My wife and I recently decided to bring a second cat into our home. Instead of paying hundreds to a retail store, we chose adoption from a shelter.
With our calm, 18-month-old daughter, we set our sights on an adult male cat. Grown cats have a harder time being adopted.
It turns out, the cat we desired must have told Purrfect Pets beforehand that he prefers “older children.” We were rudely turned away because the volunteer thought our gentle toddler might hurt the cat. She wouldn’t even let us get acquainted.
This is the same place that has a half-ton of fluorescent yellow signs telling how hard it is for the adoption business. Too many cats are taken in, but not enough families are adopting.
Purrfect Pets will never see any of our family’s money. To Purrfect Pets, having a child precluded us from adopting a cat.