Abandoned Foreclosure Pets Surge in Foreclosure-Hit Arizona
Abandoned foreclosure pets continue to rise in number in Arizona as more families are forced to leave their repossessed homes. Two rescue organizations, RESCUE and Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, are being overwhelmed by the number of pets that need to be rescued.
Abandoned foreclosure pets continue to rise in number in Arizona as more families are forced to leave their repossessed homes. In a report on foreclosures in November last year, more than 14,000 homeowners in Arizona were put into default and foreclosure lists.
Two rescue organizations in Arizona, the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Scottsdale and the Phoenix group called RESCUE, which stands for Reducing Euthanasia in Shelters Through Commitment and Underlying Education, have been taking in more and more animals from foreclosed homes which have become cheap houses for sale.
Jodi Polanski, president of Lost Our Home, said that the rescue organization is overwhelmed by the rising number of pets that they need to rescue and place for adoption. Last year, the organization rescued about 400 pet dogs and cats which were all abandoned by financially struggling pet owners.
By Cassiano Travareli