Monday, March 15, 2010

more about the Feral Friends rejects

Whoa...these seem to be coming out of the woodwork. I'm kind of surprised the group is still in business, considering the rate that their "management" runs off volunteers.

Two of my favorite tales, both from Feral Friends Rejects who have moved on to saner rescue groups:

1. Back in the group's younger days, circa 1996, a volunteer decided to build a Web site for the group. She purchased the URL, built the site, and published it. It was basic enough so other volunteers could contribute content, and she shared the login details with others.

All was well until another volunteer decided that she could do it better - so she changed the password, locking out everyone else. The volunteer who built the original site was understandably angry, and said so. All this earned her was a threatening letter from another volunteer - a lawyer - who had the wonderful nickname of Chemical Ali.

When I have time, I'll post one or more of Chemical Ali's letters here.

2. Around 2000, one of the group's founders lost her condo - and most of her 14 pet cats - due to a fire. It was a genuine tragedy, and many of the group's volunteers helped her and her husband any way they could.

However, when another volunteer ran into problems because she lost her job, and was fostering several cats for the group, the boss cat ladies couldn't separate themselves from her quickly enough. So much for working for the greater good.


Anonymous said...

Wow, if you have nothing better to do than dig waaaaayyyyyyyy back in the past, I feel sorry for you. If you have any balls at all, identify yourself and deal with things face to sad....

Feline Provocateur said...

Try reading the post again. These are tales sent to me from other people - not my own experiences.

And if YOU had any balls, you wouldn't be leaving an anonymous comment, would you now?