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July 6, 2009
More on pets left behind in foreclosures
I'm reprinting this blog posting sent in by a reader in Elk Grove related to last Friday's column about pets left behind in foreclosure. Sharon Covington wants her message to reach a larger audience so am passing it on:

"As you know, the economy is the worst it has been in years.  In the last few decades pet ownership has increased significantly since 1992, the last time we experienced this type of econimic crisis.  There are
74.8 million dogs and 88.3 million cats in the US.  Many people who have lost their homes have taken their animals to shelters, or the less responsible ones let them lose, locked them up in the backyard when they move away.  People are to blame, not the animals.

Shelters and rescued are completely full.  Some shelters (not in California) have euthanized the entire population of the shelter because they couldn't afford the food to feed the animals in their care.  Our own
governor is trying to reduce the amount of time an animal has in a shelter before it gets put down in a shelter due to over population.

What can you do - ADOPT NOW..... FOSTER NOW (temporary housing for a dog through shelters and rescues) and if you can't help by taking one in, maybe you can donate now. 

Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue
www.hbgrr.org

www.Petharbor.com 
shows available animals at the Sacramento County Shelter and the Sacramento City Shelter

SPCA
www.sspca.org

Placer SPCA
www.placerspca.org

or Google your favorite breed...
(breed name) Northern California rescue

Please help today - they might not be alive tomorrow."

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