The Pet Adoption League Barbara Flanigan Pet Adoption League Director Took The Money And Ran Yukon, Pennsylvania
Being a lover of animals myself, I always associated people in most pet industries with good character - especially when involved with animal adoption and pet care of any kind. That was until recently. You see, one really doesn't get the full perspective of an individual until he or she deals with that person one-on-one.The owner of this pet adoption league opted to get involved with a situation that she was not prepared to handle from a standpoint of integrity...She recently rented me a mobile home of hers in the Pinellas area of Florida. Within a matter of about 22 days, this person's true colors made themselves evident.The original agreement, signed by both of us, was that I would pay$500 per month on a month-to-month basis, with the necessity toprovide a $500 security deposit to her. She received a total of$1000 from me, taking care of the deposit and first month's rent.After two days of living in the mobile home, the central airconditioning unit broke down. After being assessed by a professional,it was determined that a new unit was needed. The owner did not wantto pay the price offered, so she shopped for a used unit, leaving mein the home for a period of nine (9) days with no air conditioningin the unit, resulting in daily indoor temperatures that averaged105-110 degree during that time. Her responses to my notifying herabout this contained little or no empathy by my estimation.After this time, a used unit was installed. Following this longepisode, we agreed that I would be given $100 compensation for mytrouble and hardship. Also, we agreed that $400 would be the newmonthly rental fee for a number of subsequent months.Within a few days, I informed the owner that there was a plumbingproblem in the bathroom, explaining the problem in detail. Sheoffered no desire to invest to repair the situation. In aneffort to keep the peace, I bought the parts and invested hoursof my own time to repair the situation.A number of days later, the water heater broke down, to the pointof water gushing out uncontrollably. Naturally, the water main valveto the home needed to be turned off, as the water was being paid forby the park. I informed the owner. After being without water for acouple of days, the owner informed me that she was not going to repairit and that I would need to move out.All of the problems above transpired within a period of about 22 days.I was left with no place to live at that time, since my mind had beenset on allowing her the time necessary to fix the situation.After realizing that this situation was over, I moved out... I wasleft with six (6) days of the month for which I had paid for that thehouse could not be lived in (I had actually slept there for two nightswhile hoping matter would be resolved). So, considering that six (6) dayswithout being able to live in the unit amounted to $80 (based on the$400/month) and the $100 promised compensation, I asked for this smallsum of $180 be returned to me. Her response? Basically, in her own words, she told me that if I wantedthat money, I would have to pursue the matter legally. I also presentedher with the idea that I would have agreed to a date in the futureby which she would pay me, making it easier for her. She opted to not respond to that request.There's an old saying that goes something like this: You can't beone kind of person and a different kind of business person. That's a wise saying that says a lot for individuals like this owner/landlordwith whom I had nothing but a troublesome time.If those pets at that pet adoption league could speak English, I wonderwhat else they would say about this person who proclaims to be honest.