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Old 11-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As some of you know I was supposed to get my rescue yesterday from his foster mom (he was from a shelter in Toronto). Everything was good and she said she wanted to drive him down so she could meet me which was fine but I was shocked since it's a 2-3 hour drive from where she was. She just said she really cared about him so that was fine. She called me the night before and said when she would get here. Then called me again in the morning just to confirm that I'd be home and my address. She was supposed to arrive around 1PM and at 12:15 she texted me saying "nvm found someone closer". She said I was the best home for him, which means he's now in a not so good home. Probably still living in his 12x20 tank with no wheel. I'm FURIOUS! And sad to because I got attached to his little face and now I can't give him a better life .

This really turns me off rescues now... Anyone else have this problem before? Now I'm back to square one in looking for a hedgehog.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Omg thats horrible news, so sad that you already got so attached to the poor hedgie and now they're probably in a bad home I hope not though.

Just keep looking, don't give up on a rescue just yet.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is horrible. Some people ugh. Poor little hedgie. It bothers me when you commit to something then just like "Oh wait never mind" gah
I've experienced this but not with hedghogs. I was going to buy a snake and the person was a no show. I had to go an hour to meet them and yeah. This same situation happened when I was going to buy a hamster from someone whos hamster had babies. They were like "I'll be home in 10." then "Oh yeah can't make it gonna hang with my friends" I was like "Wtf I just drove to the bronx to buy your hamster and your not going to meet me.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's so annoying. Especially because I went out and bought some things that he/she would need right away. I can still use it for another hedgehog but still. She was so happy that she found a good home for him then does this.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would make a formal complaint to the shelter. It is not right that you were promised him and then last minute he went to someone else.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well on the bright side. You can use it for another hog. And maybe that just means that you were meant to rescue/be the mommy of a different hog :3
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't let it turn you off rescues....I would complain for sure. Shelters have very different procedures then say a real rescue group. A reputable and ethical rescue group would have done a home visit BEFORE agreeing to adopt to you and most definitely would not call to change their minds en route to new adopter. Shame on them!
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