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8/2: We've reached our goal but our pets still need your help! Please continue to sign if you haven't already!
Goal: 65,000 Progress: 62,123
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 21, 2016 Diane Moritz
Oct 21, 2016 Harella Mishol
Oct 21, 2016 Mansat Corinne
Oct 20, 2016 Dorothy Henry
Oct 20, 2016 Daniela Wever
Oct 20, 2016 Lisa Dawn Miller
Oct 20, 2016 Pilar Tornero Martinez
Oct 19, 2016 monika pettersen
Oct 18, 2016 Georgina Hughes
Oct 17, 2016 Tamara McCready
Oct 17, 2016 Elvia Alive
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Gail McElrath
Oct 16, 2016 Linda Reynolds
Oct 16, 2016 Sue Hinkle
Oct 16, 2016 jeni rainal
Oct 16, 2016 Deborah Clarke
Oct 14, 2016 SALLY BENARDO
Oct 14, 2016 Lesley Schultz
Oct 14, 2016 S. ROSE
Oct 14, 2016 Camille Barron
Oct 14, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 14, 2016 bellinda rolf-jansen
Oct 13, 2016 Barb Rosa against 'all' abuse & cruelty
Oct 12, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Oct 11, 2016 Androulla Savva
Oct 11, 2016 Karina Tarpinian
Oct 11, 2016 Marilyn Smith
Oct 11, 2016 irene miller
Oct 11, 2016 Linda Cummings
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez
Oct 8, 2016 Jennifer Johnson
Oct 7, 2016 D Rigdon
Oct 7, 2016 Kim Thompson
Oct 7, 2016 Sara Quinlan
Oct 7, 2016 Beverly Leath
Oct 7, 2016 Pam Zaborowski
Oct 7, 2016 Vivien Smith
Oct 6, 2016 Linda Burgess
Oct 6, 2016 Katia Salyards
Oct 5, 2016 Rosalind WILTON
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Oct 5, 2016 Annette Re
Oct 5, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 4, 2016 Pamela Clark
Oct 4, 2016 Christina Ruelas
Oct 4, 2016 Rebecca Ross
Oct 4, 2016 Patricia Williams
Oct 4, 2016 Rhonda Russell
Oct 4, 2016 Robin Harper

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