Sorry, but that lady is mentally ill (sick)
. The situation really has to be looked into. I find it unbelievable that any vets would allow another person to cancel an appointment you made - perhaps you should have them call you if it happens again. Surely they can make a note to double-check any cancellations? I'm all for animal advocates, and joke about being a "crazy cat lady", but I had a very sobering experience this morning. On Tuesdays I start teaching late (10 .05 a.m.). One of the Internet suppliers I order from had Purina One dog and cat food on sale last week at a very low price, because the "Best by" date was October 15, 2004, and that was for 20 lbs. sacks. I got the delivery yesterday, and decided to drop the food off at the home of a woman who shelters unwanted animals this morning. When I got there, I couldn't believe the stench, and asked to see the animals (dogs, cats, goats, sheep, squirrels, hedgehogs, birds). I counted 247 animals! When I asked, she told me she needed 18 hours a day to care for them. I really think she has gone overboard, and I notified the authorities when I got home from work. I know she means well, but the situation is totally out of control. I feel really guilty, because we used to belong to the same animal rescue organization, and quit about the same time, because we disagreed with the policies (nobody over 65 could adopt an animal, cats could only be adopted in pairs, and had to be allowed outside access, and dogs could only be adopted by people with their own yards). I really appreciate her efforts, but feel that she has lost any sense of reality, and don't want the rescues to suffer because of that.This is definitely a "no-win" situation.