CCAC Rescue Team, Foster’s Home Raided by local North Carolina Authorities

I don’t see Pet-Abuse.Com being listed in the Michigan Federal Court Case as a defendant however there are references about this issue listed as a common allegation in the Lawsuit.

Now why is it this group picked these 5 Defendants out of all of the hundreds of people calling them out via FaceBook, TV News Station, Newspaper Articles and .com sites? For those of us following along this is starting to look like nothing more than a personal attack from these Plaintiffs versus any real facts for such a lawsuit.  ( click picture for a larger view) To read the entire listing on Pet-Abuse.Com see below:

Also see previous post showing the connection between CCAC Rescue Team and Cathy Campbell. A Chip In for her legal fee’s are posted and screen shots of the Pookie Page that was created via FaceBook.


Penny & CCAC Group asking people to report the Help Bring Smokey Page

Pennash CCAC Resq Page ( one of her 10 or more profiles on Facebook) asking everyone to run and report the Help Bring Smokey Home Page. Now why is it that someone feels it’s acceptable behavior to act like this just because they doesn’t like something on Facebook. To falsity a report to Facebook just to censor information is childish and against FaceBook policy. You do not run around asking people to report a page if it doesn’t fit the criteria.

The Help Bring Smokey Home Page seems to be a very sore spot for all of the CCAC Rescue Team people, why is that? This is a page for the family and friends to help get their family dog back from this same group of rescuers. Instead of being an adult and agreeing to disagree you now see Pennash ( AKA Penelope Shaw Ashenhurst) trying to get a whole page removed from Facebook just because she’s doesn’t want anyone to know about what took place with this family dog.

In red you see Pennash getting so desperate to have her way that she states that if you don’t do as she states she will DEFRIEND you.  I see this as pitiful way to try to gain censorship of only the information that she wants people to know about.

( click on picture for larger view)    As always for anyone with information on this case please email it to

2 years later Dog’s still wait to be sign over in Animal Cruelty Raid in Cape May NJ.

Dogs taken from SPCA raid still can’t be adopted

May 5,2012  Update   NJ SPCA

To All : This case that is dragging out in Cape May Courthouse is being “handled” by Judge Batten and the mailing address is 4 Moore Road DN1110 Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210-1654 The defendants name is Dawn Scheld and there were 60 dogs removed from her because of the neglect and abuse and now one year later the case …still drags on with no decision by the Court and the Judge has allowed delay after delay by the defense and these animals need to be helped. If you can write the Judge and ask him why this case still has not been heard it would help. Please help me speak for these animals. Many shelters in south Jersey have been impacted by this case and they continue to care for these dogs while the defendant walks free..unbelievable Capt


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:15 Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:05

Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail                                                                                                                                                                        Lacey, a shepard mix, was among dogs rescued from a Dec. 18, 2010, raid in Middle Township.


MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – They are sad and lonely. They want to be around people. Most of all, the dogs just want a good home.

Since December, seven dogs have lived in cages at the Cape May County Animal Shelter at the Crest Haven Complex, Cape May Court House. Another one arrived at the shelter later.

They can’t be adopted – just yet.

They were among 60 dogs that were rescued when officers with the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raided a Goshen Road home in Cape May Court House Dec. 18, 2010. The animals had been living in deplorable conditions, officials contend, and some had even died.

Over half of the 60 dogs, still owned by Dawn Marie Scheld, 46, of Goshen Road, Cape May Court House, were taken to area shelters, where they remain. The animal cruelty case involving four defendants is still winding its way through the court system, with a status conference slated for next month.

In the meantime, the animals suffer, Cape May County Animal Shelter shelter manager Judy Davies said.

She said the staff has no time to give the dogs personal training. And the dogs are unfortunately unlearning how to socialize, she said.

For her, the circumstances are frustrating.

Shelter animal attendant Crystal Blackburn agrees, calling the situation “ridiculous.”

Davies wants the dogs to be signed over, so they can be adopted out.

Blackburn said the dogs are “sweet,” and that just one of them isn’t good with other dogs.

As of Monday, Aug. 8, Davies said 15 percent of the dogs at the shelter are from the animal cruelty case. Forty of the dogs aren’t from the case, she said.

“So that’s significant,” she said.

That percentage has hovered from 20 to 15 percent since last year, she said. Davies expects the situation to continue an additional four or five months. The waiting game continues.

A status conference, which will include several motions, is set for Friday, Sept. 9, at the Cape May County Courthouse at 9 North Main Street in Cape May Court House.

According to a state Superior Court indictment, filed in May, Dawn Marie Scheld; Leroy Thomas Jr., 46; Leann Thomas, 18; and Kevin Scheld,24, were charged with conspiracy to commit animal cruelty.

On Dec. 18, 2010, SPCA, with support from the township police, seized 60 dogs, two cats and one bird from SOS Rescue and Rehabilitation, also called Karma Kennel. Officials allege that the animals had lived in deplorable conditions: feces and urine covering the floors, along with a strong ammonia smell.

Many dogs were sick, and some were malnourished. Some of the females were pregnant as well.

The Humane Society of Atlantic County and the Atlantic County SPCA also took part in

the Dec. 18 raid.

More Animal Rescue Groups tie up the Courts, and for their own mistakes.

I-Team: Proper way to rescue pets

May 3, 2012 / Jim Taricani | NBC 10
Providence, RI


 The NBC 10 I-Team concludes a three-part investigation into dog rescue organizations. In Parts 1 and 2, The I-Team revealed complaints against Help Save One, a group that rescues dogs from southern kill shelters. In Part 3, the I-Team explains the proper way to rescue animals.

 The I-Team exposed numerous problems with the Help Save One group and its owner, Marissa Stracaluzi.

 She’s abandoned dogs she’s rescued, leaving them at boarding kennels and not paying for their care. She’s taken money from people to adopt a dog and never delivered the dog.

 Saving a dog from a southern kill shelter needs to be done properly. The Potter League for Animals in Middletown has a great reputation in Rhode Island for rescues and doing dog adoption, by the book.

“When we finally get the animal here to Rhode Island, we will do an entire veterinary check again. We’ll run through all the records. We’ll do a behavior evaluation. We’ll quarantine them for a certain number of days, depending on what situation it’s been in before,” said Christie Smith of the Potter League.

 The I-Team investigation showed that Help Save One sometimes brings dogs from North Carolina and South Carolina with diseases and no quarantine period at all.

 When a rescue group claims a dog at a kill shelter in the South, it must meet certain criteria.

 Our investigation took the I-Team to Gaston County, N.C, where between January 2010 and April 2010, Help Save One put 23 claims on dogs from an animal shelter.

 “First of all they have to have a 501(c)(3), which is a nonprofit letter from the IRS stating they are registered as a nonprofit. They also go through a criminal background check,” said Lisa Douglas of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

 Help Save One is not a registered nonprofit. Dr. Ernest Finocchio, the head of Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said groups like Help Save One are scams that play on people’s emotions.

“People’s emotions with pets, they run very high. They sort of screen out everything else and they only have that tunnel vision. I am going to pay this money. I am going to save this puppy. I am going to take it home. Eventually, things don’t work out as nice as we would all like them to work out,” Finocchio said.

 But Help Save One will have a difficult time operating as it is now. New state regulations concerning the adoption, rescue and importation of out-of-state dogs into Rhode Island went into effect last week.

 Licensed Animal Shelters in Rhode Island

 RI DEM Rules and Regulations Governing Importation of Animals (pdf)