To be fair, most of them just get on with what they do best, and don't get involved in the attacks...often libellous, that appear on Facebook. I tend to stay out of this kind of stuff on the whole, until I see people being unfairly accused of wrongdoing, and then I get involved. I will always stand up and defend when I think it's right.
I don't need to go into details really, or actually mention names, because the person(s) concerned will know exactly who I am talking about. I defended a group of volunteers recently because they were being unfairly attacked, and it was unwarranted. A bunch of lovely people, giving up their free time, and raising money to make lives better for dogs in a council shelter.
And for speaking out in defence, I have now become a target....on a group page on Facebook. Comments posted on a completely irrelevant thread, out of the blue.
"Linda Kaya is now all of a sudden a expert on everything turkish. 17 yrs in turkey no income I know adopt 10 dogs get everyone else to pay for it. good little earner linda it seems."It is clearly hinting that I somehow live off donations given for the dogs.
The person posting this comment already has me blocked....a rather cowardly way of attacking someone when they cannot see what is written and therefore are deprived of the right to reply. But a friend copied the comment to me and then responded on my behalf....setting the record straight.
***** as I understand you have blocked Linda it means that you can say exactly what you like without her having a right to reply. So I have asked her for the facts. She does have an income..not that it's any of your concern, and she has been adopting her dogs way before she received donations, which incidentally she never asked for. Followers of her blog and her friends insisted that they wanted to help. And the donations don't cover the upkeep of her 10 rescues and the many other dogs she feeds elsewhere, but they help towards the costs and are gratefully received.Incidentally, the income I mention is my pension, should anyone want to know.
As a result of donations of course I have been able to help far more dogs than just my own rescues, in our village and surrounding area. Not just feeding, but getting dogs neutered, vaccinated, vet treatment and finding some of them homes.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't upset by this, but I am reassured by others who know this person well, and have seen her do this before, to other people. Unlike this person, I have no intention of naming her or trying to destroy what she does.
It won't stop me doing what I can for the dogs here. They are mine and my husband's life.
If anyone who has donated has any doubts whatsoever about me, then please feel free to stop supporting my work. I will not be offended in the least. You have the right to believe what you want to believe and I entirely respect that.
Thankyou for reading.