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Foreclosure continues to be a real threat to pets and their owners! We need a national law which protects pets when their people can no longer afford to care for them!
Final signature count: 62,868
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.

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

Aug 6, 2017 Bree Ferraro
Aug 5, 2017 J. Scott
Aug 4, 2017 Mary Kay Siegel
Aug 4, 2017 Catherine D.
Aug 3, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Aug 3, 2017 lorena cox my heart goes out to anyone being displaced specially inocent creatures, they dont deserve this.
Aug 3, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Aug 3, 2017 Lindsay Andrako
Aug 3, 2017 Nancy Jusseaume
Aug 3, 2017 Diane Hall
Aug 3, 2017 Benita Deere-Koch
Aug 3, 2017 Rosemary Gray
Aug 3, 2017 Jo Smith
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Martine Smet
Aug 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2017 Karin Kunz
Aug 1, 2017 Izumi Ogawa-Schulz
Jul 31, 2017 Patrice GARCIA
Jul 31, 2017 Lynn Batastini
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Tania Bliss
Jul 31, 2017 Lisa Grayson
Jul 31, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 31, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Jul 30, 2017 Valerie Melton
Jul 28, 2017 Dianne Hayes
Jul 28, 2017 Christine McNulty
Jul 28, 2017 Amy Gilbert
Jul 27, 2017 Anastasiia Rudova
Jul 27, 2017 LINDA BARRATT
Jul 27, 2017 Peni Petersen
Jul 27, 2017 Kathy Woods
Jul 27, 2017 Arrie Hammel
Jul 26, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Jul 26, 2017 c. martinez
Jul 26, 2017 Bonnie Gallik
Jul 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2017 susan miller
Jul 26, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 26, 2017 Louise Broderick
Jul 26, 2017 joyce nelson these animals are in a catch 22 position due to nothing they have done.... i let my own home go, but my pet went with me... i think the people need that comfort, the pets do not need more stress in their life, and they deserve to be helped in bad times
Jul 26, 2017 Bonnie Forry
Jul 26, 2017 V H
Jul 26, 2017 Toni Klos-Huber
Jul 26, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 24, 2017 Kaisa Kähönen
Jul 24, 2017 Jane Leavitt

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