Sold our home....wait, take me with you!

Real Estate Agent with Endless Summer Realty

With the economy what it is today there are many people that cannot afford to take care of their pets any longer. They sell their home and pack up all of their treasured belongings and then leave their pets behind to fend for themselves. Some of these pets have known the comfort of a warm home and full tummies for many many years. Then, one day they are out in the cold and their families are long gone. Imagine how frightening this would be.

They may only be dogs or cats, but they were once a part of a family. A family that has now forgotten them and moved on. Please, let's urge homeowners on the move to remember their pets. If they cannot afford to keep them please put them in a shelter where at least they have safety and a hope for a new family. Do unto others, and that includes our sweet pets.

Give up cigarettes, alcohol, or fast food, but please do not give up your pets and if you have to, and there is no other way out, try to find a friend or loved one to leave them with, or a shelter, or anywhere but out in the street in harms way. Alone and afraid is a poor choice for this animal that loved you unconditionally. Love will find a way!




Comments (7)

Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Diane - It is so sad when people leave their pets behind. Giving them to a shelter at least gives them a chance, as you have said.

Feb 13, 2012 02:44 AM
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

I have seen homeless people who are taking better care of their animals than the kind of folks you are talking about.  I don't care what state the economy is in, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR !!!!!  This is beyond sad. It is unforgivable.  There are so many options available as an alternative.  But I guess when people will set their own children on fire, what do we expect.

Feb 13, 2012 03:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sad to see how badly some pets are treated.  Some of us have found dead pets in foreclosed homes.


Feb 14, 2012 01:49 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Diane, this is the saddest case scenario I have ever seen. How on earth could anyone leave a family member behind? To me there is no excuse with all the options out there. Below is my best friend, confidant and traveling companion. 2 days before this picture was taken he had to have almost $3000 worth of surgery @ age 12. That was my Christmas budget for 3 years but the sacrifice is priceless for these precious furballs. If I woke up broke 1 day he would still be by my side.

Feb 14, 2012 09:51 PM
Diane Grady
Endless Summer Realty - Saint Augustine, FL

He is adorable Marco. Yes, I feel the same way. My Harley (and Besita his toy persian sister) are like children to me! It would never cross my mind to leave them. Amazing what is happening in this world anymore.

Feb 15, 2012 08:16 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We aren't finding this happening. As a matter of fact when we get calls from buyers who are downsizing into a condo community, one of the first questions they ask is "are pets allowed"? It's too sad if this happening!

Feb 20, 2012 08:58 PM
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

Oh that breaks my heart. The pets give so much love and then to be treated like that. So sad!

Feb 27, 2012 01:54 AM