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Goal: 65,000 Progress: 61,902
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

Jul 28, 2016 Cheryl Burtoft
Jul 28, 2016 eci okta
Jul 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2016 Michele Pariseau
Jul 26, 2016 Marianne Smith
Jul 26, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Sharon Hawkinson
Jul 25, 2016 Luette Guilmette
Jul 25, 2016 Susan Purcell
Jul 25, 2016 Leona Heraty Please adopt your next pet and give them a loving and good home.
Jul 25, 2016 Jennifer Bellano
Jul 25, 2016 Linn Barrett
Jul 24, 2016 Diane Danielson
Jul 24, 2016 lori spears
Jul 24, 2016 Tobin Jacobson
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 23, 2016 Angela Augustine
Jul 23, 2016 William T. Wondolowski
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 regina silva
Jul 22, 2016 Czerny Auyang There's no excuse for abandoning your pets. They are a commitment for life.
Jul 22, 2016 Diane Kavanagh
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Dianne Jacobsen This is an especially hard time foe people and their pets, they need all the help possible.
Jul 22, 2016 Santo Mattioli
Jul 22, 2016 Bobbie Peter
Jul 20, 2016 L Roberts
Jul 18, 2016 Dawn Olson
Jul 17, 2016 Negar Modgeddi
Jul 17, 2016 Erin Sanders
Jul 17, 2016 Kelly Spratt
Jul 17, 2016 Carole Kubik
Jul 17, 2016 Ricardo Lafare
Jul 16, 2016 Silvia Gomez
Jul 15, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jul 15, 2016 Michael Frost
Jul 15, 2016 Kristi Thomas
Jul 15, 2016 Patty Colton
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2016 Pietra McNamara
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 14, 2016 Marga Star Give Foreclosure Pets a Helping Paw.
Jul 14, 2016 Paula Ann Cooper
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
Jul 14, 2016 Cheryl Twaddell
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello

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