I have learned that paper does not tell you anything. What I do is have the people come here and look at the cats. If they express an interest, I ask a ton of questions and tell them what each cat or kitten deserves to have. If they still want one, they don't walk out with one right away. I get their address and tell them I need to see where these cats might be going. I never say in definite terms during this process that the cat is *theirs* Then I make an appt. to go over and I go over and look at the situation. Most of the cats that end up here have been severely mis-handled and I want to get a feel of where they are going. I look at the kids, if there are other animals, all sorts of factors. Then I tell them I have to think about it some more, come home and Mike and I enter into prayer about it. Then I make a surprise visit to the home, and depending on what I find, I tell them then the decision. Each kitten costs $10.00 when the people give me the money, they get a certificate for spaying or neutering. Asking for money up front assures me (as much as it can) that the kitten isn't going for snake food or anything. I used to also judge the people by the interior of the car, but that bit me in the butt last time I placed Karma with a family.
I do get some nasty reactions at times, but for the most part people are supportive of what I do. One lady told me once I missed my calling and should of been a social worker! LOL I also keep the name and address of the family that does pass muster for a year, and do spot checks spur of the moment to see how the animal is doing.