We just became aware that Wildhorse Ranch Rescue (WHRR), a struggling non-profit in Arizona posted a plea to their Facebook followers to please donate to Bat World Sanctuary.
This was an immensely unselfish gesture of the 2013 Holiday Season because, despite their own needs, WHRR sought to do something for another rescue group. The sole mission of WHRR is to save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death and provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives. They give sanctuary to former US Cavalry Horses, US Forest Service Equines, wild mustangs and others who would otherwise face a horrible end.
Because of WHRR’s show of kindness towards BWS, our malicious cyber-stalker is attacking WHRR for one reason only; they spoke up for us.
Allegedly, our cyber-stalker went so far as to post on WHRR’s page pretending to be us. These posts contained horrific and false allegations about our rescue work. (WHRR has since deleted those public posts and we are looking into the possibility of pressing federal charges against Cummins for impersonation.) Cummins then sent WHRR a private FB message with more lies about Bat World. Their reply was, “Why don’t you find something better to do with your time?”
Mary Cummins is now going after WHRR in a rage. As she did with us, Cummins is creating numerous false and defamatory blogs in an attempt to ruin WHRR financially. We cannot allow her to harm another organization that is saving and preserving suffering animals. Please show your support for Bat World and Wildhorse Ranch by liking and posting your support to their Facebook page and assisting them in whatever way possible.
Pasted below is a reply to the recent correspondence that Mary Cummins sent to an official in the county where Wildhorse Ranch is located. Cummins’ typical MO begins with launching attacks within the city where her victim resides (as she did with us). Note that Cummins will often make Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIAs) to the city of her victim, then she may manipulate the documents she receives to reflect complaints and then upload these falsified documents to the internet to further her smear campaign.
From: Mary Cummins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 5:16 PM
Subject: Status of WildHorse Ranch Rescue violations
Could you tell me the status of WildHorse Ranch Rescue’s code violations? Are they up to code? I can send in a state information act request if necessary. I was hoping to find the public files online.
Subject: RE: Status of WildHorse Ranch Rescue violations
Date: Thu, December 19, 2013 5:57 pm
To: ‘Mary Cummins’ <email@example.com>
Ms. Cummins: Violation 201000887 was closed. The property was denied an agricultural exemption (LU20110058) because ARS-11-812.A.2 requires a min. 5 contiguous commercial acres and the site is on 1.25 acres. A number of unpermitted structures benefitted from regulatory reform over the past three years that negated need for construction permits for many structures and liberalized building setbacks and separation distance. Also, due to regulatory reform, parcels as small as one acre can be considered a farm which is a permitted use in the Rural-43 zoning district. The rescue operation is considered a farm. Temporary/special events such as fundraiser concerts will only permitted with an approved Temporary Use Permit. Since the site is not agriculturally exempt from the county’s zoning, drainage and construction safety codes – new construction may require an issued construction permit. There is an active permit B201302673 to erect a pre-engineered horse barn without electrical or plumbing that is not for commercial use. This permit was issued on 5/23/13. They need to call in for the 970 Final Drainage and 900 Final construction safety inspections in order to complete the permit. There does remain an unpermitted 15’ x 24’ canopy and the property owner was notified of this issue. There is not an open zoning violation at this time.
I’ve copied ************, operator of the facility, on this email in order to give her a status update on her active permit. She will be able to answer questions regarding the horse rescue facility.
Maricopa County Planning & Development Department
501 N. 44th St. # 200 Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-506-7139, 602-506-3711 (fax)
NOTE: Many people ask why Mary Cummins can’t be arrested. Unfortunately, it is not a crime to attempt to ruin someone’s life by posting defamation. People can be sued and a judgement levied against them (as we have done with Mary Cummins), however, there are no laws in place to protect victims from internet smear campaigns unless they include death threats or threats of physical harm. That being said, because Mary Cummins continues to post defamation about BWS on the internet after she was ordered to stop, she will eventually be charged with Contempt of Court with the likelihood of jail time after a decision is made on her appeal. Until then, our only recourse is to expose her malicious activities to our followers.