MICHELE MANTELLO, Pasco
We went to the Benton Franklin Humane Society shelter to obtain a kitten for my new home. We decided to get two kittens. I applied for the cats, mentioned my license was not updated because I had just moved. I was told I needed a letter to prove I had a home. I did not have a letter, so my friend Michael Davidson said he would apply and take responsibility.
We filled out the paperwork, put $150 down for two stray cats. The employee proceeded to interview us, and it went like this: Did we live together? How was I going to be involved with the cats? Whose home would the cats reside in? On and on it went. She informed us this was an adoption agency not a pet store. Then, we could not remember our veterinarian's name, and the conversation came to a standstill because she needed to speak with the vet. We spent a half-hour trying to negotiate for the two stray cats, but to no avail. Time and patience ran out. We left without the cats. Is this for real?
I got two free cats from an ad in the Herald. They now have a happy, healthy life.