The Shame of Pennsylvania
Puppy Mill Propaganda Part III
Further Into the AR Web"
Dateline November 2006 -
In A&N research
Parts I & II, we gave you the facts, links and the players.
Governor Rendell has turned up the heat in Pennsylvania and
we're here to let all dog loving, meat eating people know that
A&N has a thermostat, too.
Part III will allow you to know who you are playing the
game with ... the money behind it, and how some 501(c)3
organizations continually beg for money while being supported and
backed by extremely wealthy people. Part III gives you the
background on some of these people and just how far the web weaves.
Our little spider has not returned from Florida yet with information
regarding the connection between Florida and PA, but he called and
will be on his way back soon!
We promised, in Part II, to get back to the Main Line Rescue Board
Members, so - let's proceed
Handy Links at end of Article
of Gold and Silver Main Line Rescue - Board of Directors
Helen M. Smith, President
Mother of William E. Smith. She is listed as the President, however,
on the current 990's, she is listed as the Treasurer. This is
clearly a family affair.
William E. Smith, Treasurer
Founder and spokesman of Main Line Rescue . Smith has managed to
lease, w/option to buy, the Old Pickering Hunt Club at 113
Cambridge/Chester Springs (Phoenixville) The new digs consist of,
(so far), a 9,500 sq ft bldg with 79 kennels on 58 acres of open
space. They will begin a campaign to raise $2.3 million to pay for
these new digs. Currently, they have 2 employees and 50 volunteers.
Their kennel manager is Megan Anderson.
Betsy Legnini, Chairman
In our last issue, we briefly mentioned that the Main Line Animal
Rescue facilities had to be moved, due to eminent domain. Bob Smith
and friends formed the Boxwood Five Partners to petition the (1 East Pikeland Commission) for a new property.
The Boxwood Five was represented by Bob and Betsy Legnini, Attorney
Gregory Davis, Engineer Martin J. Swaggard and Bill Smith of Main
Line Animal Rescue.
(2 The French Pickering Creek Conservation, Inc.) organization, yet
another Pa. 501(c)3 organization, controlled the dealings. Their
2004 IRS 990 shows a net balance of $2,652,205. The 58 acre land
conservation easement is on the French and Pickering Creeks. Are
they concerned about the dog 'pollution' from the Main Line Rescue
kennels? Could this possibly be the same group that protested in
front of the capitol that was concerned about "animal pollution?" We
checked. It is.
Bill Smith was very concerned about "puppy mills" doing just this
when he spoke at the (3 RALLY) which was held on the steps of the
Pennsylvania capital building.
Francine Diggs, MLR Secretary.
She is also President of
the VSI Group, Inc. VSI Group is one of the fastest growing
companies in metering and customer services for utilities (electric,
gas, and water), meter manufacturers, and municipalities with over
700 employees nationwide. Francine oversees business planning and
development and strategic planning for the Company. She is a former
Deputy State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, earned an MBA from Wharton
and a BA from Howard University.
Betsy Fadem, Member
Another MLR BOD member, was elected to the Treddyfin/Easttown School
District in Berwyn, PA in 2001. She is chair of the Policy
Committee, a member of the Finance Committee and represents Easttown,
Region 3. She has resided in T/E for nine years and her two children
attend T/E schools. She once ran for a seat in Region Three.
Vice Chairman of MLR
She is the widow of brokerage executive, Samuel M. V. Hamilton. You might want to read the linked article we found about Anne
(4 Anne Hamilton).
Quite an eye opener. She's also the
daughter-in-law of of
“Dodo” Hamilton, (5 the Campbell Soup Heir.)
Dorrance "Dodo" Hamilton leaves Criminal Justice Center after
testifying. (6 Dodo Testifies)
Barry Katz, Esq., Legal Council
Barry, of Rosemont, Pennsylvania is President and General Counsel
for Belmont Holdings Corp. located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Belmont
Holdings Corp., a private company, deals in miscellaneous
monmetallic minerals, other crushed and broken stone mining and
quarrying. They also mine and develop diatomaceous earth.
Vincent T. Donohue, Secretary
He is also listed as Secretary for MLR. He is a partner at the
Lamb McErlane in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Since
1998, Vince Donohue has advised Lamb McErlane's clients on all
matters related to business law, including business formation,
equity structuring and recapitalization, owner relationships, debt
and equity investments, tax and employment issues, leases and
related financing arrangements, and real estate transactions.
Vince has successfully represented corporations and business owners
in a long list of notable cases including a manufacturing client in
the $7 million acquisition of a competitor's assets.
Vince's case experience also includes representing clients in the
communications industry in connection with a $1.2 billion sale of
stock by its shareholders; the Housing Authority of the County of
Chester in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of its
mixed-finance development projects; a closely held business in the
creation, structuring and implementation of a business succession
plan for its family member shareholders; and an operator of early
childhood learning centers in a dispute with its landlord which was
resolved by the acquisition of the subject real estate from the
As a former tax consultant, Vince provided tax consulting and
advisory services for transactions involving many Fortune 500
Vince is actively involved in a number of Chester County
organizations including the Foundation of the Chester County
Chamber, The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, the
Chester County Historical Society and the Tredyffrin Township
Historic Preservation Trust.
Christine Gallagher, Director of MLR
We located one Christine Gallagher
who is a recent graduate of Penn State with a BA in Human
Development and Family Studies and is a social worker for Adoption
Julie Becton, listed as a MLR Director
She is also the secretary of the
USS Laffey Association which is dedicated to two WWII battleships,
one of which is in the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Mt.
Pleasant, SC. Her father was Frederick Julian, a USN Rear Admiral.
USS Laffey Association
Julie Becton - Secretary
212 Cherry Lane
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Marsha Perelman, Vice Chairman
Marsha Reines Perelman - Mrs. Jeffrey Perelman - is Vice Chair of
Main Line Rescue and the sister-in-law of Revolon cosmetics chief,
Marsha wears many hats. She is the founder and chief executive
officer of Woodforde Management, Inc. holding company (which donated
to Democrat Bob Casey)and is located in Ardmore, PA. Her company
with a similar name - Woodlorde Energy did the same. M.R. Perelman
is co-founder and president of Clearfield Ohio Holdings, Inc., a gas
gathering and distribution company. She is co-founder and VP of
Clearfiled Energy, Inc., a crude oil gathering and distribution
company. Add to that the title of VP of the Penn Central Energy
Group of the Penn Central Corporation and Director of Penn Virginia
Resource GP, LLC. Marsha is a Director for Leadership Philadelphia
and a board member of the
City Gala Advisory Board), along with Anne Hamilton
and Governor Ed Rendell, who also sit on that board. It just so
happens that Marsha is also on the BOD of the ASPCA and one of their
corporate sponsors is Iams pet food. Coincidentally, Iams delivered
35,000 pounds of free dog and cat food to Main Line Rescue. We
wonder if they know that
(8 PETA cites IAMS) for cruelty in animal testing?
Anne Hamilton, Marsha R. Perelman and Governor Edward G. Rendall all
sat on the (9 BOD of the Franklin Institute in 2004). Just
click below to see the whole gang on one page.
Belmont Holdings, Perelman Theatre, Hamilton Gardens - along with
some other interesting trivia! Also be sure to visit the
of Fine Arts)
in the Samual M.V. Hamilton Building - also
chaired by the same group.
little background history:
Raymond G. Perelman* is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Officer of RGP Holdings, Inc. and Belmont Holdings Corp. Both
companies comprise a vast array of manufacturing, mining and
financial interests. Raymond and Ruth Perelman are trustees of an
Education Foundation which carries their name. In 2005, they donated
to the (11 PENN Medicine's Center). Their
sons are Jeffrey E. and
(12 Ronald O.) is Chairman of the BOD for
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings and Chairman of the BOD of the
company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products
is also a trustee of the Univ of Penn. He established the Ronald O.
Perelman Professorship in Finance and the Perelman Quadrangle.
Jeffrey is Chairman and CEO of JEP Management, Inc. and he is
Secretary of the board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital of
Raymond is also a Penn Medicine Trustee and has donated
to Santorum. Raymond and Ruth are also Trustees of the Raymond and
Ruth Perelman Education Foundation that supports Jewish cultural and
and Laundry Detergent Needed !!
Humorously interesting, we present you with
(13 "Looking For a New Home").
Megan Anderson says "MLAR doesn't just need
money donations, but simple things such as
old towels and laundry detergent."
With the support and backers they have, they can
manufacture all the towels and detergent
that they could ever need. They can get all
the Revlon products they could wish for, and
feed everybody Campbell Soup products
forever. One quick signature on a check or
the pocket change out of somebody's purse
would give them the $2.3 million that they
intend to dupe from the uneducated public -
a public that has NO idea of what is truly
behind a non profit, 501(c)3, very well
funded, politically connected organization.
Are you running around collecting up old towels now?
Doesn't it just make you want to run out and
buy up all the Tide you can find to send to
last minute note
In 2004, MLR received a $5,000 grant from
the Dade Community Foundation in FLORIDA !
We'll give you more information on this when
our little spider returns from there with
his report !!
(14 UAPM (United
Against Puppy Mills) is
the media contact for the "Puppy Mill"
campaign publicity. They work behind the
scenes and keep their membership as private
as possible. However, we do know they were
founded in May 2005, that their PA business
registration number is 3303231 and that
their registered office address is 1305
Wheatland Ave in Lancaster.
The address belongs to J. Glenn Ebersole's J.G.
Associates' office. He is also the founder
of the Renaissance Group, on the board of
Advisors of Penn State),
is running a 5-year term on the Lancaster
Commission and Is Chair of the Strategic
Planning Committee of the (16
Modern Transit Authority).
Each of these positions affords him many
influential contacts within Pennsylvania.
His wife, Helen Ebersole, is one of the co-founders of
UAPM. Helen is the Community Action
Commissioner of Lancaster and on is on the
Lancaster Zoning Commission. She is also on
Zoning Committee in Lancaster)
which just happens to review Kennel
Licenses. Helen is also involved in many
other community organizations and is the
Continuing Education Coordinator for Penn
State. Helen is a member of the Lancaster
Italian Society and so is another UAPM
Josette A. Armini).
In fact, Josette received a college
scholarship from the Lancaster Italian
We already mentioned Jackie Keeney in a
prior issue, who wrote a letter on the
Save-a-Dog letterhead representing UAPM, and
posted it to
(19 Save-A-Dog website). She
is an attorney and member of the Maryland,
Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. Bar
Associations plus she has over ten years
experience in the real estate market and
The press stated that Dee Strathmeyer of
Neffsville was also a UAPM member but she
still remains illusive. However, no thread
in the web will remain hidden forever. UAPM
will be holding a special meeting in
January, 2007 - a
UAPM "Refresher" course).
Some of you might like to attend!
A name that kept popping up, but not
included with any animal related
organization, was Linda Figueroa. Helen
Ebersole is the Community Action
Commissioner of Lancaster, Linda Figueroa is
the Executive Director of Community Action
in Harrisburg. In 2003, Linda and J. Glenn
Ebersole were appointed to the board of
directors of MTP. Both Linda and J. Glenn
hold seats in other endeavors, as well. If
you go to (21 Save-A-Dog's PA Legs Page,
you will get some valuable information. Then
Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont) showed up
here; (22 Dogs Deserve Better
PA/CA/MD/NY Bills: No Chained Dogs!),
along with Sally Tully Figueroa. All at the
same site? Further investigation showed that
Sally Tully Figueroa is a DDB representative
for Puerto Rico and the secretary of (23
non-profit animal welfare and humane
educational organization. Coincidentally,
she is also the owner of
(24 Save A Sato Foundation.)
A non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the quality of life for homeless
and abused animals on the island of Puerto
Rico. We'll get back to
that investigation at a later date for
another issue. You can count on it.
What a Web
Attorneys, real estate agents, city planners
and more, help connect this web. Each has a
useful purpose in the movement to shut down
your kennels, your hobby, and take away your
rights to own animals. These people and
groups are politically motivated and have
built their web on the limbs of animal
Marsha R. Perelman of Woodford Energies to
Rendell for Governor $7,500.00
Marsha R. Perelman of Woodforde Energy to
Bob Casey for Senate $4,000.00
From the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever
Rescue group: "Thank you, Governor
Rendell. Your support through letters,
emails, and donations helps to ease a great
many worries and we can't offer enough
thanks for your part in helping us Goldens."
Governor Rendell holds a 10:30 am Capitol
press conference to "make a major 'energy'
announcement." Then at noon, he's in
Gettysburg for the 2005 Golden Retriever
Club of America's judging and Rescue Dog
Parade. (Wonder if Bob Casey's aide was
issue, we leave you with these important
From Lost and Found Dog Rescue - "Don't BUY
a puppy from ANYONE in the Lancaster, PA,
(717) area code or ANYONE who "sells"
puppies rather than rescues them.
From Save-A-Dog - Support Dog Adoption and
Rescue. Why go to a DOG BREEDER or pet store
to buy a dog when you can adopt?
Over time Hyperlinks get broken as pages move
on others' websites.
1. East Pikeland Commission
2. The French Pickering Creek Conservation, Inc.
Campbell's Soup Heir
6. Dodo Testifies
City Gala Advisory Board
PETA cites IAMS
9. BOD of the Franklin Institute in 2004
of Fine Arts
12. Ronald O.
"Looking For a New Home"
14. UAPM (United
Against Puppy Mills)
Advisors of Penn State
Modern Transit Authority
Josette A. Armini
Save-A-Dog's PA Legs Page
Deserve Better PA/CA/MD/NY Bills: No Chained Dogs!
PARE Este, Inc.
Save A Sato Foundation
Part I - Puppy Mill Propaganda "Power 101"
Part II - Entering the Spider-less Web ... "24" style!! Politicians, People, Wealth,
Part III, The Real Kicker - Who's Who, Politicians and Who Donates to Who!
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