We've talked before about the kind of questions you might ask to determine if a specific breeder is reputable. In light of the Piper incident, what kind of questions should be asked to determine if a rescue is truly operating in the best interest of the dog(s) and the potential new owner? I'm thinking that at a minimum I would want to know exactly how the dog came to be in the possession of the rescue and how the rescue generally acquires dogs. Also, what kind of efforts are made made to reconnect dogs with owners. Additionally, I would want to see an audited financial statement indicating where they receive their funding and how the money is being used. I know there are many legitimate rescues doing great work, but I'm beginning to worry to there are also increasing numbers of scam artists trafficking in dogs under the guise of rescue.