It is NOT bad service of us to not answer the phone. It is a sunday. Oh, and it is snowing, again, it is freezing, again, and oh...finally a co worker came in. Two hours past the time we are supposed to be here. Yes, even on a sunday, when the shelter is closed, we come in to feed animals, (they can't feed themselves) clean cages and kennels and do all those things. We do NOT come in to answer phones.
We do NOT take animals on saturdays or sundays. Again, we are closed on Sunday. Deal with it. We've been closed on sunday ever since I started working here, and probably for years and years before. Satuday is adoption only. Ok, ACO animals we take.
We cannot take in animals that are obviously ill, or injured. We are NOT a veterinarian hospital here, we are an adoption type Humane Society. We do NOT have a Vet here, 24/7, none of us can prescribe or dole out meds. Hell...I can't even give an aspirin, or the cat equivalent. If you find a cat, or dog that is injured TAKE THE POOR THING TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY VETERINARIAN HOSPITAL. We already had our Vet resign due to the fact someone took in a dog with broken legs, on a friday night. Vet was NOT called, so when Vet came in on monday, Vet went ballistic on all of us. (dog had to be put down, plus we had a feral cat, not a good day)
So, should you call us up, and get our answering machine, if you wish to, please leave a message. (without the profanity, please) If you do not with to leave one, please call back during our hours of business. In fact, if you just leave a name and phone number, and 'please call me, its about a cat/dog/cheetah/ferret/elephant/ect. our nice ladies who do such things, will call you back as soon as they get there.
Either way, please stop leaving profanity filled messages about us never answering the phone, but not your name and/or phone number, thanks.