Hi guys, I thought you might help me out. I live in Ecuador so I'll explain what is the situation here.
So, I thought about adopting a kitty from the animal rescue asociation. They have so many animals fostered to so many people, and even people who foster 15+ cats at their place and need to find them home ASAP, according to their Facebook page.
I thought this would be easy. I've contacted 10 different places to see if they could let me see the cats so I could choose one. They won't let me come to them. My husband thinks that some of them might only be scams to get people to donate. For example, they ask for monetary donations or upgrade food and won't let me visit the fostered animals, and stop answering when I tell them I'd need to see the cats before to adopt
I contacted a lady that has 10 kitties at her place and she said she'll send me the adoption form but she hasn't done it. Last time I saw her facebook she spends so much time playing "animal rescue" and "candy crush" so I don't get why she couldn't just mail me the form...
Sorry for the vent. It's been a few weeks already and the only kitty I've heard back from and that I really want lives 8 hours away... I told my husband I'd like to travel and see if we can get him to come back with us so I don't know, because we would have to take the kids along... And I asked this lady's phone number and she haven't answered back. That was a few days ago
I don't really know what's going on. Most of these private rescues asks for donations because as much as they need to find them a home ASAP, nobody has adopted yet... So I've sent so many messages and I don't get any info back. This Christmas I offered to go visit the kitties but apparently they were not receiving any visits. Maybe it's because it's a busy time, but still I think every pet should deserve to spend a Christmas with a family.
Am I being paranoid, or should I suspect most of these private rescues are just scams? Sorry for my English and thanks in advance for your advice.