In November, I wrote on the Unwitting Victims of Foreclosure, referring to the pets that are being affected when humans lose their homes and possibly leave the pets behind to die rather than pay the ‘relinquish’ fees the shelters charge.
Bob Carney, a Realtor® blogger from Frederick, MD, just posted an article on the same subject but he included a photo video of a trip to his local shelter. If you watch his touching video and have been considering adding a new family member, I’m sure the video will cause you to make a trip to your local shelter this weekend.
A recent TV news story said that there are increased visitations to the local food pantries as middle America is feeling the effects of the high gas prices and increased food costs. The news report indicated that there have been increased requests for pet food at the pantries as people struggle to feed their pets as well as the humans.
As I mentioned in my November post, please be aware if you live near a home that appears to be suddenly vacant and you suspect it may be a foreclosure situation. If the residents had pets, please do some investigation to make sure the pets haven’t been left behind to die. Call the police or the local shelter to investigate.
While we all sympathize greatly with people who lose their homes, let’s not forget to care for those friends that have no one to speak for them, but only want to share their love and be with a family who will love them in return.
Need more info on adopting a new best friend?
- Capital Area Humane Society
- Franklin County Dog Shelter
- Humane Society of Delaware County
- Union County Humane Society
- Citizens for Humane Action
- Columbus Dog Connection