There’s been some recent drama regarding a local Washington dog rescue organization. The founder of Animals First Foundation (AFF), Carina Borja, has pled guilty to nine counts of first degree theft to the tune of $530,000 and is awaiting sentencing. Unfortunately my rescue partner and co-founder of Dog Rescue Around Washington (DRAW) shares the name Carina.
I’d like to publicly state that these are two entirely different people.
She is not the Carina, founder of AFF (Animals First Foundation) nor does my rescue, DRAW (Dog Rescue Around Washington) have any connection or affiliation with Carina of AFF. The only thing they share in common is a first name. Until further notice, Carina is no longer using her legal first name, which IS Carina, and is going by only her alias, which is Violet. She is connected ONLY with the following email addresses:
Please make a note that they are not the same person. There is no connection, correlation, affiliation or relationship professional or otherwise. At this point I have no idea what is going to happen to the dogs currently in this rescue organization. I wish only the best for the dogs and they will weigh heavily on my mind until this mess is over. Please feel free to contact me or Violet with any questions or concerns you might have.