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Goal: 65,000 Progress: 61,099
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 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

Oct 6, 2015 Jim Faulks
Oct 6, 2015 Aeryka Lawson Its not their fault, they can't fix their situations so we have to.
Oct 6, 2015 marge warren
Oct 6, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Oct 6, 2015 Cathy Williams
Oct 6, 2015 Susan Thurairatnam
Oct 6, 2015 Heather Addison
Oct 6, 2015 Irene Richer
Oct 6, 2015 Laura Ann Saxer
Oct 5, 2015 Karen Black
Oct 4, 2015 Laura Rolls
Oct 4, 2015 Jackie Godbout
Oct 4, 2015 roy fuller
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2015 caroline lim
Oct 2, 2015 Jay Starr
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Amanda Davis
Oct 2, 2015 Deborah Martin
Oct 2, 2015 sandy jacobsen
Oct 2, 2015 Ku Rr
Oct 2, 2015 Martha Jaquith
Oct 2, 2015 JudithAnn Jarvis I had to get help for my k9s when I got sick bought paid cash for my house got married while in a black out seizure ex- had me write my name Lost imported working dogs wept lost my home due to Tbi =epilepsy then guardinship abuse
Oct 2, 2015 Susan Wolinsky
Oct 2, 2015 Barbara Hatcher
Oct 2, 2015 Sue Bertram
Oct 1, 2015 Christian Schelthoff
Oct 1, 2015 Kelleen Farrell
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I promise to always give a helping paw to all my little fur babies even some animals that don't have fur
Oct 1, 2015 Ann Patounas
Oct 1, 2015 Sheree Courtney
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2015 Michelle Dodd
Sep 30, 2015 Erica Bennett
Sep 30, 2015 Kim O'Connell
Sep 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2015 Ofelia Lam
Sep 28, 2015 niki reece
Sep 28, 2015 martina lala
Sep 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2015 Rachel Juntunen
Sep 28, 2015 isabel sleiman
Sep 27, 2015 Becky Isaac
Sep 27, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 26, 2015 Mary Ligus
Sep 26, 2015 mika galagger
Sep 26, 2015 cheryl freeze They need all the help they can get.
Sep 26, 2015 Peggy Crowl
Sep 25, 2015 cordero cordero

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