7 months ago
This is exactly how I feel right now. Two weeks ago we put up a post on the CUPA Second Chance insta account asking for help with getting ten st Bernard’s adopted before summer hit. The post went viral, was shared by cricketers and actors and within the first 3 days I had received close to 5000 phone calls. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the people who helped with sharing the posts and getting the word out BUT I also cannot get over the sheer stupidity and entitlement of some of the people who called in. .
First off, why on earth would someone add to the post saying that we would transport the dogs to anywhere in the country and all charges were on us???? We are an NGO!!! We struggle for funds for our basic day to day expenses, forget being able to fly ten st Bernard’s around the country. Some other tubelight changed the post to say that there were 10 Bernie pups for adoption. Which led to people calling and asking me if I did ‘home delivery’. To Qatar. 🤦🏽♀️ .
I cannot get over how some people think it’s okay to call at any hour of the day. Most of the calls I got were from people who didn’t even read the post. They just saw ‘ Bernie’s for adoption ‘ and that’s where they stopped reading. I got calls from cities that are way hotter than Bangalore, I got calls from people wanting to breed the dogs and so many of these calls came in at 12 am. People were calling out of the specified timings and getting mad at me when I cut their calls. And then I had that section of people who asked me to pay them 4 lakhs to take all ten Bernies. And when I declined, they got offended. You know, because they were doing us a favour and I had the audacity to decline paying them to take our dogs. .
I’m pretty sure these people were the reason I ended up falling ill, hospitalisation on account of overload of stupidity. Bottom line is this. We do need the publics help to get the word out and raise awareness BUT please don’t do more damage by changing the posts we put up. You’re not helping us at all. I’m sure I missed a whole lot of genuine rescue calls in the last week because I stopped answering my phone. #secondchanceadoptioncentre #nosense #lackingcommonsense