Continued from part three..
Of course Cindy and Danny had tried to correct the statement made on MAP’s page with the truth, and their comments were deleted. Others who tried to make comments in their defense had their comments deleted as well. The statement by Lester was lies and the couple wanted people to know the truth. It was bad enough they had been heartbroken over loosing Hooch, who was put to sleep because he had terminal cancer. Then they were scammed by a back yard breeder and had their heart broken again when they had to surrender that pup to give him a chance at survival. Why were these people persecuting them, lying about them, and harassing them, smearing their good name all over the internet?
They just couldn’t figure out where all this was coming from.
With Marshall deceased less than a day, Rochelle was already capitalizing on the poor pup. She had been collecting donations on his sad story for weeks and now there was more to come. Decals were being made for those who wanted to remember him. And then a T-shirt campaign was started. The campaign told this story:
“We got our sickly Marshall when someone bought him from a backyard breeder in a McDonald’s parking lot and decided he wasn’t worth fighting for and dumped him. My 501c3 Mac’s Mission gladly took over his care and fought our hearts out to keep him alive. Marshall was the most courageous champion who battled for his life while being the most loved “wrinkle butt” on the planet. After trying to beat respiratory infections, aspiration pneumonia, a bacterial skin infection, coccidia, round worms, and eventually a liver shunt we lost our sweet Marshall at barely 9 weeks old. Thousands are devastated at his loss and we truly will never fill the hole in our hearts that he left. We say if love could have kept him here he would have lived forever! He is a true testament for why backyard breeders and their supporters need to acquire morals along with compassion for their victims and STOP this disgusting practice. We hope this memorial shirt and knowing the money raised from the sales go towards saving more Marshall’s which will hopefully bring peace to those that followed his journey. We need to work together to to share Marshall’s story so he can continue to speak for the voiceless. Love, Mac
Most people are fine with those that speak for the voiceless, but everyone expects the truth to be told when it’s being done.
Marshall’s story was sad enough without demonizing the other victims in his story; the people who had lost their own dog of many years to cancer, who was victimized by an unscrupulous breeder, and then surrendered the pup to give him the best shot he had at survival. And now, that couple was under attack by people they didn’t even know.
To date, an undisclosed amount of money has been donated to Mac’s Mission in the name of Marshall now known as “the back yard breeder pup dumped at the vet to die by heartless owners”. The T-shirt sales for Marshall have amassed more than $3000 in profit for Mac’s Mission with more than a week left before sales end.
Cindy and Danny’s names have been splashed all over the internet attached to lies and half truth surrounding the situation. They now have online stalkers and their reputation has been tarnished to say the least.
And Mac’s Mission has moved on to not one but at least two other dogs in the short time since Marshall’s death. It’s cold and heartless for the couple who bought Marshall to get on with their lives, but perfectly fine for Mac’s mission to do so?
After all that has happened and what continues, Cindy and Danny still do not know exactly how Rochelle got their names. They are now aware that she had stalked their Facebook pages to acquire information and have made changes to their accounts to prevent it from happening in the future. Whether or not Rochelle’s proclaimed “ninjas” will continue to stalk the couple’s accounts to keep tabs on them for her is anyone’s guess but certainly a possibility, and more than a little creepy.
Mac’s Mission nor Rochelle is a licensed rescue. Rochelle operates under the umbrella of the license for the local Humane Society. Only by their graces is she legally allowed to foster or take in animals. She cannot legally pull them from other shelters, rescues, or vets without the intake being made by that shelter. She may not conduct adoptions on her own.
It remains to be seen whether or not Marshall was a legal intake of the shelter she operates under or if something she did on her own. According to her own posts on Facebook ‘she got the call and went immediately’. Whether or not the shelter she fosters for has laid claim to the intake of Marshall is unclear.
The only way Rochelle could have acquired Cindy and Danny’s names is if the staff at the veterinary clinic had told her, or the shelter she operates under did. Either way, allowing the names of the surrendering party to get into the hands of a foster is unethical for any group or organization.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part one
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part two
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part three
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part five