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Hard Times Hit Pups

Today, The New York Times reports on how layoffs and foreclosures continue to drive up the numbers of companion animals in shelters and, in turn, euthanasia rates. It's not a new story and it's something we've been watching here at The BARk but it does seem to be getting worse. One way to help out is by making contributions to the Humane Society of the United States' foreclosure fund, which will provide local shelters and rescue groups with grants to expand the number of foster homes, start a pet food pantry, or provide financial assistance for veterinary care.

Lisa Wogan

June 26, 2008 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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A lesson for those who are doing ok. Set aside a little for your dog, in case you run into hard times, in addition to setting aside some for yourself.

Posted by: Dog Food Comparison | Oct 2, 2008 3:14:43 PM

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I have two purebred Boxers but my next dogs will definitely be from a shelter. Its true what they say about purebreds and cancer.

A tired dog is a happy dog!!

Posted by: Orlando | Jul 21, 2008 10:49:21 PM

The forclosure situation across the country is really sad, and it's even sadder for abandoned pets. Thanks for posting this info about the HSUS forclosure fund. I wasn't aware of this program.

Posted by: Jen | Jul 4, 2008 8:42:31 AM

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