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Friday, April 24, 2009

Recession Means More Abandoned Pets ~

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The Detroit News reports an unprecedented number of abandoned cats and dogs being left behind in foreclosed homes, in dumpsters and in parking lots all around the city. Meanwhile more people who bring their pets to shelters are saying they’ve lost their jobs and can’t afford to care for them. Or, after losing their homes, they’re moving to apartments that don’t allow pets.

And it’s not just Michigan. The American Humane Association estimates that with 8,000 houses going into foreclosure every day, between 15,000 and 26,000 animals are in danger of losing their homes daily.

A recent national survey by finds that 84 percent of shelters and rescue groups are caring for more pets because of the economy; and as you might expect, 37 percent of them report seeing a decrease in pet adoptions in the last year.

Some shelters are trying to help people keep their pets by creating pet food assistance programs. There are groups donating pet food to seniors — some of whom had been feeding delivered meals meant for them to their pets.

Animal groups encourage people who have lost their homes to take time to plan for their pet; to try and find an apartment that will accept animals and not just leave them behind to fend for themselves. They can’t

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