Rejected For Not Having A Cat Flap!:(

@Jaxsky (196)
October 17, 2009 11:27am CST
Hi everyone, Ok so I went to this animal centre near where I live with the idea of picking up a Kitten and giving he or she a home! I was invited round to look at all the kittens and after showing a keen interest they turned round and told me that I couldn't have one because I don't have a cat flap....I was very upset to say the least...I mean I thought I was doing them a favour coming and giving one of the abandoned kittens a loving home. Does this happen to everyone? Has it annoyed anyone else? There were some gorgeous kittens there!! :)
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@doormouse (4619)
17 Oct 09
i once tried to get a greyhound from a greyhound rehoming centre,i visited the dog a couple of times and the owner liked me,so arranged to come to mine for a home visit,the lady was an hour and a half late,she turned up at 8:30pm,so i told her that because she was so late my kids were in bed so she couldn't come in,she replied,if you haven't got time for me to come in how will you have time for a dog,i said,if you'd come at the time agreed then you could've come in for a chat,but you didn't,you didn't even ring to let me know you were going to be late,she then said i couldn't have the dog coz OBVIOUSLY i wouldn't be able to make time to care for it,,,stupid woman
@Jaxsky (196)
18 Oct 09
That's ridiculous, but I'm glad someone else has had a bad experience when trying to do a good deed. I cannot believe that woman was so rude to you, that is shocking! Did you manage to get another dog?? I think I would have made a complaint about the womans behaviour being totally unacceptable. How can you be so rude when you work for a charity or animal shelter!!:S
• United States
19 Oct 09
That is extremely rude! Shame on her! She sacrificed that dog getting a good home, and someone that selfish and rude has no place working for any kind of animal charity...I wonder if she told the rehoming center the REAL reason she came back without you as an adopter. Did you make a complaint against her to the center? Did you end up looking at/getting another greyhound? Greyhounds are great dogs! Wonderful demeanors!
@Jaxsky (196)
19 Oct 09
I agree with you, I bet she didn't tell them that it was her that was the problem and not the adopter! It's shocking behaviour and upsetting to think about these animals without a home because of it!
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Hi Jaxsky I empathize with your problem. It is absolutely absurd that they would require a cat flap. What if you want an indoor cat only? I volunteer here at the Humane Society in Ft Lauderdale and my co workers agree that this is not a reason for turn down. If I were you I would take it further. Surly there is someone over the person who told you that and I would start with him/her. Maybe the workers are misinformed. If no results there, I would contact the ASPCA and ask for their advice. As you mention, the goal is supposed to be to find homes for these pets, not find reasons that do not even make any sense to keep them there. No way would I let this drop. You sound like a perfect candidate for a kitten and I would persue this further. I have a feeling you will win. Best of luck. The aspca has a great web site and there is probaby an option to contact them if in fact you have no luck with management at this shelter..J
• United States
19 Oct 09
As much as I try, I can't think of a GOOD reason to have a cat flap. At the shelter I volunteer for, we actually request/require the cat to be indoor only! Too many things can happen when they get out - attacked by wildlife, get diseases, get hit by vehicles, etc. If the cat wants fresh air, open a window with a screen. That's what I do, and my cats do just fine with sitting by the window and being 'trapped' inside!