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Homeless pets crowd shelters as families hit hard times

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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Homeless pets crowd shelters as families hit hard times


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As mounting layoffs and foreclosures have caused many middle-class Americans to lose their economic footing, some are parting with their pets, a trend that has sent a tide of displaced dogs and cats to rescue groups and county animal shelters around the country, officials said.

“One lady was crying to me today and said: ‘I’ve either got to feed my kid or feed my dog. What would you do?’ ” said Shari Johannes, owner of Dog Pack Rescue, a “no kill” shelter in Kingston, Ga., that keeps animals until they are adopted.

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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My heart goes out to those animals and the families that have to give them up. It's bad enough that so many people are hitting hard times, but also sad to think of the animals that suffer too.

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[edit on 26-6-2008 by Sestias]



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