Bad Rap: California Group Won't Come Clean on Spindletop Dogs

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Why is California non-profit not disclosing the whereabouts of two Spindletop dogs?
We continue to be disgusted and saddened by the continued silence of Spindletop Dog Refuge owner Leah Purcell, and her lawyer, Zandra Anderson, who refuse to disclose the fates of dogs that are still unaccounted for.

When Montgomery County authorities and the Humane Society of the United States workers revealed the horrid conditions among nearly 300 dogs at the Willis ranch, every animal rescue volunteer in Texas and abroad felt a certain sort of sickness. The fact that Purcell and Andeson still have their lips zipped just compounds the injury. And now we're getting the same silent treatment from a California non-profit, Bad Rap, which took seven Spindletop dogs and now refuses to account for two of them.

Hair Balls was first alerted to the dilemma by Cindy Marabito, who has diligently reported on the Spindletop tragedy, and who herself had dogs at Spindletop.

Like many others who have followed the Spindletop saga, Marabito feels a certain responsibility for the dogs, many of whom have fortunately found wonderful foster and forever homes, thanks to the hard work of so many volunteers. A lot of people who were fooled by Purcell and left their dogs in her care feel a certain amount of guilt, and they are determined to make sure that these dogs don't suffer any more than they already have.

So it's downright mind-boggling that Bad Rap, which appears to be a reputable, Oakland-based rescue, refuses to disclose the whereabouts of these dogs. When we contacted CEO Donna Reynolds about these dogs, she stated in an e-mail that she suspected we were doing "the bidding" of anti-Bad Rap folks. She refused to answer our questions.

Linda Chwistek, listed on Bad Rap's 2010 tax forms as the group's director, didn't return phone calls seeking information. (She's also the logistics and inventory manager and partner at Folio Fine Wine Partners).

We expect continued sub-human behavior from the likes of Purcell and Anderson, but are just absolutely floored by Bad Rap's stonewalling. What possible reason could they have for not giving a status update on the dogs?

The only reason we can think of is a horrible one. And we hope it's not the case.

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csunbean
csunbean

colleen   This girl like so many others was seriously injured by Dad's NUETERED pitbull at a family 4th of July party. The dog knew the child and was given no reason to attack. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2171669/Kaylie-Ann-Foster-3-year-old-mauled-fathers-pit-bull-family-gathering.htmlThis pitbull attacked a daaghter and poor mom could't get the dog to let go. People like you call this diffuse aggression protectiveness. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Moms-Pit-Bull-Kills-Daughter-84942692.html It truly is rude, classless, and trashy to keep denying the very real and growing plight of victims that are shredded to a point that multiple surgeries are needed. Many are so disfigured the surgeons can never make them look normal again and the pittie lovers of course are uninsured. Denial is your game and Yes I do follow an animal behaviorist who is adamantly against pitbulls as pets. Alexandra Semyonova author of 100 Silliest Things People Say about Dogs. This is not about spelling or grammar dear it is about LOVE. Loving humans and the famiies torn apart by pitbulls in a savage manner that is far beyond a normal dog bite . Lack of empathy and denial are signs of psychopaths.

csunbean
csunbean

Animal Rescue is the biggest scam going on.. And BAD RAP never speaks about Darla Napora the pregnant ptbull advocate killed by her own sweet unabused well manner raised from a puppy pitbull. Her nutty husband put the dog that killed her in the coffin with her.. Why would anyone give this group dogs? They are so biased and part of the Pitbulls are so great lets fight regulations so that we can keep clogging shelters with the dogs and put down over a million a year. Dog fighters love us. ASPCA, with their sad song late night commercials was investigated by CNN and it found that this pro pitbull group took in over 14 million and only gave a little over 50K to help animals! PETA is the only legit animal advocacy group around. They are for bans on pitbull breeding to protect pitbulls from people and to protect people from pitbulls. Think before you assume an organization is legit. The National Canine Research Council is an orgaization that is owned and operated by pitbull advocates to spew out fake studies and pro pitbull propaganda. Bad Rap is just another BAD not really for the animals farce.  http://greatnonprofits.org/nonprofitnews/cnn-investigates-spca-international/

Wendy77581
Wendy77581

Bad Rap has done many questionable things, these unaccounted for dogs are just added to that list. 

The heck is a "PB apologist"? One of my pit bulls was a certified therapy dog (she passed from illness) and I certainly never had to apologize for her or my other dogs nor am I a "nutter" or a sociopath. 

mom2cairns
mom2cairns

Craig:  What makes you think that 'Bad Rap' rescue is a reputable organization?  They certainly aren't talking about the killing of Darla Napora and her child and she was an active member of that group.  Darla and her child were killed by HER OWN DOGS.... and you expect information from this group????  not likely to happen.  nor is it surprising... PB apologists generally have serious personality traits that run to the sociopathic as well as being in denial about the reality of their chosen breed...

csunbean
csunbean

@Wendy77581 A pitbull apologist is one who makes excuses for things like the mauling of Darla Napora the Bad Rap member killed by her own pitbull. A pitbull apologist doesn't address victims or the severity of their attacks. They say all dogs bite and give examples of one dog fatality and hold it up to the hundreds of pitbull deaths as if 1 death someone equals the hundreds of deaths by pitbulls and the thousands of maulings. I don't care if you dog can do cartwheels and speak French. People are being shredded by pitbulls regularly. Mortality, Mauling and Maiming by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011 found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull instead of a Labador Retriver and they documented that a person is losing a BODY PART to a pitbull attack every 4 days now. A pitbull apologist offers no solutions to the maulings or the overbreeding of pitbulls that cause millions of pitbull euthanizations and a steady supply of dogs for dog fighters. Oh by the way, another innocent man died a horrible death in Fresno, Cailifornia this week. He was taken apart by some person's loose pitbulls.

colleen310
colleen310

@Wendy77581

It's an ignorant term used by ignorant people (sheeple) who follow certain cult-like anti-pit bull blogs. Most do not have more than a high school education, and most do not have any credentials in any veterinary or animal behavior field, but they posture with such claims as if they did. However, their poor grammar and spelling skills usually belie their ignorance. I don't know much about Bad Rap, but I do know that they do not have any "membership", and I believe that Ms. Napora simply"liked" their FB page along with over a  half million other folks. I also believe that her dogs weighed over 100 pounds and were unaltered.This would put them firmly OUTSIDE of the category of "pit bull", and would put them into a category specified by the CDC as more likely to contribute to dog aggression than breed by not being altered. It's a sad story, but only a very disturbed "human being" would continue to use such a tragedy to further a personal agenda. It is a rude,classless, and trashy thing to do, but consider the source.

csunbean
csunbean

@mom2cairns Exactly.. victims are not a part of their vocabulary. They are never mentioned.. Even their outspoken member of Bad Rap Darla Napora was thrown under the bus and forgotten after her sweet raised from a puppy unabused pitbull did what she said the dog was not capable of... it acted aggressively towards her and she couldn't get the dog to stop. She died a horrific and painful death and to deny this reality that happened to one of their own shows how deeply SICK this cult of pitbull owners  really is..

macawluver
macawluver

@colleen310 Not quite the way you describe. The people using that term are victims of pit attacks who have lost loved ones, both human and pets. If you want to say they are a cult, then they are a cult that cares more for an innocent child's life than that of a breed of canine. I just wonder if you were one of those who spread the "rumor" that Darla fell off a ladder and her beloved pit was only trying to help her? You sound like that type, always defending the murdering pit, in other words, a pit apologist, and that's being nice.

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