After the horrific stories I posted earlier I figured we needed something to lighten the mood.
Here’s something that might help, it’s from American Humane about a shepherd mix getting a new start, thanks in part to their Foreclosure Pets Grants program.
Homeless and Hurting
Khan, an 8-year-old German shepherd mix, was a beloved pet. But sadly, he was also becoming a heavy financial burden. Khan’s caretaker, a single mother of two, had lost her home to foreclosure. She was forced to move in with a relative, who could not accommodate Khan.
In addition, Khan was suffering from a severe and extremely painful ear infection. Barely able to afford the basics for her children, Khan’s caretaker could not provide the costly surgery that Khan needed.
New Hope for Khan and Other Animal Victims of Foreclosure
Tragically, many people facing foreclosures are abandoning their pets, leaving them to suffer in deserted homes and yards.
Khan’s caretaker, however, was intent on finding a more humane solution. With nowhere else to turn, she contacted her local shelter. It was her hope that Khan might receive medical treatment and be placed in a new, loving home.
But the friendly shepherd’s future was still uncertain. Most animal shelters operate on shoestring budgets, and in today’s tough economy they are struggling to help all of the pets that come through their doors.
That’s why your support of American Humane is so critical. Our Foreclosure Pets Grants, awarded to shelters seeking to help animal victims of foreclosure, can sometimes mean the difference between a pet’s continued suffering and a new, happy life.
The need is great. More than 800,000 families lost their homes in the last year alone due to foreclosure. And behind every one of these families is potentially a pet that won’t be welcome in their new home.
Through American Humane’s Foreclosure Pets Grants and caring donors like you, Khan received the surgery he so desperately needed. He was recently adopted by a kind couple that lavishes him with love and attention.
American Humane strives to be there for all pets like Khan, and to help see our nation’s shelters and families through this economic hardship.
Please donate today to help other foreclosure pets like Khan.
Giving up Khan was obviously a heartbreaking thing to do for this family. Hopefully knowing that Khan is now in a loving forever home will lessen the burden of guilt I’m sure Khan’s mom was carrying around.