FORGOTTEN FELINES INC
April 6, 2010
Leslie is very and abrupt. She has a very narrow set of rules and if you don't fall within them, no cat for you. She would prefer the cat remain locked in a cage in her home, than give it to someone who has ever in their lifetime loved a cat in a way that does not meet with her approval. She first asked how many hours a day the cat would be allowed out. I honestly had not planned to let the cat out but based on her question, I assumed this particular cat needed some outside time. I told her that it could only go out if we are home and able to accompany it. That was the first wrong answer; but after that, I don't think it would matter what I said, or that my last cat lived with me 18 years and was very loved and protected, she was not giving me one of her cats. The cats are kept at her home, and pictures on the internet show some of them in cages. My definition of cruelty includes housing timid cats with a lot of other cats, and keeping them in cages. Or having so many cats you can not possibly give any one of them the attention they need. Her tone and comments were very upsetting, though I felt a little better when I Googled Forgotten Felines and found a number of people had reported similar experiences. There are lots of other pet adoption organizations that are much better to deal with, and I encourage you to seek them out. It makes me sad that the cats at Forgotten Felines are missing out on some wonderful homes, and instead will continue to be housed in an overcrowded environment or in a cage, because perfectly good homes are being rejected.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Remove Leslie from the vetting process.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Hire some qualified professionals to find homes for the pets.
Ways to make it better...
This organization would take more time to learn about the people who want to adopt a cat, and make a sincere effort to work with people who are offering a good home rather than rule them out so quickly.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Poor interaction with public, rude staff, keeping too many cats in one place and caged up when there are perfectly good homes waiting for them.
One thing I'd also say is that...
There are many other good places out there that truly are interested in finding suitable homes for their cats. I feel sorry for the cats that are being turned over to Forgotten Felines as they may remain captive there a long time.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & Tried to adopt a cat.