I won't go into details, but I am no longer with the rescue organization I joined over 7 years ago. After some thought I have found a group closer to my house.
Here is the frustration part: with some many organizations working toward what I would think would be a common goal of less lives lost in shelters due to overpopulation, why are so many groups badmouthing other groups??? I refuse to go there, which is why the circumstances of my change aren't going up here. My family and my friends know what happened, and that is enough for me. But over the weekend, I ran into a friend from another group and she starts (without knowing my decision about where to go next) about the group I intend to join. It bugs me.... I think for me it is all about this adage: if you don't have anything nice to day, don't say anything at all.
That being said, I have to post a huge THANK YOU to my friends and especially my parents. This change has been hard on me and they have been so supportive. I remember when I first decided to get into animal rescue, my Dad (who is so NOT a cat person) made the comment that I was going to end up with a ton of cats and he thought this was a bad idea. He has come a long way since then, though he will never be a cat person. Last week when all this happened, he and my Mom were upset about everything. There is a fund raiser this week for the former group and they are not attending. I didn't ask - in fact I told them that I support the reason for the fund raiser and while I wouldn't be there it was fine. Nope - they are supporting me and that is all there is to it. I know in part it is a "parent thing" but it makes me feel good.