Sunday, December 15, 2013

The National Pet Rescue Examiner, Exposed!

As they so often say, appearances can often be deceiving, and this is most certainly the case when it comes to a certain Facebook page, The National Pet Rescue Examiner, which focuses on animal cruelty and neglect cases around the country, with a smattering of "feel-good" stories such as the one about Bubbles, the Neapolitan mastiff who was found wandering the streets of Baltimore with a massive, nine-pound tumor weighing down one side of her head and displacing her left eye. She was subsequently operated on by a team of top-notch veterinary surgeons and is well on the way to recovery.

All well and good. That is, until you realize who is behind all those gloom-and-doom stories of innocent and helpless animals being mutilated, strangled, electrocuted, drowned and other horrific abuses inflicted on them by sadistic and depraved monsters. 

That would be Cheryl Hanna, who just so happens to be AC4h's publicity and marketing director. Yes, that so-called horse "rescue" in Bernville, Pennsylvania, which is currently under investigation by the FBI and IRS for wire fraud, money laundering, income tax evasion, conspiracy and other Federal crimes. 

Believe it or not, she actually condones the abuses and neglect that the AC4h broker horses are subjected to during their sad and lonely sojourn inside Brian Moore's broker lot, including, but not limited to, horses being forced to 'perform' under rider despite being obviously lame, emaciated or ill, oftentimes under a too-heavy rider, for Christy's ballyhooed "evaluation" videos. The neglect includes withholding of veterinary care when it's clearly needed, and adequate food and water. Is it any wonder, then, that so many of the horses going to their new homes are in far worse shape than when they initially arrived at the broker lot?

Not once has Ms. Hanna ever raised concerns about the treatment inflicted on these unfortunate horses or taken her to task. Not once. As a matter of fact, she has staunchly defended Christy and haughtily dismissed the glaring photographic evidence of abuse as "gossip" and "drama".  In one of my earlier blogs, I posted an entire thread between Cheryl and several very concerned horse lovers who raised Cain about a severely swaybacked and emaciated Saddlebred gelding that was being forced to walk, trot and what have you under a heavyset rider. On top of everything, that poor animal was ill, with snot dripping from his nostrils. Here's an excerpt from that thread:
  • Cheryl Hanna Because it gives the horse a chance to get a home when someone sees that he can be ridden. Do you actually think that being loaded onto a slaughter truck and being processed in a slaughter plant is the better choice? Geesh people - after all these years can you please step away from the drama?
    November 16, 2011 at 8:31pm

    Mary Gellar Cheryl, when the people see the picture right NEXT to this one, all the GOOD that you think this picture does in my opinion is UNDONE!!! Yes, I hope this horse find a great home where he WON'T be ridden !!!
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:32pm · 1

    Cheryl Hanna The rider is on the horse for 5 minutes. Try not to be the dramallamas ladies. It really is unbecoming.
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:32pm

    Mary Gellar And if there had NOT been a rider on him, there would have been no comments !!
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:32pm

    Mary Gellar 5 minutes, 5 seconds .... doesn't matter
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:33pm · 2

    Cheryl Hanna The horse is less likely to find a home if it can't be seen being ridden. Sorry been thru all of this for years and already know that a few minutes on a horse's back and showing that he can be ridden is worth far more than just saying it. From experience and actually speaking to people who have purchased these horses, I know it is true.
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:35pm

    Mary Gellar Cheryl, would you REALLY advocate people riding that fucking horse???
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:36pm · 2

    Cheryl Hanna Just tell me the alternative as he gets loaded in a truck heading for Canada or Mexico and then gets a bolt thru his head??? That's a better choice than 5 minutes with someone on his back??? Sorry been thru all of this drama for years and personally have seen horses get homes because people actually see the horse is ridable.
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:37pm

    Cheryl Hanna I advocate helping horses Mary as I have for the last 10 years.
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:38pm

    Mary Gellar Cheryl, you didn't answer me.... how in God's name in GOOD CONSCIENCE can ANYONE offer this horse as a RIDING HORSE???? What kind of fraud is that??? I'd rather see someone buy it and HUMANELY EUTHANISE IT !!
  • November 16, 2011 at 8:38pm · 2
Here is a photo of that horse in question, without a rider, to show you just how horribly emaciated he is:

You can read the entire thread at this link:

I will now show you proof that Cheryl Hanna is the creator/administrator for the National Pet Rescue Examiner Facebook page, as well as proof that she is AC4h's publicity and marketing director in a series of screenshots. The first screenshot is of the page itself from Facebook:

The second image is from the "About" section from the National Pet Rescue Examiner's page. When I placed the cursor over the 'contact info' link in that section, it revealed Cheryl Hanna's name in the bottom left hand corner of the screen as the contact person:

Next up is a screenshot from one of CH's Examiner articles showing her photo and name following the article itself:

In the following screenshot she encourages her readers to 'like' her Facebook page as well as to submit story ideas to her email address, which is given as

One of Ms. Hanna's favorite Internet hangouts is the Equine Rescue Scams Yahoo forum, where she regularly engages in vicious trash talking against me along with other AC4h associates and supporters, especially Pam Davis and Barbara Vieira. This screenshot shows her partial email address in the message source of one of her many posts (731 defamatory posts about me to date, while her BFF Pam has racked up 1,135 similarly malicious posts, all of which have been turned over to the FBI as evidence of cyberbullying and harassment):

Next, we have a screenshot from the Alex Brown Racing forums in which she discusses Diana Murphy and her rescue, Voice for Horses, in Toledo, Ohio and signs off with "Cheryl Hanna/Fundraising and Publicity Director/Another Chance 4 Horses/AC4H".

Another screenshot is from, a customer service website founded by her son, Douglas Hanna, for which she writes articles about --you guessed it-- customer service. This one is of her bio in which her association with AC4h is mentioned as well as with another horse rescue, Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue in Loxahatchee, Florida:

These screenshots collectively and persuasively prove that the creator/admin of the National Pet Rescue Examiner Facebook page and AC4h's marketing/publicity director are one and the same person. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.  PERIOD.

For someone like Cheryl Hanna to write stories about acts of cruelty and neglect being inflicted on helpless animals while supporting an extremely shady horse "rescue" and condoning the abuses that Christy Sheidy and her helpers dole out on the luckless horses, does nothing, in my opinion, for her credibility. I have never come across anyone so blatantly two-faced before in my life.

Christy is just as bad herself, claiming to be passionately in favor of humane treatment for horses, yet knowingly enabling her kill buyer partner Brian Moore to buy scores of young, fat and healthy horses cheaply with the profits he makes through the broker horse program to ship to slaughter in Canada. Ditto for the others: Lisa Drahorad, Colleen Cramblet, Pam Davis, Lori Leach and others deeply involved in the scam that is Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc., but Cheryl Hanna and Pam Davis are in a class by themselves.

It is eminently ironic that Cheryl would write about customer service and professionalism on her blog at, yet as a representative of a 501c3 nonprofit charity treat people with sheer and utter arrogance and contempt as she does, resorting to nasty and condescending insults if they should have the temerity to complain about the broker horse program or point out things that don't seem right or add up. Here's an excerpt from her blog:

Now contrast that with these randomly selected posts from the Equine Rescue Scams forum:

I know you must be shaking your head by now in sheer incredulity and thinking, "Is this really one and the same person? How can she claim to be a professional and yet write such vile, nasty diatribes against others? And why would she support a 501c3 nonprofit that clearly is NOT in it for the animals??"

I can tell you quite honestly that I really don't have all the answers, but there obviously has to be something in it for Ms. Hanna to support, aid and abet an organization that is not what it appears to be on the surface. That something is the almighty dollar, and Christy Sheidy clearly isn't hurting for the green stuff. Keep in mind that she reported almost a million dollars to the IRS for the fiscal year 2010, the very last year that AC4h filed a 990 return, and I would bet you that Christy has been paying Ms. Hanna and others to carry out her dirty work, including, but not limited to, digging up dirt on its detractors as well as carrying out a smear campaign to discredit and intimidate them, including me. 

I have been waging war with these people for over three years-- a war that started over a horse pulled out of Camelot by an equally shady horse rescue, Voice for Horses, founded and run by Diana Jo Murphy out of Toledo, Ohio, and who was, unbeknownst to me at the time, in cahoots with Christy Sheidy to fundraise for horses bought by Brian Moore out of New Holland, the notorious horse and livestock auction in Lancaster County, PA. 

Ever since I started speaking out against these two sham "rescues" in the early part of 2010,  Cheryl, Christy, Lisa Drahorad,  Colleen Cramblet, Lori Leach, Sharon Stone, and others have been painting me as an opportunistic Internet scam artist, a filthy pig, animal abuser and neglector ad nauseam, and calling me such vile names as "Skank", "Schlopp", "Sally Scag", and so on. They've even gone so far as to post links to my "animal abuser" past -- chiefly,  Cheryl's article about the seizure of my pets by animal control-- to animal welfare Facebook pages and warning rescue groups not to adopt out dogs and cats out to me. 

The truth is, they have absolutely no documented proof whatsoever to back up their allegations that I ever abused or neglected my pets. Did I ever beat or torture my pets? NO. Did I ever deny my pets food, water, shelter or veterinary care when they needed it? NO. Did I have my pets spayed and neutered? YES--with one exception, and that is, one of my female dogs went into heat before I had a chance to get her spayed, and a stray dog in the neighborhood jumped the fence. She became pregnant, but I took her in to a spay/neuter clinic and had the pregnancy terminated, so she never delivered a litter. Did my pets have fleas and tapeworms? YES. What pet owner doesn't have battles with those pesky pests every spring and summer?

I will tell you point blank that I was cited by animal control, but NEVER for abuse or anything to that effect. I was cited for owning too many pets over the city's limit of four per household, a barking dog nuisance and owning a 'dangerous' dog--my boxer, of all things-- all she was doing that day when the ACO paid a visit was running back and forth alongside my fence and jumping up and down. Absolutely NO citations were ever issued for abuse/neglect. If that were the case, why didn't animal control seize my pets right then and there? If there had been clearcut evidence of such, that is exactly what they would have done--but they didn't. Anyone with an iota of common sense would realize that.

My pets were not seized until the day I was evicted from my home by a codes enforcement officer who told me to my face that he was acting upon orders received in an email from a property management company hired by Wells Fargo to kick me out. I was never arrested, tried and convicted for animal abuse, as Christy's people would have you believe. What DID happen was that I appeared in court as scheduled, and made a plea bargain with the prosecutor so that I would not have to pay the fines. That is IT. PERIOD. 

I will point out that the photo accompanying Cheryl Hanna's article about the seizure of my pets is not of the Olathe animal shelter; it is a stock photo of a shelter and not the actual one in question. I should know; I've been to that shelter many times. They also have never produced actual photos of my pets to prove their allegations.

What it all is this: a gigantic smoke screen to divert and deflect attention away from Another Chance 4 Horses and its scam by Cheryl Hanna and the others, but it's an abject failure because too many people have been victimized over the years, and with the FBI investigation in full swing, more are looking at this "rescue" with a jaundiced eye and warning others to steer clear.

It's just common sense to realize that if a nonprofit's representatives treat people the way that Cheryl Hanna and others do, with nasty insults, intimidating tactics and harassment, etc., as well as blocking them from further posting on Facebook, then this is an organization you do not want to get involved with, as much as the horses' plight in the broker lot might tug on your heartstrings. After all, if officials of the American Red Cross or St. Jude's Research Hospital treated the public in similar fashion, people would have absolutely no qualms about taking their money elsewhere.

It also bears keeping in mind that if the representatives of an organization behave towards the public the way Christy & Co. does, it typically means they have something major to hide. But with the FBI and IRS digging into their shady activities, it will only be a matter of time before the boulder they've been hiding under is turned over to reveal everything Christy and her associates have been doing--including Cheryl Hanna herself, who is in deep denial about being investigated by the FBI.  She's in for a very rude awakening.

So there you have it about the person behind the National Pet Rescue Examiner Facebook page: a spiteful, cruel, arrogant and condescending individual who is helping Christy Sheidy facilitate a multi-million dollar scam and exploiting sick, emaciated, lame and elderly horses for profit--horses that would never pass muster at the Canadian slaughter plants despite their insistent claims that they are, indeed, in danger of shipping. 

Soo, that page ain't what it appears to be, but a gigantic smoke screen for the person running it to make herself look squeaky clean. I daresay you'll never look at it again in the same light as before.


P.S. For those who aren't familiar with Another Chance 4 Horses in Bernville, PA, here's a link to the TV news story about the April 30 raid on 166 Station Road by the FBI:

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