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Bad economy creates animal welfare crisis

A family puppy
golden ret.

A new survey from, a network of more than 12,400 animal adoption organizations, finds that 84 percent of shelters and rescue groups are reporting pet surrenders because of the economic downturn, foreclosures and / or job losses.

And 74 percent said that they have seen an increase in pets being given away or abandoned since this time last year due to these economic trials.
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Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Under: Animal welfare, Cats, dogs, Economy, Pets | No Comments »