Keeping People and Pets Together During Hard Financial Times
A recent trend has been with people struggling to keep their pets during these difficult financial times. We hear of some people who forgo purchasing their medication or eating properly so they can afford pet food. Or a senior citizen who has given half of her daily food from Meals on Wheels to her cat because giving up the comfort of a beloved companion animal is not an option. We even receive calls from people who have found a pet abandoned in a home and need assistance to get help for that animal. But instead of abandoning a pet in a foreclosed home or rushing to a decision to surrender a pet for financial reasons, people should realize that they have other options. The human-animal bond is too strong to risk adding the emotional distress of giving up a pet on top of current financial troubles.
Changing Your Financial Lifestyle
Following are some tips that may help you or others in your community keep their pets.
People and their beloved pets should never have to be separated, especially in a time of crisis. Although many people are feeling the effects of the economic crisis, we are all in this together. And, together, we can help our neighbors in need — and their pets — get through it.
reprinted from the National Humane Review
Do you know someone having problems? Here are some more tips that may help. You can print them out to give to them… or pass them out to their friends in case they know someone who may need help.