Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Charity behavior.. They should be more grateful!

This blog is about shelters as well, so I want to say something about how some charities or shelters treat people.

Sure the people at animal charities, don't necessarily like people, but people are their contributors. Every little bit counts. Things add up including how many people the charity has been rude to.

About 2 years ago I noticed a change bottle in a pet store for a wild bird rescue and some brochures. So I grabbed a brochure just in case and threw in a buck.

Well one day on the way home there was a male peacock trying to get it on with traffic. When I got home I gave the the bird people a call. A lady answered and rudely screamed at me saying that it's not a wild bird and not to bother them.

About 6 months later the charity went out of business.

Now here's the one that really has me wondering.

About 3 months ago a local no-kill cat shelter had put out an ad for needing workers.

We had taken many stray cats there for fixing. I had also volunteered for them at their yearly auction. The past 2 years they went through some management changes and the last auction seemed to be quite a mess. They never even sent me a thank you email.

Anyways, I figured I could use a part time job helping, so I applied. About a week later I get a call to go in and work with them for a few hours as an interview.

It was the most nasty thing I ever did, ever. But I would do it as work if they would take me. As I was leaving one of the gals said she would let me know in a week.

Now I understand that usually employers doing interviews don't necessarily have to get back to you, but still as a charity they should show the courtesy.

After a couple weeks I sent and email with no response.

They had the listing on Craig's list for quite some time. One of our friends said it may even be a scam to get people in to help for free, especially since there are so many people with out jobs.

The shelter is pretty popular, so I would think that quite a few of their regular donors also went in to "interview" for them.

Maybe they just didn't like me, whatever! But if they aren't calling or communicating with other people that went in, I can't imagine those people being to happy either. Plus bad word spreads.

If they are judging people assuming they don't have much money so why should they care, well every little bit adds up.

I may not have lots of money right at this moment, but I had them in my Will to get my cat figure collection if something were to happen to me. My collection loaded with Goebels, Royal Copenhagen, and more. Probably about $3000, and growing.

I just changed that over to another local shelter.

I'm just saying if you are a charity that depends on donations, you better be grateful to your donors.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Basil and Laundry 15 yrs by basilbeast

Our 15-year old cat, helping out with the laundry. I got him at church as a little kitten. Our priest had seen him on a woodpile out on the parish lawn and after mass we found him hiding in one of the drainpipes. Friends and I lured him out and I took him home where he's been with us ever since.

Kitty cat 18 yrs by aharrison80

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Peom about an old friend By Alyssa

A best friend is a person who cares,
Someone who you know will always be there.
A person that makes you laugh so hard that you cry,
But comforts you when you want to die.
A person you can talk to about nothing,
And they always know when you are worried about something.
That person that you can tell everything,
And they never push you out of the ring.
Sometimes they leave you out,
Sometimes they scream & shout.
But they always bring you back in,
And apologize with a grin.
They always help you when you fall,
A best friend is the best gift of all.
I have been blessed with a best friend,
And i hope it will never come to an end.

This beautiful poem was written by my lovely friend Alyssa.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mannetje in the garden 19 yrs, by Elawter

My nineteen year old Siamese cat Mannetje meandering in the front garden. Nice life!

Isabel inspects 16 yrs elawter

My 16 year-old cat Isabel briefly inspecting the front garden before settling down to sun herself.

Clarisse the Cat 10yrs by peninsulaspca

Vintage cat
Pleased to meet you, my name is Clarisse and I am a pretty tortie with medium length hair. I am 10 years old and already spayed. I am friendly, calm, gentle, and quiet. I need an owner with some pet experience. I am unsure about living with resident pets (I was found as a stray so my past is unknown). Children in the home should be 10 & up. So if you were looking for a medium haired tortie kitty, then Im your gal! Pretty Clarisse, ID A448176.

Sassy Lazing around on a windy day By hedonistic2008