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Goal: 65,000 Progress: 60,730
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Tough economic times are also devastating for companion animals. As more and more families across the U.S. lose their homes to foreclosure, a new animal rescue issue is arising: an influx of animals to our nation's shelters as families can no longer afford to keep them, or as pets are not welcome in their families' new accommodations. The need is great. More than 800,000 American families lost their homes in the last year alone due to foreclosure.

You can help. Sign the pledge below and tell a friend.

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With tough economic times, new heroes are needed to help at-risk animals. Awareness and action can make a world of difference to an animal who suddenly ends up at a shelter. Pledge to help pet victims of foreclosure, and to help see our nation's shelters and families through this economic hardship.

I can help by:

• Contacting my local shelter to find out what they need for in-kind* donations. (It's even more helpful to do this for smaller, more rural shelters with especially tight budgets!)

• Volunteering my time to my local shelter.

• Making a monetary donation to my local shelter(s) as I'm able to - any amount helps!

*Examples of needed in-kind donation include: bath towels, fleece blankets, tennis balls, extra large KONG® toys, cat toys, grain-free dog or cat treats, dog collars and leashes, martingale dog collars, easy-walk harnesses, cat collars (quick-release), dog crates and kennel cabs, grooming tools, cat litter, scratching posts, gently used plastic cat carriers, large dog crates. Contact your local shelter for their needs!

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If you are facing home foreclosure and you have pets, here are some tips to help you relocate with your pets or find other safe placement for them:

• Never leave pets behind when you vacate your home; they will not survive if abandoned in the home or set loose. Any extra effort you make now on behalf of your pet helps the rest of your family, too: the comfort and companionship of pets can provide therapeutic benefits to family members by easing the strain of moving to a new residence.

• Ask family, friends and co-workers if they will care for your pets while you relocate. As stressful as this temporary relocation may be, it is most times less harmful than the stress of surrendering a family pet to a shelter.

• Your local vet may be able to help! Ask your veterinarian if you can receive low-cost boarding for your pets, or set up a payment plan for boarding costs, while you relocate your family.

• If you cannot find temporary placement for your pets, visit www.petfinder.com to search for animal shelters in your area where you can safely surrender ownership of your pets. Be sure to understand the shelter's euthanasia policies and how they may affect your pets before surrendering them.

Petition Signatures

Jul 3, 2015 carol spaulding
Jul 3, 2015 Kelli Sheflin
Jul 3, 2015 Allison Jenkins
Jul 3, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 3, 2015 Carla Cicchi No animal should be abandoned ever. Give to your local animal shelter on a regular basis as their animals need all the help they can get. Adopt from shelters.
Jul 3, 2015 Geri Allegre HELP the pets! Give them a helping paw!
Jul 3, 2015 Maria Iavarone
Jul 3, 2015 Tracy Light
Jul 3, 2015 Tedd Moore
Jul 3, 2015 amy short
Jul 2, 2015 lisaglenn goodman
Jul 2, 2015 Harold Chipman
Jul 1, 2015 mitzi koehl
Jul 1, 2015 billie jo mcilvane
Jun 28, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 28, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Mona-Liesa Wessel
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 28, 2015 Avelina Pereira
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 Deborah Zdobinski
Jun 27, 2015 Dorothy Labi
Jun 27, 2015 Eric J Arroyo
Jun 26, 2015 Kim Miles
Jun 26, 2015 Carol Defibaugh
Jun 26, 2015 Amanda Castillo
Jun 26, 2015 Amanda Belles
Jun 26, 2015 Paula Santos
Jun 26, 2015 Jean Kim
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 Debbie Davis These animals are precious and need love too.
Jun 25, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 24, 2015 Barbara Lake
Jun 24, 2015 Elizabeth Brothers
Jun 24, 2015 Lisa Haut
Jun 24, 2015 Mihaela Stan
Jun 23, 2015 Cathy Lynn Pountney Help people keep their pets.
Jun 23, 2015 Татьяна Песня
Jun 22, 2015 Eugenia Capetillo
Jun 22, 2015 karen lamp
Jun 21, 2015 Marie Duhamel
Jun 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2015 Malin Lunde
Jun 21, 2015 Lucia Nocentini
Jun 20, 2015 Kathleen Peterson
Jun 20, 2015 Rhonda Robbins
Jun 20, 2015 sela fonotisatele
Jun 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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