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Foreclosed Upon Pets, Other Charities Find Homes For Dogs And Cats When Owners Lose Theirs


Society & Culture  (tags: Pets, americans, economy, home foreclosures, news, sadness, society, culture, humans )

Carrie
- 795 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Carla Waller believes in promises. She was married for 37 years, held one job for 35 and never adopted a pet she didn't keep for life. Until now.



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Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:57 pm
It's very sad that so many people, and their pets, are being displaced in Nevada due to the high number of foreclosures, the declining value of homes and high unemployment rates, but it's comforting to know that these people who are already suffering so much have a place to send their pets. Kudos to Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc (FUPI) and the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Phoenix for housing and placing the misplaced animals and giving their former owners some badly-needed peace of mind.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 4:19 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Ruth S. (304)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 7:23 am
I know a couple that lost everything they had house, cars, etc, they had a little dog and never did it cross their minds to give up their doggie!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 3:49 pm
The financial masters of the capitalist system, who gambled irresponsibly with the gullibility and assets of the little man must be held accountable for this... it's an utter disgrace what is happening!
 

Pat A. (116)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 3:09 am
Deepest compassion for those like Carla who have had their lives destroyed through no fault of their own and now can't even keep their beloved pets 'There but for the Grace of God, go us all' - God bless FUPI (rhymes with puppy) and all organisations like them.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 3:09 am
It's so sad we can't take care of ourselves or our pets. Not only are pets lost to foreclosure but when military personnel are deployed their pets frequently go to shelters.
 

John S. (304)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 3:32 am
Sadly noted.
 

Donna Hamilton (141)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 6:15 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Christeen Anderson (499)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 9:17 am
Pets like children are always the ones who suffer the most.
 

Maggie Carmel (5)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 12:21 pm
It's so sad but luckily there's help now. Maybe this will also help open the eyes of those people who think that just leaving their pets behind and alone is ok...It's NOT, no matter what you're going thru, they're family (if you really love them, sincerely) you fight together!
 

Debbie L. (0)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:01 pm
Lots of kudo's and praise to these great organizations that are helping people with their animals..,I save and rescue animals in OK and it is very tough trying to get any help with donations and supplies...takes every penny I have to keep feeding all of my animals and would NOT trade my life style for the world just wish sometimes that I could get some help financially because I am trying to do this all by myself!!! Without animals and people to help them would leave the world a very empty place to me as my animals are my babies and my everything to me sp I keep doing what I am doing and I bet the other animal rescuer's would say same thing if asked I am sure!!! Animals are so grateful and thankful when you save them, they know and they are alway's trying to re-pay you for helping them...
 

monka blank (77)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:01 pm
this is very sad - and should be avoided. Pets are our family members.
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:28 pm
I am so grateful to not have a mortgage on my house, especially since I am out or work. I took i a big dog(I kept saying no young, big dogs but here he is he was homeless). I know it is heartbreaking to have to give up ones animals. how wonderful that Everett is there to help and I know he must suffer the effects of having to turn some away. If I had the business skills or someone who did I would love to open a rescue or sanctuary. I hope things get better so that this trend will take a turn for the better. Animals don't understand why they are being left; all they know is for some reason their people are gone and they are living someplace strange with many less freedoms than they had.
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 2:25 pm
Thank you
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 3:09 pm
I would never leave my pets no matter what.Pets are for life.I would live in my car and would NEVER EVER discard them
 

Linda P. (0)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 5:05 pm
So Sad, heartbreaking.
 

Joy McR (131)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 6:03 pm
Soo sad, i would never let my prt go no matter what...They are family.
 

janet f. (28)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 6:54 pm
This is heartbreaking. These people have lost everything, even their best friends. The animals have lost a home and could potentially lose their lives. OMG, this is tragic.
 

Marie W. (65)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 10:38 pm
And the banksters live in mansions.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 11:09 pm
Thanks Carrie...this is very sad that people are having to give up there animals, because of the bad economy. Heartbreaking. Obama and the governemnt needs to stop playing around and get people back to work. Many people are struggling just to get by. Many have already lost there homes, cars, everything. They need to stop sending jobs over seas and give people back there jobs. And STOP buying products from foreign countries. You can't hardly find anything that is made in the U.S. So sad that these animals are having to find new homes and leave there owners. This is hard on the animals, just like it is for there owners. Obama, senate, congress, all of you need to start working together and stop arguing about who is right and get people back to work...people are desperate. Time to stop plsying games!!!!
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Friday July 27, 2012, 3:35 am
It's heartbreaking when families are torn apart and lives destroyed be they people or pets - all over money and the greed of a few
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:31 am
What a terrible story about how the economy effects pets. At least there is are people with hearts who are trying to ease this heart ship.
I wish Dade Co. in Florida had such a place. The Miami area from what I understand is overrun with pets that have been turned lose because of foreclosure.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday July 27, 2012, 1:35 pm
Thanks for posting Ginger noted also im so glad to see so many people who would still keep their pet ;)
 

Rin S. (10)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:59 am
This is terrible, yet all too common. Goodluck to Waller and her pets, though.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 3:57 pm
So sad and heartbreaking. No living creature is immune from this catastrophic economic metdown. Cats and dogs are the furry victims of the economic downturn. :( A pox upon all those that helped create this mess and are prolonging it or profiting from it as others suffer!
Thanks Carrie.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 11:35 pm
Spam! Please remove!
 

Carrie B. (306)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 2:06 am
I am not being judgmental, but I KNOW that I would go without before I ever left one of my beloved babies.
 

Anneke Andries (256)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 6:17 am
it is depressing indeed.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 6:23 pm
Is wonderful that these people are helping. Here in Florida, as someone mentioned, we have animals running all over the place with no homes any longer, not only in Dade Co. but many areas. Until the citizens of this Country start taking to the streets in massive numbers, the millions, we will continue to have people and animals suffering.

1/3 of all Americans are now living at or below the poverty line, it is expected before this is all over that 2/3 of us will be in this sitution. Too many sit back and have done nothing, waiting for someone else to do something, while our Country is sucked dry by the Oligarchy. Too many believe it won't happen to them, then surprise it does.

Those who gambled with our economy, the Leadership that didn't protect us but led us off the cliff, the Vulture Corporate Capitalist, the War Machine, has driven this despair arcross our land and around the world.
 

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday July 30, 2012, 2:04 am
noted in sadness for those folk who have enough problems without having to find other homes for their pets.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Monday July 30, 2012, 9:27 am
She acted with responsibility, which is more than a lot of people do. Most just abandon their pets and let them fend for themselves. They have this ridiculous notion that dogs and cats are self-sufficient. Well, that might be up to a certain point, but beyond that is starvation, that thing called a "shelter," and then euthenazia. That's why it's so gratifying to read about someone who acted with true compassion, even though the chips are down.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Monday July 30, 2012, 1:54 pm
thanks Carrie, so sad that it comes to this for so many people
 

Latonya W. (83)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:16 pm
Thanx for the info I dont know what I would do in some situations as people who give their pets up I just know I can not give my daughter up or back so I cant give my pets up either I rather be dead myself...
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 12:59 pm
I would never give up my cats. I'd live in the streets with them if I had to. Animals depend on us for their welfare and I will NEVER betray their trust for me to provide. I will make them dirt and grass sandwiches if that is all that was left to eat, but they will not strave.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 1:00 pm
I just want to add, 80% of the cats don't make it out of shelters alive. If you give your cat to a shelter, you have sentenced it to death. Did it really deserve that because of your ill planning?
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Friday August 3, 2012, 12:52 pm
thnx and noted
 

Ann B. (140)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:16 am
sadly noted
 
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