Just need to Rant about a Bad Foster Parent
As a lot of you know, my mom and I foster for a rescue.
One of the other fosters is a poison to the rescue. She's a total... well, I can't think of a word that describes her without possibly breaking rules, but she has caused other fosters and volunteers to find other rescues to help, made potential adopters head for the hills, lies to people about the health and temperament of cats and just should have no business being involved with rescue.
The only reason the director of the rescue doesn't make her leave is because she has between 25-40 foster cats/kittens at any given time.
My mom went to her house once and said it's an animal hoarder type of situation. She has kiddie pools filled with litter as litter boxes. Mom said the stench about made her vomit when the door opened.
There is a vet tech that does the vaccinations, tests and microchipping for the rescue.
On clinic days, we all bring cats over to her house for the services.
The last time I went to clinic, Tater and Tot (two kittens I found behind the shed that my mom's sister-in-law adopted) were there to get services done.
The foster mom (we'll call her Red) brought in three kittens that were quite obviously sick and shouldn't have been there to begin with. She told us that they were sick when she brought them in.
Halfway through getting all the cats done, Red's kittens had explosive diarrhea and it was all over in the kennel and all over the kittens.
When Red was cleaning out the kennel, she handed me, my mom, and my mom's sister-in-law (the one who adopted Tater and Tot) a diarrhea-covered kitten. She didn't ask, just kinda threw them at us.
My mom's sister-in-law called us a few days later because she had to run Tater and Tot to the e-vet in the middle of the night. They got really sick and the vet diagnosed them with parasites they likely got from another kitten.
I asked Red what her kittens were sick with and she immediately went on the defensive.
She told me that her kittens were all healthy when they were at clinic and the diarrhea was 'stress poop.' She told me that she spent $300 on them at the vet a week before and had fecals and everything - all came back clean.
I asked to see the vet record for it because I know that she's a liar.
The record she sent me was for different kittens. I know the record was for different kittens because the date that was on the paper was the day she texted my mom about spending $300 on the three A-name kittens.
The three that were sick at clinic were given T-names.
I caught her in her lie and it was a huge ordeal because my mom's sister-in-law was upset because Red's kittens got Tater and Tot sick and the rescue refused to do anything about it.
The most recent incident is worse.
Someone adopted two kittens that Red fostered - they were supposed to both be male.
Well, one turned out to be female. On top of that, they both have ringworm and the family is worried about getting infected themselves.
The vet the family took the kittens to for ringworm also told them that they weren't neutered.
The family is upset and said that Red acted like the ringworm was no big deal.
They messaged the rescue owner asking for reimbursement of some sort, and the rescue owner is using any excuse she can think of to avoid responsibility for the situation.
The rescue already has a bad reputation because of Red and if it continues, she'll be the reason the rescue has to shut down.
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