Okay everyone, I have to vent and this is the place I’ve come.
I really hope that someone can talk some sense into me but right at this moment I would be willing to say I will NEVER donate another penny to the Humane Society and I hope that no one else will either.
We have been thinking about a puppy. We want a nice little doggie to be a friend to my kids and a companion when the world gets rough. I’ve had animals all my adult life. I had a kitty for 19 years and a dog for 14. We had a set of cats in our marriage and my girls loved them. Now they are gone, sadly.
So we thought it might be a good time to look. After Spanish class today we stopped at the Humane Society. We had been there on Saturday as they closed so decided to stop today.
One lady was very nice and discussed price with us then pointed us to the animals. The kitties were lovely and one little white one was perfect. As we talked to her, a woman walked by with a little brown puppy. I asked if that puppy was up for adoption and she ignored me.
We socialized with another lady and actually talked her into a small cat. In the meantime, a gentleman was washing the floors and we asked him if the puppy was going to be available. He said yes! and that we should wait, so we did.
After seeing the darling, we decided that we would take her. My girls were in love!!! The puppy was from a home with a small girl but the dad lost custody of the girl and gave up the dog. How perfect!
So, out to the front we go, charge card in hand. After being told by the staff that they would take the card, another woman gave me a paper to fill out and said, cash only. Fair enough. Then she asked if my hubby knew that we were getting the dog. Well no because he didn’t know we were going there. They asked about other animals and such.
Well to make a long story even longer, she heard me call my hubby who was surprised that we had stopped but said to get the dog and also the white kitten so they could grow up together.
We walked back in and the woman pulled me into another room. She said that because I called my husband and they weren’t sure I convinced him, he would have to come in BUT they closed at 3:00 so he would not be out of work. THEN they wanted proof that I had my cats neutered. From 1999! In another city!
Needless to say, this puppy will be gone by Saturday when my hubby can get back. I walked out with two hysterical kids. I even volunteered to pay the fee if they would hold the puppy. No go.
They may call themselves the humane society, but that is just for animals and not for humans.
THANKS “Humane” Society.