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American Humane Association's Tips for Pet-Owning Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
The physical and emotional difficulties often suffered by Denver homeowners dealing with the foreclosure process can be compounded when the additional dilemma of what to do with family pets is thrown into the mix. As mentioned in a previous blog, No Paws Left Behind is a Houston-based organization which performs “foreclosure animal rescue,” saving and sheltering animals who are abandoned by their owners. Here are some additional tips and important things to remember from the American Humane Association:
Don't leave your pets behind if you must vacate your home. They can't survive on their own if you leave them in the vacated property, or if you set them loose.
If you can't take your pets with you, take some simple steps to find safe placement for them.
Check with family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors; ask if they are willing to care for your pets until you're settled. Ask your vet if they're willing to provide low-cost boarding. If not, see if they're willing to set up a payment plan for you. If temporary placement isn't an option, visit www.petfinder.com to search for shelters and rescue organizations that don't euthanize adoptable animals. This will provide you with peace of mind, ... more
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