There is something seriously wrong with the woman who runs this group. She posted a picture of four tiny kittens on her Facebook page and said if she didn't get a foster or donations ASAP they would be "returned to the street." I asked what kind of legitimate rescue would threaten that and she made some comment about my being nasty but never answered the question. How can she call herself a legitimate rescue with that troubling attitude? I feel so sorry for any being that comes into contact with her.
I fostered for the woman that heads this "rescue" for three years no problem. Helped find good homes and so forth. She always told me about problems she had with a number of people. Turns out the problem is her. She has over twenty-five cats in her home because she deems most people not to be responsible owners and falsely so. She is truly a crazy cat lady. She completely turned in myself and a local pet store that was helping her. Insulting and calling people liars in a mean and vicious way. Please do not support this kind of "rescue" as it is not. This angel was denied a living forever home because of her.
I wish I would of read the reviews of this organization, AHPHA Group. It would of saved me a lot of heart ache. I have friend that does some fostering of kittens for this group. I always visit the kittens looking for a special one. I found her. I came highly recommended as a cat owner, my last cat lived to 24, my previous cat was 16. I was able to bring the kitten home and was required to finish her shots with the AHPHA Vet. I went ahead and had her chipped. As I was filling out the 4 page application I received a message from the Nonprofit owner demanding the kitten returned. I had already had the kitten for 5 days and was bonded. She called me a liar and she threatened to sue me and my friend that fosters for her! I returned the kitten in tears. She said my last cat that lived to 24 was just lucky! 24 years is not lucky it a responsible owner. Do not adopt or donate to this organization.
The lady who runs this operation needs to give it up! She is horrible! She wouldn't let me adopt a kitten! I put in the application and she told me she would review it the following day, when I called her since I hadn't heard from her she then proceeded to tell me that she wanted to keep the kitten an additional week because I had a small child. The kitten was already at an adoptable age, but she was flat out rude! When I asked if I could at least see the kitten to make sure I wanted it and see it's temperament she refused to let me and told me to stop giving her a hard time! Me giving her a hard time?! No, she gave me the hard time when all I wanted to do was to take the kitten out of the shelter and bring it into a home with a family that would love it! This organization needs to be shut down! It's a joke! Not to mention the application feels like an interrogation. I want to adopt a kitten not open up a business! Ugh worst experience of my life!
I already rescued a cat from another reputable organization a few months ago and was confident that my application to adopt from this group would also be approved. However, due to one "blemish" in her opinion (a one-time visit many years ago to a recommended animal center that she hated because she had a traumatic experience there....but in my case, it saved my cat's life), she refused to let us adopt, despite my extensive cat ownership experience and professional animal-training background. Also, the adoption questionnaire is so long, it felt like an interrogation. (Would you submit to home visits? Would you fax medical records for the entire first year? Would you be willing to have someone inspect the premises?) I'm surprised she didn't ask for our bank information. I hope that all of the critters in her care find loving homes, but it's extremely sad that she is turning away amazing homes for these animals because of her bias and judgmental attitude.
I fully respect the focus this organization is portraying, but the woman in charge is not serving these cats justice. She would rather not give these cats a home than give them to someone willing to adopt them if they are non-white, below high middle class standing, or are in way focused on a life outside of the new cats. I contacted her about adopting a cat and she had told me that I could adopt the kitten in a week if she was still available (because of her two cat policy) but when the time came, she decided I was not suitable for the cat, even though she was still available. I asked why she had changed her mind, and she never responded. I called and emailed several times, and I never got a response. This was last week, and that poor cat still has no home. I could have given her a loving home, but now she will be stuck in foster homes until someone comes that fits her unreasonably high expectation of a cat owner. I am currently working my way through another adoption and will be bringing my new kitten home soon. (From another organization). This woman is making a wonderful action a horrible experience for those that would like to expand their families with pets. I do not recommend anyone donating, volunteering, or wasting your time trying to adopt from her. I hope she stops with her ridiculous expectations and allows these cats to go to good homes without having to spend several months in foster homes.