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The Mueller/Bennett SoCo Jealousy Theory

Written By: Detection - Sep• 06•12

SoCo Rescue Owner Jeffrey Bennett and “Fundraiser” April Mueller have been desperately telling anyone who would listen about the vast conspiracy against them by people who are simply “jealous” of them. Both of them have harassed, slandered, threatened and defamed a growing list of people they claim are “liars” and part of the conspiracy of jealousy against them.

Sure, there is a lot to be jealous of — 2 middle aged people with no career skills or job history, both living off family members with no assets of their own, both having trouble keeping their driver’s license, both spending all day every day on social media sites… with prize catches like these two, it’s hard not be to jealous, right?

We decided to list the people who, in the minds of April Mueller and Jeffrey Bennett, are so “jealous” of them that they have risked their jobs, reputation, and personal assets to “create lies” about Southern Comfort Rescue. Many of these people are hundreds of miles apart, have never met or contacted each other, yet have telepathically collaborated for this elaborate conspiracy.

David Gunter,
Attorney for State of Georgia
Created the Aug 16 2011 Revocation Order served on SoCo Aug 18 2011. Both Bennett and Mueller claimed to donors and reality stars that this document did not exist, and that Mr. Gunter is a liar.
Irene Sumner Donated mobile home to SoCo before parting ways with SoCo. She filed a formal report of the terrible conditions the dogs were forced to live in at SoCo, including the trailer she had donated. Because of this, she continues to be harassed by Bennett and “SoCo Supporters”.
Atlanta Humane Society (AHS),
Rescued over 50 dogs from SoCo
Bennett harassed several staff members Apr 2011 for saving dogs from SoCo after Bennett’s hoarding was exposed. At least 1 AHS employee resigned due to harassment by Bennett. AHS has blacklisted Bennett.
Atlanta Fox5 News,
Exposed Bennett as hoarder in news report
Bennett harassed news team and threatened to sue. Later both Mueller and Bennett made false claims they “retracted the story”. We contacted Fox5, they “stand by their story”.
Judy Sarullo,
Owner/Founder of PetRescueByJudy.com, one of the most respected animal rescues in the USA
Sarullo agreed to accept 29 dogs from SoCo, and footed massive emergency vet bills because the dogs were sick, malnourished, and had no previous medical care. Nearly all had heartworms. One dog lost an eye, another could not be saved. Bennett never bothered to call to check on his “beloved” dogs, never even said ‘Thank You’. He did call a year later to threaten the rescue with a lawsuit if Judy didn’t keep quiet about the condition of the dogs from SoCo.
Dale Porter,
Whistleblower
Angered Bennett by asking basic questions about SoCo, and asking to see photos of facilities. Bennett’s inability to answer basic questions led to discovery that SoCo ‘Rescue’ is actually a hoarding operation. Bennett & Mueller hired a lawyer to threaten whistleblower.
Anonymous SoCo Neighbor Filed a formal complaint 6/9/11 of “70 or more dogs buried on property, dogs running loose on property. Complaint resulted in inspection where mass dog graveyard was discovered, with no records for any dogs in the graveyard.
Barbara Bruigom,
Owns spay/neuter operation
Bruigom arranged transport for 29 dogs to Florida’s PetRescueByJudy.com when SoCo was busted and Stop Order issued April 2011. Bennett made false claims that Bruigom was helping only to get a Petsmart grant that is only issued to rescue shelter. Bruigom does not operate a rescue shelter.
Kathy Bradford,
Local Newspaper Reporter
Received large volumes of harassing messages and death threat after publishing story in the local paper questioning Bennett’s claims about his ‘Alice in the Box’ story, and his collection of over $6,000 for a dog he never had possession of. Bennett hired a lawyer to harass Bradford.
Stan Sheppard,
Laurens County Animal Control
Mr. Sheppard filed a formal report describing the hoarding situation discovered at SoCo.
Caludia deGuzman,
Wheeler County Resident
Filed formal complaint with Animal Control against SoCo for Inhumane care of dogs, infections, lack of dental care, nails grown into feet. Complaints substantiated by inspection.
David Jones, Firefighter,
Chief of Alamo Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighter responded to Bennett’s stove-top fire, discovered hoarding situation, and submitted a formal report that resulted in a Stop Order.
Firefighter Eric Pearce,
Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighter responded to Bennett’s stove-top fire, discovered hoarding situation, and submitted a formal report that resulted in a Stop Order.
Firefighter E Pickle,
Stuckey Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighter responded to Bennett’s stove-top fire, discovered hoarding situation, and submitted a formal report that resulted in a Stop Order.
Steve Adams, Firefighter,
Wheeler County EMA Director and Wheeler County Fire Department Firefighter
Firefighter responded to Bennett’s stove-top fire, discovered hoarding situation, and submitted a formal report that resulted in a Stop Order. Also noted fire stated with “pots on the stove, I think stove left on” as the cause of the fire, angering Bennett because this contradicts Bennett’s frequent claims at fundraisers and to rescue donors that it was “an electrical fire”.

This is only a partial list – some people have asked not to be listed to avoid continued harassment by Bennett and Mueller.

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