Sunday, February 22, 2009

One Million Pets May Lose Homes - HELP

I almost forgot how to post on my blog, it's been awhile.
I've been busy with a NEW job. I started working at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, they have me in their training program. Wonderful company I love it, much much better than where I was before. Much bigger office and the people are awesome.

My new feel good saying is:

Some new information on my furry friends, please read and help where ever and when ever you can and pass this on to others PLEASE

Economic Forecast: One Million Pets May Lose Homes

The current U.S. financial crisis has the potential to grow into a serious animal welfare issue, warns Executive Vice President of ASPCA Programs, Dr. Stephen Zawistowski. As households across the country are caught in the economic downturn, an estimated 500,000 to one million cats and dogs are at risk of becoming homeless.
“According to national financial estimates, approximately one in 171 homes in the U.S. is in danger of foreclosure due to the subprime mortgage crisis,” Zawistowski observes. “Considering that approximately 63 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet, hundreds of thousands are in danger of being abandoned or relinquished to animal shelters.”
To avoid or ease the heartbreak of losing an animal companion due to economic hardship, the ASPCA urges pet owners who are faced with foreclosure to think of alternatives ahead of time:
See if friends, family or neighbors can provide temporary foster care for their pet until they get back on their feet.
If they are moving into a rental property, get written permission in advance that pets are allowed.
Contact their local animal shelter, humane society or rescue group before they move. If a shelter agrees to take the pet, they should provide medical records, behavior information and anything else that might help the pet find a new home.
“Everyone is being affected by the current economic crisis in some way,” says ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “Community animal shelters and rescue groups across the country may soon be seeing an increase in homeless pets or a decrease in the donations they rely on.”
We urge ASPCA News Alert readers to help in any way that you can:
Adopt a homeless pet.
Donate used blankets, towels or even tennis balls to your local animal shelter.
Foster adoptable animals until they find their forever homes.
Help community members who may be struggling to take care of their pets.
For more information on pets in the economic crisis, please visit our pressroom.

Till we meet again~Blessings~Cheryl


nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY...I never even stopped to think about how this rough economy might effect pets. But I can see some people just giving them up because they can't afford to feed them. How very sad. I think my hubby and I would skip food ourselves before we'd give up our furbabies. I hope everyone remembers to take special care of their pets and if they no longer can...then to make sure they do the best they can to find them good homes. Thanks for the info....oh and thanks so very much for your vote. I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for always thinking about our furry friends.... whenever I stop by Dogpatch Primitives blog I always read that comment in the upper right hand corner, "Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."

~Albert Schweitzer~

That sums it up right there.... Hugs, MO