what should i do?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by xchairity_casex, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    about 2 months ago i seen an ad on craigslist a gorl going to collage couldnt take her 3 pet rats with her and was looking for someone to watch them she said seh would pay for bedding and food and vet care. she was about 2 1/2 hours away so i didnt think nothing of it then about a week later she wrote a more desprate ad well ive had lots of experience careing for rats so i got a hold of her letting her know that if she was truly desprate i would help her out and watch them since i had once been in hte same situation with our dog we ended up having to rehome to dog and i hated it!
    well she was so happy to find me and i took a trip up to pick them up (we only go up to that city about once a year since its a big city lots of confuseign roads and so far away. wel she gave me 8 dollars for the first week of watchign them i gave her my phone number and home address we e-mialed back and forth i sent pictures and videos to show her they were doing well then i told her i was out of bedding and needed more about 8 dollars would do fine sent her my address she wrote back telling me sure ill send it out tomorrow.
    well apperantly tomorrow never came tis been 3 weeks and ive been e-mailing her everyday i told her i wasnt able to afford bedding for them every week and she said it was fine well now ive been having to buy bedding for them becuase she isnt! i even tried calling her and she has yet to answer either her phone or her voice mails!! im getting very angry and im almost tempted to keep the rats myself and not give them back if she refuses to send a few dollars for bedding heck i wouldnt even care if she sent bedding itself but i figure the shipping on a bag of bedding would be more exspensive then sending am oney order and i show her pictures every week! she would see i was useing the money for bedding and not somthing else! i mean what the heck would i use 8 dollars for anyways?? 8 dollars!? tis not like im asking for 20s here and there [​IMG]
    im giving her the benefit of the doubt maybe she lost her internet and phone or somthing i dunno im getting quite frustrated here she offerd to pay me to care for them 10 dollars weekly i said no thats alright just food and bedding you dont need to pay me not like she would have ne ways it seems
    what should i do? what would you do?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Do you like the rats? Then consider yourself their new owner. Sounds like maybe she took advantage of your kindness.....

    Just in case she does call, keep all your receipts so that you can have her pay you back for the supplies if she ever comes and takes the rats back.
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:I agree.
  4. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    no i dont really want them i suppose if she refuses to pay for them or get ahold of me i will try to re-home them
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Put them on CL for sale... [​IMG]
  6. Johndeere96

    Johndeere96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] i agree
  7. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Apr 16, 2011
    Pinallas Park, Florida
    Send her an email and also leave a voice mail saying that you are re-homing them if you do not hear back from her in (insert time here) days, weeks or a month or so. Up to you. But see if that will get her to talk to you or send the money to help out. I think it would be better to at least warn her instead if going right to re-homing them.
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Quote:yes i left a message on her phone for the last time i said " i have not heard from you and i am assuming that you have no plans getting ahold of me if thats the case im lettign you know that i cannot afford to take care of these rats properly by myself so im going to begin looking for a new home for them within the next 3 weeks if you donot get a hold of me if you are busy you can jsut send a bag of bedding or a 8 dollar money order to me _______(address was given) or you can call me at (phone number) leave a message or you can call my sisters phone at () or you can call my moms phone () or you can call my bf phone he has a answering machine you can leave a message on any phone."

    i also e-mailed her the exact same thing (i wrote it all down on paper before calling becuase well im a nerd [​IMG])
    becuase even if she did happen tp lose her phone AND her computer seh lives on campus in the dorms the have a library that is open to the public and has many computers with internet access (the computers do not have blocks on them i called to ask since our own local library computers do have blocks on them)

    i just dont understnad why if she didnt want them and wanted to re-home them why should wouldnt jsut make an ad stateing that? and we were e-mailing pics back and forth for the first week not to mention she sent there cage with me a very nice large cage worth atleast 75-100 bucks thats why i truster her most people wouldnt have just given a cage like that away? well who knows just wait and see i suppose

    hey since she is in the dorms is there somehwere i could call at te collage to leave a message for her?
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    If you can contact the Resident Assistant (the person who keeps order in the building) then you may be able to. Unfortunately, without knowing her address, you probably won't be able to get into contact.

    I would record the phone call, especially if you must leave a message and give an EXACT date as to when the rats will be given away. I would also send an email with a certified "Open" attachment. Let's see...
  10. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Quote:what is a " certified open attatchment?

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