Return lost kitten to her rightful adoptive family.
  • Petitioned Animal Friends Rescue Project

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Animal Friends Rescue Project

Return lost kitten to her rightful adoptive family.

    1. Tiffiny  Martinez
    2. Petition by

      Tiffiny Martinez

      Moss Landing, CA

Yesterday, June 27th 2013, I reported my kitten missing less than an hour after she was missing. My husband, five-year old son, and myself pulled over to the Pacific Grove McDonald's parking lot because I was feeling ill. I have progressive Multiple Scelrosis and other serious heath issues. During a quick shuffle of taking care of my issue (severe nose bleed) Our newly adopted kitten managed to ninja herself out of her carrier. We immediatley returned to the location to which we lost her asking employees and other locations near by. We were told that someone had found her and was returning to her animal friends. We went there to the AFRP on Lighthouse ave, but no luck. While I reported her missing online, creating various ads on craigslist and other animal services, my husband went to animal control. He was told by the desk worker that the kitten was brought in, but she told the individual to take it back to the parking lot. My husband was upset and devasted. She did not want to help us. 

For the entire day we searched for her. My son is devasted. He named her Kita, right after the adoption was official. I had never seen something so beautiful with a kitten and a little boy. Upon going to shelters, the human picks the animal, in this case, Kita picked my son. 

When AFRP finally got back to me this afternoon, They put a picture and information on their facebook page to help me with my search. There ended up being several hurtful coments about me, and how she shouldn't be returned to me. 

AFRP called me shortly after this post, saying the man that found her owns a local pet store and kept her overnight. Because I lost her, they are allowing this person to keep my kitten. 

I don't understand why they won't return her to us. It was an accident, and we did everything. We have her micro chipped and all of her paper work, and got on this in an extremely rapid manner. Why go through a service like this, where all of these precautions are taken to ensure a safe return if the animal is lost or stolen? I believe AFRP should return this kitten to her rightful family. I am grateful that she is safe, but it is time for her to come home. 

We are all devasted, and shocked by Animal Friends Resuce Project and the Pacific Grove Animal Control. 


Please help me and my son get her back.

I also apologize for any typos and incorrect spellings.... I'm devasted, and hope that this all makes sense. 

Animal Friends Rescue Project
Please return Kita to her family. Animal Friends Rescue Project should not conduct it's self in this manner, by allowing someone else to keep a reported missing pet.

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Recent signatures


    1. Response to Executive Director

      Tiffiny  Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Kelly, I am very disappointed as well. A new disappointment is that the Executive Director of AFRP has her information incorrect. I have only been treated with respect as of Julie's phone call to me this past Saturday. I am well aware of the contract I signed, and have never fought AFRP with the home check. I am actually awaiting Sharon's call back to arrange for the home check tonight when she is no longer busy. I cannot force AFRP to do anything, but showing others what is happening to me and my family as a result of of their choice to not return Kita,I will do. None of my "accusations" are false. Accidents do happen, but the judgment on AFRPs is not something that should ever be repeated. Or maybe a "finder's keeper's" clause should at least be added to the adoption contract. That way an adopter will never feel violated by going through your agency. I will not remove the petition until our kitten is home.
      Tiffiny - Start, Join, and Win Campaigns for Change is the web's leading platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference.

    2. Letter I received from the Executive Director of AFRP and my response

      Tiffiny  Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Tiffiny,
      I was very disappointed to see this petition from you. I feel that AFRP has been treating you fairly and with respect during this process after the kitten went missing. AFRP is obligated to ensure that our animals are placed into the best home for them and often that entails a home check prior to adoption which is all that we were asking of you and your family. I feel that trying to force AFRP to return the kitten by publicizing false accusations was very unfair to us. We know accidents happen but we also need to ensure the animals safety and that is why we wanted to exercise our right to a home check based on the contract that you signed at adoption.
      I would appreciate your removing your petition from

      Kelly Lehrian - Start, Join, and Win Campaigns for Change is the web's leading platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Connie Solo SEATTLE, WA
      • 12 months ago

      Give the kitten back. I am sorry to you. Time to go to court.

    • Meryl Pinque BANGOR, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals are sentient beings.

      Stop exploitation: go vegan.

      • about 1 year ago

      OK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Charlene Stitt LAKE ELSINORE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      When it comes to pets, the old saying "finder's keepers" does not apply. Unless the original owners are unfit, the pet should be returned. Most people who find a dog, cat, bird, etc. will make every effort to find the owners so that they can reunite the lost pet to the family that loves them. Pets are family and they should be reunited ASAP.

    • Christina Vulyak SAN CARLOS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Ms. Martinez is a responsible and very loving person, to both people and animals. An accident happened, and upon realization of the accident she took all the steps any responsible pet owner would take to try to get the cat back for her son and family. If that cat has been found it should be returned to her, as should be the case for anyone who loses an animal.


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