It seems like the real problem is that there is an irresponsible and uncritical board. The chair of the board does not attend the meetings? He does not visit regularly? Why is he there? Another board member admittedly knows little about cats? And the other board member quoted in the article thinks that time and again there are conspiracies against Siglinda. Why would people conspire against her, not just once but multiple times?
In full disclosure, I have donated to Goathouse and have friends who have volunteered there. While all of us believe that the intentions of the place are good, it needs a better management structure starting with the board. A responsible board would include members that: a. attend meetings; b. visit regularly; c. have knowledge of cats; and d. do not suffer from paranoid delusions.
The are many responsible animal rescue organizations in the area. It seems that one way to effect change and ultimately improve the lives of the animals is to demand changes to the board structure and possibly members. To have this happen donors, particularly large donors, should consider withholding funding until changes are made. There are other organizations that people can support that help animals.
I applaud the Indy for actually doing some critical reporting, unlike the reporting done of The Today Show, NYT and other outlets. It won't win you many friends, but hopefully in the long run it will help the animals.
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