Glenda, if you're not sure that Catcher has truly been adopted, maybe you should try calling again, to see if you can get a little peace of mind, or maybe talk to someone a little nicer. Keep everything businesslike and try not to reveal annoyance, just, if they say he's adopted, mention that his picture is still up on the site, etc. You might or might not want to tell them that you had already called.
I've had bad experiences trying to adopt from our local "humane society" which is privately owned and which appears to think that it's more important to put a prospective owner through an incredibly stringent application process than it is to actually place pets in a home that might not be perfect from all standpoints but would be loving and happy. This same place has been shown to have a huge kill rate, including owners of lost pets coming in a few hours after the pet was lost only to find it had already been euthanized. I can't fathom why so many of these places seem to lose sight of their mission, and for a place that's supposed to be based on compassion for animals, so many of them appear to have no compassion for the people who come to them. Diane R. This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the transmission from your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we are required to inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in writing, any advice we provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or submissions is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax penalties.