CHIHUAHUA RESCUE AND TRANSPORT INC

Rating: 1 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1932 Woodring Rd Sanibel FL 33957 USA

Mission: Chihuahua Rescue & Transport has no paid staff, no buildings and spends 94 - 98% of its money on veterinary care. It was founded after the Taco Bell ads produced a dramatic increase in impulse buying of Chihuahuas, many of whom were later "dumped" as people discovered that even small dogs need care and training. CRT helps in the effort to control dog overpopulation by spaying/neutering all dogs in its care and by educating/encouraging the public to do the same. We also strive to raise public awareness of animal neglect and abuse.

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Rating: 1 stars  

CRT is a very unorganized organization. There is no way to contact anyone who works there other than email address--no physical address or phone numbers. I inquired about adopting a specific dog about a week ago and still have not heard back. It really is a shame that their organization is so dysfunctional because they are losing qualified people who are interested in giving these dogs a home. There is no way to access any information about the dogs for adoption other than their name, age, and a few other simple identifiers. When I called the only number listed for the organization, I got a director in Texas and I live in North Carolina. She forwarded my information to my local contact via email but she never got back to me. It is clear that the woman I spoke to was dedicated to her job, but it seemed like CRT might just be very understaffed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier to contact local CRT branches and shorten the time that it takes employees/volunteers to respond to inquiries about the dogs

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Okay

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

Per the Northwest Regional Director, Laura Hasenstan in Cincinnati, Ohio, it is not permitted to allow anyone to adopt a Chihuahua who has a child under the age of 16 in their home.
The only exception to this rule is if the Child has "previous experience" with a Chihuahua living in the home.

If you have a child, don't waste your time. There is a huge difference in the developmental level and behavior level of children in the age range of 1 to 16, but not according to CRI.

If you work from home, are financially stable, have a very suitable environment, previous pet owner, excellent character and veterinary references...it doesn't matter. If you have kids...you are OUT!

A friend was rejected for not having a fenced yard. She had previous owned 3 Chihuahua's. A fence requirement for a Chi...really?

What a shame, they reject qualified applicants.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The adoption request process

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Modify adoption procedures and policies to a case by case basis by a qualified person.

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