Cat Rangers has been accused in the past of not using funds collected for the purpose that they were intended. Sending sick, unvetted cats/kittens to fosters/adopters. Transporting across state lines without health certificates or the proper paperwork.
Now it seems that Cat rangers has been soliciting funds for 6 kittens that are no longer with us.
When first asked if Cat Rangers could help this family, the answer was
Cat Rangers posted out about the family, stating that rescue was interested in them. They stated that the kittens were born on October 10th and that Cat Rangers had rescue, transport arranged and would vet, if they could raise funds.
Was this because Linda had offered to foster even though she had a full house?
The adopt a pet posting for this family states that the family would be available on the 13th of October. An update followed, stating that kittens had died on October 20th.
What kind of a rescue asks for funds for kittens that have passed? If they were unaware, why not check with the shelter or adopt a pet before posting? The shelter in in Georgia. Cat Rangers is approximately 70 - 90 miles from the shelter. A phone call could and should of been made, before asking for donations to their paypal on their website.
October 23rd a comment was made on Cat Rangers thread about mama and kittens. A woman posted that she had spoken to Sparrow on October 23rd and was told mama and kittens were safe. .
The foster was also under the impression the family ( mama and kittens ) were safe.
Yet Friday, the foster for the family wanted to know where mama was.
People were asked to donate to Cat Rangers paypal or on the Cat Rangers website.
Cat Rangers posted their paypal address on October 22nd.
Others asking people to donate on Cat Rangers website
After the safe posting people were relieved. Thanking Cat Rangers for saving the family. People were under the impression that mama and kittens were safely out of the shelter. Cat Rangers never posted on their thread that the kittens had died or that mama was still in the shelter. Sparrow knew on October 23rd that the kittens had died.
Unfortunately for mama, safe does not mean out of the shelter.
On Thursday night, Lisa, after paying $100. on Wednesday, assuming mama had been pulled, asked Cat Rangers where mama was. No response was given on the thread.
Around 10pm Thursday night a comment was posted on Cat Rangers thread about them soliciting funds for kittens that had died. It also asked if mama had been picked up from the shelter. No response was given as of 6:00pm on Friday to the questions asked.
According to another comment made Friday, October 25th at 2:15 pm, mama was still in the shelter. We called to verify the comment. Mama was definitely still in the shelter on Friday, October 25th at 2:30pm..
Designed to pull at heartstrings, please make sure you are really donating to what people are asking of you. Call the shelters. Do your homework before donating to any animals thread.
Urgent Floyd cats thread for mama and kittens
Cat Ranger thread for mama and kittens
Adopt a pet link for mama and kittens