Foreclosures Leave Family Pets Homeless

Yet another sad outcome of home foreclosures was revealed earlier this month when the U.S. Humane Society issued a statement that reminded people who've lost their home not to abandon their pet. News stories in Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego and other cities reported that shelters had experienced an unusual rise in the number of dropped-off animals and that sick (and even dead) pets had been discovered in vacant homes.
The Humane Society warns that abandoned pets "face a grim future" since many aren't found until they're "on the brink of starvation" and those that do reach a shelter have only a 50-50 chance of being adopted.