Dogs Mountain

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In 2014 we were saddened to lose our valued friend and trustee John Hughes. John devoted his life to animal welfare and set up the amazing sanctuary, Dogs Mountain, in the Philippines. Knowing the hardship this shelter would face while the estate was being settled our charity NoToDogMeat Foundation forwarded funds immediately and ran emergency fundraisers. We announced our fundraising effort to be closed in December last year and that the full amounts that had been raised had been sent and received at the sanctuary, enabling them to buy food and vaccinations. Since that date although the fund was officially closed some additional donations have been received.


Being part of the NoToDogMeat campaign was a decision John did not take lightly. It laid him open to criticism and abuse led by persons known to us who have been running a structured malicious campaign against our charity. When we launched the fundraiser they immediately stepped in to fuel rumours. Now they end the year with more false accusations, which in the words of his family have been “deeply distressing”. Our CEO, who the family can confirm was a “true friend” of John has spoken with them privately and they are horrified at comments on the Dogs Mountain page. They have put their full trust in us as a charity to disperse any residual amount raised for the purpose it was intended and they consider this matter to be closed.


4 thoughts on “Dogs Mountain

    Meray said:
    January 3, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Thenks 💝 what You did. I love You good peoples 💝

    christina Pafitis said:
    January 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    thanks you so much from the bottom of my heart ,we love you guys

    Becky Bbear said:
    January 14, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Condolences to John’s family and good to see that the lessons learnt from the ‘Mrs Yang’ Fundraiser have been applied in managing the residual Dogs Mountain funds.

    Hopefully once the charity’s accounts for 2014/2015 are published on the Charity Commission website those still expressing concerns over the charity’s financial controls and management of its fundraising practices will be satisfied and leave John’s family in peace.

      NoToDogMeat responded:
      January 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you Becky for your kind reply and helpful support. John was a former trustee of NoToDogMeat and one of its founding members. As you will know the only people who have ever expressed concerns on our charity are a group of militant campaigners who have never contacted the charity directly. Our charity remains at all times compliant and all members of the public are welcome to contact the trustees.

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