I was searching the internet last weekend to adopt a cat, and ran across Petfinders.org.This website represents all Humane Societies in the USA with pets up for adoption with large adotion fees involved. I inquired about one cat, and did not get a response.I called about another cat, and was told they would hold it for a week until I could drive 200 miles to pick her up. I called again yesterday to confirm I would be picking up the cat.
In the meantime I go into high gear spending close to $300 for cat supplies like travel cage, litter box, kitty condo, food, feeding dishes,toys,brushes, catnip, and all the extras, ok.
I'm all excited about it. I get home tonight get an e/mail that the cat has been adopted, and they will let me know if there is any change! I started crying, and felt awful.
I had also found a horse that my sister was all excited about. I told her about it, as she has 2 horses and wanted another one. As soon as I sent them an email about the horse they wrote back, and claimed it also had "just been adopted", but they had many more wild mustangs that would go to slaughter on 1/17 if they were not picked up, and they would take $150 for 2 of them!
They advertise purebred pets as a come on..then claim they are not available when you inquire, but yeah they have others if you wnat to provide a home for a large donation/adoption fee.
This is more than a ripoff,it is a shame and tears not only at your wallet, but your heart strings, :(
Charlotte, North Carolina