I called the local dog /cat shelter today and asked them if they had use for a 19" flat screen monitor and/or a 32" flat screen TV. These are items that i upgraded recently and had no use for. i was told "sure, come on down". When I arrived at the shelter, I carried in the monitor and placed it on the counter. The two staff members/volunteers at the reception desk couldn’t even be bothered to turn around as they were busy playing with a dog. I awkwardly interrupted them after a couple of minutes and explained that I had called earlier and was told they could use these items. One of them said “oh yeah, great” and couldn’t even be bothered to turn around and face me or get up from her seat. The other barely acknowledged that I was there. Still, I went back out and got the television. When I returned with the television, the young woman who was sitting behind the counter called over to a male staff member/volunteer and said “hey we got you a TV”. This young man was very friendly and personable and asked if I needed any help bringing anything else in, I said I was all set and just needed to grab the power cord from my truck. As I was returning from my truck with the power cord, the young man was heading to his car with the TV, I asked him what he was doing and he said he was going to take the television home for himself! I told him that the TV was for the shelter’s use and he responded that he had no idea what they could possibly use it for. At this point, I became pretty annoyed and handed him the cord and told him to do what he wanted that I was done with this “event” and done with the shelter. I have noticed in the past that the staff/volunteers never seemed very gracious about accepting items, but I always chalked it up to being busy or stressed, but on further thought, it occurs to me that they never introduce themselves and never offer a receipt for donated items, it’s always “great thanks, just leave it there”. Having said that, I never in a million years suspected that they might be taking these items home for their own use and I am absolutely appalled that that may actually be the case in some circumstances. Have you ever heard of such a crazy thing?