Mortgage crisis and economy affects pet households

The news about dog and cats and other pets being surrendered in these tough economic times keeps getting worse.

Many dogs and cats are being surrendered to shelters that are already full and crowded. I can’t imagine what it would take to have to give up an animal. And I can’t imagine what it would be like for an animal to suddenly find itself abandoned in a shelter.

I have been at my shelter when an owner has brought in an animal and I will never forget how frightened and confused they are.

That is one reason why I work so hard on spay/neuter programs as I know it is the best solution that we have to help animals find forever homes. Big fix campaigns are going to be in need of donations more than ever in the coming months and, hopefully, people will respond to the need.