(The photo at right, from the article, shows a couple from Georgia who lost their home and can’t afford to keep two of their three dogs.)
The Times quotes our founder, Betsy:
“Obviously, it’s a crisis for local shelters; I worry about what it means for
our society,” said Betsy Saul, a founder of Petfinder.com, a Web site that showcases animals for adoption at
11,000 sites in the United States.
Ms. Saul recently polled her member organizations to gauge the problem and
found that half of her respondents had seen pets turned in because of home
foreclosures in the last six months.