November 1, 2012
I have recently lost my Russian Blue, Grady, due to a heart attack. He was with me for 10 years. I went to Mewtopia to possibly adopt a new cat for myself and for my other cat who misses her buddy Grady. I walked through the entire Mewtopia shop, petted every single cat, but the ones that reminded me of my sweet Grady were my favorites. I fell in love with a 1 year old gray cat named Quincy. Filled out an application (even checked the box that I would be willing to volunteer for them), during the time I was filling out this paperwork the woman who ran the shop put Quincy away in another room. I asked her if I could pet her again and she said no. I told her that I wanted to adopt this cat, then she told me that I have only been interested in "gray" cats and she did not feel that is what I needed. She felt concerned that I would compare the two cats and therefore did not want me to adopt Quincy. The first priority of this shelter should be finding homes for all of these cats- not running people off by psychological judgements. It is not a bizarre idea that someone would be partial to a particular breed (or color) over others, regardless of whether it is aesthetical or sentimental. The way I see it... this non profit turns away good homes while taking donations. I will find another GRAY cat- and hopefully he will look a little like Grady. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
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MY ROLE:General Member of the Public