Monday, November 25, 2013

Susan Barrett Denies Conspiring with Amy Verder & Rages Against Others

This has been a strange week with new allegations, lies, divisions among people, and a lot of unnecessary drama and nonsense in our opinions. 

Most notably, Susan Barrett has been ranting and raving, posting many lies and attacking a group of people that she's had issues with in the past (or currently in some cases). She has done this on not one, not two, but THREE of her public pages. Talk about overkill. To be fair, Yolanda Rios is an admin on two of these pages so she could have been responsible as well. However, the atrocious spelling and grammar indicate this is most likely Barrett posting. 

The basic theme of Susan's allegations is that a group of people are conspiring against her. Her basis for this claim is that the group of people were cc'd on an email that Tracey Benzel sent out on Oct. 24th, where Tracey issued a cease and desist letter to Susan. None of those individuals asked to be included there as far as we know and many of them are not even in communication with each other, much less conspiring against Susan.

Susan likes to think that she can spin things however she wants and she always, always has an agenda that centers around her and whatever her end game may be.

Seriously, doesn't she have better things to do with her time than try to get back at people who have done her wrong or who she perceives have done so?

Last we checked, all of Susan's posts were still on her three Facebook pages, Rescue 101, NC Shelter Rescue, Inc., and the horrible For Them We Speak page. She was very quick to ban anyone who criticized her and it appears those individuals have all been banned from the pages and therefore their posts are no longer visible.

On the NC Shelter Rescue, Inc. page, many people posted requests for Susan to retract her libelous statements about them and several also issued cease and desist requests there as well. Susan's response was to ban everyone and to very clearly assert that she would not issue any retractions. Then she ranted some more as is her usual MO.

We won't repeat all that she said since most of it is her typical self-serving, "I'm a victim" BS, and hateful rants full of unsubstantiated "facts" and many lies. We could go on about her and all the underhanded, crappy things she does to others but our blog is not about Susan and it never will be. We will speak out however when she involves herself in things that concern us. Also, it's our understanding that others have plans to expose her in detail and we certainly hope they do so.

Our focus is only on the part that pertains to our blog and Amy Verder, as this is what is most relevant to us and to our audience.

In a previous article, Is Amy Verder Conspiring & Plotting Lawsuits Against Others, we exposed a claim by Amy Verder, of Let Them Live Rescue, which appeared to be that she had gotten information directly from Susan Barrett re: the LAG lawsuit. She claimed that Susan told her the information in question. We don't know if Amy's claim is true or false and we know that Amy is a consummate liar, yet this is what she claimed and therefore, it's what we reported here.

This is apparently Susan's response to Amy's allegation.

Really hope this post was made by Yolanda because talking about one's self in the third person is quite unnerving.

 This is in response to a post made re: the attorney for Let's Adopt Global.

So there you have it. Susan Barrett denies any communication with Amy Verder (and stated that the LAG attorney is not representing Amy as Amy also claimed).

Like she would admit it if it were in fact true, LOL.



  1. Hmmm, so Susan Barrett made # 4 on this list of bad rescues but Let Them Live/Amy Verder did not make the list at all? Looks to me like someone fed this info to whomever Gossip Dog is, rather than being in the animal rescue community themselves and knowing who is bad news. That said, Susan is bad news, at least where people are concerned. SMH...

  2. We have sent a message to Gossip Dog via another party about Let Them Live being overlooked on their list. Hopefully they will be added there shortly. :)

    1. i will stand n testify as a previous foster against let them live rescue i haev alot of info never been published

    2. Hi Anonymous! I am sorry that I didn't see your comment when you posted it but thank you for posting here. I certainly hope that you get the opportunity to testify against Amy and her rescue someday. As a former foster I am sure you have valuable information about Let Them Live Rescue and could give some further insight into how their rescue actually operates. At least one other foster has complained about their irresponsible and dangerous behavior but I'm sure there are others who are not happy with LTL either.

      It is only by exposing the truth, no matter how ugly it is, that we can ever hope to stop the terrible things done to animals under the guise of rescue. If you would like to share your story with us, please feel free to contact us via our contact form. We may be able to publish your information if we can verify it as well. Thanks again!

  3. Has the lawsuit been settled? Is there a verdict?

    1. Anonymous, the lawsuit is still pending. We heard recently that LAG has been given until May 2014 for jurisdictional discovery. It's not known yet if the state of MA even has jurisdiction over the out of state (or out of country) defendants. At that point the judge will rule on the motions to dismiss that have been filed based on these grounds I believe.

  4. Wish I could find a spot that would shut down Micheles Rescue. Never have I met such a mean nasty person!!! And animal rescue!? That's the last place she should be working. Dogs outside 10 min/day 2x/day... doesnt have fenced yard for the dogs and when leashed outside, not even played with. Sad to see her in the business...

    1. Hi Anonymous! Thank you for your comment and I am sorry I did not see it earlier. I have to agree with you about Michele's Rescue. There have been some efforts to expose the rescue for their bad rescue practices and if they have not been shut down yet then I hope they will be soon. I will post a couple links below in case you have not seen the information before and you may want to consider adding a review if you know anything that might help prevent more animals from being harmed by Michele's Rescue.

      I assume that you know that Amy Verder of Let Them Live Rescue has worked with Michele in the past and probably still does. I don't know Michele personally, nor have I really dealt with her, but anyone who works with Amy and knows the truth about her is most likely of similar character (like you described Michelle). It is sad to see either of them in business and getting paid to make animal lives miserable.

    2. You also might want to check out this post we wrote about Amy using a Michigan vet who is a sex offender. This may or may not be related to her association with Michele but it's worth exploring if you're concerned about Michele's Rescue.


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