We all know that adopting a pet is a big responsibility, and shelters have to be careful when finding new homes for their furry friends. But what happens when someone is denied the chance to adopt for a seemingly ridiculous reason? One woman (24F) found herself in this exact situation when trying to adopt a senior cat from a local shelter. Despite her love for cats and experience in owning them, she was repeatedly rejected by the shelter. The reason? You won't believe it! 😲
A Lifelong Cat Lover 🐈
Leaving the Family Cats Behind 💔
The Struggle with Anxiety and Depression 😔
Seeking Feline Comfort 🐾
Rejection After Rejection 😢
The Baffling Reason for Rejection 🤔
Not Responsible Enough? 😕
Trying to Explain 🗣️
The Lady's Unreasonable Stance 🙄
Taking a Stand for the Cats 🐱
A Heartfelt Plea for the Furry Friends 🥺
The Lady's Emotional Reaction 😭
Feeling Confused and Uncertain 🤷
Fiancé's Supportive Stance 💕
A Bittersweet Update 🎭
A Twist in the Tale 🕵️♀️
As it turns out, the shelter in question may have had some shady dealings going on. Our cat-loving protagonist discovered that the woman running the shelter was a known animal hoarder with a history of legal trouble. With the help of another shelter, the cats were eventually relocated and given proper care. While this story has a somewhat happy ending, it's a stark reminder of the importance of thoroughly vetting shelters and being persistent in the quest to provide a loving home for animals in need. 🐾💖
NTA. Shelter being too picky; others may be more lenient 😾
"NTA. Pet hoarders in rescues and shelters prevent animals finding homes. 😾"
NTA. Find another rescue. Let's say that you did put someone's name down as a guardian in the event of your untimely demise, who's to guarantee that that person will still be able to take care of the cat? 😾
OP's commitment to cats denied by shelter, sparks humorous exchange 😂
NTA. Senior cats deserve loving homes. Age discrimination may be a factor. 😾
NTA! Rescue worker shares frustration with shelter director's reluctance to adopt out cats. Increased adoptions with new approach 🐱
NTA. Shelter's bizarre adoption requirements confuse and frustrate potential adopters.
"NTA. Unnecessary answer on form. Shelter director was out of line."
Shady shelter rejects adoption, probably a hoarding situation 🤔
Animal rescuers and their eccentricities: a vet tech's perspective 😾
"NTA. That's ridiculous. 'My spouse will care for it' *is* a plan."
Adopting a cat should be easy, but also responsible 😾
NTA, rejecting on a whim? Deterring animals from good homes 😾
NTA. Adoption agency rejects application due to previous pet euthanasia.
Overly strict cat shelter denies adoption, but happy ending prevails 😺
Parents as backup plan for cat adoption? Clever and convincing! 😍
"NTA. Avoid shady shelters. Check Craigslist/Facebook for kittens. 😾"
UK shelters won't let responsible couple adopt indoor-only cat 😾
Frustrated with a rescue's strict adoption policies? NTA! 🙏
NTA shares story of shelter's rejection and policy reevaluation 👍
Denied cat adoption for non-existent recliner 😾
Shelter gatekeepers vs. cat lovers: a love-hate relationship 😾