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!