Zip Code:
Provider Type:

          Why This Animal Activist Is Under Attack


          December 8, 2015

          “I‘m an animal activist, animal lover and an animal rescuer,” says Kitty, who says she’s the caretaker for 50 cats, five dogs, four horses 50 cats, five dogs, four horses and one cow at her animal rescue.

          In 2013, Kitty rescued Hero, a calf found in a field with back legs so badly frostbitten they needed to be amputated. Kitty helped secure funds to provide Hero with medical care, and together, they made international headlines when Hero took his first steps on prosthetic hooves. When photos of the calf went viral, Kitty says donations to her animal rescue began to pour in – and so did the skepticism

          “The haters have accused me of not being a nonprofit, stealing all of Hero’s money, [that] he’s my cash cow,” Kitty says. “I am being cyberbullied and cyber stalked.” Kitty claims there is even a Facebook group dedicated to harassing her and ruining her reputation. “They’re terrorizing me. The haters have said that they are not going away until I’m done.”

          Members of that Facebook group, Debbie, Robert and Ann, claim that Kitty is a “scam” artist who lies about being a nonprofit, violates animal laws and treats animals poorly – claims Kitty absolutely denies – and they want an explanation.

          “Kitty is a fraud,” claims Debbie. “Kitty has emotionally blackmailed her donors by insinuating that something horrible will happen to Hero or her other animals if she doesn’t get more donations. I think it’s no better than reaching your hand into my pocket and stealing my money. It is exactly the same thing. It is theft.”

          Robert, who says he has donated $7,100 in cash and materials to Kitty’s rescue funds, adds, “I feel betrayed by this woman … For months, she claimed to be a nonprofit even though she wasn’t. I even ran a fundraiser for one of Kitty’s dogs, Haystack, and found out later that her husband put a bullet in his head,” he says. “She needs to stop the scams, stop stealing from people, stop taking animals that she can’t care for.”

          Ann claims Kitty has called the members of her Facebook group “trolls” and “scumbags” and has accused them of being an international organized crime ring. “We most definitely are none of those things,” she says.” We are purveyors of truth. We are putting out the truth about Kitty and her ‘scamming’ ways.”

          Watch the video above as Kitty comes face to face with Debbie, Robert and Ann for the first time. Did Kitty misrepresent herself as a nonprofit? And, how does Kitty explain the killing of two dogs on her property? Dr. Phil tries to get to the bottom of these accusations. Watch more here.

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons