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post #1 of 14
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Besides caring for my own crew of 6, I care for a colony of 5 and foster/volunteer with my local Humane Society...adoptions, TNR, cleaning, meds, etc.

Well...I get home from work yesterday and get a SOS call from VP of Humane Society. Apparently, some moran dropped off a box of 4-wk. old kittens at the adoption center with nobody on call yet. Doors to adoption center are closed until 5pm. I was there within 10 minutes, assessing them & cleaning them up for foster care. Within minutes, a man walks in with a very sick kitten, 6-wks. old saying he can't care for him because he is going on his honeymoon but here is $20.00, thanks & good-bye. (hope it pours everyday of his darn honeymoon) Within minutes of that beauty walking out...2 young girls walk in (in 20's) flinging their hair and returning a kitten they adopted 1-week ago. On and on they went how this little kitten gave both of them ringworm & pink-eye. YIKES!!

These animals are not articles of clothing that you bring home and try for a week only to return them. This is LIFE we are talking about!! What are these people thinking about when they do things like this??!! I was so mad & so sad that I didn't know if I should cry or scream.

I went to bed at 9:30pm emotionally drained. I give a lot of credit to those that do rescue and/or adoptions on a daily basis. It is such an emotional rollercoaster that I can't imagine keeping up that pace on a daily basis.

Okay. Feel better now that I got that out. God bless those out there that give so much of themselves to our fuzzy friends
post #2 of 14
Here's a BIG hug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all YOU do for our fuzzy faced friends.
post #3 of 14
Hugs for you and all you do... I'd have a real REAL hard time in dealing with people like that. But I have a very bad temper and I let that sucker fly when it comes to ignorant people like you described up there.

I adopted my cat Hammie from the Humane Society, and to this date I've never met a more passionate woman than Bibi, the lady who fostered Hammie for the first 3 months of his life!!! She puts people through background checks and tearfully told me all about her foster cats. She has taken in older cats with kidney failure (owners who just gave up when the vet bills got too high); pregnant cats from the side of the road who were discarded (Hammie's mother); and everything inbetween. Dunno how she controls herself or how you do this every day. But I tip my hat to ya for it!!!

Re: the guy with the honeymoon... I feel sorry for his wife, if she ever gets sick... I wonder if he will drop her off along with $20 and say, sorry got something more important going on!... blah on him!
post #4 of 14
THANKS - that's all I can say - THANKS!!!! ...and those little one that made it back to the Humane Society are better of, just imagine if they stayed with those - aghh I hate to use the word humans!!!!
post #5 of 14
See this is why I prefer the company of fur kids to that of most humans!! GRRRRR! I'm just glad there people people out there like those on this board with the heart to help where we can!!
post #6 of 14
That kind of people is why I like my zoo. I do like the good people though like here at TCS
post #7 of 14
urgh! - People who behave in that manner are like some horrible alien race to me - I don't understand it and I feel ashamed to be associated with them.
post #8 of 14
I second the thanks to you for taking care of these innocent babies. Lots of kudos to you. And a big bleech to the thoughtless people who dumped those babies.

Tricia
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay
urgh! - People who behave in that manner are like some horrible alien race to me - I don't understand it and I feel ashamed to be associated with them.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Gave a call over at the adoption center and although they are still short on help in the store and foster homes...the good news is that 5 cats were adopted since yesterday...a few kittens & 2 adults

Would love to help in more fostering but right now we are a big "7" here and I find it a health risk to have too many at the same time. Can only give my time at the adoption center and assist with the little ones that first come in.

Definitely agree with ALL of the above posts. I really don't know what goes through other's minds when dealing with animals. I have seen some mother's drop their kids off at the adoption center...like it is some sort of petting zoo...while the mother's run across the street to do some shopping. Maybe it is a good thing I'm not at the adoption center everyday...me & my big mouth would be heard & known for miles
post #11 of 14
Good for you. =D

I volunteered for a cat rescue, everyday of the year. Except Chistmas, I spent that with my family.

It is very emotionally draining.

I had to quit, due to the boss being a pain and threatening my family, but if it weren't for that I would stil be there.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
See this is why I prefer the company of fur kids to that of most humans!! GRRRRR! I'm just glad there people people out there like those on this board with the heart to help where we can!!
I hear ya!!
95% of the cats my shelter takes in are strays...and the things people do to these cats... it makes me SO ANGRY!! These people have a special place in hell, for sure.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I hear ya!!
95% of the cats my shelter takes in are strays...and the things people do to these cats... it makes me SO ANGRY!! These people have a special place in hell, for sure.

They Better!
post #14 of 14
Kudos and my hat is off to you.... the rescuers have some tough jobs...I dont understand people and do so prefer my "kids" my fish have more feeling than many humans..
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