I have not been at this very long..but I have seen much. Some older folks my age have midlife crisises. I have been bestowed a midlife crisis kitten. This my here.first post I have never used the direct message system. I will try to dm you. However..the biggest problem here is the no kill. Yes..times were worst when the county felt it best to kill. However..this is not working.
Our animal warehouse is full. Stays full. Solution: Build a bigger warehouse.
No..this is not working. Stats I am aware of:
Here: Elizabethton/Carter County shelter Built for: 80 cats and kittens
Current: 200 cats and kittens
Johnson City: Built for: No clue
Current: 300 cats and kittens.
A telling conversation at Petsense (helps adopt shelter cats)
Ugh..on mobile. Switching setups.
ok..here is the setup. Petsense is a pet supply store here. This prospective adoptee is lucky, sort of. A volunteer has made a appearance. Not so sure this helped at all.
It should also be noted normally this pet store has six cats available for adoption that would otherwise be at the shelter.
Cast: V=volunteer PW=petsense worker Me=Me PA=Prospective Adoptee
Now..before we get into this..a new sign has been posted within the last week. It states adoption fees are $50 and include a multitude of shots and what not. Of course...spay and neuter as well. Here the drama unfolds and shows the primary problem: communication
PA: Can we open the cages?
PW: I think so.
Me: They had a escape artist here last week. A postit note warned.
PA: *struggles with door*
Volunteer makes a appearance delivering adoption boxes.
PA: How much does it cost
Me: Well.. according to this brand new sign..$50
PA: Seems a bit much
V: If you go to the shelter..we have a special currently..$10 for adults that are already fixed and $20 for those who have not.
PA: What? Why should I have to pay more for a cat I am going to have to spend more money on?
Plus..are not these cats here fixed already?
Me: Seems to me they should be $10 too.
Think the voluntee got on the phone to the shelter at this point.
V: Yes..these cats are available for $10.
PA: I need to talk to my wife.
PA exits store with a confused look on his face.
Did he return? I doubt it.
Could this have gone better? Yes.
>>>Ok,, just talked to the shelter. Reality is a lot different.
It is up to Petsense to make that $10 special happen if the cat has been with the shelter for more than a year (very common) and she said Petsense does indeed do the $10 quite often.
Oh! Another thing! The shelter usually charges $25 for a unfixed animal. However, that includes a voucher to get the animal fixed in Bluff City or Johnson City (not terribly far) so..that is cleared up.
How very odd. Anyway...many facets of this are a bit odd to say the least. She also confirmed the animal warehouse expansion is in the works. Oh..they have 170 cats and kittens right now.
It should be noted the volunteer just happened to be at the store and I just happen to be there as well. I love animals..cats are my thing.
>>last edit. promise.