I'm really not liking rescue centers! Ok, so when you go to foster you fill out an application as you would to adopt. Well I'm fostering my 2nd kitty. I have 5 cats In the house, 3 kittens, Rebel and the foster kitty. Clearly, I'm fostering CATS. Today I just got a phone call from the shelter asking me how everything was going with the foster cat, and then she asked If I was Interested In fostering a 2nd. There shelter Is getting to full, and I was like sure, why not? Anything to help, we were talking for about 20mins, I thought nothing other than Its another cat? I checked the CAT box on the foster application. Not that I dislike dogs, I do have a dog myself, but my landlords GF tries to pull out some crap on her. I'm better with the cats, because I get no grief about how many I have blah and blah. Plus wouldn't you say off the bat If It was indeed a dog NO!! She thought not to, so I go what kind of cat Is It, hold old etc. Then she tells me Its a 5yr.old Mastiff/Rott mix?? Thats a big kitty. I'm sorry, but do they just randomly call foster parents trying to hand off there animals!? Then I tell her, I did not want to foster cats and I told them that. She then tells me they don't normally pick foster homes that won't do both species? Since when? Some people just can't have dogs, maybe I'm allergic but loves cats? Or don't have room, not only that he's a BIG dog, mastiff, come on now! Then she asks can I take In a mother cat and her 4 kittens, I was about to say "Depends can I come over and smack you In the back of the head?". Last time I did the kitten roll, I ended up bottle feeding. I told her I'd get back to her before 5pm today (when they close). They just don't seem all there with there program? I told her no dogs, just cats, and i explained why, my landlord and his GF give me problems about one. Let alone a few coming and going all the time. The cats are fine as long as the neighbors don't complain about them outside. Which they don't, though I have considered an enclosure, If I do indeed buy the house from them. They only have like 4 workers, how does word not spread? Plus If she's the one making the phone calls don't you think she'd be the first to tell? I just had to rant about her lack of intelligence, and telling me I shouldn't be a foster parent because i won't foster dogs! Very rude shelter people !
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9/18/08 at 7:53am