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posted 2 years ago
So here’s my story.
I emailed Forgotten Felines on October the 24th to ask about a kitten I had seen on petfinder. They never returned my email so I decided to call the next day. (I had given them my number so they could call me) When I called they immediately hung up without answering. After trying a few times that day they finally picked up. I told them that I was interested in the kitten and was wondering how the adoption process worked. The lady on the phone told me "This kitten is not spayed yet and isn't big enough to go home, I really don’t have time to talk about this because I need to go to my appointment" (Quite rudely) and hung up. I waited until the next Monday the 29th to call back. When I called the same lady picked up and told me that she would call me back because she had to go to an appointment. So I left my number and waited for a call. When we finally talked on the phone she started asking me questions about where I lived and some random questions which would indicate to her if I was qualified to adopt a kitten. She said during the call that she would call me back because someone had just arrived at her house. When I got a call back she said she was getting some paper work ready and asked if I rented or owned my home. I told her that I currently rent. And she said this back "I don’t feel comfortable with this adoption, I am really looking for someone who owns a home and a more stable environment for this kitten, you should try local shelters like the Humane Society" And when I tried to reply she hung up. I felt very embarrassed that someone would think that just because someone rents a home they don’t deserve a kitten. And she degraded the Humane Society by implying that her shelter had a higher standard. I visit and donate to the Humane Society every week and felt very offended about this. I hope whoever I had talked to on the phone reads this and changes the way she handles business with customers.
Pros: Cute kittens
Cons: Everything else
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Try a different adoption service
posted 4 years ago
I called this organization because we wanted to add a kitten to our family. We currently have a wonderful, happy, healthy 3 1/2 cat that we have had since he was 8 weeks old. We got him in Hawaii and brought him with us when we moved to Seattle, because we never leave animals behind. When we moved to Seattle we erected a 288 Cu. Ft. covered cat run (with person den and heating pad) in the backyard since our kitty had previously been secured in our yard in Hawaii. When I told Leslie about our wonderful cat run she was appalled and kept repeating "I have never heard of a cat run that was not attached to the house." I explained that our kitty was an outdoor cat in Hawaii and really loved his outdoor time here when we are at work. She simply could not wrap her head around it. So I decided to plainly ask if she would adopt a kitten to us since our inadequate cat run seemed to bother her. She began to rant about how cats should be a part of the family, and that we clearly were not fit, and so on. Before I would get a word in edgewise she raised her voice to that sickly sweet tone and said "no I don't think I will be adopting to you, good-bye" and promptly hung up the phone.
I am disgusted by this behavior and am greatly concerned about the unprofessional behavior of this companies matriarch. I would urge you to seek out other kitten and cat rescues!
Cons: Poor attitude and Highly Judgemental
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Unorganized and rude
posted 4 years ago
I just want to throw my two cents in about Leslie and Forgotten Felines…
I called her on Sunday to express my interest in adopting 2 kittens, preferably siblings. She put me through the inquisition others have described — where do you live, do you smoke, are you employed, how old are you (apparently “early 20s” didn’t suffice, so she pushed on “like, 23, or what?”), will they be outside, etc. Some questions I felt were important, but others just seemed nosy and irrelevant. Her tone through the entire time was condescending, like she was only doing me a favor by considering my adoptive status, and that “favor” isn’t a two-way street.
I was rather rubbed the wrong way by her, however, she described two kittens which I had seen on the website, who were adorable and completely fit my profile. She said they were getting fixed that day, and if the surgeries went well, she’d call me back to schedule a meet and greet.
Fast forward to today, Wednesday. I hadn’t heard back from her, so I decided to initiate the call. When she returned my call, it was to the tone of “Ohhh, so-and-so never called you? We’ve already adopted one of them out… sorry,” and she started to hang up on me. When I pushed that I was disappointed (to say the LEAST!) and could she put me on a waiting list, I was met with another “no, we’re too busy” line and promptly hung up on.
I get that this program is entirely volunteer run, but the least they could do is keep a proper queuing system for when people have expressed interest in certain cats. I felt I should have had previous claim (especially due to my interest in adopting TWO, not one) to these little darlings, but due to her lack of organization, I am left disappointed and without feline companion in my life.
Pros: Somehow they manage to find *adorable* kittens - although I'm not sure who gives them their litters
Cons: Most everything else
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
posted 2 years ago
I have never encountered such a rude person! I found an ad for an adoption event at Petco in Shoreline on 11/3/12 so I called inquiring about adopting a kitty. I had to leave a message. I called later and spoke with a female who was very rude and abrupt stating she would call me the next day. When she called the next morning she left a message for me even though I asked her to speak with my husband. When I called her that afternoon I shared that we wanted a kitty as we had lost ours to old age 6 weeks previously. She asked if we had choldren (no) or other pets (yes, a 10 yr old cat). She immediately told me that I could not adopt ONE kitty as they had to be adopted in pairs. When I questioned why, she said studies show kitties don't do well without a "friend to play with". There is NOTHING on the web site stating you MUST adopt 2 kitties only a disclaimer about small children. I then asked the cost for 2 kitties and she said "I didn't qualify because of the adult cat in our home"!
Not to worry though-I found a vet office who adopts out kitties and they stated they have never heard such bunk!!
It seems to me that this rude, belligerent woman really does not want to adopt out kitties to qualified homes she just wants to make money for Petco because when families buy all the other necessary supplies when they adopt.
Pros: cute kitties
Cons: nothing else
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Please help rescue and adopt!
posted 4 years ago
I contacted Forgotten Felines through petfinder.com. I found the perfect kitty for us through Leslie. She was very nice to work with and I felt her questions and information requested was for the benefit of the adoption to find a forever home for the kitties she adopts out. I met with her to adopt and her home was very kitty friendly, clean and organized. She is a very nice person and I would adopt from her again.
Pros: Lots Of Kitties
Cons: None Really
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.