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Got a spare cat bed or two or three?
October 2, 2008 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
My assistant was just discussing a common problem that we are going to be hearing about more and more:
Her neighbor is losing her house (Central PA area) and must move. She cannot take her three cats with her. They are adults, spayed-neutered, with all shots; two are exclusively inside cats -- a third comes and goes. She doesn't want to take them to the animal shelter but would prefer to find a good home for them.
If you have any open pillows in your home and heart let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you in touch with the owner.
As more stories surface about mortgage failures, home losses and displaced families, keep a sharp eye out for family pets who may be 'left behind' or abandoned because the owners have no idea how to find foster care for their pets, are too overwhelmed by their own problems to remember their pet's welfare, or simply don't know how to seek assistance for their displaced animal.
There are too many stories surfacing about animals being left behind in abandoned homes, left to starve. There is no need. There are shelters, albeit overcrowded, rescues, foster agencies and homes. There is help. Please watch out for our four-legged friends who are being punished unfairly by our current economic crisis (caused by humans).