This woman wrote in the other day to say she needed a foster desperately. Both she and another friend wanted to take some kittens off the street. She had found them dumped. Her friend had not sterilised the mother cat and now it had kittens. I turned her friend down, but this woman said that the cats were newborns and she needed a foster desperately.
As I told her, and as I tell everyone, we literally have a handful of fosters and they are all full. Quite a few have also left the country for holidays. I told her that a girl had just written in, but that I had no idea whom this girl was. I said that if she really wanted to place the cats with her, I would give her the number. I checked with the girl who was agreeable.
The woman wanted to know if it was 'safe' to leave the kittens with the foster. I reiterated I had no idea whom this girl was and it was up to her to try and find out. I also told her to send the kittens to the foster and not have her collect them.
Since then I emailed the foster a few times and called a number of times to see what's happening. The foster has not replied. I called the woman who said she last spoke to the foster last week, and now she cannot get hold of her either.
I told her that we could at least check out the foster's house, but it turns out she dropped the foster and the kittens at a jogging track somewhere. So now she has no idea where this foster lives either.