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Milwaukee Pets Alive Inc

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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Do not use this organization. The people who run this are extremely unprofessional and overall just vile. If you inquire about the animals they've posted about, they will ignore your messages and become insanely rude when you keep trying other forms of communication and claim that you are unfit to adopt. Don't waste your time with this place. It takes a millisecond to respond if an animal is available or not. If they can't keep up with that simple communication, they should not be in this type of organization. Take your adoption inquiries to a place that actually cares!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

The woman who runs this organization is a vile person.

After inquiring about the fostering process, I had some hesitations with their convoluted, excessive rules (including "checking in" on a DAILY basis via phone if deemed necessary by the director and agreeing to weekly home visits). Questioning the authority of the woman in charge is apparently a huge sin.

Her tone will immediately change from being relatively cordial to berating and cruel. I had a life threatening family emergency I had to unexpectedly deal with that took a lot of time and attention. She told me that I was lazy and didn't deserve to have pets in my home. She's a special kind of terrible human being.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I sent multiple emails over a couple of weeks asking about a particular cat up for adoption and listed on petfinder. Never received any reply. Sent messages on facebook when I never heard back. The messages were seen and ignored. I was simply asking if the cat was still up for adoption and I couldn't even get an answer to that. If the cat was no longer available or something else prevents you from adopting to me, just say so. You are capable of posting to Facebook continuously, yet cannot reply to an inquiry. For an organization with a goal of rescuing animals, you don't seem too interested in following through with your mission. Would have loved to adopt one of these guys. Very disappointed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My Aunt inquired about a cat from this site. We were so excited because the write up was so detailed and it really seemed like this was a great rescue. How wrong we were...the write up stated that the cat enjoyed playing with other cats but nothing about dogs. My Aunt has a dog that has only had a cat as a playmate and is more cat like then dog so we figured since the bio didn't mention "no dogs" they could at least conduct a meet and greet to see how things went - terribly wrong! The cat really could have had a great home but Lisa (the owner) does a terrible job asking follow up questions and assumes the worst of people.
The email we received back was very rude and condescending. All she needed to say was that she was not the right fit for the cat if she was dead set on not asking any follow up questions, which could have cleared the entire situation up, but instead it accused her of being a bad animal owner. Now not only will my Aunt not be adopting the cat but she will not be adopting any animal from this rescue and that is sad for these animals. ADOPTERS BEWARE!

Sara49

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing volunteer-run rescue that pulls injured and ill pets from MADACC and puts them into foster homes to get all the vet care, love, and attention they need to recover. I have adopted 2 cats from them. They are very attentive and educational in their approach to make sure their foster animals find their true forever home. They keep in touch and are available to answer any questions you may have. I attend their events regularly and don't know how they manage to raise enough funds for all their hefty vet bills, but they have dedicated volunteers that make it happen. Truly amazing folks!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The executive director rules with an iron fist, is controlling and doesn't have a personality for working with the public. It's her way or the highway. Volunteers are seen as insubordinate and not respecting of authority if they ask a question or provide constructive criticism. Foster families (who should be treated like gold) are ignored or verbally trashed if they have issues with their foster animals or ask questions -- and then are called "crazy" if the foster situation doesn't work out and the animal needs to be moved to a new foster home. Comments asking "uncomfortable" questions or offering constructive criticism are deleted.

If you've donated to this organization, you have a right to ask the executive director where your money goes. As a nonprofit, they are required to provide an annual report stating as such, but so far have not provided any transparency as to how it spends its money.