I Cannot Believe the AUDACITY of some People!
I know I haven't been on for a while, but today something happened that really upset me on several levels.
As you may or may not know, my mom and I are both very active in rescue. We have several foster kitties at any given time and will reach out to help anyone who asks for it. Whether it's to find a new home for their pet (dog or cat), help with behavior problems, basic health issues, etc. If anyone needs us regarding animals, we're there to offer what help we can.
So today, someone contacted my mom asking for help to find a lab in rescue available for adoption. We were looking around for a while, but we weren't entirely sure what all she wanted. Age, purebred or mixed, color, etc. So my mom called her to ask her.
They got to talking and apparently, earlier (IN THE SAME DAY), she dumped her cat at the shelter. Why? Because he meows too much.
My mom told her that they probably euthanized him already and she said she started crying. GOOD!
Fortunately, the owner of the rescue we foster for is friends with an animal control officer, and she was told that no one was put down today, so he is presumed SAFE.
She's going to go down to the shelter on Tuesday to pull him and we'll be fostering him when he's out.
With all that said, it should be able to go left unsaid that we are no longer helping this woman find a lab. I wouldn't be able to suggest a dog to her, then not worry about him/her winding up back in the shelter that s/he was rescued from.
I just don't get it. How can someone abandon one of their pets, then turn around not even a few hours later and ask for help to find a new one?!