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Complaint Review: Animal Adoption Foundation

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  • Submitted: Fri, October 28, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, April 07, 2014

  • Reported By: Ms. Discouraged On Getting Another Kitten — Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A.
Animal Adoption Foundation
2480 Millville-Ross Road Hamilton, Ohio United States of America

Animal Adoption Foundation 2480 Millville-Ross Road Hamilton, Ohio 45013, Animal Adoption Foundation: They Unfairly Discriminate and Treat Potential Pet Owners Worse Than Dung Hamilton, Ohio

*Consumer Comment: Not My Experience

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     I used to think animal shelters cared about placing their animals in good homes, but I was sadly mistaken.   The people volunteering/working there at Animal Adoption Foundation are very rude, as they unfairly stereotype and discriminate against potential pet owners.   First of all, they ask applicants very personal questions, like how many people are in household (seeing if you're married or not),  they even want to know if you let your dog or cat run in this room or that room of your home.   Also, having a 40-hour a week job is a no-no, since this organization labels you a "bad pet owner" and you're not allowed to have a dog or other pets if you decide on adopting a kitten (other way around, if trying to adopt a puppy). [continued below]....


Also, don't mention your sweet kitten died, despite him/her not having all the symptoms of Feline Leukemia, since you will be accused of your kitten having it, otherwise.  There are also non-contagious diseases that kill cats,  as my kitten was bought from a pet shop, had NO diarrhea, fever, vomiting, or other symptoms pertaining to Feline Leukkemia---she was jumping around her cage and NOT lethargic up until the day she died.   Worms  and parasites were found (inherited from mother cat), had kitten de-wormed, but she died anyhow---- since by then, it was apparently too late.   Worms cause cats not to eat, especially kittens, as she was about 8 weeks old when she died.  I did research and found that mother cats do pass  on worms to kittens, which I did not know until after the fact.

     So here I am:  Single; work 40 hours a week; and am very sincere in wanting another kitten like one that died, so to fit in with my dog and rabbits (I had all 4 of them sitting together on chair, with kitten included). I have tons of references that can verify that I take excellent care of my pets, even spoiling them in their happy home.  Kitten and dog used to lay next to each other, if not the rabbits, too. 

     Although I know my kitten did NOT have Feline Leukkemia as cause of her death and I do not wish to adopt a grown cat (because chances are very great that he/she will not get along with my other pets), this same nasty guy working/volunteering at Animal Adoption Foundation kept pushing, "Oh, you can adopt one of our grown cats, but not a kitten."  Oddly enough, I heard both kittens and grown cats can catch Feline Leukkemia, so who is calling the kettle black here?   Just a few minutes prior, I heard from this same sarcastic man at the counter telling me how Animal Adoption Foundation KNOWS (accusations of) my kitten died of Feline Leukkemia; yet, at the same token, uses this as an excuse not to allow me to adopt a kitten.   However, why would he push me to try and adopt an adult cat, after accusing me of my loving kitten dying from Feline Leukkemia?   See the serious contradiction here?

     I used to donate to animal shelters, but not no more!  Even my friendly dog was scared among the sickening stench this shelter had, which was worse than any vet's office I ever took my pets to.    My dog normally does not dribble urine on the floor, even at vets office:  But here at Animal Adoption Foundation, he sure was nervous, as he couldn't get out of that place fast enough!   Even the kittens aren't very sociable toward potential animal adopters, as SPCA charges $10 for a kitten, as opposed to the $85 charged by this very rude, discriminating organization, who proved to me that they really don't have the animals' well-being in mind.   By Animal Adoption Foundation's standards, 99% of the population should not be allowed to own pets; therefore, these animals are stuck overcrowding theirs and many other shelters across the U.S.A.

     I would not go back to Animal Adoption Foundation or any other animal shelter, after the disgusting, downgrading treatment I received, which by the way, I heard other people being talked to like they were scums of the Earth while I was there----no wonder shelters are full of animals!  They take U.S. Government money hand-outs based on how many animals they keep at their facilities, so to pretend they are non-profit organizations----ha, nothing could be farther than the real truth!  And I was even thinking about volunteering there:  Good thing I didn't, since these people are preventing animals from finding good homes, where animals could become pets treated like "kings" and "queens."

     Best place to put any mailed requests for donations to "Save The Animals" or what ever theme pertains to animal shelters:   "File 13," which is the garbage can.   The people running Animal Adoption Foundation think they are so much better and mightier than anyone else:   To them, people that are single (makes me a horrible person in their eyes, whether single by choice, widowed, or divorced); work at least 40 hours outside the home to pay the bills and pet upkeep (as asked how many hours one is gone from home each week on their application); have dog(s), rabbit(s), or other pets living together in harmony; and  a being homeowners makes  us all " no-good pet owners" according to their ignorantly biased standards.   I am surprised the application did not ask "When you go on vacation, who cares for your pets while you are gone?"  First of all, I do have my pets covered 24/7 when I am not home for any reason, so there's the answer.

     Funny, I thought I was on the same page with these people running animal shelters, since it angers me when uncaring people drop their dogs, cats, rabbits, etc., off in the wild, or mistreat them in other ways; yet, this organization surely has a "certain type of person" they deem morally able to care for and love their pets---therefore, their way is to prevent most people from adopting.  Not everyone in the U.S. is married; not working; or living on Welfare, as they apparently delight in such circumstances in determining who can become "chosen and privileged" pet owners.

     I hope anyone reading this will seriously reconsider going to any animal shelters to adopt pets----first of all, run like heck from Animal Adoption Foundation, unless you wish to have your potential pet adopting status judged by THEIR discriminating opinions.   Sadly, more shelters' animals are being denied good homes; yet, so-called "non-profit" and "animal loving and rescuer" organizations like Animal Adoption Foundation are surely eager to collect all those donations and U.S. Government monies---what they don't tell the public is how they rudely stereotype and discriminate against potential pet owners.    Proves to me that animals are smarter than such nasty humans running Animal Adoption Foundation; otherwise, why else would the animals make better judgments on who they wish to have care for them in new homes?   Apparently, Animal Adoption Foundation should be called "Animal Prison Foundation," since 99% of potential pet owners need not apply, in order to rescue them (animals) from such a putrid place.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Not My Experience

AUTHOR: mary - ()

I went to the Animal Adoption Foundation a little more than a year ago to look for a kitten to take the place of a kitten I had lost. My kitten did not die, she got out in the middle of the night, my dog chased her, and I never saw her again. In other words, it was my fault she was lost. I had 3 other cats and a dog at home. I was 100% upfront about what had happened to my kitten. They asked what I would do if my original kitten was found, I said I'd have 5 cats period. I also told them that I had had cats with FLV who had passed away. I gave references, my vet's name etc. They wanted to know if I rented my house because sometimes people aren't allowed to have pets in rentals. They asked what I fed my cats and dog. Were they immunized? I could certainly tell they were sizing me up. It was uncomfortable. I didn't mind because I know they want to get the pets into homes that are forever, safe, and loving. I paid the fee and took my kitten home. She's great! While I was there, I noticed that it was the cleanest and most pleasant smelling shelter I'd ever been in! I don't know what caused the staff at AAF to turn you down, but here's what I will tell you about me. Nothing about me suggests I have money, I drive a ten year old car and dress like a slob. I am single. I do have a job and income. If you aren't employed, I can see how they'd turn you down because owning pets is expensive. I think they had reservations about me, and if I'd been turned down, I would have been terribly hurt and insulted. So I can understand your feelings. Regarding the financial status of shelters, I'm no expert. However, I do know that other organizations receive funds from government and private sources and are still non-profit. Public Radio and Television, for instance, get federal funds. Non profit has nothing to do with where the money comes from, it is how the money is used. Cats at the SPCA are cheap because they are not no-kill. If an animal is not adopted at AAF, it is maintained for life. That costs money. It's a lot cheaper to just kill the left-overs, which is what happens at 10 dollar shelters to the tune of 4-6 million deaths a year. BTY our kill shelter in Butler County is called "Animal Friends" not SPCA. The pet population crisis has nothing to do with shelters having standards for adopters. It is 100% due to irresponsible owners who do not alter their animals and allow them to roam all over. Shelters are crowded because when one leaves, there are 10 to replace them. Once again, I do not know your exact situation or why you were turned down, but I am sorry you had such a bad experience. I hope though, that people will read about my experience and donate generously to AAF.

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