Stop funding a dangerous service dog placement/puppy mill
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Stop funding a dangerous service dog placement/puppy mill

    1. Allison Creighton
    2. Petition by

      Allison Creighton

      Silverdale, WA

Please consider joining me in boycotting Pepsi products (I do already, but I'm asking for others to do so as well) for these 4 reasons:
1) Pepsi and Global Giving approved a Pepsi Refresh project that never should have been approved---to fund the placement of Siberian Huskies as service animals for autistic children by an organization that was deceitful about their nonprofit status (they are not a legal charity). Siberian Huskies are not an appropriate breed of dog to be a service animal for autistic children, but the general public and families involved did not know this.
2) Upon winning the Pepsi Refresh grant, Pepsi and Global Giving changed the terms of the grant and instead told the owner (Lea Kaydus) that the money could only be used to build structures (kennels, building, etc,) and not fund the training of these dogs for the families who were already chosen to receive them. These families not only bought Pepsi products to get more vote codes, but also had their families and friends donate money to the supposed organization to help fund the training. Since then, the lady has taken the money and "run". Literally. She has built a big new building and continues to SELL puppies via the internet all over the world; but refuses any contact with the families that were supposed to receive the Pepsi pups. Essentially, Pepsi funded a puppy mill.
3) Pepsi and Global Giving are aware of all of this and have done nothing to help the swindled families. These families have huge medical costs and the emotional/physical strains of parenting autistic children. I guess that means that Pepsi and Global Giving thought they wouldn't be able to fight back, and Pepsi has only "lost" $50,000, so it doesn't seem to be a big enough deal to them to make this right by the families who were scammed. Please, help me make them "lose" more. Do not buy Pepsi products. If you read the linked blog, you will get to know most of the Pepsi Pups families. They are good people who have been terribly scammed.
4) The final reason is that Pepsi products aren't good for your health, anyway, so joining me in this boycott is beneficial to you as well. ;) xoxoxo

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    Reasons for signing

    • Beverly Wallrauch GOSHEN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Pepsi \ Global giving should step up to the place and take action on this. These families not only invested precious time and resources to get a much needed service dog but they lost precious time in getting help for their children. As an autism service dog owner (for my son) I know how valuable they can be as an early intervention. The earlier these kids get help the more hope there is for them.These families should be assisted in getting dogs from reputable organizations by Pepsi and Global Giving.

    • Sheryll Twork ROYAL OAK, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      We are on North Star's waiting list to receive a service dog for our young son. Like the scammed Pepsi Pups families, we also had help from family and friends. We worked hard to make it happen, and are deeply grateful to be working with a solid organization that can do what it claims. Our hearts go out to those who have been misled by organizations both unreliable and dishonest.

    • Sandra Benge WINSTED, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Pepsi needs to follow through and help these people who were scammed by this promotion. Take responsibility and make things right- I have been drinking Pepsi for over 50 years and now I will not. Good bye Pepsi.

    • Jennifer Cunningham BREMERTON, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Pepsi needs to own up to their mistake. They were a party to the defrauding of several families. Sick!

    • betty kardys VERONA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      its wronggggggggggggggg


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