Blue Chips

I am posting this is as this is my recent experience with Blue Chips Animal Refuge in Dallas:

Background – This is our most recent experience with Blue Chips Animal Refuge in Dallas!


I really do not understand what is going on with my request for pictures and an accounting of what we donated:
I realize you are all volunteers as it is also my organization and being short handed as I am down to myself!
When you called that morning – to begin with I asked for a days notice? I rushed up the garage to complete the giveaway. I did not take my camera or phone so I had no opportunity to take any pictures.

I have called you and your organization numerous times and I am always reassured that my request would be handled?
The donation amounted to over 60 hours time and about $1,500.00 dollars in supplies on the retail market and again all I asked for was pictures and an accounting of what was picked up?
When I first started this project we donated beds to your organization and never received a thank you – as they say fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. I’m sorry for the language with your volunteer but quite possibly you can understand my complete frustration and total disappointment in your organization. And you as I have talked to you numerous times. I don’t understand how a cell phone that takes and sends pictures or a visual could not have been accomplished to honor my request with minimal time spent from your organization.

I will say yours is the only shelter that has not honored what I asked along with being the most ignorant I have run across in 5 years of service to shelters. I do it for the animals not for praise but I like to record on our site what we have donated and see pictures of our waifs using our donations.

My opinion of Blue CHIPS – well I would rather not discuss!


Since you seem to ignore my pleas for a simple return acknowledgement – I will handle it in the following manner:
I am posting the latest email on three sites – which have quite a following.
This is the caption – after much stomach distress and groveling I wish to show people the gratitude that was expressed to us after a donation of over $1,500.00 in goods and private donation. I only asked for an accounting of beds received and pictures of animals using the items. I have found this organization to be the most ungrateful I have encountered in the 5 years that our organization has serviced animal shelters and refuges. We have received nothing not even a kind word. I do this not to receive praise or even a thank you – just to get photos to place on our site. There are a lot of organizations that were and may be more deserving.
I will wait until Sunday if nothing is forthcoming I will post this and end my relationship with blue chips!

Paul Kattner

I am retired after working as an industrial mechanic for most of my work career. I am married have had animals friends almost my whole life. This project that I have taken on has given me more satisfaction than my whole work career. So far over 600 beds and 60 cat bunks or towers have been made and donated to various shelters. Some new items were dog bunk beds and cat hammocks. I sleep at night knowing that in a small way we have made a difference in the life of the animals who have received our beds. We have sent beds to Nebraska, Texas, State of Washington and New Jersey. We have helped Eagle Scouts in their projects and in turn they have helped us.

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