Sometimes I am really ashamed of my species.
One of the horse rescue places I follow found out recently that someone had been supposedly raising funds for them, but not really. These folks had their wares out and would get permission from a retailer--Wal-Mart in the last two documented instances--to be there, supposedly raising funds for a worthy cause. In this case, NorCal Equine Rescue.
Only they'd been doing it for 3 years and NorCal had never actually received any of the funds. Funny, that.
Here are the folks to look out for.
Click here and scroll down for the original story. (Look for the picture of the front of a Wal-Mart.)
What's really sad is that it casts suspicion on anyone fundraising, and that means small non-profits will have to work that much harder to get more face time in their communities. Ugh. Stupid scammers.