We adopted a beautiful 10 year Persian on Saturday only to find out on Monday from our vet that she had leukemia, infected tooth, and a heart murmor. This was a very sick kitty and the rescue could not believe she was sick. She was vetted by a previous owner in September but was adopted out and then returned without being vetted again. I question the policies, procedures, and integrity of this organization. It didn't take long to get attached to this wonderful and loving cat and now she is back in the custody of the shelter with a very dismal and tragic future. We felt we were deceived from the beginning and now out the cost of the adoption and the cost of vet fees (money is not really the issue here though). I would not recommend this rescue.
Posted: 11/27/2012 • Last edited: 1/29/2013 • Link to this review
I adopted 3 wonderful kitties from here and I don't regret it at all! I also used to volunteer here and really enjoyed every moment! I'm amazed at some of the comments on here. What are people expecting when they rescue a shelter kitty? The shelter does not know what happened to the cats before they got to the shelter. The cats area always a surprise - in personality and in their health. Also, this is a not for profit shelter. They can't spend $1000 per cat. That's why they bring them in, care for them as best they can, and work to find a forever home for them. Also, the adoption fee is necessary to provide food, vet services, litter, and upkeep of the shelter. Please keep that in mind. And if you think they don't have enough money to take care of the kitties there, you should donate money or time to their efforts to help out instead of complaining.
Posted: 9/17/2010 • Link to this review
Adopted two cats over the summer and could not be happier with them. This organization is honest about the pros and cons of each pet. Both of my cats are healthy and happy additions to my family.
Posted: 12/02/2009 • Last edited: 12/09/2009 • Link to this review
It bothers me to see people complain about mis representation of the pet when in fact ANY rescue is doing whatever they can to help. I have adopted from this group and many others. If you are truly adopting to help than you need to accept the fact that this animal would be DEAD if a rescue was not TRYING. IF you mention MONEY you are selfish and should have NO RIGHT to adopt an animal in need.
Posted: 8/01/2009 • Link to this review
I adopted two adorable kittens over the weekend. Not only were they both spayed, up to date on all shots, dewormed, flea treated, tested for diseases and microchipped, but this group was holding an Adopt-a-Thon and the fee was very reasonable. My kittens are adorable & healthy and I am so pleased with the whole experience!
Posted: 7/20/2009 • Link to this review
We adopted a kitten in 2007 from the Hiram location. The kitten had an eye infection for which we waited two weeks before getting kitten. We were told she was well. Kitten was suppose to be tested for ringworm as well. Visit to vet found kitten had a bad eye infection and was suffering from ringworm which our daughter and son contracted from the kitten. Kitten was to young to be fixed so they were suppose to make an appointment when she was old enough. She will not return phone calls. This lady always has some sort of drama or reason. Lesson learned. $400.00 in vet bills later, next time it will not be this group that we use to rescue an animal. We contacted the Hiram location and they said that she no longer works out of this branch with good reason. Many complaints.
Posted: 4/19/2009 • Last edited: 8/24/2009 • Link to this review
Over the past 5 years we have adopted several persians and himalayans from Atlanta Persian &Siamese Rescue .This is a wonderful rescue group ,and the director is the sweetest lady.
Posted: 8/10/2008 • Last edited: 1/29/2013 • Link to this review
I have adopted from Atlanta Persian & Siamese Rescue twice and I could not be more pleased with this organization. They are professional, compassionate and truly care about all of their rescued cats. They were always there to check on my adopted cats and answer any questions I had. I would recommend them to anyone looking to adopt.
Posted: 7/29/2008 • Link to this review
Adopted a wonderful seal point male. He was supposed to be 6 weeks, but my Vet said they misrepresented the paperwork and he was more like 4 weeks. To make a long story short, Nemo had round worm (after supposedly being de-wormed), coccidia, and or some type of virus that ultimately took his life. He was a special kitten, but clearly he had been taken to soon and was not properly cared for. Also we would have followed a differnt care regiment had we known his true age. We did everything we could (1000K in vet bills) and were left with nothing but heartache!
Posted: 6/14/2008 • Link to this review
We adopted our 10.5 yr old Siamese kitty from Persian Siamese Rescue in December 2006. While the facility was reasonably clean (and you could tell they did try hard), they HAD TO MANY CATS to take care of them all properly. We thought Puddin was just underweight by a bit and needed TLC. Turned out to be a very sick little kitty. We had to bring her to the vet the very next morning after adopting her. 5 days and $600+ later, she finally came home from the vet. She weighed 5.1 pounds the first day at the vet. She is now 10.7 pounds (she needs to be 10). She had liquid diarrhea, yeast infection in her ears, and a developing corneal ulcer. She also had very bad teeth and gums. I could see that they tried hard to do a good job, but not noticing a kitty loosing 1/2 her body weight is inexcusable. They had her for approx 4 months, after her 1st person died in August 2006. I did contact them via email to let them know what was going on, but never did receive a response (and at that time we didn't know what was going on, so I simply was letting them know she was ill - no accusations). While I don't want to turn anyone off from this rescue, ADOPT WITH CAUTION. We ended up having to spend about 1500 dollars to get Puddin healthy. We don't regret it, she is a wonderful kitty.
Posted: 8/28/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I adopted a purebred seal point siamese at this shelter in 2004. He came to me with ring worm, an upper respitory infection and conjuctivitis in his eyes. All three things are VERY contagious in a shelter setting. I called the lady who runs this shelter and was met with deaf ears...I had to shell out over 300 dollars to get my cat well (another rip off!! Banfield Vet hospital saw me coming!!) I think that the shelter is just overwhelmed with so many cats in the basement of the house. This is sad and I just feel sorry for the lady who runs the place as well as all the cats there. Granted, it is better than being homeless. I love my cat, he has turned into a real "mama's boy" and I am glad that I have him!! I adore him to pieces!! A word of caution....check your adoptee closely!! Make the shelter's vet care for the cat if it is sick BEFORE you adopt!! Would I recommend this shelter??? Yes I would....but just be cautious.
Posted: 6/11/2006 • Last edited: 4/13/2010 • Link to this review
I adopted a cat from here over two years ago. Although I had originally driven to Powder Springs from NE Atlanta for a specific cat I saw on Petfinder, it became quickly apparent that the cat would not be a good match for my household. The ladies working that day allowed me to take my time looking at the other cats and kittens. They were knowledgable about all the cats there and for the new arrivals they admitted that they had not had them long enough to give an opinion. They also were honest as to which cats were agressive, etc. The facility is very cat friendly with a screened in porch with lots of "good cat furniture". Although I did not need it, they come equipped with a cat carrier for each adoption. I have had my cat for over two years now and I have been very satisfied. I would definitely drive over and do this again should I want another cat in the future.
Posted: 5/07/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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Posted: 3/11/2006 • Last edited: 11/18/2013 • Link to this review
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