Silent Victims: Abandoned Foreclosure Pets

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Education & Training with Realty Mark Associates AB066878

The Sad Truth

abandoned foreclosure pet

Today’s pets are extremely domesticated. They are completely dependant on us for their survival. And we depend on them for companionship, unconditional love and acceptance. We value them as a member of the family and we trust them to act appropriately around our loved ones.

But the sad truth is that without us, they are helpless. Abandoned foreclosure pets cannot survive on their own. Most of them cannot find enough food by themselves and will starve to death. Others, depending on which part of the country they live in, are not equipped to deal with outdoor climates and will perish due to heat exhaustion or extreme cold.

Without people to care for them, pets can easily get sick or contract diseases, especially when they are attempting to survive in the wild. A simple illness or a case of the worms could easily be cured with a pill or a trip to the veterinarian’s office. But with no on to care for them, their conditions worsen to the point where they can no longer survive.

Abandoned house pets face even more challenges: in populated areas, many abandoned pets are tragically killed when struck by cars or trucks. In more rural areas, these pets are easy prey for wild predators and are often injured or killed in fights with other animals.

You Can Make a Difference

If you’ve ever owned a cat or a dog for any significant period of time, then you know just how just how much these pets really depend on your ability to care for them. They require a good deal of attention on a daily basis. But you also know it’s worth it, because in return they give you unconditional companionship and love.

Now you can make a difference and help save abandoned foreclosure pets. When considering getting a new pet, always seek out an animal shelter. Adopting a pet is one way to make a big difference. 

Go to the Silent Victims webpage listed below and click on your state to find shelters in your area and find out how you can get involved. With your help these shelters can save more pets.

 


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Rainmaker
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Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

This is probably one of the saddest and most heart-wrenching parts of the foreclosure business.  Not that what it does to families is any easier.

 

As a side note, even if the animals themselves aren't left behind, it's really hard to see evidence of pets being mistreated.  It can be really bad sometimes.

May 12, 2010 09:34 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Good post-sad but true.   Our office is in the middle of a food drive and we are collecting for all the animal shelters too.  I have had a really good response from my friends and clients with stuff for the animal shelters.

May 12, 2010 12:11 PM #2
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

This is heartbreaking and not just in foreclosures.  There was an article in our local paper about a shelter that has 60% purebreds in now because they cost too much for people to care for.  It just tears at your insides. 

May 12, 2010 12:28 PM #3
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Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Carissa - There's a saying that I can only paraphrase, "You can tell alot about a country by how it treats those who are the needest." I include animals in that group.

Debra - You and your office are doing a wonderful thing. If you want to feed shelter animals for free 365 days go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Elyse - Our tears and our support is what we have to give.

May 13, 2010 03:12 AM #4
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

This is so sad.  I can't even imagine leaving our 3 cats to fend for themselves.  Thanks for the link to the animal rescue site. 

May 13, 2010 04:35 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Irene - My Mom feeds ferral cats where she lives in Florida. They are overrun with wild cats in southern FL.

 

May 13, 2010 05:45 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Yes I click on that link whenever I can.  Have a good weekend Suzanne!

May 13, 2010 09:16 AM #7
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