Every year millions of dogs and cats go into animal shelters and pet rescues. “We’re moving,” is a primary reason given for leaving pets at animal shelters. Sometimes, however, when that move is due to a house foreclosure, the pets are simply left in the home and come to the attention of the bank or real estate broker when an inspection of the home is conducted.
Leaving a pet behind is morally, and often legally, wrong, and can leave a pet not just confused and lonely, but also create behavior problems for it, making it less adoptable. If you must move and can’t take your pet, please contact your local animal shelter or pet rescue organization as soon as possible. Give your beloved, faithful furry companion the opportunity to find a new, loving home by trusting those organizations and people who give of themselves to find homes for needy animals.
If you are facing foreclosure or need to move for another reason, before leaving your animal behind or even with a rescue organization, read this informational guide produced by StopForeclosuresHelp.com – it provides tips and statistics helpful for people who are facing this problem and have animals that will need care. It also provides information for people who want to help abandoned animals. Visit the site for help and information: http://www.stopforeclosureshelp.com/how-to-help-abandoned-pets/.
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.