Economy and Pets


Blondie (courtesy of the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center).

Blondie (courtesy of the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center).

Pets can’t complain about the economy but they, too, are suffering. Layoffs and tightening budgets mean more beloved pets are taken to shelters — or abandoned.

As someone who is unemployed — I worry about my cats and hope I never have to make that heart-breaking decision.

Some animals who have only known a life of love and companionship are suddenly stuck in cages or roaming the streets.

To that end, I’d like to give a shoutout to the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center on Long Island.

The link below got to me. It is amazing how some of these animals can be so loving after what they’ve been through.

Special Needs/Senior Pets

On a related note, here is a link to a pet food bank for financially struggling families.

Foodbank.org

I’m looking at Stanni (my 8-year-old grey tiger). She is fat and content, curled up on the bed. May she happiness always be the norm for her, Chyron and Bubba.

For those whose pets are struggling today, SecondChanceAnimals may be one option. In New York City, there is the Mayor’s Alliance for Animals.

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