Investigations Suggest Potential Cheating by Ashley Owen Hill in Charity Contest

Chase Community GivingOver the past several weeks, Facebook users have voted for their favourite charities in the Chase Community Giving program, which will distribute $5 million to the 196 charities that receive the most votes. Ashley Owen Hill, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, and founder of Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi, is currently in 5th place with 24,049 votes, and in position to win a $100,000 prize.

However, several independent investigations are now casting doubt upon the validity of these votes. A week ago, DogsInDanger.com, a charity that helps save the lives of dogs scheduled to die in shelters, reported that they had monitored the voting patterns for many other charities, including Lucky Dog Rescue. Their conclusion?

Five million dollars is a lot of money for needy charities and some are resorting to vote rigging, stealing millions from the neediest people. … After monitoring voting patterns of many of their competitors, DogsInDanger.com executives found clear examples of vote tampering. Large percentage[s] of votes were coming from seemingly fake accounts with no activity or content outside of voting to receive the cash prizes. According to Facebook’s own estimates, over 83 million Facebook accounts are fake … In order to authenticate their findings, DogsInDanger.com conducted an undercover investigation and spoke with several technology firms that claimed to have enabled other organizations to successfully rig online competitions. These companies offered to sell DogsInDanger thousands of votes in the Chase Giving contest for just pennies per vote. Using this fake Facebook network, it is possible to win the top $250,000 prize with just about a thousand dollars invested in buying votes.

We have noticed that many Lucky Dog Rescue voters are not Americans, and do not speak English. Posts asking for votes on the Pet Pardons Facebook page have lately been inundated by comments in Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish, which is obviously highly suspicious for an English-only site, with (normally) only English comments.

A short list of accounts we have flagged includes: adriana.ausilio, agustina.fernandez.121772, AlesgaMarmoleria, andrea.vegakuri, annegrethe.t.carlsen, beluu.luuiis, blanquita.fina, Caaariiitooo.O.H, cesar.fragoso.39, cminfante78, david.valencia99, deciimeaguustinitha.delbajo, enzo.rojasprudencio, estefania.garcia.92798072, ezgi.umut.doruk, facundo.romero.355, fernando.cimadom, francisco.aceves.315, gaby.dominguez.5477, giseellestefany.caceresportilla, gustavo.lajas, isabelcristina.gomez.3, jaquelin.rodriguez.716, javier.soprano.3, jezabel.pliegoleana, JHONMARTINEZQ, joel.vargas.3517, jose.pintoseguel, joseadrian.gguzman, jovanna.rapeta, julianandres.corderoordonez, lala.robles.9, lenoonmackarneyy, leslyguadalupe.cidestrella, maria.colaco.9, mariaeugeniamaciel22, MariahVG, mariaisabel.contrerassanches, marianna.alcantar, mariateresa.ardoncalix1, matias.barraza.165, meluu.romeritaa, miguel.romeroprado, mily.chamorro.1, moises.ramirezcamarillo, nash1009, omarjhovanni.hernandezrodriguez, patricia.castro.372, rachel.quintana.39, rainbowyoga, ramonero.cetera, raoul.cooper.7, richimulticolor, rocco.ianniruberto, samantha.esquitinhernandez, scholiodigisis.karras, sheyla.montesnavarro, tandannateniaqueser, unapatita.amiga, valecade.cantinero, wanda.gomez.9085, and ykeepaza.

This activity has been reported to Chase Community Giving management, along with a list of known and suspected sock puppet accounts owned by Ashley Owen Hill’s associate, Jeromie Williams, who has written about cheating in the program.

The DogsInDanger.com press release concludes:

“It is despicable that other organizations would resort to vote rigging and stealing funds from honest, deserving charities that play by the rules. When charities steal from each other, how much lower can our society go?” said Alex Aliksanyan, Founder and President of DogsInDanger.com.

DogsInDanger and other reputable charities for causes like children’s cancer, the homeless, etc. are being overwhelmed by the cheaters, unable to compete. Charities are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars which are critical to their activities. Unscrupulous cheaters are stealing these much-needed funds under Chase and Facebook’s noses.

DogsInDanger.com is a free service for shelters and adopters, allowing people to search for dogs in urgent need. In the economic climate of the past two years, funding for DogsInDanger.com has decreased substantially. Winning funds in competitions like Chase Community Giving is instrumental to their continued operations.

Given that cheating would represent a significant violation of the program rules, we have asked Chase to reconsider the eligibility of Lucky Dog Rescue. We would also like to note, for the record, that we are not affiliated with any of the other charities in the competition.

However, like DogsInDanger.com, we would like to see the funding go to reputable, legitimate charities, not cheaters and deception artists. As I have pointed out before, it’s not hard to guess which category Ashley Owen Hill falls into. It seems to us she spends much of her time making disgusting videos, and writing heart-wrenching but fictional stories on her blog (literally all of which beg for donations).

For example:

Then, I paid the $400 vet bill I wasn’t quite prepared for, helped Delilah into the car, and drove her home. This weekend, Delilah has required around-the-clock care from me. She’s very weak, very sick, and very needy right now. Seeing her like this… well… it’s beyond heartwrenching.

Initially… upon return, she wouldn’t eat at all. But soon, I learned that “people food” was enough to entice her.

So… instead of dog food, she’s been sharing people food with me. Actually… it’s more accurate to say that I’ve simply been giving her all of my own food, and taking none for myself, which has honestly made me insanely happy. She needs it… much more than I do right now.

In other words, DONATE NOW or she might starve!!! Again, sorry, I just don’t believe her.

As the The Pet Advocates Network has pointed out, there is no transparency at the “Lucky Dog” rescue. No disclosure of financial records, or veterinary records, or adoption records, or anything else. And no website, just a blog, with a call for donations. That’s it.

And the fact that neither she nor Chris Hoar have ever responded to our many questions about Jeromie Williams, his death threats, his many scams, and his embezzlement from legitimate animal rescuers just raises more questions.

We hope that they will all be answered before Chase gives Lucky Dog Rescue a nickel.

Chris Hoar Violates His Own Personal Guarantee (Again)

Chris HoarChris Hoar, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, often reassures donors with a personal guarantee:

“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.”

As we have noted previously, on March 28, 2012 (about a month after pledging that he would never promote another ChipIn), Hoar asked people to donate to a ChipIn set up by Jeromie Williams:

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.

BEFORE

AFTER

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.

Pet Pardons Incites More Death Threats Against Idaho Man

Dennis SawyerOn August 28, 2012, Pet Pardons posted information on an Idaho man named Dennis Brent Sawyer, who had apparently posted a picture of himself with eight dead wolves. Other than that, we know nothing about him. The wolves may have been a threat to other animals in the area, or even to this man’s family.

All we really know for certain is that, as they often do, Pet Pardons has designated someone as a target for hatred, harassment, and, ultimately, death threats. In the past week, this Pet Pardons post has generated about 9,000 “likes”, 9,000 comments, and has been shared over 7,000 times.

A very disturbing percentage of these comments call for Mr. Sawyer to be murdered. Many, like Alyssa Marie Hayes, Denyse Woo, Tina Hummel Peterson, and Jan Lacasse, would like to skin him. Others, like Lar Mark, would like to skin his family as well. Still others, like Butch Polston and Tracy Douglas, would like to stick a spear and/or stake “up his ass!” Klaus Caprani would like to make a “human leather jacket” out of his skin.

And I repeat, this is a very small sample of the utterly vile comments on the Pet Pardons page:

Luckily, not all of the fans of Pet Pardons are violent psychopaths. Some, like Simone Petrosky, have complained:

“[I]t seems wrong how you attack people for their way of living … why post pictures & allow people to make death threats toward other people? Doesn’t seem very pardoning like. And the person in the pictures considering you give their full name & town, could file a slander suite on you & a terroristic threat suite to all those threatening him/other people you post. … I hope you change this way of working where other people are slandered & threatened.”

Unfortunately, none of this is likely to change. You see, Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News, has a long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police. He has also threatened the creator of this blog:

And her “faggy sons”:

Oh, and her dogs, as well:

Not surprisingly, he also threatened Operation Sled Dogs, a Canadian animal rescue group, when questions were raised after Jeromie embezzled over $1,800 from them. Here is some audio:

Lately Jeromie and his friends at Pet Pardons have also published confirmed hoax stories, which they used to incite death threats against government officials in Ohio.

We have told Pet Pardons co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill about all of this. They continue to ignore us.

Ashley Bradley writes that she is “so disappointed” in Pet Pardons:

“you have this man being harassed right now and I hope you are proud of yourself … you are just spreading lies and hate towards this man.”

For the record, we are no longer disappointed.

This is exactly the kind of disgusting behaviour we have come to expect from Pet Pardons.

Pet Pardons News Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff Admits Fraud

SirenSirenAbout a month ago, we wrote about Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email), and her outrageous defense of Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News.

Jeromie was fired by The Examiner for fabricating stories, and is also known for his ChipIn scams and embezzlement from animal rescue groups. It never made sense why Cayr Ariel Wulff would defend this behaviour. Especially considering his long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police.

But now, it all makes sense to me.

You see, Cayr has admitted that she was mis-using funds raised for Pet Pardons to “save the life of the next animal just moments away from being abused or killed,” instead using them towards her own dogs’ medications and veterinary expenses:

This is rather curious to me, since the journalist donation button she refers to on the Pet Pardons page has been inoperable for many months, ever since Jeromie Williams’ associated PayPal account, schlamobic@gmail.com, was suspended because of one fraud or another.

As we have also noted, Cayr has also recently written a series of disgusting articles claiming that employees at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter in Ohio are burning dogs alive, based on unnamed “eyewitness accounts.” As it turns out, these witnesses were simply made up, like many of Jeromie’s fake witnesses.

So, I asked her for her sources. Here is her first response:

Now, this made no sense to me. She seems to be claiming that the witness, her source, was an animal rescuer. This would mean that:

  • The dog shelter workers burned dogs alive in front of independent animal rescuer(s),
  • These witness(es) apparently had no objection to this at the time, and just allowed the dogs to be burned alive, without trying to intervene, and
  • The whistleblower who revealed the horrific practice of burning dogs alive would be ostracised, not celebrated as a hero, and
  • The witness(es) told absolutely no one else about what they saw… Except Cayr Ariel Wulff and/or Jeromie Williams.

You can check this last point for yourself: Simply google “Ohio dogs burned alive”: Pet Pardons News is the only source.

Well, I wasn’t born yesterday, so I asked her why literally no one else had reported the story. Her response?

That is a lie.

In fact, in Channel 10’s original story on the Commissioners’ meeting, on August 7, 2012, discusses only the gas vs. lethal injection debate at the meeting. There is no mention of dogs burning alive.

What Cayr was clearly referring to, however, was their story on August 14, 2012, in which a woman on the street condemns the shelter for burning dogs alive, throwing “them into a incinerator when they are not dead.” She read they do this, no doubt, in Cayr’s article published on August 10, 2012.

Note that the reporter was unable to confirm this story. I contacted other local media as well, including the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, and no one was able to confirm the story. No one had heard from any witnesses, or seen any affidavit, claiming that dogs were burned alive at Fairfield.

And yet, Cayr’s next two posts label the shelter as an “Ohio Dog Burning Shelter”:

  • On August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that a “second witness,” Janice Kobi, President/Founder at Fairfield County C.A.R.E.S., alleged that county commissioners and dog shelter officials wanted to somehow profit from killing dogs via “Dog Composting” (just how this would generate profit is never explained).
  • Also on August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that former Deputy Animal Warden Bobbi Glass said she had “witnessed the overcrowding of gassing cages, sometimes filled up to fifteen dogs, and she witnessed animals coming out of the gas chamber that were not dead. She said that the animals would go back through for a second gassing.

Note, they would go back through for a second gassing, not into a fire. Neither of these witnesses claimed they saw dogs being burned alive.

Even on the video from NBC’s Channel 4 News, attached to Cayr’s final story announcing a change in policy to lethal injections on August 14, 2012, the allegation that dogs were burned alive is not even mentioned, let alone given as a reason for the change in policy. (It’s also ironic Cayr uses the video from Channel 4, not Channel 10, which she falsely claims reported the story on dogs being burned alive.)

It seems as though when you have a following so big as Pet Pardons does, you can say just about anything. Some of those people will believe you. They have faith in you, and would never imagine you would lie to them. Or that you would keep the money they donated to save animals.

Of course it turns out that their faith in Pet Pardons is badly misplaced.

Pet Pardons Co-Founder Ashley Owen Hill: “We Do Not Kill Animals. We Only Kill People. Run.”

Ashley Owen HillWhen we informed Ashley Owen Hill, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, that her Director of Operations in Canada, Jeromie Williams, was breaking the organization’s rules, and stealing from various ChipIn accounts, she didn’t even respond to us. When we told her about how he had threatened Kim Johnston, her sons in Colorado, their dogs, and Topher Mackenzie, still, she ignored us.

So you can imagine how stunned I was to find that Ms. Hill, who is also the founder of the Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi, has created a series of at least a dozen disgusting, mean-spirited, and insulting videos. They viciously insult and threaten the public in a way eerily reminiscent of Jeromie Williams. Ashley’s cartoon alter ego even threatens to murder an animal control officer with her “crazy rescue friends” (which includes Jeromie Williams, presumably).

In one video, titled “Animal Rescue Humor: Pet Pardons” (posted January 29, 2011), Ashley warns a concerned citizen that Pet Pardons kills people, and advises him to run (at 4:33).

She says that these videos are just for laughs, but I haven’t laughed once. I don’t think there’s anything funny about them. Particularly not given Jeromie Williams’ long and sordid history of threatening people, including animal rescuers, using vile and violent language.

Similarly, Ashley’s videos are full of obnoxious behaviour, including threats, swearing, and total contempt and disrespect for others, but especially Christians, women, people of colour, the uneducated, Republicans, gays, Wal-Mart employees, part-time workers, gas station workers, Southerners, the poor, the rich, and government officials.

In the video above, for example, Ashley berates a concerned citizen as a “f***ing dumbass” (0:14), and tells him “I think I’m supposed to be polite here, but lucky for me, I don’t f***ing feel like it … You are so damned stupid …” (0:45). “While I appreciate your f**king raw stupidity,” she continues, “you should not be allowed to be alive” (1:49). Indeed, “I can assure you that if I could get my hands on some firearms, you would be my first f***ing target” (2:20).

Incredible.

If you didn’t get the message, she continues to mock the citizen, telling him he should be “promoted to cashier at Wal-Mart” or even “President of the United mother-f***ing States.” (3:20). “Your brain is so damn small,” she tells him, “and f***ing useless…” (3:42). Meanwhile, she describes the other co-founder of Pet Pardons, Chris Hoar, as “the evil mastermind behind” a “f***ing grand murder plot” (1:25), and tells the citizen that if he wants to ask Hoar about this, he can call “800-F***-Yourself” (4:10).

One has to wonder what kind of person would write something like this. Fortunately, Ashley provides the answer: “If you think I’m a b*tch,” she says, “you ain’t seen nothing yet” (4:20).

Indeed. That’s only the first video.

In a video entitled “Dealings with Animal Control,” posted on January 12, 2011,

  • Ashley tells an animal control officer “I am the animal rescuer who calls, and harasses your ass all the live-long day” (0:07), and demands that he seize a dog “today, no excuses” (0:38).
  • Ashley tells the officer “You should be fired, along with all the other idiots in this office. I should be hired. I do more of your job than you could ever dream of doing. I am awesome at your job. You suck at it. If only we could vote on whether people were qualified to be human beings or not, you would be voted out of the human race on Day One, for being so incredibly worthless” (1:42).
  • Ashley tells the officer he should be demoted, “then fired … then put in jail, and then executed” (2:23).
  • Ashley warns that if the officer doesn’t seize the dog immediately, she will illegally steal the dog: “the dog is going to come up missing, and you can try to hunt me down, and put me in jail, but here’s a little warning, my rescue friends are crazy … and if you even try to put me in jail, you will come up missing. These are not threats sir. I’m just a crazy rescue lady, who hasn’t taken her medicine. But I can assure you that underestimating me will be the biggest mistake of your life, and all the donuts in the world cannot save you” (2:47).

In a video entitled “Idiots with Puppies,” posted on January 26, 2011,

  • Ashley threatens a man with a new “F***tard law”: “Basicaly if you don’t turn every last one of your dogs and puppies over to Animal Control immediately, you will be put to sleep on Thursday of next week” (3:50). When he tries to invite her to a dinner party at his house, she replies, “Yes, I will be there. With a gun” (4:25).
  • Ashley berates the man as “so damned stupid” (0:43), “dumbass” (0:54), “nut-f***ing crazy,” and his family as “f***ing tards” (2:48).
  • Ashley claims the man’s “sister’s 4th husband most likely is gay, super hero gay, and stupid, dumb as a f***ing biscuit” (1:38).

In a video entitled “Saw your Adoptable Dog on Facebook,” posted on January 19, 2011,

  • Ashley berates a man for “listen[ing] to [his] b*tching wife” (1:08), and tells him he should have “told [his] b*tching wife to shut her face” (1:50). The wife, she says, “sounds like a real f***ing peach” (2:58), though she “totally understand[s] her apparent hatred for your existence” (4:27). She also mocks the man’s Christian beliefs (3:03).
  • Ashley condemns the man as “worthless,” and claims even his dad agrees that “You should never have been born” (4:03).

In a video entitled “I want to adopt a purebred dog,” posted on January 11, 2011,

  • Ashley condemns the man’s sister as a “completely ridiculous person” (0:28), and an “idiot,” and his “crazy loser cousin” (2:53), and berates him for “try[ing] to make [him]self sound smart, while you really sound like an idiot” (1:30), and a “moron” (2:35). It helps, she says “if you have a brain inside your head and some form of education” (2:59).

In a video entitled “May I please take your chained dog?,” posted on January 9, 2011,

  • Ashley demands that a man surrender his dog to her, because “you are so damned stupid and lazy” (0:47). When he refuses, she threatens to “prosecute” him under a fake law and make him “spend [his] life in prison” (1:45).
  • Ashley threatens the man: “If I ever catch you with another dog again, I’ll personally beat the shit out of you. That is not a threat. It is a fact” (2:24).

In a video entitled “I need you to take this dog,” posted on January 8, 2011,

  • Ashley refuses to accept a dog, asking “How is a dog showing up at your house my f***ing problem?” (0:43). “Why don’t you try sticking the dog up your own ass,” she says (1:10). Alternatively, “why doesn’t your sister try getting off her fat ass?” she asks (3:13).
  • Ashley berates the man as “braindead” and “f***ing stupid” (1:46 and 3:59) and “a complete f***ing moron” (4:33 and 6:19). She tells him “You may be the stupidest mother-f***er I have ever encountered” (2:59).
  • Ashley threatens to “drop kick” other dog owners with her “ninja skills” for being “so f***ing stupid as to not neuter their dog.” And: “I would also like to get a shot at your dumbass cousin” (5:28).
  • Ashley clearly implies she is coming to the man’s house to violently attack him and his family: “You sit there and wait for me to show up … Don’t move. Do not leave your house. Just stay right there. Don’t tell me the address. I like to guess and see if I’m right” (5:48).
  • Lastly, Ashley apparently supports a policy of eugenics: “Do you have children?” she asks. “You should be f***ing neutered. People that are so incredibly stupid should not be allowed to reproduce” (3:48).

There are more videos I could have added. Some include vile “jokes” about pit bull attacks on children. In a video entitled “Encounter in the vet’s office,” posted on April 21, 2011, Ashley tells a man that “Pit bulls eat children for dinner. They eat adults like you for breakfast” (0:50).

In a video entitled “First Day in Rescue,” posted on January 26, 2011, Ashley calls a member of the public a “deranged idiot” (1:41) and “bats*** crazy” (3:20), and, ironically, given her threats in nearly every other video, warns that “people like you send innocent citizens running for their lives.” Actually, people like Jeromie Williams send innocent citizens running to the police for restraining orders and protection.

Again, one has to wonder what kind of person Ashley Owen Hill really is. Calling people morons, stupid, threatening them, swearing just about every second word. Using guns, threatening to kill people, including government officials, or to just beat them up.

She may say this was all done in humor. I did not laugh once. I do not see any humor here. The Pet Pardons Canadian director, Jeromie Williams, is notorious for stealing money, criminal harassment, and making death threats. We have written about this many times. Ashley Owen Hill has not responded once.

It seems if you are part of Pet Pardons, it’s okay to threaten people. It’s just their standard operating procedure. Let’s just fix that logo of theirs:

Not to mention that in a video entitled  “I want to help rescue dogs, kinda,” posted on January 8, 2011, Ashley complains that “I work seven days a week, in addition to spending all my spare time rescuing dogs” (1:30). Well it seems to us she spends all her time making disgusting videos, and writing heart-wrenching stories on her blog (literally all of which beg for donations).

For example:

Then, I paid the $400 vet bill I wasn’t quite prepared for, helped Delilah into the car, and drove her home. This weekend, Delilah has required around-the-clock care from me. She’s very weak, very sick, and very needy right now. Seeing her like this… well… it’s beyond heartwrenching.

Initially… upon return, she wouldn’t eat at all. But soon, I learned that “people food” was enough to entice her.

So… instead of dog food, she’s been sharing people food with me. Actually… it’s more accurate to say that I’ve simply been giving her all of my own food, and taking none for myself, which has honestly made me insanely happy. She needs it… much more than I do right now.

In other words, DONATE NOW or she might starve!!! Well, sorry, I just don’t believe her.

As the The Pet Advocates Network has pointed out, there is no transparency at the “Lucky Dog” rescue. No disclosure of financial records, or veterinary records, or adoption records, or anything else. And no website, just a blog, with a call for donations. That’s it.

And the fact that neither she nor Chris Hoar have ever responded to our many questions about Jeromie Williams, his death threats, his many scams, and his embezzlement from legitimate animal rescuers just raises more questions about her, and about Pet Pardons.

Again, we urge you not to donate to any of them. Save your money for legitimate rescuers, who don’t threaten to kill anyone, don’t steal from anyone, and fully and transparently disclose their financial records.

UPDATE (August 13, 2012): Ashley appears to have deleted her Xtranormal account and restricted access to her offensive videos on Youtube. Much like Cayr Ariel Wulff, we’re sure she would love to cover this all up, and pretend it never happened. Unfortunately for her, our network saved copies and screenshots of each and every one of her disgusting videos.

Pet Pardons Attempts to Cover Up Canadian Director’s Outrageous Crimes

NixonAbout a month ago, we wrote about Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email), and her outrageous defense of Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada.

In the comments, Wulff responded by slandering me, Alison Hector of the The Pet Advocates Network, and even the Operation Sled Dog (OSD) rescue group from which Jeromie stole $1,800. The group’s driver, she claimed, “killed 7 [dogs] with his negligence” and gave “his choice of dogs to a puppy mill.”

Well, those are just outright lies. The driver did not negligently kill seven dogs, and none were given to puppy mills (although it is true that one did not survive, sadly, as Jeromie notes on his blog, which interestingly does not mention the death of seven dogs or any negligence on the part of the driver).

Why would he lie? We guess it was just a desperate attempt to justify his embezzlement of $1,800 from OSD. Jeromie certainly has no trouble making up horrible stories about other people, as he has done so many times before about so many others. But it must be nice for him to have Cayr Ariel Wulff around to help spread the libel!

Speaking of which, we noticed that Wulff has since spread more outrageous lies in a post on the Scamwarners website. Although the thread was soon deleted (presumably after complaints from Pet Pardons, and/or Jeromie himself), here is a screenshot:

Let’s take her claims one at a time:

1. Jeromie Williams is not a director at Pet Pardons any more than he is the “King of Neptune.” He is only an “editor” who edits Cayr’s articles.

King of NeptuneWell friends, if you see this guy nearby, you’d best hold on to your wallet, hide your children, and call the authorities.

Pet Pardons may have taken great efforts to scrub any reference to Jeromie Williams as “Director of Operations” for Pet Pardons Canada off the internet, but Wulff’s claim is simply not credible.

Firstly, Jeromie Williams has consistently referred to himself as Director of Operations in Examiner.com stories about himself, and on his own blog. If you visit it today, or any of his other sites, you will find that he has changed his title there to “Managing Editor” of Pet Pardons News. Maybe tomorrow, he will give himself a new title.

Regardless, the claim that Jeromie simply edits articles is laughable, as the OSD case illustrates. Chris Hoar, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, assured donors that “On the ground for the rescue will be Jeromie Williams … making sure that every dollar raised tonight goes as far as it can.”

Jeromie apparently took this as license to attempt to take over the whole operation, and tell experienced OSD rescuers how to do their jobs. Shockingly, it transpired that he did not know how to do their jobs better than they did. You, gentle reader, can probably guess what happened next. Criminal harassment and death threats, of course.

And, as it turned out, some of the dollars raised could only “go as far as” Jeromie’s bank account, and into bizarre ransom letters he sent to OSD rescuers, apparently with the full knowledge and support of Chris Hoar and Pet Pardons, who continue to associate with him even now.

Simply put, Jeromie is not, and was not, a simple “editor” at Pet Pardons.

2. Pet Pardons does not ask for donations. “YOU WILL NEVER SEE A REQUEST FOR PEOPLE TO SEND MONEY TO PET PARDONS.”

Actually, yes, you will:

This plea for donations is posted on the official Pet Pardons website. Worse, the associated PayPal account is schlamobic@gmail.com, the very same address Jeromie uses whilst peddling his ridiculous $20 “Hug a Gay Day” T-shirts. He also uses it whilst soliciting donations for his personal website. In other words, incredibly, it seems that any money donated via the Pet Pardons website goes directly into a personal account of Jeromie Williams, not to Pet Pardons.

It gets worse. Jeromie also raises money for “Pet Pardons Canada” via ChipIn. We have posted previously on Jeromie’s various ChipIn scams, including the OSD case. Jeromie appears to have a long history of directing people interested in donating to Pet Pardons to donate instead to his personal ChipIn accounts, which also appear to be commingled with ChipIn accounts to support his personal website, and to support various other non-animal-related causes.

Basically, not only does Pet Pardons ask for donations, but any money donated appears to go directly to Jeromie Williams.

3. Pet Pardons directs donors to other rescues’ ChipIn sites.

Not in the case of Jeromie Williams. Jeromie has a long history of setting up ChipIn accounts for other rescuers, and then apparently pilfering the donations for himself. For example:

As we have noted previously, we told Pet Pardons co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill about Jeromie’s history back in January, including his criminal harassment of Kim Johnston and her family, and his subsequent death threats.

They didn’t even respond to us.

In fact, their one and only public comment on the matter comes in the form of a two-word tweet back in May:

Like Nixon, “Jeromie is not a crook.” No explanation. No documentation. No apology.

Nothing.

Contrast the lack of transparency at Pet Pardons with OSD, a legitimate rescue group, which has released all relevant financial statements from their operation.

We suspect that, if he continues stalking people, criminally harassing them, and making death threats, Jeromie may soon have something else in common with Nixon: He may soon need a pardon.

Luckily for him the URL JeromiePardons.com is still available.

UPDATE: Wulff also asks whether the Race for the Cure is a scam because it raises money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We’re not sure we understand her point, but we will take this opportunity to point out, once again, that Jeromie Williams has pledged to “picket” the next Pink Ribbon event in Montreal, apparently because he is convinced that yes, the Komen Foundation is a scam. Or at least, that it’s not “inclusive of men.” (Yes, he actually wrote that.)

Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Defends Jeromie Williams’ Disgusting and Criminal Behaviour

Cayr Ariel WulffUPDATE: In the comments, Cayr Ariel Wulff is outraged that we have written she supports a man who makes death threats against women and kids and steals thousands of dollars from animal rescue operations. Oops, sorry. Actually, she’s just outraged about… copyright infringement (that we have used her picture, at right).

For the record, under 17 USC § 107, fair use of copyrighted work for the purposes of criticism, comment, or news reporting, is not an infringement of copyright. This is a non-profit, educational site.

UPDATE 2 (August 6, 2012): After libeling the OSD group, Alison Hector, and myself in the comments (see below), Cayr Ariel Wulff submitted a sham DMCA takedown letter to WordPress, demanding they remove her picture from their servers. Normally we would have no hesitation to file a counter notification to ask WordPress to restore the image. However, given that we would have to provide our addresses for Ms. Wulff’s process server, and that she would undoubtedly forward them to Jeromie Williams, who has threatened to kill us, we are still working on an appropriate response.

Fortunately one of the members of our group is a graphic artist, who was able to provide an alternative rendition of Ms. Wulff. We feel it suits her personality better than the original.

Original story continues below.

First, a quick recap.

When this blog revealed Jeromie Williams’ history of fabricating events, people, and even supposed witnesses to serious crimes in his column at the Examiner.com, they fired him immediately.

When we revealed that he had made death threats against the creators of this blog, stalked their kids, and harassed them using homophobic epithets (yes, really), the LGBT website The Gaily fired him a few months later.

When we contacted Pet Pardons Canada, where Jeromie serves as Director of Operations, with evidence that he was breaking the organization’s rules, and stealing from various ChipIn accounts, they didn’t even respond. That’s right, back in January, co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill didn’t even respond to us.

You might think, well, they’re probably wishing they had taken our warnings more seriously, given that Jeromie has since stolen more money (this time $1,800 from a sled dog rescue group), as confirmed by Toronto Pet Daily. Not to mention that, once again, he has made a series of violent threats against anyone who dares to reveal his disgusting behaviour online.

But, it seems, you would be wrong.

Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email) has defended Jeromie Williams all along. In her mind, the real problem is not Jeromie’s fraud, embezzlement, or violent threats… It’s this blog:

In other words, it’s apparently fine for Jeromie to steal $1,800 from an animal rescue group, then threaten them over the phone when they have the temerity to ask where their money went (“You’re going down…I know exactly where you are” etc.).

But if I dare to write about this on a blog, I am the creepy stalker.

Naturally I took exception to this, so I asked her about it on Twitter. Her response was just more of the same. We are stalking Jeromie, she explained, because this blog is “unwanted/obsessive attention by an individual or group toward another person.” Oh, I’ll bet Jeromie doesn’t want the attention. I bet he wants to scam more unsuspecting animal lovers out of another $1,800. Well, too bad.

Also, she seems to think it’s “bullshit” that we’re “ganging up” on Jeromie, in part because we’re only giving one side (“bias!“). Well, as I responded to her there, if Jeromie would like to refute anything we have written, we’ll happily post it too.

Of course, if he could have refuted anything on our blog, my guess is that he would have done so long ago. Instead, he sent us death threats.

It seems Ms. Wulff just released a new book, Circling the Waggins: How Five Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness. The first part is fitting, really, given how eager she (and Pet Pardons) are to circle the, er, waggins, around Jeromie Williams.

But she still seems incredibly bewildered to us.