Friday, December 16, 2011

What we hear. How would you respond?

Below is an email sent to Animal Matters on February 5, 2011 (keeping sender's information private). We responded but wanted to know what you would've said!

To Whom it May Concern:

I have a 7 year old Calico Siamese cat who needs a new home. She is extremely friendly and talkative and is the perfect lap cat. Unfortunately I'm unable to keep her anymore because my mom is very allergic and I have to move back in with her. I'm seeking information about getting her adopted and what your facility may be able to do to help this process

If you could provide me with as much information as you can about how you might be able to help me, I would really appreciate it. I'm extremely disheartened that I can't keep her anymore, but I know in the right home she will be very happy.

Thank you very much and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


J L. J

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Wow, I've received so many disappointing emails through the Animal Matters account lately! People are just too quick to give up on their pets. For a variety of reasons (most of which are lies, I'm sure), these people can't keep their pet. You would not believe what they say. I propose a series of possible solutions and offer a variety of resources but they don't accept. And to top it off, they don't even return my email. This leads to many sleepless nights since I'm wondering if their dog/cat is on the way to Animal Control's drop-off box.

My husband always says that I should compile 13 years of emails that have come in from the public. We both agree that the average sane individual would not believe what their fellow man writes. Maybe someday a book is coming. First, I have to get back to these emails :)