There’s a reason you really can’t tell Heart of Rescue apart from Viktor Larkhill Extreme Rescue. One is a protege of the other. We’ve been told by sources that at times it is more like that of a stalker to a cult figure; at others it’s a washed up narcissistic cult figure to its host paying his lifestyle; and, at other times, it’s simply two social parasites in a collaborative relationship with each other giving each other virtual ego massages on a good job in their deceptions. One has figured out how to live off of the tragedy of animals by pulling those heart strings and bending reality in most cases to maximize the take, while the other follows lock-step taking notes and repeating.
We’ve already uncovered how Viktor Larkhill Extreme Rescue is outright lying to donors about the state of its animals. Julian was such a case. Viktor Larkhill rescued him in April of 2015, rehabilitated him, waiting until he’d fully recovered, then released the case at the end of May 2015 as if it was an emergency that was just happening. His full admission in his secret planning group was revealed. In the United States that’s an illegal fundraising practice and would have any charity shut down. Surely, it’s no less illegal in the Netherlands where Viktor Larkhill has set up shop for handling the money of his new “rescue” (While still in Spain. Odd, isn’t it?) If it’s not illegal there, it most certainly is unethical in every sense of the word.
Perhaps that’s why Viktor Larkhill Extreme Rescue’s founder was sacked from his previous rescue organization? A much needed cleaning of the house?
Anyway, this is about how Heart of Rescue and Viktor Larkhill Extreme Rescue are essentially now working together together to deceive donors and probably sharing in the profits. To this day neither will explain what else they do for a living so it’s safe to assume that their respective “charities” are the source of their lifestyles.
So, we bring you the case of poor Chica. With the cooperation of Valencia Sur in Valencia, Spain, the vet clinic both “charities” are now using, they are successfully deceiving donors. How do we know? Well, we’ve obtained some pretty damning video evidence.
We’ve obtained a very private marketing video prepared by Viktor Larkhill for the clinic in May 15, 2015. In it a very surprising cameo of Chica is seen — a dog that no one new existed until Heart of Rescue announced (in the typical tired “emergency” style) several days later that she had just been rescued and was in Turkey, From the beginning the story was not true. If both charities lie about the simple details, what else will they lie about to make the story much more appealing to donors? Surely, people will still help a dog like Chica who has already been rescued and flown to Spain? Or is it just not that profitable when the truth is told?
Watch the video here:
Here is the metadata proving the date the video was created which confirms the dates shown in the video itself.
At 18:30 on March 14, 2015 Valencia Sur was being filmed.
Do you see her? There’s Chica on the floor with her unmistakable tail and bandaged leg on March 14th, 2015.
And again, here. She appears to be awaiting surgery in the video along with the other dogs. We don’t know for sure, but it’s probably Chica being operated on in the video.
So now on to Heart of Rescue and how the lie and plot to deceive donors begins to play out with the cooperation of Valencia Sur and Viktor Larkhill Extreme Rescue. Heart of Rescue announces on May 16th, 2015, that they’ve just rescued Chica in Turkey even though she’s actually already been flown to the clinic in Spain and has already had surgery.
The fundraising plea continues almost a week later with “Just a couple of days ago Chica was waiting to die covered in mud paralyzed and in pain in a public shelter in Turkey…” No, Heart of Rescue, she wasn’t. You know that’s not true. You know and Viktor Larkhill know and Valencia Sur know that she was in Spain having surgery and is already recovering. But you say that to manipulate donors into giving you money. Why not just tell the truth?
Here is Heart of Rescue’s “bent reality” version of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-bH2OE191A
In it you’ll hear Heart of Rescue’s founder say that they are “just assessing Chica’s condition”. Really? So has she been laying on the floor for almost a week waiting to be assessed? We’re pretty sure not. W’ere pretty sure that on the 19th Chica was already recovering well from her surgery. Just tell the truth. There’s nothing wrong with the way you saved Chica. Why do you have to lie to donors?
So why does it matter?
Because it damages legitimate rescues and violates the trust that the animal rescue world lives and breathes on. How do you build trust in a charity if you are lying to donors from the start? How do you not damage other charities by making everyone suspicious of Internet fundraising? This is just sad and needs to stop for the animals sake.