Unfiltered Story #172229

, , | Unfiltered | September 30, 2019

(Note: I am very new to this shelter so I don’t have anything to do with helping people actually adopt pets as I just take care of them and make sure they’re cages are clean. On this day I was in with the cats trying to get the more skittish ones used to people by handling them and petting them. So
I was in one of the enclosures when a women walked in looking for a specific cat and, while I can’t help her adopt it, I can help her find the one she is
looking for to see if she likes it.)

Me: Hell, ma’am.

Her: Yes, hello! I’m looking for a male cat I saw in the paper. He’s declawed.

Me: I think I can help with that! What does he look like? Do you know his name?

Her: I can’t remember. He was in the paper.

Me: We have many pets in the paper so it’s hard t0 know which one you’re looking for.Maybe if you look around you might see him.

Her: He’s a male and he’s declawed.

Me: I understand ma’am but we have many male cats that are declawed here. If we-

Her: Oh! That looks like him! That must be him! (She points to a cat in the enclosuer next to me. I look to see that it is a cat named woody who is  neither male, nor declawed. She has also not been in the paper recently as she is recovering from an eye injury.)

Me: Ma’am, I think you might be slightly mistaken. Woody is female and not declawed.

Her: Are you kidding me? You want these pets to be adopted and yet you’re lying to my face. That’s clearly the cat from the paper.

Me: I wouldn’t lie to you ma’am. If you look at the charts on front of the cage you’ll see her information backs what I’m saying. We have a few cats with similar markings to her. It’s easy to mistake one for the other.

Her: I can’t believe what I’m hearing! You’re calling me a liar!

Me: Not at all ma’am. I just-”

(She storms away before I can even finish.)