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When a pet's love is all you have left
Portland, Oregon (CNN)
More and more, people who until only recently had somewhere to live are out on the streets of Portland with their pets, said Amy Sacks, who runs the Pixie Project, a nonprofit pet store and shelter for animals. She tracks down homeless people in alleys and under bridges and makes her pitch as to why they should make sure their pets get proper care.
"It's the economy. I am taking so many animals that are family pets," said Sacks. "I just took in a 9-year-old dog, and these people were besides themselves. They had the dog since it was 7 weeks old, and they lost their home." ... Source: Edition
Judy Pugh of Tuscaloosa, Ala., lost her home and almost all her belongings when a tornado tore through the South on April 27. But there was one thing that went missing that she couldn't let go of: her long-haired cat, Katie.
After the storm settled and Pugh emerged from underneath the wall that may have saved her life, she found two of her three cats, but Katie, her companion of 10 years, was still missing.
For nearly a month, Pugh returned to her destroyed home every day to search for her furry friend, until, during an interview with CBS 42 in Birmingham, it miraculously appeared, a little tattered and scared, but alive and well. Source: newsfeed.time.com...