Furever Luv,  Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence Inc,  Love to Live,  Show me the money

Don’t Mistake Silence for Surrender

The Freedom of Information Act is interpreted differently among government agencies but one would expect some basic standardization. Oops.

I know of a few active animal-related 501(c)3’s formed by Joy Bohannon and a couple others by her cohorts but I also suspect there are many I haven’t located. Clicking through the IRS website’s PDFs of submitted 501 documentation is both time consuming and mind numbing.

I thought an FOI request would eliminate that tedium. Come to find out, the employees can search only by organization name or EIN, both of which I don’t know.

Surely they index and search multiple fields in their databases, right? Wrong.

 

 

I can download gigs of 2020 990s for every IRS-recognized non-profit in the country but it’s all PDF files. I’m looking for a data extraction program to automate the process. Who has time to hand enter every field on hundreds of thousands of forms into a database? Though if all else fails I’ll do just that.

I told my friend taking Bohannon down would require months if not years. Creating that database by hand will add a lot of time to the process.

Meanwhile, GARD is trying to get around the GDOA’s 75 dog limit by transporting as many animals as possible up I-95 to new “foster homes” managed by “Love to Live Animal Rescue” in New Jersey. Guess who is managing the NJ end of that line?

And the money/donation scams keep coming. On January 3rd GARD posted:

 

 

Look closely. Puppy food is in that pile.

Ten days later they post:

 

Either Bohannon is the most inept financial manager in Georgia or the entire thing is a scam.

 

Update 01/27/2021

An IRS official left a voicemail. Perhaps there’s a way after all.

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