The volunteer who helps answer all the adoption board requests mentioned to me today that some potential adopters get very annoyed if not contacted by the fosters within a certain time. One of the fosters recently went away and did not tell the adoption volunteers. As such, the volunteers emailed the foster and called, but could not get the foster.
In the meantime, as this was a 'popular' kitten, the requests came flooding in, and in its wake, five different angry emails that no one had contacted them. One woman said that she thought that there was no such kitten at all and that it was made up. Why we would waste our time posting fake kittens is beyond me. Most people want certain kittens, so it's not as if they will settle for another kitten if the one they want is not available.
So fosters, please let us know if you are unavailable for some time (that kitten had actually been adopted out by this time) and adopters, please realise that we don't have the kittens. We forward your emails, but we can't insist that the adopters must answer. We will black list people if they consistently do not reply - whether adopter or foster.