Shelters full, Donations and Adoptions Down
October 20, 2008
The New York Times has run an article, (here) about a topic we’ve talked about before: how the financial crisis is affecting pet owners and shelters. As we know, the news is not good. Owners who can no longer afford to keep their pets, shelter adoption rates dropping, shelter workers stressed to the max.
For those who can keep their dogs or cats, Betsy Saul, founder of Petfinder.com offers this hopeful note: “They comfort us; they don’t care if your 401(k) lost money today. They’re one of the few people in the family who are not going to be stressed out about what you did with your money.”