MORE EMPTY PROMISES FROM THE HANNAH SOCIETY!
Numerous consumer complaints to the Oregon Department of Justice and Better Business Bureau and countless reports of intense customer dissatisfaction on Yelp.com recently culminated in widespread media reports of Hannah Society’s killing of three healthy, adoptable dogs in its care for the sake of “convenience”.
Finally admitting that it had gone “off track”, the Hannah Society is now promising a “serious redirection” of it business – its last resort to achieve profitability and recoup investor capital.
Call it redirection or reinvention, the Hannah Society is doing nothing more than repackaging the same failed business practices and policies of the past.
PETS WILL STILL BE THE LEGAL PROPERTY OF THE HANNAH SOCIETY
To enroll in the Hannah Society program, you must still sign over legal ownership of your pet to Hannah Society, forfeiting your right to fully participate in their healthcare.
As their legal owner, the Hannah Society makes all life and death decisions concerning your pet. Its decisions will be made on the basis of reducing expenses and maximizing profits, not in the best interest of you or your pet.
THE HANNAH SOCIETY IS STILL EXEMPT FROM PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF VETERINARY CARE
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board oversees and regulates all practitioners of veterinary medicine in the state to protect animal health and consumers of veterinary services. But by assuming ownership of your pet, Hannah Society is able to use a legal loophole which exempts it from OVMEB oversight.
This allows the Hannah Society to operate outside professional veterinary standards at the expense of your pet’s health and well-being.
THE HANNAH SOCIETY STILL OFFERS INADEQUATE / NON-EXISTENT EMERGENCY VET CARE
In its “Emergency Pet Care Information for Hannah Members” HS provides instructions for dealing with a health crisis. Its strongest recommendation is to maintain a “wait and see” response to even the most potentially life threatening emergencies, like being hit by a car (“some pets experience a glancing blow, but they recover quickly”) and seizures (“a single seizure lasting less than five minutes by the clock is not an indication of an emergency visit”).
Hannah provides members with access to a 24/7 Hannah Pet Nurse who reportedly neither answers nor returns phone calls.
Only ONE emergency care provider is available to HS members, St. Francis Animal Hospital in northeast Vancouver, 20 miles from Portland – too far away to provide life-saving services to a severely injured or gravely ill animal.
THE HANNAH SOCIETY NOW DENIES WRONGED MEMBERS ACCESS TO THE COURTS
In the past, dissatisfied members were able to take legal action and sue the Hannah Society in order to resolve issues concerning misrepresentation, failure to deliver promised goods and services and failure to provide adequate medical care. The Hannah Society has now revised its contract to prevent members access to the courts to solve the many problems and issues likely to arise during the “Total Lifetime Care” of their pets. See Sections X & Y on page 6 of the new Hannah Society Membership Contract.
HANNAH SOCIETY CONTINUES TO USE DECEPTION AND MISINFORMATION TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS
Hannah’s Helping Hands (hannahshh.com), was formed by the Hannah Society as its non-profit arm. HHH claims that it provides support to local animal shelters, offers education to youth organizations, grants to “pet parents” in need and provides pets to classrooms, senior living facilities and veterans with funding from the HS. However, the HHH website fails to list any actual groups or organizations benefiting from its help other than one, which claims it is unaware of any partnership.
The Hannah Society shamelessly uses Hannah’s Helping Hands to cover its past misdeeds, in attempts to “rebrand” its public image and attract more customers.
BUYER BEWARE THE “NEW & IMPROVED” HANNAH SOCIETY!