Today in the mail, I received a letter from PAWS and in it they mention that just in the past month, the number of dogs and cats brought to their shelter has significantly increased because families are no longer able to afford to care for them. In several cases, these guardians have lost their homes due to foreclosure and are moving into rental properties that do not allow animals.
If you are considering adopting a pet, there is no time like the present! October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month (and heck, let's make it adopt-a-shelter-cat month too), so celebrate your love for animals with a new addition to your family.
Brandie Ahlgren, founder & editor