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Reporter Confronts Woman Running Military Dog Charity Scam

July 13th, 2012

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-reporter-confronts-woman-running-military-dog-charity-scam-cnn-feels-like-we-were-lied-to/

For the past few years, the charity SPCA International has been running a program called Operation Baghdad Pups. The goal of the program is to take dogs who join soldiers in combat zones and work on getting them to good homes in the United States. Last year, CNN’s sister network HLN featured the program to bring more attention to it, but last month it was discovered that of the $27 million raised for the program, “nearly all of that money” was spent on fundraising expenses. CNN reporter Drew Griffin confronted a spokeswoman for SPCA International today about the scam, telling her directly that “CNN feels like we were lied to.”

http://www.spcai.org/index.php/programs/operation-baghdad-pups.html

Griffin explained that last year, HLN anchor

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Added: Jul-16-2012 Occurred On: Jul-13-2012
By: gorillabiscuits
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Tags: charity, Scam, CNN, Mediaite, dogs, Iraq, military, Pets, Operation Baghdad Pups, SPCA, Troops
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