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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: 60,308
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

Mar 29, 2015 helen mohammadi i help out a rescue in Atlanta
Mar 29, 2015 SunWolf Chaney
Mar 29, 2015 Rachel Mobley
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Brittney Craig
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Judirh Heeschen
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 Michelle Vaught
Mar 27, 2015 Bonnie Anton Innocent victims.
Mar 27, 2015 Cat Mc
Mar 27, 2015 Georgie Jensen
Mar 27, 2015 Jackie Bade
Mar 27, 2015 Diane Williford
Mar 27, 2015 debbie meadows
Mar 27, 2015 Tia Simon
Mar 26, 2015 Jeanne Bruno
Mar 26, 2015 Jeannette Austin
Mar 26, 2015 Sarah Leslie I want to do all I can to help shelter animals! 💜💖💙
Mar 26, 2015 Cyndi Adams
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Vicki Hargreave
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 cindy ludewig
Mar 25, 2015 Judy Murphy
Mar 25, 2015 l f
Mar 25, 2015 Jeremy Ezerzer
Mar 25, 2015 Shubhangi Jain
Mar 25, 2015 Shannon Holmes
Mar 25, 2015 Lorraine Dumas
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2015 nathalie lanciaux
Mar 24, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado These dear animals, caught in the middle, deseve as much love & consideration as they have given their people!!! Most foreclosures are the end result of the greed of the creeps who run the bank industry, NOT THE FAULT of their human/pet victims!!!!!
Mar 24, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Give Foreclosure Pets A Helping Paw
Mar 24, 2015 Jackie Thomas
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2015 Debbie Bunn Please continue to help our pets.
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2015 L. Lee
Mar 22, 2015 Dawn Barber
Mar 22, 2015 Michael Demcio
Mar 22, 2015 Virginia Jones
Mar 22, 2015 nayana yashwari
Mar 22, 2015 Alexis Stringfield
Mar 22, 2015 Angelika Kasey Please support your local shelter. As a rescuer, animal advocate and shelter sponsor ... the smallest contribution is appreciated. So, before you throw out that blanket, basket or toy your Fur Kid does not want. Please consider donating those items.
Mar 22, 2015 Valentina Chesi
Mar 22, 2015 Jerry Hallead
Mar 22, 2015 Renata Parodi
Mar 22, 2015 rita petri
Mar 22, 2015 roberto crispino

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