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to think 3 people standing on the doorstep wanting a charity donation is a bit ott?

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migola Fri 17-Jun-11 16:55:36

just opened the door to 3 people asking me to give them my bank details for a regular donation to RSPCA! One of them looked like somebody out of the Sopranos!! - surely it can be a bit intimidating to some people?

rubyslippers Fri 17-Jun-11 16:56:14

It is intimidating

You can report them to the charity

Hate chugging

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Fri 17-Jun-11 16:57:08

I HATE it! If I want to donate then I will, but not with someone begging on my doorstep.

migola Fri 17-Jun-11 17:01:08

Exactly, it has the opposite effect on me. I might well give them a ring - surely one person is enough if they insist on doing it.

TheFlyingOnion Fri 17-Jun-11 17:15:06

three people?? Overkill.

I feel perfectly entitled to close the door in charity beggars' faces, tbh.

And the ones who give it "£2 a month is the price of a pint of beer" make me angry. How dare you guilt trip me on my own doorstep? Am v. rude at that point....

migola Fri 17-Jun-11 17:18:24

yes, 2 in bibs and one dodgy looking bloke with dark glasses and a long black coat lurking in the background!

they said they'd had a lot of support from my neighbours (expect me to fall for that line?!) and did I have pets - I said no, so one of them asked if I'd ever had pets, and I lied and said only a goldfish so he asked what the goldfish's name was! FFS GO AWAY. And it's always when I'm cooking the DCs' dinner

TheFlyingOnion Fri 17-Jun-11 17:44:44

God I'd have told them not to be so effin' rude!

Slam Door. Faces. Definitely.

AmyStake Fri 17-Jun-11 17:49:21

Haha a chugger that managed to get through two locked security doors in to our building told me that "loads of my neighbours had donated to them and so why wouldn't I?" angry

I wish I'd had said "because only half of what I donate will go to the charity and the other half will pay for chuggers like you". sad

DogsBestFriend Fri 17-Jun-11 17:51:19

No, no, three would be welcome here because I have three dogs.

Work it out...there are three R$PCA money-scroungers, right? That equals one R$PCA money-scrounger per dog to "greet".

And means that I wouldn't have to feed the dogs tonight. grin <<evil cackle>>

Folk need to know that the R$PCA already has £119 MILLION in the bank yet a year or so ago decided that they "couldn't afford" to take in any more dogs from the public, so leaving them to be taken in by already over-exhausted, over-burdened independent rescues who themselves get little or no public support and often have no charity tax breaks.

Then I'd remind them that the R$PCA kills dogs with the same type of bolt guns which are used to kill cattle and condones the most appalling neglect of animals too.


The moral of this story - tell the three R$PCA muggers to fuck off and, if you wish to, donate to hardworking, struggling but morally respectable independent rescues or the Dogs Trust instead.

Clytaemnestra Fri 17-Jun-11 17:56:13

Bolts? Wow. They're off my donations list. I assumed they had a kind of lethal injection or something. And even then didn't really like it. more donations there.

[massive hypocrite who eats meat emoticon]

chicletteeth Fri 17-Jun-11 17:59:52

I knew about their bank balance dogs and the way they treat dogs and so i cancelled it.
They rang me to ask why and so I told them and the lad on the phone didn't know what to say (he probably didn't even know)

psiloveyou Fri 17-Jun-11 18:04:30

DogsBestFriend is that youvalhalla confused. Whoever you are thanks. I've had a regular dd set up for the RSPCA for years. They really piss me off with their constant phone calls asking me to up the amount. I will now be cancelling and giving the money to a local animal shelter.

migola Fri 17-Jun-11 18:09:17

that's news to me too

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 18:09:19

Oh god im crying now after watching that video. I feel very naieve, I had no idea they shot the dogs. I don't know what I imagined but fuck that's awful.

chicletteeth Fri 17-Jun-11 18:10:22

Oh yeah, OP, tell them to fuck off

Onemorning Fri 17-Jun-11 18:46:53

Three sounds intimidating. Definitely tell the RSPCA.

AmyStake Fri 17-Jun-11 19:43:36

Peta don't chug over here (as far as I know) but they're another kill rather than rehome charity.

In 2010 Peta recieved 2,345 animals. They transferred 63, rehomed 44 and killed 2,200. sad. In 11 years they've killed 25,000 animals.


AmyStake Fri 17-Jun-11 19:43:52

Sorry PETA not Peta

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