I appreciate what Brother Wolf does/tries to do, but I won't be using them again.
In late May I went there to get a cat as a gift for my parents (my mom, really). She especially wanted one that would sit on her lap and get along with their other cat. After talking to one of the employees, she said there was one cat she thought would be perfect. An adult male, age five. She also said that other than a few missing teeth, he was in perfect health.
My mom liked the cat, but when she brought him to the vet about a week later, she discovered a few things. First, the cat had infections in both ears. Second, he had arthritis and the vet thought he was much older than five. Brother Wolf did offer a free 30-day insurance policy for the cat, which I had signed up for. However, because his ailments were considered pre-existing (conditions we knew nothing about), the insurance wouldn't cover any of his medical care.
I don't think (or hope anyway) that Brother Wolf was lying when they said the cat was in good health, but that just means they did a very poor job of checking him out. I know they rely on donations and volunteers, but that shouldn't be an excuse for negligence. I hope they're doing a better job of examining their animals so this situation doesn't happen to anyone else.