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post #31 of 48
Last week at the shelter where I volunteer 2 cats were brought in by a donor who had recently adopted 1 of our dogs. ( They also have adopted 2 of our cats and have given generous donations in the past so we believe their story) Every day they walked their dog on the same route, on this particular day the dog wanted to take a different way so they obliged. After walking about a 1/4 mile down a gravel road the dog went down into the ditch and started pawing at a taped up box. They heard noises in box so they peeked inside and found two large male cats. TAPED INSIDE A BOX AND DUMPED ALONG THE ROAD TWO CATS!. Both of these cats were long haired beautiful neutered males and very tame. One of them was even front declawed. They were in pretty good health so must have been dumped fairly recently.We named them Ringo and Lennon and put their story in our local paper and were able to find good homes for them right away.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by jkat62 View Post
Last week at the shelter where I volunteer 2 cats were brought in by a donor who had recently adopted 1 of our dogs. ( They also have adopted 2 of our cats and have given generous donations in the past so we believe their story) Every day they walked their dog on the same route, on this particular day the dog wanted to take a different way so they obliged. After walking about a 1/4 mile down a gravel road the dog went down into the ditch and started pawing at a taped up box. They heard noises in box so they peeked inside and found two large male cats. TAPED INSIDE A BOX AND DUMPED ALONG THE ROAD TWO CATS!. Both of these cats were long haired beautiful neutered males and very tame. One of them was even front declawed. They were in pretty good health so must have been dumped fairly recently.We named them Ringo and Lennon and put their story in our local paper and were able to find good homes for them right away.
Gaw! People make me sick! I believe you.
post #33 of 48
The shelter where I work is at an old farm house where the cats have free roam of the place ( we of course have a quarantine room for sick or new cats and a separate room for kittens or timid cats) but the adult cats have a kitchen, living room and dining room open to roam at will. We recently had a couple come in who wished to adopt a cat. They spent about 2 hours picking out a cat and filled out and application and left. After checking out their app. we called and 2 days later they came to pick up their cat. They spent about an hour chatting with us and left. While they were they they spent most of the time in the kitchen area where the cats were sleeping and playing. Cats were up on the counters and kitchen table and drinking out of the sink where we always leave stream of water running. 5 days later they came back to return the cat and wanted their money back. We asked why they were returning the cat. Their reason for returning the cat was because it kept jumping up on their kitchen counters and table! We were dumbfounded! I mean how stupid were these people. We tried to explain that there were things they could do to keep/train the cat off the counters or to take a kitten instead but they said no. Our policy was to take the cat back but they did not get their money back. We did not really care that they were pissed off as they are to stupid to be a reponsible pet owner anyway.
post #34 of 48
There was a lady down here I remember who dropped her dog off at the humane society because she redecorated the house and the dog didn't match the color scheme.

People do suck. I've known that for years.
post #35 of 48
It's just too heartbreaking. People do suck.

Laurie
post #36 of 48
We have had a few drop off animals because of redecorating and some potential adopters looking for animals that match their decor
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
We have had a few drop off animals because of redecorating and some potential adopters looking for animals that match their decor
Honestly, people are unbelievably superficial. Pets to match the decor: \t
post #38 of 48
I don't mind people adopting a pet that matches their decor as long as they are adopting a pet as a pet and not as a decoration at the end of the day and will not be giving up the pet should they change the color scheme.

On the other hand, if your color scheme is white, and you get a white cat, good luck finding him/her in the house. It would be even worse if the color scheme was black with a black cat. Look up the term "Black Art Magic" if you don't get it.
post #39 of 48
and what happens when they get bored of the colour scheme?

or when they realise that even brown tabby fur on brown furniture shows?

they end up back at the shelter with the stigma of being a 'returned cat'
post #40 of 48
That's why I said:

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as long as they are adopting a pet as a pet and not as a decoration at the end of the day and will not be giving up the pet should they change the color scheme.
post #41 of 48
My mum gave her cat to a very lovely family when she got pregnant, but my mum had absolutely no one to clean the kitty litter, and she didn't want the kitty to suffer. ;_;

But alas, if a person has another person to clean the kitty litter/feed the kitties and bend over, etc, then they should very well get that person to do it instead of just dropping off the cat at a kill-shelter.

for the kitties.
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
That's why I said:
over twenty years of the life of a cat, my guess is decor will change and they will not get a cat from my shelter
post #43 of 48
WOW. When I couldn't decide between all the kitties available at the cat rescue, I ended up picking the cat that matched the furniture because I just couldn't decide between all the sweet cats there.

Now that I have gotten to know her, and trained away the bad habits she picked up at the rescue, she is an amazing pet and there is no way I could ever get rid of her. I wasn't going to get rid of her when she was biting and scratching either.

I am glad you think I am such a horrible pet owner and should never have given a home to a cat that scratched and bit anyone who came near it.

You can talk to adopters and quickly figure out who is the "disposapet" type, and who is not. Sometimes your guesses will be wrong, but this is true no matter what screening procedure you do.
post #44 of 48
There is a huge difference between someone not being able to choose and going with the one that matches the furniture and the one who walks in and says they want a x coloured cat and nothing else because they HAVE to match the furniture.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
There was a lady down here I remember who dropped her dog off at the humane society because she redecorated the house and the dog didn't match the color scheme.

People do suck. I've known that for years.
I know a woman who has a white dog, so that she can dye its fur to match things...

When I worked at the Vet Clinic we had two cats come in, both black. One was 8 the other was 2... the owners wanted them both declawed because they had a new born baby at home.

I will NEVER EVER have a cat declawed after hearing that sound.
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by Breellablue View Post
I know a woman who has a white dog, so that she can dye its fur to match things...

When I worked at the Vet Clinic we had two cats come in, both black. One was 8 the other was 2... the owners wanted them both declawed because they had a new born baby at home.

I will NEVER EVER have a cat declawed after hearing that sound.
8 years old is waaaay too old to declaw a cat!!! I think 2 is too old, as well. Not that I would EVER declaw ANY cat!!!!!!!

Did the vet do it???
post #47 of 48
Yup. Only thing he ever refused to do was to euthanize healthy animals, which we got calls for A LOT.

"Excuse me, I need to make an appointment to have my dog put to sleep."
"Can I have the dogs age?"
"four"
"Medical condition?"
"Um-- we are moving and can't keep him."
"Why not try a shelter, or rescue group?"
"He wouldn't get along well with any other people but me."

People truly do suck, the only time I have EVER seen an animal that needed to be put to sleep who was otherwise healthy was service dogs-- So bonded to their owners that when the owners pass they get so depressed that it becomes a health issue.
post #48 of 48
The vet usually calls us himself when people bring adoptable animals in to be euthanised
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