INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two organizations partnered with a local business to put on a fundraiser, but they say they haven't seen the money. Now, the Morgan County Humane Society and Waldo’s Muttley Crew are taking action.
The animal rescue organizations have filed a lawsuit against Hawg Wild and the owner of the motorcycle shop, Jeff Whitney in Mooresville.
“We have never seen a penny and we rely on the money from the fundraisers to help with the $350,000 expense it takes to run this shelter every year,” Humane Society Board member Julie Partridge said. ”We have to work harder and have other fundraisers. It is a waste of our time if we do a fundraiser and do not raise any funds.”
24-Hour News 8 called the owner of Hawg Wild four times, emailed him, and stopped by his business on East Main Street. He still has not returned our calls.
Both organizations say they exchanged e-mails with the owner in July.
One of the last messages he sent said, “Just getting back in town, we will be issuing checks toward the later part of the week. $1000.00 for each organization."
More than three months later, the organizations have not received their payment.
Partridge says they have a hearing in Morgan County in December.
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