I heard a horrific story the other day.
(Read the AP story HERE)
While it is a nightmare for some people who have lost their homes to foreclosure of late, it is life and death for their pets.
People are leaving their houses and having to move into rentals, and their pets are not wanted. You know and I know what this means. The animals are being abandoned by the droves.
The shelters are now more horribly burdened than ever before, and they are being forced to put down (kill) the animals because of a lack of space. Even when they warn people that there is a high likelihood their animals will be put to sleep, the people are still leaving them there because they don't have much other choice.
Worse than that, there are widespread occurrences of less human types just moving out and simply abandoning their pets. The ASPCA and Humane Society has found many, many animals chained or tied up, and literally starving to death.
I can't even wrap my head around this.
So, I'm trying to do what I can by donating monthly to the Humane Society. While it doesn't stop the ache in my heart, I feel I'm at least trying to do something.
I also found these widgets from the ASPCA to make it easy for anyone to help by donating money, so they can help more animals. There are two widgets on my right side bar which link you directly to the ASPCA site.
I don't like asking anyone for money, but if it helps these poor suffereing animals in any way, I will set aside my pride and beg you, any of you, to please donate what you can. Anything is better than nothing.
And if you have room for a pet, please adopt one, especially from a shelter that has limited space and will ultimately euthanize the animals.
"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled." -Victor Hugo