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Goal: 65,000 Progress: 62,704
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

May 26, 2017 Robert Stroud
May 26, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 25, 2017 Thomas Creech II
May 24, 2017 Anne Griffin
May 24, 2017 Dena Weirich
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili
May 23, 2017 julie munson
May 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2017 Harolyn Giordano
May 23, 2017 Amy Whitfield
May 23, 2017 Hilde Saeys
May 23, 2017 Karen Gordon
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
May 22, 2017 Sue King
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Susan Griffins
May 19, 2017 Janine Vinton
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 Carol Wellman
May 17, 2017 Gloria Taylor
May 16, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri More than 800,000 American families lost their homes in the last year due to foreclosure. This is a new animal rescue issue is arising: an influx of animals to our nation's shelters. Tough economic times are also devastating for companion animals!
May 16, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
May 16, 2017 Linda Meyer
May 16, 2017 Chris Barrand
May 16, 2017 EDWARD J Cubero
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo
May 15, 2017 criss sledge
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 11, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
May 11, 2017 Martine Riscalla
May 11, 2017 Shannon Hoffman
May 11, 2017 Denise Garner
May 11, 2017 Kathleen Tucker
May 10, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 10, 2017 Jaci Taylor
May 9, 2017 Denise Simpson
May 9, 2017 Rachel Rolston
May 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2017 misty decker
May 9, 2017 Janet Bushey
May 9, 2017 Karen Leotta
May 7, 2017 SAMANTHA STEVENS I cannot wait to have a vehicle so i can collect things to help these shelters along with volunteering to either foster or spend time with these poor animals.

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