Many women out there are claiming to find a safe and secure home for pets (mostly cats). They attach themselves to rescues that either don't exist or make false claims. They scan Craigslist for unsuspecting people in tough situations needing to relinquish their animals, as well as taking animals from veterinarians who have bought into their lies.
It seems unfathomable, but almost every bona fide rescue organization in Orange County knows these innocent animals are being ushered to their death. Many of us have given animals to these recipients, until we found out that they are being killed. They are very convincing as they have animals themselves. It is their sick way of controlling the cat population, which is in crisis, but to defraud people is unconscionable.
Only release your pets to legitimate rescue organizations that adopt out of endorsed establishments such as Petco, PetSmart, Passionate Pet and Russo's Pet Experience, and get a reference from firstname.lastname@example.org. People are so desperate in this financial crunch, they jump at any chance to relinquish their pet after being turned away by all the "real" rescue organizations due to overcapacity. That should have been their first clue. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.