This organization has been very active in helping the community find their lost animals in 2017 and 2018. We went out of our way to establish a great relationship with local Police & Animal Control by volunteering our time to assist heartbroken citizens in need.

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Frustrations began to mount as community had issue after issue.

Frustrations began to mount as community had issue after issue.

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March 30th 2018 New Bedford Pet Detective became very active discussing a stray beagle roaming the industrial park area.

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For three long days we searched for hours for this dog.

For three long days we searched for hours for this dog.

Finally a photo of the loose pup!

Finally a photo of the loose pup!

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April 4th 2018 Jackie has been caught in our trap & picked up by New Bedford Animal Control. ACO Officer Maciel pictured with Jackie.

April 4th 2018 Jackie has been caught in our trap & picked up by New Bedford Animal Control. ACO Officer Maciel pictured with Jackie.

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Thanks to a FOIA we now see ACO George referring to Jackie as their “guest” on April 9th. Five days after capture .

Thanks to a FOIA we now see ACO George referring to Jackie as their “guest” on April 9th. Five days after capture .

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado mentions the 10 day stray hold in New Bedford please remember this.

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado mentions the 10 day stray hold in New Bedford please remember this.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 that she took Jackie home on April 14th. Ten days after capture.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 that she took Jackie home on April 14th. Ten days after capture.

Maciel claims dog was aggressive yet was walking around for 40 minutes around the office with no issues 5 days later?

Maciel claims dog was aggressive yet was walking around for 40 minutes around the office with no issues 5 days later?

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 claims that Shelter President Gail Furtado asked her to foster Jackie.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 claims that Shelter President Gail Furtado asked her to foster Jackie.

Forever Paws President then changes story and admits that Maciel had Morad in mind to foster Jackie. Nowhere was looking for the actual owner ever discussed.

Forever Paws President then changes story and admits that Maciel had Morad in mind to foster Jackie. Nowhere was looking for the actual owner ever discussed.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits when he brought up Linda Morad’s name to Gail Furtado she wouldnt admit that Morad had the dog.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits when he brought up Linda Morad’s name to Gail Furtado she wouldnt admit that Morad had the dog.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that someone else’s dog who’s owners have not been even looked for was in her private residence for “awhile” before bringing dog to Forever Paws like contract states.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that someone else’s dog who’s owners have not been even looked for was in her private residence for “awhile” before bringing dog to Forever Paws like contract states.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that it was Maciel who contacted her to foster Jackie.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that it was Maciel who contacted her to foster Jackie.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that Maciel had zero thoughts on getting the dog to Forever Paws for them to look for the rightful owner.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits that Maciel had zero thoughts on getting the dog to Forever Paws for them to look for the rightful owner.

April 16th Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette sends ACO Director Maciel an email clearly distancing himself from this dog.

April 16th Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette sends ACO Director Maciel an email clearly distancing himself from this dog.

Pay close attention to the city’s contract with Forever Paws Animal Shelter.

Pay close attention to the city’s contract with Forever Paws Animal Shelter.

April 17th Forever Paws again overwhelmed with inquiries about this found dog, turned them all away and sent them back to Maciel.

April 17th Forever Paws again overwhelmed with inquiries about this found dog, turned them all away and sent them back to Maciel.

April 18th same denials from shelter.

April 18th same denials from shelter.

After 13 days of getting zero confirmation on where Jackie is and after speaking to someone associated with Forever Paws we made this post.

After 13 days of getting zero confirmation on where Jackie is and after speaking to someone associated with Forever Paws we made this post.

April 18th Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette texts Odie’s Place they have nothing to do with Jackie

April 18th Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette texts Odie’s Place they have nothing to do with Jackie

April 17th Forever Paws publicly and privately deny having anything to do with this dog.

April 17th Forever Paws publicly and privately deny having anything to do with this dog.

Despite Forever Paws emphatically denying having anything to do with this dog. The New Bedford Police still on that very same day went with the narrative that the shelter was involved . When they were not.

Despite Forever Paws emphatically denying having anything to do with this dog. The New Bedford Police still on that very same day went with the narrative that the shelter was involved . When they were not.

April 19th Forever Paws in their third email in 4 days this time out right asking the New Bedford Police post be corrected .

April 19th Forever Paws in their third email in 4 days this time out right asking the New Bedford Police post be corrected .

Ward 2 Councilor Maria Giesta tells me on April 25th if the owner of the dog came forward Linda would give the dog back. How could that happen if this was a private residence and nobody was publicly taking ownership of dog city nor shelter?

Ward 2 Councilor Maria Giesta tells me on April 25th if the owner of the dog came forward Linda would give the dog back. How could that happen if this was a private residence and nobody was publicly taking ownership of dog city nor shelter?

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado admits to never speaking to Nathaniel Rodriguez before press release was issued

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado admits to never speaking to Nathaniel Rodriguez before press release was issued

April 20th a Forever Paws volunteer emails us.

April 20th a Forever Paws volunteer emails us.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 never contacts Forever Paws amid all the social media chatter that they were not involved.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 never contacts Forever Paws amid all the social media chatter that they were not involved.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits first time he heard about Jackie was April 17th 13 days after she was captured. Three days past the city law 10 day stray hold.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits first time he heard about Jackie was April 17th 13 days after she was captured. Three days past the city law 10 day stray hold.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits there were no email trails he just took Maciel’s word that Forever Paws was involved despite Maciel and Forever Paws arguing on this subject that same day.

New Bedford Police Public Of Information LT Rodriguez admits in Internal Affairs Case #1941 admits there were no email trails he just took Maciel’s word that Forever Paws was involved despite Maciel and Forever Paws arguing on this subject that same day.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Maciel emphatically states this dog is a Forever Paws dog to the Director of Forever Paws.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Maciel emphatically states this dog is a Forever Paws dog to the Director of Forever Paws.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Maciel still is trying to convince the director of the shelter that they are involved in a dog Linda Morad has.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Maciel still is trying to convince the director of the shelter that they are involved in a dog Linda Morad has.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws publicy denies having anything to do with this dog.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws publicy denies having anything to do with this dog.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws again states they turned away any inquiry on this dog because they are not involved.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws again states they turned away any inquiry on this dog because they are not involved.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws director states Maciel cannot fabricate the dog into the system.

April 20th same day as New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws director states Maciel cannot fabricate the dog into the system.

April 22nd two days after New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws still denying having anything to do with dog.

April 22nd two days after New Bedford Police facebook post Forever Paws still denying having anything to do with dog.

April 22nd Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette calls situation a “disaster” and has zero issues denying having anything to do with Jackie.

April 22nd Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette calls situation a “disaster” and has zero issues denying having anything to do with Jackie.

Hours after the New Bedford Police Facebook Post on April 17th. Maciel posts on his public facebook page of Jackie in Linda Morad’s house stating she is “finally in a good home” yet has not ever since April 4th capture looked for owner or advertised the animal as found.

Hours after the New Bedford Police Facebook Post on April 17th. Maciel posts on his public facebook page of Jackie in Linda Morad’s house stating she is “finally in a good home” yet has not ever since April 4th capture looked for owner or advertised the animal as found.

The following day despite zero paperwork from Forever Paws Mr Maciel posts a picture of Jackie in Linda Morad’s house essentially announcing an adoption. At Large candidate Steven Martins is happy for Linda.

The following day despite zero paperwork from Forever Paws Mr Maciel posts a picture of Jackie in Linda Morad’s house essentially announcing an adoption. At Large candidate Steven Martins is happy for Linda.

Maciel posted Jackie was adopted on April 21st then why is she at Forever Paws on April 28th?

Maciel posted Jackie was adopted on April 21st then why is she at Forever Paws on April 28th?

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 that she was advised to bring Jackie to Forever Paws on April 28th despite week prior Mr Maciel announced she was adopted on social media.

City Councilor President Linda Morad Tells New Bedford Police Internal Affairs Case #1941 that she was advised to bring Jackie to Forever Paws on April 28th despite week prior Mr Maciel announced she was adopted on social media.

Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette admits in same Internal Affairs report that Morad brought dog in for a few minutes, took a picture she then finally filled out foster AND adoption paperwork and brought dog back home, Dog was never publicly accessible ever. May 8th Linda Morad paid for the adoption fee over the phone :-( thus avoiding any State Ethic Violations.

Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette admits in same Internal Affairs report that Morad brought dog in for a few minutes, took a picture she then finally filled out foster AND adoption paperwork and brought dog back home, Dog was never publicly accessible ever. May 8th Linda Morad paid for the adoption fee over the phone :-( thus avoiding any State Ethic Violations.

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ACO Maciel in same Internal Affairs case tried to say that Forever Paws was legally involved prior to April 28th . 24 days after capture and 2 weeks after Morad acquired the dog with zero paperwork.

ACO Maciel in same Internal Affairs case tried to say that Forever Paws was legally involved prior to April 28th . 24 days after capture and 2 weeks after Morad acquired the dog with zero paperwork.

Why Did It Take 24 Days For Jackie To Finally Go To Forever Paws?

Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette response

Forever Paws Director Casey Fredette response

ACO Director claims it was because the shelter never “requested the dog “

ACO Director claims it was because the shelter never “requested the dog “

Maciel admits because of this situation protocol has now changed. They are no longer pretending like they receive animals they dont physically have.

Maciel admits because of this situation protocol has now changed. They are no longer pretending like they receive animals they dont physically have.

The City of New Bedford Animal Control does not have a facebook page. They essentially have been pretending these animals have been at the shelter when they are not. This is very disturbing.

The City of New Bedford Animal Control does not have a facebook page. They essentially have been pretending these animals have been at the shelter when they are not. This is very disturbing.

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado wont comment on why no animal has ever been posted on any city website until 2019 after this investigation.

Forever Paws President Gail Furtado wont comment on why no animal has ever been posted on any city website until 2019 after this investigation.

City Councilor Morad donated a very expensive tree to Forever Paws in December of 2018. In her own words “Jackie aka Shaya “left the shelter” . It has been confirmed on the record that this dog never once stayed 1 night at the shelter and it was Morad herself who on April 28th brought dog in for a photo filled out adoption paperwork and left with dog.

City Councilor Morad donated a very expensive tree to Forever Paws in December of 2018. In her own words “Jackie aka Shaya “left the shelter” . It has been confirmed on the record that this dog never once stayed 1 night at the shelter and it was Morad herself who on April 28th brought dog in for a photo filled out adoption paperwork and left with dog.

City of New Bedford pays Forever Paws $55.000 a year.

City of New Bedford pays Forever Paws $55.000 a year.

February of 2019 after this investigation was first time the city ever acknowledge posting any animals ever.

February of 2019 after this investigation was first time the city ever acknowledge posting any animals ever.

That website mentioned above in city contract has been blank for 14 years since this contracts inception. This is where your city funded contracts are going towards.

That website mentioned above in city contract has been blank for 14 years since this contracts inception. This is where your city funded contracts are going towards.