“When i ask you to give money to help animals it is because i believe in good faith that money will do exactly that. … All the money raised here and on Pet Pardons goes directly to the Charity, Organization or an individual associated with the given situation. Should i ever discover that the money was not used for the exact situation i asked for your help with then i will refund 100% of your money, out of my own pocket if necessary.”
“Operation Sled Dog needs to raise $5000…Without this intervention, all 25 dogs will be culled in the next week, most likely by lethal gunshot…On the ground for the rescue will be Jeromie Williams, the Managing Editor for the Pet Pardons News & Blog, making sure that every dollar raised tonight goes as far as it can.”
The ChipIn was quite successful, raising $6,180.84 (USD). Unfortunately, Jeromie Williams interfered with the rescue operation, antagonising the volunteer rescuers and very nearly getting the dogs killed, by lethal gunshot, himself, by jeopardising their transportation plan. He also refused to transfer any money, as promised, and then, only grudgingly, transferred $4,000, in four $1,000 increments, after intense public pressure.
However, Jeromie has withheld at least $1,800 (coincidentally, roughly the amount of the loan rescuers required). When two different third parties started a Facebook group and an online petition to encourage Jeromie to do the right thing and transfer the remaining funds, Jeromie’s response was to harass the animal rescue group, leaving threatening voicemail for their members, and making violent threats.
Regular readers of this blog know that Jeromie Williams has a long and well-documented history of ChipIn scams, and stalking, harassment and death threats against women, children and their pet dogs, for which he is currently under investigation by American and Canadian police.
Sadly, Chris Hoar has not bothered to respond to us about any of this, and, in clear violation of his “personal guarantee,” he has not refunded any money, or provided it to the sled dog rescue group.
Recently I noticed that Hoar made a comment on his own Facebook profile:
I read this comment as a challenge. I felt I should see if Chris Hoar was a man of his word, as he claimed. So I left a very simple, straightforward comment for him:
So the challenge was on. I told Chris Hoar he couldn’t make Jeromie give Operation Sled Dogs the rest of their money. If he really was so determined to do anything you tell him he can’t, he would no doubt have gotten Jeromie Williams to turn over the money.
Instead, he simply deleted the entire thread from his timeline.
In typical Pet Pardons fashion, when a critical comment or question is posted, he simply deletes it (and sometimes the entire thread) and pretends it never happened.
I just checked once again with Operation Sled Dogs. They still have not received their money from Chris Hoar or Jeromie Williams. Apparently none of it has been refunded, either. He has simply kept it or let others keep it.
The truth is, if you really want Chris Hoar to do something — even to keep his word and honour his own “personal guarantee” — don’t bother telling him he can’t do it. In fact, don’t bother contacting him at all. He hasn’t responded to me, or Kim, or Topher, since January.
As Topher has concluded, this is just more evidence that Pet Pardons is a sick, poisonous organization, full of liars, scam artists, and criminals.