We all know times are tough right now…each one of us is feeling it in some way or another.  Some of us are happy to just have work, to pay the bills, and have a little to spare…but there are people out there losing their jobs and homes.  And losing their jobs and homes doesn’t just affect themselves alone; but family members and pets.   In fact, right now many people losing their homes are also forced to give up their beloved pets.   Just search the internet and you will find many articles on the subject…but the reality could be right out your front door.  Here is an article from Bakersfield.com – More Owners Giving up Pets in Recession by Jason Kotowski.

Maybe it’s because they are moving to an apartment where they can’t have pets, or maybe far away and can’t travel with their pets, or maybe it’s just the cost of having a pet…No matter what it is, it’s happening.

What can you do?

I’m calling to action to everyone out there reading…adopt or foster…whatever you can do.

If you don’t have the funds or means to bring a new pet into your home by adopting one at your local shelter, then maybe there is an option of fostering a pet for some time.  If we can get just a few pets out of the shelters, then this frees up cages to receive more and that means less beloved pets euthanized due to overfull shelters.

If you are in the San Luis Obispo County area check out TLC 4 Animals.  This site can direct you to direct links to local adoption agencies and local cuties that are ready for adoption.  And of of course you can go directly to the Woods Humane Society Site.  If you are in the Bakersfield area check out the local SPCA shelter for adoption or donations.  And for the Visalia area, Valley Oak SPCA is your local SPCA shelter.   There are many more out there…the best thing to do is just use your preferred search engine for “pet adoptions” and “your local town”.

And yes of course, I adopted just a year ago an “older kitty” for my two kids.  We welcomed Tiger into our family and our hearts.  He is a 7 year old “apricot” orange tabby.  His mommy was forced to give him up due to her living situation and so we adopted him from our local shelter up here in the East Bay. He is one happy boy with his two loving kids watching over him!

Whatever you can could be the difference of one pet friend life!

Have a wonderful and enjoyable week. Thanks for tuning in…

And for more information on the services we offer, cremation questions, and memorial products please visit Eden Memorial Pet Care.

*Christine Johnson

General Manager
Eden Memorial Pet Care

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Says Tiger, "My new family."

Says Tiger, "My new family."