Times have been tough and foreclosures are at an all time high. This recent phenomenon is not only effecting homeowners, it’s leaving their furry companions at risk as well. The possibility of 2-4 million Americans facing the loss of their home equates to about 1 1/4 million companion animals potentially being homeless.
Eddie, one of my favorite newshounds, dug up a story on No Paws Left Behind. It’s an organization dedicated to becoming the voice of these pets.
No Paws Left Behind, Inc. is a focus driven not for profit organization, designed to bring awareness to all communities the silent victims of foreclosure who have no voice or rights to implement change. As a united front, we will restore moral obligations toward all pets that have the potential to be, or have been, left behind to suffer needlessly.
We further pledge to act as a support group for those who find foreclosure imminent and need help to find shelter for their beloved pets; be a resource for those who find or know of abandoned pets; and last, but by no means least, we must unite to end the needless suffering by creating a national movement targeting lawmakers to change the laws categorizing pets as personal property.
A big thanks to No Paws Left Behind who is trying to keep these pets from becoming throwaways. If you want to donate a $10, tax deductible, donation it will help keep these animals safe and will also get you a very cute gift. There are four different gifts to choose from, no cheesy stuff, and all donations go to ensure that no paws are left behind.