Just when you think that the leftists can’t sink any lower than they already have, they come up with something new. Their insane Trump hatred has led the leftist Huffington Post to write a hit piece on a dog rescue organization called Big Dog Rescue Ranch that has saved more than 47,000 dogs since they started in 2008.
They had the audacity to hold a recent fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago a little more than a week ago. Something they’ve done for about 13 years.
Oh, but it’s a BIG scandal, don’t you know, because Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, is a honorary chair of the organization, and President Donald Trump made an appearance at the fundraiser which earned him a standing ovation.
And then there was another horrible revelation to HuffPo and the leftists when their investigative journalists found out that the founder of the group is a Trump supporter.
To the leftists, all of that IS a crime.
In their article, HuffPo went all out to target the organization, the founder of the organization and Lara Trump with false information and innuendo about “funneling money” into Donald Trump’s pockets.
Their cancel culture vendetta against all things Trump is now quite possibly going to end in canceling dogs lives after the leftists do what they can to trash the organization.
Lauree Simmons, founder and President of BDRR has already lost a $100,000 pledge to the organization and she is worried about more fallout in receiving donations from donors big and small.
She was interviewed on Real America’s Voice TV on the Dr. Gina Show last Monday and said that the amount of dollars raised = the amount of lives saved.
Simmons said, “For them (Huffington Post) to take something wonderful that we do as a rescue, all of the good work we do and to target myself and the ranch and Lara for trying to save animals is just mind-blowing. I don’t know what kind of people could even…I don’t know how they sleep at night knowing that their lies have cost lives.”
Simmons has given the dog rescue organization 14 years of her life, over 80 hours a week and doesn’t get paid. In fact, her and her husband have given over a million dollars of their own money to the organization. She does it to make a difference – to let the dogs live and have a chance at love.
Simmons was also a key participant in the White House signing of the animal anti-cruelty PACT Act, a bill signed into law by Donald Trump making all forms of animal abuse a felony.
Simmons said the Huffington Post numbers on the amount spent at Mar-a-Lago is not accurate and that they’ve spent about $900,000 at Mar-a-Lago for their fundraisers over the course of 13 years and 14 events. She said that fake news Huffington Post put a horrible spin on people who are just trying to save dogs.
The expenses of the organization is very low at less than 8¢ per dollar. Extremely low. They make very good use of their resources and put the donations where they need to go – into the dogs.
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter if the group has spent $100 million at Mar-a-Lago if the fundraisers are successful and they are able to save dogs. Lara Trump has no say in where they hold their fundraisers and is not steering money to her father. For HuffPo to say or infer otherwise is disingenuous and cruel to the dogs who need the support of the dog rescue organization in order to live.
Simmons said they use Mar-a-Lago as a venue because it has everything they need including a good price and great service. The said, ”The quality of service, beauty of the venue and excellent rate provided us as a nonprofit as well as the generosity of supporters who sell-out our event there every year allows us to rescue and home thousands of dogs. Our investment there and at the other venues mentioned in the article has netted more than $12 million over an eight-year period which allows us to continue our mission.”
The 33-acre campus of Big Dog Rescue Ranch includes 100 cage-free bunk rooms where the dogs live and there is 4.5 acres of play yards. They also have a 500 sq. foot veterinarian center where they are able to treat all kinds of different injuries and illnesses. It’s the biggest cage-free no-kill animal rescue organization in the country.
Their annual report shows that in just one year alone, they have done the following…
– Saved 245 dogs from the China meat trucks
– Saved 368 dogs from natural disasters
– Saved 126 pregnant moms from high kill shelters
– Reunited 69 pets in the Bahamas with their owners and delivered 1500 pounds of food and emergency medical supplies to the island
– Spayed or neutered 2306 dogs
– Adopted out 2852 dogs
– Saved 1950 dogs from high kill shelters
– Treated 734 heartworm positive dogs
– Saved 179 puppies with Parvo
– Evacuated 183 dogs from Hurricane Dorian
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– Supported 290 Southeastern animal shelters in the United States
– Saved 119 senior dogs through their “Seniors for Seniors” program
– Performed 92 orthopedic surgeries on dogs hit by cars
- Involved 80 veterans in their veteran training programs
But to leftists who hate Donald Trump, none of this matters. To them, this dog rescue organization must be harassed and ridiculed and destroyed. They must cancel them because they have a connection to Donald Trump.
Can you imagine being such a hateful person, so entrenched in your TDS that after hearing that a dog rescue organization, ran by a Trump supporter, had a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, you actually decided to write an article to target that organization?
That’s exactly what HuffPo writer S.V. Dáte did.
His indifference to the lives of dogs who need help is not a surprise though. Men, in general, make up a VERY SMALL percentage of volunteers in animal rescue organizations. Having been in the animal rescue field for almost 20 years now, I can tell you that men only make up 5-10% of the advocates and the volunteers in dog and cat rescue.
The men are the ones working at government run animal shelters – the ones who are killing the cats and dogs because it’s just “too hard” to take care of them and adopt them out. This is what we’ve been fighting for years.
Luckily, we’ve learned the ins-and-outs of politics. We run or support pro-animal candidate who will fund our local animal shelters and we show up at county commissioners meetings and getting things changed at these death camps they call animal “shelters.”
We’re making real progress but it’s mostly women making the progress – with the few exceptions of people like no-kill animal advocate Nathan Winograd.
However, unlike the leftists who say they like diversity and are tolerant, we actually are. We don’t care what sex, gender, color OR political party you are in. We welcome anyone who wants to help us save dogs and cats. We don’t discriminate against or towards anyone. Everyone is actually equal with us.
Leftists, on the other hand, only care about people and groups that fit into their political spectrum. When the HuffPo story came out, other fake news media groups promoted the story and re-tweeted it out. Even Jimmy Kimmel mocked the organization and the Trumps on his show.
Animal rescue is one of the last bipartisan things left in the country. In my own county, a dozen years ago, 90% of our cat and dog rescue volunteers and advocates were Obama supporters. They were liberals. Now it’s the exact opposite. Most of them are Conservatives. But none of us have ever cared. We have our priorities and that is the animals that we save and adopt out.
Hopefully the volunteers, supporters and donors of Big Dog Rescue Ranch will also realize the importance of doing the right thing and supporting those who save animals.
Politics is NOT important when you put that up against the lives of cats and dogs.