspired Beautiful dog and cute puppies, shared
      4 hours ago · 

    • Joe Manfredi hmmmm
      2 hours ago ·  ·  1 person

    • Michele McClellan Futch 
      I volunteer with the CHipley shelter and foster for them. This is a SCAM! DO NOT DONATE! The dogs are still in Chipley, FL. This rescue has not contacted the shetler and they are not boarding them. If you would like to verify this, you can...See More

      12 minutes ago · 

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:   

dpestate@bellsouth.net 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

Diana Peters
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 .  :(   


Sherri Manfredi

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....   

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!


  1. I applaud the team that spent numerous hours on this web page. We must educate the Public on what a scam aritst Diana Peters is. Those that are skeptical, ask yourself why would anyone take several hours to post all these testimnoies? In addition, go to the facebook page Death Row Dog Rescue is a SCAM! Once you have convinced yourself that Diana Peters is a scam artist, please go back to her page and "dislike" it. Also please spread the news far and wide. She has to be stopped and we aim to do just that! Thank you--- Darcy Ode Butkus

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  5. the above 3 comments were posted by Diana Peters and were removed due to her use of threats and lies. Diana if you would like to post any proof please do so here. If someone made an error you would like to clear up, please feel free, but do know this blog will not publish your bashing of people, nor false information. Please save the drama. The reason this blog is here is to educate . remember please ****Profanity and threats will not be tolerated on this blog site. This is for informational purposes only!**** Thank you.

  6. I am a bias opinion...I don't know who any of you are. This is alittle fishy to me...this situation is being told from only your point of view and only you have choosen the content. If you delete this post, my point proven! I'm thinking disgruntled? Let Diana defend herself.

  7. Dear Anonymous,
    If you had noticed above your comment Diana sending in proof would be posted. We will not post doctored documents, nor will we post her 3 above comments that were vicious and had nothing to do with Polly and Her Pups. You might want to look over the facts above though, as it isn't just Sherri Manfredi's opinion, it is screenshots of Diana Peters DRDR facebook page, it is comments and emails from others this affected. I am not sure where you are seeing biased here.But I do hope you realize this is a blog and is with information and testimonials gathered. Diana Peters can post her lies and libel elsewhere on the web. If she has true documents they will be examined and if we can prove she is correct with what she gave us, it will be posted. If you notice on others posts on the blog as info updated, we updated. this is a blog. Thank you.

  8. and further more anonymous your post was not deleted, nor is anyone elses that has manners.

  9. Just to provide some factual information for others to judge , my name is Mike Manalaysay and I volunteered at the rescue almost full time for a span of six months. Diana is not a scammer and I helped save a couple hundred dogs and helped at events to get them rescued. I even took one in myself. I haven't been in contact with her for quite some time but I looked up the rescue, saw this page, and felt that I should comment. I do, however, know that the guy Terry was very unorganized and would randomly bring dogs by regularly for Diana to take care of. She DOES get dogs right off death row and I have seen the paperwork and lists myself while I volunteered. Don't believe everything you hear/see and don't blame an individual unless you are 100% sure that is the right person to blame.

  10. Mike,
    Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. All comments are welcome. I am not sure exactly what your comment has to do with Polly and her Pups incident, but I do see you are wishing to paint a legal picture of Diana Peters/Death Row Dog Rescue. Do you have information pertaining to this incident that took place in August 2011?
    Can you tell us what months/year and location you volunteered with Diana at.
    We are not asking for people to believe just what they hear. We encourage anyone to look at the facts.
    You state she can pull dogs right off of death row. Where is this? Both Broward and MDAS have confirmed she can't pull from there. Diana herself admits this.
    Please come back here, answer some questions and provide some solid proof of what you are saying. (you wouldn't want people just to take your word for it, correct? )
    Trust me when I say I look at the above facts, Diana's posts, emails, comments, those of volunteers for her and for Chipley, the email from Chipley and the fact I have seen her do this to others dogs too, I can say I am 100% sure and then some.

    We look forward to you coming back with some facts and proof. Thank you!

  11. Hi Mike, Several ex voluneers back on the Davie property are no longer associated with Diana peters and Death Row Dog Rescue. I was also an ex volunteer that helped recruit volunteers to help get the dogs ready prior to an adoption event. Your name does not ring a bell with me. We all started volunteering around the same time Oct 2010- April 2011. You must have been down in the Redlands area, which was quite some time ago. Please come on back to this page and answer some questions for me as well. I don't believe you actually took the time to read all the solid evidence that is on this page. Plenty of testimonials. Thank you Darcy Ode Butkus

  12. She helps animals but she obviously got greedy. The part im rather confused about is why there is so much slander on this lady when i could call the FL A/C and end the shelter in one call... FRAUD IS FRAUD. This site doesn't prove anything. It just gives the impression that there isnt enough proof to have her locked up or at least fined... And who is paypals corporate lawyer going to sue??!! They paid someone back because this place is apparently fraudulent buuut.... Did paypal report fraud? No not at all... I know this has nothing to do with the pitt n pups. She lied and she will get hers in time but the fact is... Uncle Sam is missing money and he doesnt like that feeling....

  13. Anonymous, obviously you do not live in South Florida, and have NO idea what you are talking about. This woman moves and sets up again, does not pay taxes, rips people off through misrepresentation and has endangered dogs. listen to the radio show where she ADMITS many things. The dept of Agriculture sited her, and forced her to register. then what does she do? move, and once again not update her information with the state. SCAMMER a con
    Uncle Sam knows all about her, this is why she moves with no forwarding address . She may get hers in the end, but in the meantime people are being ripped off, and animals lifes put in jeopardy due to her delusional greed.

  14. I have been reading all the info above. I must admit either I am a total idiot or extremely naive, but with all of the proof above, this woman is a scammer and a con artist, this info needs to go to the states attorney.