Stop All Creatures Great and Small/ Stop Scammers/Animal Abu
Organized by: Heather Garcia
~~All Creatures Great and Small of Hendersonville County came back to life literally as my grandma lay dying
On January 28, 2011 between 7 and 8 in the morning my grandmother, Kitty Sherman was taking her last breaths. Between 8am and 8:16 am, Kim Kappler of All Creatures and Small of Hendersonville County was getting the organization reinstated with the NC Secretary of State and merging it with another organization she created in South Carolina called Almost Home, Inc. There was a will that was presented afterward that my family is contesting that allegedly was written in December 2000 that allotted one-third to this organization to take care of their dog Bernie. Bernie died in 2002. This organization was beneficiary to the will on the condition that it still be open and that it remain a no-kill shelter. If not, the same portion would go to Sanctuary at Valley View in Waynesville which was dissolved in 1999. Well, I think we all know the history of All Creatures Great and Small, even I saw the news and I was in El Paso, Texas. But if you don't, All Creatures Great and Small was shut down through the efforts and undercover investigation of PETA, ASLF, and the State of North Carolina. Kim Kappler plead guilty to 86+ charges of animal abuse and assessed $4.4 million in fines. Little did I know that Ms Kappler and Mr Robert Dunn would be scamming my family out of their inheritance along with a pastor, his wife and daughter. Needless to say, I've called all over and there is no shelter, never has been. Ms Kappler is even soliciting donations online for Almost Home, Inc and has not advised the Secretary of State in SC. Meanwhile Mr Robert Dunn has picked up the checks for well over $250,000. I think it's time the public knew that these bullies and scammers have not gone away, they just changed their game. Please help us in warning the community. This is not just about our family. They don’t just hurt helpless animals. They target the elderly and disabled too.
They forged documents. The pastor and his wife were old friends of Ms Kappler's and introduced her to my grandmother. My grandparents had to 2 dogs Bernie and Jamie which they wished to be provided for after their death WITH the condition that All Creatures Great and Small remain open and a no- kill shelter. Well, there is no shelter. Has never been a shelter. Bernie died in 2001 and Jamie was put down 2 weeks before my grandma died. The organization no longer has a license to operate in North Carolina. They do not have a shelter.
Because of the health and circumstances of my family, I'm fundraising for legal fees. I am the oldest of 4 and the only one who ever lived in North Carolina. I have 2 siblings in a wheelchair with MS .However I believe this to be in the interest of society as whole. They should not be allowed to continue this scam or to hurt others. Thank you for your support
Photos courtesy of PETA