Guardian Angel owner far from angelic

Guardian Angel owner far from angelic

The man behind Guardian Angel Service Dogs has had his share of legal problems in his home state of Virginia, and a barrage of comments online raised questions about his organization following the publication of a story last week.

Dan Warren, president of both Warren Enterprises LLC and Guardian Angel Service Dogs, did not respond to several messages left for him regarding information that he was found guilty on seven charges of “uttering” and seven charges of “false statement to obtain credit. Warren, whose name is actually Charles Daniel Warren Jr., was sentenced to 35 years in prison on the uttering charges and 84 months in jail on the false statement charges in the Chesterfield County Circuit Court on April 17, 2008.

The charges stemmed from Oct. 1, 2005, through Aug. 30, 2006, according to the sentencing order provided by the Chesterfield Circuit Court. Uttering, as described in Virginia law, means to pass a forged document knowing that the document is forged. Uttering is considered a Class 5 felony in Virginia and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Warren was able to get his entire sentence suspended and was granted supervised probation.

According to a person familiar with the case, Warren was working as a finance manager at Whitten Brothers, a car dealership in Richmond, Va. As finance manager, Warren was forging documents of potential customers who did not have the income necessary to qualify for car loans. Warren ultimately falsified documents to indicate the customers did qualify for the loans.

It wasn’t until an angered customer “blew the whistle” on the scheme that Warren was arrested and charged.

Despite not commenting or returning messages left for comment as it pertains to information discovered by The Examiner, Warren has left messages for clients on his Facebook page as well as issuing a press release stating his “regret” for the misunderstanding regarding the fundraising done by Ryan and Tara McLeod. Their son, Racer, 3, has Type 1 diabetes, which is also referred to as juvenile diabetes.

The McLeods sought a declaratory judgment two weeks ago in Jefferson County asking to sever ties with Guardian Angel Service Dogs after Warren sent a letter through his attorney, John Anderson, asking for all the money the McLeods raised at their fundraiser in February. The family paid $20,000 for the dog, referred to as a Diabetic Alert Dog, which is supposed to be able to sense changes in a person’s blood sugar. They raised more than $60,000 and the excess funds were put into a separate account to go toward Racer’s medical bills.

Anderson, when reached by The Examiner, declined to comment on the filing because he had not seen it yet and was not aware of such a move until he read about it last week on The Examiner’s Web site.

Warren stated in his press release on his Guardian Angel Web site that, “While time and space do not permit the correction of all of the misstatements” in The Examiner article written last Thursday, July 12, “Guardian Angel Service Dogs Inc. wants to make it very clear that Warren Enterprises LLC is not affiliated with Guardian Angel in any manner and does not ‘own’ Guardian Angel.”

And while Warren Enterprises LLC might not “own” Guardian Angel Service Dogs, a Charles Warren Jr. is listed as the owner of Warren Enterprises LLC, which coincidentally has the same physical address as Warren Retrievers, 15216 Rockford Road in Montpelier, Va. Warren also uses P.O. Boxes in Orange, Va., and Montpelier as contact information on his Web sites as well.

The house at 15216 Rockford, which according to Hanover County property tax records is owned by a Charles (not Charles Jr.) and Marianne Warren, sits on 11 acres, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 4,596 square feet, and is for sale. It’s currently listed at $549,500.

On the Warren Retrievers Web site, it mentions that Guardian Angel Service Dogs is “a fully incorporated 501(c)3 organization and is the philanthropic arm of Warren Retrievers and Diabetic Alert Dogs by Warren Retrievers.”

And according to the Internal Revenue Service, Guardian Angel Service Dogs, which was incorporated in October 2010 and granted tax exempt status in April 2011, has still not filed its 990 with the IRS after it was due May 15, 2012. The organization could be subject to penalties when they do submit their 990, a form nonprofits are required to submit each year to the IRS disclosing their financial information. The forms are available to the public.

Carol Borden, executive director of Guardian Angel Medical Alert Dogs, a service dog provider based in Florida, also has a beef with Warren over the use of the name Guardian Angel Service Dogs.

“He was a member of our Facebook group a couple years back and after I noticed he started his company using almost the same name, I kicked him out of the group,” Borden said. She wrote him a cease-and-desist letter last year to stop using the name but never heard back.

“We have nothing to do with them,” said Borden.

‘It’s not going to be adequate’

Dr. Larry Myers, a canine scent expert and professor at the University of Auburn, has more than 30 years of experience studying dogs’ scent detection abilities and is skeptical of dogs being able to sense changes in a person’s blood sugar — period.

“It’s plausible,” said Myers of a dog being able to detect blood sugar changes, “if they’re trained properly. Two years of training, sure, but it’s the continual training that’s also necessary.”

Most dog trainers prefer one to two years of training by a certified dog trainer before a dog is ready to be placed with a diabetic. While there’s still no guarantee the dog and the person will work together, in most cases, the dog at 2 years old is much better prepared to scent detect than a dog that is dropped off with a family at 3 months old, as is the case with dogs from Guardian Angel Service Dogs. Guardian Angel sends the dog to the family or person at 3 months old and a pair of trainers spend a week with the family and the dog, training the dog and teaching the family how to train the dog.The trainers then return for two days every 90 days for the next two years.

“I’ve seen that done before,” said Myers, “and in a case like that, it’s not going to be adequate. I doubt it seriously. The fact isn’t proving whether or not they’re trained; it’s are they reliable, which most dog trainers don’t know how to test.”

Myers said there’s plenty of ways to train a dog, and he’s even seen a situation in Missouri where a company, Heaven Scent Paws, was involved in a similar dispute over fundraising and training, or lack thereof. The company ultimately went bankrupt after it was ordered to pay $200,000 back when the Missouri Attorney General filed charges against the company for essentially scamming customers with dogs that couldn’t alert.

“What is the reliability of these dogs?” asked Myers. “How often do they false alert? How often do they say there’s a problem when there is no problem? How often do they say there’s no problem, but there is?”

Susan Milhollon and Mary McNeight are both well-versed in training and working with diabetic alert dogs. Milhollon suffers from diabetes and is the executive director of Dogs 4 Diabetics, based out of California. McNeight, who suffers from hypoglycemia but is not a full-blown diabetic, has a diabetic alert dog, or DAD, and trains them, as well, in Seattle, Wash. She can be found at servicedogacademy.com.

Both women prefer training dogs for up to two years before giving them to a family, and McNeight said she has each of her potential clients go through a rigorous questionnaire detailing what goes into training and keeping a DAD. Milhollon said her organization also has a strict set of guidelines and procedures before its clients can own a DAD.

Ready to be over

Ryan McLeod said he understands there was training that needed to be done when his family received Gunner, but he was also told that his dog was going to alert, which the dog really hasn’t done in the two months he’s been with the McLeods.

McLeod said he’s received plenty of positive feedback since last week, and he understands the brush-back from some of the Guardian Angel supporters, as well. He and his wife continue to work with the dog but are growing frustrated and simply want to end this situation with Guardian Angel and move on.“We’re not doing this to sue them and ask for a bunch of money,” said McLeod. “We have enough stress as it is; we just want to cut ties.”

Fred Davis can be reached at (409) 832-1400, ext. 227, or by e-mail at fred [at] theexaminer [dot] com.

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Comments

Unbelievable

This issue has become about GASD sycophants fighting with anyone who does not share their "LOVE" for Dan Warren not about what's fair for a little boy with Diabetes. I suppose, unless Mr. Warren comes to his senses, the Texas court will decide. End this and you can all go on your way and hopefully pay more attention to what's important in life.

That's because no one cares

That's because no one cares about what those thiefs do with their money. It seems this little quarrel here is a bit more fun then focusing and rooting for the dam mcleouds. I hope they lose and the other guy wins

Dan Warren is the theif.

Dan has a history of committing fraud and now he's swindling money out of families with diabetic children. I hope the McLeods win.

Well that's you and just

Well that's you and just because you want to make a fool of yourself in public, doesn't mean the rest of us will. Stupid is as stupid does.

This comment was dircted

This comment was dircted towards the person in the post below who suggested to stop being anonymous and apologize.

Out of hand

This whole thing has gotten way out of hand. You are all making everyone view the DAD community in not just a bad light but an awful one. If I was looking to get a dog, just the thought of having to be associated with any of you would scare me away. Why anyone would want to get involved in such a hostile community is beyond me.

You are not only making each other look bad, you are all making your own selves look bad. You are not helping the self trainers or GASD, but hurting everyone and scaring potential new people away. Aside from the articles, if Dan's business gets hurt by all this he needs to make sure he splits the blame 50/50.......50% to the self trainers group and 50% to his own GASD family.

I agree!

I agree!

I agree

Agreed!

I agree.

I agree.

This blog does not fall under

This blog does not fall under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It was not posted by the Examiner.

As far as the paper leaving everything up or taking it down this article is permanently archived now on the net for all to see. I understand the FBI is looking into clams of fraud. So lets sing our new song

Down, Down, Down goes Danny Boy!!!!!
Your fraud has just now caught up with you
So YES lets sing it Down, Down, Down goes Danny Boy
The IRS wants your lying Cheating Ass.
The FBI just wants your Ass.
But The prison boys will get you Ass
So Yes lets sing it Down, Down, Down goes Danny Boy
Yes Down, Down, Down goes Danny Boy

what is that the tune to? I

what is that the tune to? I keep trying to figure it out. I feel old :(

On a funny note, here is a song my 12 yr old daughter just made up. I am sure any service dog handler from any company or self trainer might giggle a bit.

When I walk in the store, this is what I see
All the little kids, are screaming pup-py
I've got a vest on my back, and I ain't afraid to show it (show it, show it)
I'm working and I know it.

you should do just a little

you should do just a little more hmwk before you start doing your happy dance. Thats all I'm gonna say. Really check into this "FBI investigation" before you post craziness. I am not denying it's there,(neither will I confirm it) but all I am going to tell you is that you may not be singing the same tune if you really knew why there was an "investigation"

FBI?

FBI looking into it? Do tell. Please elaborate. :)

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

M. J. the Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not include emails or private messages from Facebook that are under privacy rules of Facebood public record. Also a blog on a site does not belong to the paper involved. either you got a dumb ass attorney to advise you or you just showed how much of a fool you really are either way its here to stay.

Yes ken, she just likes to

Yes ken, she just likes to show how much of a fool she is. Obviously the original intentions of the post below was to show who she really is. I think it did just that

As long as it meets the

As long as it meets the minimum requirements, e-mail is a literary work so it is protected by copyright.

You do have certain Fair Use rights in relation to that e-mail, and if it is entered as a publically available court document, the legal right to distribute it increases significatly when reporting on the case.

The legal liablilty (in the United States) is found in Title 17 of the United States Code Chapter 5. You could get hit for actual damages, or in some cases statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement. They can also get an award of court costs and attorney fees that can be just as onerous as the damage award.

It is unlikely to ever get to that point over e-mail, but that is how far the liability can go.

"The practice of email forwarding deprives email senders of privacy. Expression meant for only a specific recipient often finds its way into myriad inboxes or onto a public website, exposed for all to see. Simply by clicking the “forward” button, email recipients routinely strip email senders of expressive privacy. The common law condemns such conduct. Beginning over two-hundred-fifty years ago, courts recognized that authors of personal correspondence hold property rights in their expression. Under common-law copyright, authors held a right to control whether their correspondence was published to third parties. This common-law protection of private expression was nearly absolute, immune from any defense of “fair use.” Accordingly, the routine practice of email forwarding would violate principles of common-law copyright.

The issue of whether common-law copyright today protects email expression turns on whether the Federal Copyright Act preempts common-law copyright. The Copyright Act includes a fair-use defense to infringing uses of unpublished works, and that defense applies to email forwarding."

Dumbass, new laws set

Dumbass, new laws set precedence over common law, which is not practiced as much today because there is a statuted law for just about everything. Now under newer laws, certain forms of electronic communication are not protected under any privacy laws. For example, FB. There is not a presumption of privacy with FB because the creators have not taken the necessary steps to secure FB. With government and school emails for example there is that protection. ONLINE CHATS such as FB are NOT covered. The messages below were not done through emails or an email service but rather a chat. Review ur laws before u start posting garbage. And emails do NOT fall under literary work unless they contain either a poem, story, or other form of literature. Even with that, only the poem or story, or lyrics are protected. Some people look ignorant when they post.

"Emails are protected under

"Emails are protected under copyright law as "literary works," at least to the extent they contain original, copyrightable expression and are not simply copies of other non-copyrightable material. Non-copyrightable materials include works of US government, works for which copyright was never available or which has expired, facts, ideas, inventions, words or phrases, names, and so forth."

" "They e-mailed me a copy, so I can post it."

To have a copy is not to have the copyright. All the E-mail you write is copyrighted. However, E-mail is not, unless previously agreed, secret. So you can certainly report on what E-mail you are sent, and reveal what it says. You can even quote parts of it to demonstrate, but you can not repost it in entirety without permission."

"Please do not publicly re-post private emails, or private discussions without the express written permission of the e-mail's original sender (e-mail is protected by copyright)."

"Although web pages and email messages are protected as soon as created, copyright registration is needed before U.S. owners can bring suit. Also, prompt registration provides remedies that make lawsuits affordable. Statutory damages of $150,000 (or more, and attorney fees) for willful infringement."

ANY written material can by copyrighted.All I have to do is file within the next 90 days. Boy, some people DO look ignorant when they post. :)

Once again, what the hell do

Once again, what the hell do I have to do with this story and why has it become a bash-Marijane free for all instead of focusing on the issues addressed in the article? Why is my name even being brought into it? Grow up.

Why do you keep dragging this Marijane person into it?

This article is about Dan Warren, not Marijane. Why do you people keep dragging her into it. Didn't she and Jovana say to cut it out. And Jovana is a GASD person. I want hear more about Dan Warren, not your personal beef with Marijane. E-mail her, send her a message on Facebook, send her a message by homing pigeon, whatever. That's not what this article is about. Go train your $20,000 puppy.

Sure...I dont have a puppy

Sure...I dont have a puppy from this company. I dont have on period. Get it right.

Then why are you here?

If you're not involved with the service dog world, then why do you even care about this article? Liar.

In response to your post

In response to your post below:

I just saw your post, now please read mine above. Please do not associate me with any of the nonsense on this article or any other. And please leave my son and his fundraising out of this as well. I have openly admitted to my part in this and take full responsibility for that and will in no way allow anyone to associate me or accuse me of any of this other BS that has gone on. Thank you and Yes, I am proud to be a part of the GASD family and would never do anything to hurt them or bring unneeded attention to them. They have gotten me through the struggles with my son's diabetes amongst other things and I am doing whatever I can to get my son a D.A.D. and I would not jeopardize that for ANYONE! They are exactly that, My family. Which is why out of respect for them I have not been involved in this mess. Heck, now I know how MJ feels about being brought into something you have nothing to do with. geez.

It's not the article I care

It's not the article I care about. It's some of the people involved I don't like

No. But I will say the

No. But I will say the mcleods are not the innocent party you all say they are. From way back on the other article it became quite obvious there are a group of people who support them whom are referred to as "self trainers" and some who support warren who are the GASD. So as I sit here and watch this thing play out I see it became personal between the parties. You, and Marijane, and Jeanine and a few others seem to be on the self trainers list that support the mcleods only to attack warren. Jovana,, ken, and a few others seem to be on the gasd side who don't agree with the mcleods. So I have chosen to be on the same side as them. So yes the ones I don't care for are those who choose to defend the mcleods for the sole purpose of attacking warren and not because anyone truly believes the mcleods are right. So seeing everyone post these personal emails and their lack of knowledge on the laws on here and then seeing others trying to get it removed triggers my involvement. By leaving it up here and showing that you self trainers are not very credible or smart, helps others see that what you all post under these articles in defense of the mcleods is something that should not be listened to or held as credible. GOT IT! It seems jovana did a great job of pointing that out by posting the email. As I stated before, I would have kept reposting it but lucky me, melinda beat me to the punch this time. Do you even know the mcleods. No, you are another one of these self train people who just want to defend them in order to take your personal beef out on warren. So if anyone needs to stay off these articles it should be you. Like my friend stated in another post, many people have been hurt by the mcleods. And this investigation that's happening also brings me joy because like I said, you all should do more research and find out who is really being investigated here.

can you comment on what was

can you comment on what was done to you by the ones you say that you do not care for?

No. But I will say the

No. But I will say the mcleods are not the innocent party you all say they are. From way back on the other article it became quite obvious there are a group of people who support them whom are referred to as "self trainers" and some who support warren who are the GASD. So as I sit here and watch this thing play out I see it became personal between the parties. You, and Marijane, and Jeanine and a few others seem to be on the self trainers list that support the mcleods only to attack warren. Jovana,, ken, and a few others seem to be on the gasd side who don't agree with the mcleods. So I have chosen to be on the same side as them. So yes the ones I don't care for are those who choose to defend the mcleods for the sole purpose of attacking warren and not because anyone truly believes the mcleods are right. So seeing everyone post these personal emails and their lack of knowledge on the laws on here and then seeing others trying to get it removed triggers my involvement. By leaving it up here and showing that you self trainers are not very credible or smart, helps others see that what you all post under these articles in defense of the mcleods is something that should not be listened to or held as credible. GOT IT! It seems jovana did a great job of pointing that out by posting the email. As I stated before, I would have kept reposting it but lucky me, melinda beat me to the punch this time. Do you even know the mcleods. No, you are another one of these self train people who just want to defend them in order to take your personal beef out on warren. So if anyone needs to stay off these articles it should be you. Like my friend stated in another post, many people have been hurt by the mcleods. And this investigation that's happening also brings me joy because like I said, you all should do more research and find out who is really being investigated here.

Listen to your GASD family!

Didn't Jovana Flores tell you stop? Some respect you have for your family.

Well Melinda!

Not involved in the SD world you say? Not involved with GASD? You have GASD and diabetes stuff all over your Facebook page. You have an old link for fundraising for a DAD for Gabriel. You are a liar Melinda Colon! Shouldn't keep so much stuff available for the public.

Ashley, I just saw your post,

Ashley, I just saw your post, now please read mine above. Please do not associate me with any of the nonsense on this article or any other. And please leave my son and his fundraising out of this as well. I have openly admitted to my part in this and take full responsibility for that and will in no way allow anyone to associate me or accuse me of any of this other BS that has gone on. Thank you

Dislike me all you want, BUT

Dislike me all you want, BUT I AM NOT INVOLVED.

Leave me out of this.

Why doesn't the paper just

Why doesn't the paper just take the article down if this is going to continue. it seems there is no focus anymore on what's going on in the article rather people just want to make this personal. Just saying. Or maybe disable comments at least

They don't delete this

They don't delete this because it is accomplishing exactly what they want! Are you blind or don't you see the fighters against the culties here?

I want more comments on the article!

I was so happy that they did a follow up on the original article. Real investigation and facts with actual sources. That's what we need to see, not mudslinging. I'm interested to read what happens after the IRS does an investigation on Dan Warren, Warren Retrievers, and GASD.

And I also liked the information from other service dog programs.

I'm also wondering how the members of the GASD family feel about Dan Warren now.

I agree! I think they should

I agree! I think they should delete all the comments and disable them for this article. No one is even listening to the article at this point.

Jeff if you can would you

Jeff if you can would you state the cost of your dog with the training. I believe with the right training these dogs can work. But does it really cost $20,000. How long did it take before your dog was fully trained. thank you

Info from Dogs 4 Diabetics

I can't speak for Jeff, but here's some info I found on the website for another DAD program.

"Is it hard and expensive to train these dogs? How long does it take?

The most highly trained service dogs are specially breed, socialized and trained from birth to 18 months when they begin their specialized service training. To properly train the dog to identify the scent and then work with a diabetic handler to properly alert, takes another 6 months to one year. That includes training the dog and the client to become a successful alert team and also so that the dog can be properly accessed in public places.

This training is expensive. Our direct costs in training the dog and client amount to about $10,000. We value the dogs received from Guide Dogs at $15,000 before we do the scent training. Accordingly, we estimate the direct cost associated with breeding, raising and training these dogs at $25,000. For insurance and legal purposes, we place a market value on these valuable dogs of $50,000. This value reflects all the direct costs as well as the significant value added by volunteer raisers, and the costs of training and supporting the diabetic client to develop a successful placement.

Dog for Diabetics places its dogs with clients for a very minimal cost. Currently, the only required payments are a $50 application fee and $100 materials fee for our training materials. All costs for the training of our dogs and clients are raised by donations to Dogs for Diabetics through its program fundraising activities carried out by its volunteers.

After placement, the client is responsible for all costs of supporting the dog. Additionally, Dogs for Diabetics requires its clients to maintain health insurance on its dogs to support extraordinary veterinary expenses."

http://www.dogs4diabetics.com/about-us/faq/

Sick Children

What's wrong with you people. Don't you have childen who have to undergo daily torture because of their disease? Don't you have empathy for other families going through the same thing you are going through? How has this become a "discussion" of disagreements between people who are enamored by or those who do not trust Dan Warren. I'll admit, I'm a friend of the McLeods and see what they go through daily. They are wonderful people and truly caring parents. Possibly some of you who are so trusting of Dan and his program should try asking him a question he might not want to answer, such as, if you raise more than he $20,000 needed for the dog instead of giving the money to him that you hold on to it and put it into a special account for your child's future. And, that you will be willing to assist any other families in their fundraising efforts. See if he continues communication with you. This is all the McLeods did and look where it got them. More stress and heartache. How sad for these families to find out that what they had been hopeful for has just been one big lie. Hug your children and be grateful not hateful.

ARE YOU EASILY BRAINWASHED?

Anyone who supports this fraud would also drink the tainted Kool-Aid if he asked you to. psychology 101: Desperate people are easily brainwashed.

Must you be so rude?

@ Intelligent Person

You clearly do not understand what families of type 1 diabetics face, the work that goes into managing type 1 diabetes, and the dangers hypoglycemic events pose. My daughter is diabetic, has terrible lows and does not feel them. Our own dog, not trained, has alerted us multiple times to a problem. I believe wholeheartedly that dogs can be trained to serve as service dogs for diabetics, just as they can be trained to aid the blind and persons with other disabilities.

This does not mean that Warren Retrievers or any of its affiliates have not operated a scam. That is for the authorities to decide, and as consumers, we have a right to know of potential problems... without your unearned disdain.

Easily brainwashed, in what way?

I spoke with Dan Warren, and researched Diabetic Alert Dogs, and they do, in fact exist. Instead of Warren Retrievers, I went to Service Dog Academy in November, 2011, and upon entering the facility, Liame, the owner's dog alerted to Mary, the owner. I tested my blood sugar, and it was 58.

You can contact me on Facebook (Look for Cooper Dempsey) and we can tell you our story. I am now the proud owner of a Service Dog that goes with me to work, and I haven't had a low blood sugar visit by an ambulance for 6 months (previous 6 months was 4 times.)

Jeff

Just to be clear, I went to

Just to be clear, I went to Service Dog Academy in Seattle, since it's close to where I live.

Cooper is my dog, and thank's to Mary's training, I taught him myself.

just a question how much was

just a question how much was your dog.

Looking for a Diabetes Dog

I tried contacting Warren Retrievers on FB a couple of times. Everytime I asked how much his puppies were, or why they were so much more expensive, he not only refused to answer me but actually deleted my posts. Then when I tried to ask him why he deleted my questions, he blocked me. After reading all this I guess I have to Thank him for not answering me. Otherwise I would also be one of him victims.

fraud

I really appreciate the Examiner for bluntly being the only paper with the B@LL$ to expose this man and the injustice he has brought a local family. His tactics using the guise of a 501c3 corporation to basically commit fraud on people. I found out what was going on in June and tried to get the word out through the watchdog community in Nederland and many were quick to jump on me. I have also heard many say well the Examiner is just a scandal sheet. Papers all over the country have only published what Warren Retrievers puts out and its a media ploy by Mr. Warren. I hope now the other media outlets do the right thing and expose Mr. Dan Warren for what he is.

Now for you supporters just ask I can provide you with emails between Mr. Warren and myself and with information that I obtained from the BBB the State of Virginia, The IRS, that proves he is a fraud. I have information from accredited dogs international, the American Diabetic Association. Many other dog breeders. His lies about using his animals for Homeland Security the list goes on and on this man is a fraud and has perpetrated a crime against every family involved in his scheme. When he falls many families that used his Fraudulent 501c3 organization may go down with him

Kenneth

While I to would love to see the information you have myself, I would suggest you turn the information over to a respectable newspaper or law enforcement agent ( copies of course). There are many people requesting it but you cannot begin to know their reasons, nor who they are. Do the right thing, but keep yourself safe.

Fred Davis, Examiner Reporter

Thank you Mr. Davis for your hard work on this story. It took a lot of hard work to uncover this information. You've taken a lot of bashing in some of these comments but know many people think you are a great investigative reporter. Keep up the good work.

your all just stupid

Why do you people grow up and find something better to do in your lifes then try to attact others....

No one attacked Mr. Warren.

No one attacked Mr. Warren. Everything that has been done has been in self defense to an action Mr. Warren started. The legal action was in defense to Mr. Warrens threat of legal action. First they tried to comprimise with him but no Mr. Warren had no interest in that. Then came the second threat. They had no choice but to get a lawyer.

A law suit is public knowledge so then the media. People from our community posted saying they knew their donations were to Racer and knew the McLoads exceed their goal. The ugly name calling and accusations of lying and stealing came from the supporters of GASD and with no proof what so ever.

I think Mr. Warren never believed they would fight him in court. He thought they would just cave like others that did not have enough support to fight him.

Dan Warren's greed has caused this whole thing. His supporters will never see it. It sounds like they think of him like some god. There is a differance between rumours and documented facts. The criminal record is public information, how a non profit must be run is public imformation.

Dan Warren knew all the time that this family did not use his ID. There was no misunderstanding between Warren and the family about who the fundraiser was for. The McLoads posted on their web site how successful the funraiser was and Dan Warren saw dollar signs. I hope the IRS gets wind of this and checks on his non profit. Let him explaine to the IRS all the donations to GASD for Warren Retreiver Dogs. It is poetic justic that his own greed will be his downfall.

you mean *attack right?

you mean *attack right? HYPOCRITE.