Lack of communication, and people not caring about their jobs. We had a similar 
situation this week at the shelter where I work. A resident was missing a dog, 
but she saw him on Petfinder so she knew he was at the shelter. She called us 
on Monday to let us know that she'd be coming to pick up the dog on Tuesday, 
since we're closed to the public on Mondays. My idiot co-worker who answered 
the phone not only refused to let the woman pick up the dog on Monday, she 
never even bothered to let our director know that the dog would be reclaimed 
the next day. Needless to say, the family came to retrieve their dog at 10 am 
Tuesday, but the dog had been euthanized just a couple of hours before. I 
wasn't there on Monday, by the way, and that would NOT have happened if I had 
been the one to pick up that phone call.
And sometimes even having a verbal committment from a rescue does no good. I'll 
never forget Dixie, a big longhaired tortie we had last summer. She was 
scheduled to be pulled....but I couldn't save her even though I insisted that 
rescue was coming. 
I'm so sorry that happened. I know how horrible it feels when you try so hard 
to get them out and something gets screwed up.

--- On Sat, 8/30/08, Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> From: Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Two kitties - names unknown - please add to CLS (non FELV)
> To: "felvtalk" <>
> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008, 8:50 PM
> Hi guys,
> I'm very sad today.  We had made arrangements to pull a
> blind cat and a cat
> with a cleft palate (the kitty with the cleft palate's
> mom went into a
> nursing home).  We were supposed to pick them up today. 
> The shelter rescue
> coordinator called and told us they had accidentally been
> killed two days
> ago.
> Apparently this shelter's policy is to immediately kill
> all handicapped
> kitties.
> I still don't understand how you can accidentally kill
> a cat - these cats
> were safe - they had rescue - and they were still killed.
> Kelley
> -- 
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> Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!
> Check out our Memsaic!
> Please help with some of our kitties medical needs!
> "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers
> and say "take them first
> as long as you leave me alone".
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