I started as a mod in....late april early may. I heard mucho f the hoopla and didn't pay any attention to it at first as it was moreso gossip. Plus, I hadn't seen much in the way of proof.
Around August/September, I really began to question the money and where it was all going because there was a ''tag sale'' in CT that the person donated all of the proceeds to SPBR. It was over $4,000.
There were litters to be vetted and folks to be paid back, Stacey for example. She had fostered Scout and there were vet bills that she fronted. He owed her hundreds. Not sure how that eventually played out but he said he paid her. Then weeks later, he said he needed to. There was just no money and he just got the $4,000.
I had pretty much come to terms that I would not assume and needed proof about the money. Then, in September, Sparkles litter was finally cut in half with the last one dying towards the end of the month. I was at his house that day b/c I was picking up some of Oma's. I stayed outside with a friend of his who had Sparkles on leash. That poor dog was as timid as they could get. Even with a slow approach and kind genstures, she ran to hide. She was filthy and her hair was spotted and she was thin. I looked inside the house to see Eric picking up the last pup that died. It was almost 8 weeks old and he has his hand wrapped around his entire torso. The pup was tiny, too tiny for it's age. He asked me to go get a heating blanket and I drove to the store with my kids. We returned with it and I found out later that night, the pup died.
I was more disgusted and a couple of us decided that we needed to find good homes for all the dogs and take off.
This didn't happen b/c he kept taking dogs in. The foster dump occurred in December. He was turned into the SPCA in Nov. The showed up at his house one night and he refused them entry. He went into panic mode and rushed all of the dogs out.
He rented a truck and drove across state, dumping them from here to CT. He came to my house the Monday he returned to bring me Lady. She was scared of everyone and extremely thin. He told me that she was okay with cats. In the first week she was with me, she went after 3 of mine aggressively. I called the shelter. They said they told him NO cats. I told him she had to go to another home and was doubted for my assessment. I was also hacked b/c I was taking up for Nicole after she left. Eventually it came to Jaime and Kelly coming at me telling me to step down. I wrote a final post calling them all out on everything and was promptly banned.
I reflected on Lady and her situation. I decided that he would not get her back and that we would do the best we could until we found her a home. We worked VERY hard on her issue with cats. She bagan to come around to us, but would still not go near my husband, or any man. It took 2 weeks before she walked near my husband. Eric brought her in for a spay, which she didn't need b/c he had paid to have her spayed in AR. She had the unnecessary surgery, but they found the microf.
He was told she needed to have a final treatment and he never took her.
When this was hashed out, we took her to be treated. She also had hookworm. She has since been adopted to a wonderful home, with a cat.
IN Eric's home when the SPCA showed up that day were the following dogs... I will list where they went if I know... and where they are now.Tricky
-- foster with Joe-- now adoptedLady
-- foster with me-- now adoptedFreckles
-- went to CT on his dump trip and was lucky to be adopted by Kelly's friend.Sparkles
-- dumped last minute on Kelly. Then to another foster.Dottie
-- went to foster with Alissa-- now adoptedThor
-- his dog, still livingPrecious
-- his dog, still livingElvis
-- his dog, still living
Lox-- unsure of history or future. Has a bite history, more than once. back with Eric.Chi-Chi--
said to have a bite history. returned to shelter/resucer that sent her to himDiva (chunka)--
sent to a shelter in NJDelilah (Kaos)--
said to have gone to a local 'friend' for foster. Now with one of the mods.Titan (black and white
)-- fostered by forum member Jamie. Dumped with her when she was banned. Since adopted.Daisy--
his dog, still livingBoots--
quickly adopted under the table to a good family in NYLouie
-- dumped with Diva in the same sheltered. Terrible condition. Nicala--
she came to him from the vet after killing a cat. They fully vetted her and gave her to him. In the rush, eric sent her to Mel's house, with two other dogs and a cat. He did NOT disclose to her that she had killed a cat. Nicala was okay for a few days. They pushed Mel to adopt her. I told them it was a bad idea and should never be allowed no matter what Mel says. I was shot down. Mel stated that Nicala was breaking out of her crate. Eric said that she shouldn't be put in a crate b/c she could strangle herself trying to get out. They told her to hang in there and the rescue would give her a different crate to use. The following day, the put Nicala in a secure room. When her husband got home from work, the house was in shamble and Nicala had killed their cat.
I have a sworn statement by Mel as to the events before and after this. She was faulted for this, and banned. No apology issued.