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It’s a very sad to read about pets being left behind because owners had to leave their home due to foreclosure. I am an animal lover, and I could never leave my pet behind even if I had no place to go, I would still keepmy pet. Maybe it’s easier said than done, but it sounds to me that takes a pretty cold person to just close the doors and leave lovable pets behind. This is what happened to Sami and Danni, from Boca Raton, FL.  See Sami and Danni in the picture, taken from the Sun Sentinel site (staff photo/Robert Mayer), aren’t they so cute? I already have 3 dogs and I would love to get more but it would just be more expense than we can afford; but I hope a nice family adopted them.

The South Florida foreclosure situation is very sad, not just for the families losing their homes but also for the abandoned pets. Sami and Danni are at the Tri-County Humane Society shelter, in Florida.

Sami and Danni are still up for adoption at http://www.tricountyhumane.org/adoptable_dogs.asp – you can view their picture and other adoptable dogs as well.

Here are some tips to pet owners on what they should do when facing foreclosure:

  • Don’t ever leave your pet behind inside your former home or in the yard. The animal could die from dehydration or starvation before anyone finds out. Foreclosure procedures might be delayed and no one will be checking the home until it’s too late for the pet.
  • Always try to find a temporary home for your pet; maybe a family member or a friend will be able to take care of your pet until you get back on your feet. Also, you can ask a veterinarian or an animal shelter group for the location of a temporary pet foster home.
  • Ask animal groups or shelters if they know of pet friendly landlords. Always keep records of your pet’s veterinary visits and shots, some landlords might like to know you are a responsible pet owner.
  • When moving to a new place, always get in writing if you are allowed to have a pet.
  • Get your pet spayed or neutered; pets are more likely to be welcomed into a new home if they are healthy and well-trained.

Find more information about renting with pets, see www.rentwithpets.orgor call 202-452-1100  and ask for the Companion Animal section. Also, visit American Veterinary Medical Association at www.avma.org and type “pets and foreclosure” in the search field.  Info. source: Sun Sentinel 4/22/08.

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ASPCA Responds to Outcry Over “Starving Dog” Exhibit
Late last week the ASPCA joined the international animal welfare community concerning the rising swell of public distress regarding Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, a Costa Rican artist who allegedly chained up a starving stray dog in a gallery as a “work of art.”

Please visit www.fightcruelty.org to take the ASPCA’s Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty.

Read Press Release – ASPCA Responds to Public Concern Over Alleged Animal Cruelty by Costa Rican artist

This is a very serious matter…

In the 2007, the ‘artist’ Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, he tied him to a rope in an art gallery, starving him to death.

For several days, the ‘artist’ and the visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless the shameful ‘masterpiece’ based on the dog’s agony, until eventually he died.

Let’s stop this horible person calling himself an Artist- Sign a petiton to stop him at  “Boicot a la presencia de Guillermo Habacuc Vargas en la Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008” – hosted on the web by a free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/13031953/ .

I signed last week and I just hope this guy can be stopped.

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