This GoFundMe has been created to save CCR!!

As some of you may know, Shell Christie lost her domestic partner of nearly 15 years, Roger Scales unexpectedly in September 2017. Roger deeded the CCR property to Shell prior to his untimely passing as it was his intention for her to continue saving dogs. Although this was Roger’s dying wish, CCR has become a victim of the mortgage lender, Wells Fargo. We met with a real estate attorney on Monday and sadly the only option we have at this point is to come up with $160,000 to pay off the mortgage balance and Wells Fargo attorney fees which needs to be raised by September 15th to save CCR. 

I realize this is a plea for a large sum of money, so I wanted to provide a timeline of events that have transpired since Roger’s death. It’s truly been a real estate nightmare for Shell/CCR as you can imagine.

October — Shell made mortgage payment.

November — Shell obtained Roger’s death certificate and death certificate and deed provided to Wells Fargo. Shell began making calls to Wells Fargo requesting that mortgage be put in her name, but they refused to speak to her because she wasn’t on the mortgage.

February — Shell filed deed and homestead and notified Wells Fargo of this. Documents provided to Wells Fargo again.

March — Shell tried contacting Wells Fargo again, but again they wouldn’t talk to her because she’s not on the mortgage

May — Shell went to Shelby County courthouse for mediation with Wells Fargo attorney. When attorney for Wells Fargo discovered Shell was on deed just not on mortgage, attorney contacted them and concluded mediation with providing Shell with a Wells Fargo phone number to contact to resolve the issue. Shell called phone number, left message, and nobody returned her calls. Again, Wells Fargo wouldn’t talk to her because she’s not on the mortgage.

July — Shell/CCR served with foreclosure notice stating CCR has 60-90 days before foreclosure sale.

August 13th — we met with a real estate attorney who said the only option is to come up with $160,000. We also met with bank on August 13th to discuss financing options.

THE PROBLEM IS said since Shell can’t show her income, then bank will not loan to her. I want to stress this is NOT an issue of Shell’s ability to pay mortgage or her creditworthiness, the issue is she can’t show ‘proof of her income’. For those of you who are small business owners, you probably know how difficult it is to ‘pay yourself’ in the early years of business establishment because your money goes into the business.

Shell is able to make the monthly mortgage payment and she has informed Wells Fargo and their attorney of this. ALL SHELL WANTED WAS FOR WELLS FARGO TO PUT THE MORTGAGE IN HER NAME SINCE THE ORIGINAL BORROWER (ROGER) IS DECEASED!! But again, Wells Fargo wouldn’t talk to her because she’s not on the mortgage. In the past 9+ months that Shell has tried to resolve this real estate nightmare, she has NOT ONCE been able to speak to someone from Wells Fargo!!

This plea is NOT about Shell, it’s about CCR and the dogs and continuing to save dogs who others castaway. CCR has saved 500+ dogs since its establishment approximately 3 years ago. Shell regularly pulls from kill shelter euthanasia lists and even flies to other states to rescue. CCR currently has 30+ dogs that will likely face euthanasia as many shelters are overpopulated and the majority of these dogs were pulled from euthanasia lists.

I hope this helps to answer questions/concerns donators may have. IF CCR is closed down, I believe I have the ability to refund donations through GoFundMe. (Note: this is the 1st GoFundMe I’ve organized).


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Mindy Breeden Burns 
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canine castaways rescue 
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