Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sad New Phrase Enters Vocabulary: Forclosure Pets

This was something I had never thought of before, but apparently, pets seem to be suffering from foreclosures, too. This MSNBC article was the first I'd heard of it. A Google search returned way more results than I'd hoped for. I was thinking maybe this was just a media exaggeration.

A site dedicated to Foreclosure Listings gives a bit more insight into the problem:
In Ohio the animal welfare groups are in a huddle trying to find space for an increasing number of abandoned pets. In Arizona concerned pet lovers have set up an e-mail network to find homes for the foreclosed-pets. Stockton is at the centre of the foreclosure and Michael Parker an officer in animal services is a worried man. Thousands of evicted families have temporarily forgotten their pets.

ForeclosureCats.com is a rescue just for cats who have suffered for their owner's poor or unlucky decisions.

The Humane Society has issued a statement urging people not to forget their pets when they are forced to relocate.

The list of sites like this that I found through Google was amazing. And saddening.

1 comment:

  1. We've had more than a few abandoned cats in our neighborhood. It makes me sick to think that anyone would consider doing that.


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