Economic hardship affects pets' plight

Economic hardship affects pets' plight

There are 8 comments on the New Jersey Herald story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Economic hardship affects pets' plight. In it, New Jersey Herald reports that:

As the economy goes down, the number of meows and woofs at the county's animal shelters is going up.

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Kathy

Yonkers, NY

#1 Dec 12, 2008
So sad.
Karen

Plant City, FL

#2 Dec 12, 2008
I live in Fl. hit pretty hard with heavy unemployment....our local animal shelters are filled to capacity, they have set up at various places stores, groomers, vet office boxes and the community is donating dog/cat food for those that can't feed their animals, at least if they have food to get them, they will keep the pets and not put them out on the street or just dump them.
I dropped off three bags of dry/wet food myself.

Humans are hurting but lets not forget about their pets too.
Christine B

Yonkers, NY

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Karen wrote:
I live in Fl. hit pretty hard with heavy unemployment....our local animal shelters are filled to capacity, they have set up at various places stores, groomers, vet office boxes and the community is donating dog/cat food for those that can't feed their animals, at least if they have food to get them, they will keep the pets and not put them out on the street or just dump them.
I dropped off three bags of dry/wet food myself.
Humans are hurting but lets not forget about their pets too.
Nice to see their are good people in the world. Here's to you!
Old New Jerseyan

United States

#4 Feb 5, 2009
Poor puppies.
TooBad

United States

#5 Feb 5, 2010
Pets are a luxury item and whether dog-crazy America wants to admit it or not, they are nothing more than property. If this economic crisis does nothing else, perhaps it will open the eyes of a few people and they will finally realize there are things in this world more important than d@*^#$ dogs!-- food, shelter, clothing, a job and one's children -- to name just a few.
In Jersey

United States

#6 Feb 6, 2010
Hmmm sad that there are so many people that have and will probably comment about this animal post but not one person posted about the poor janitors that might loose their jobs. Makes you kinda think..... As a society DO we care more about animals than people right now? Are there soooo many losing their jobs now that we are now numb to it? Strange ...
animallover

Westport, CT

#7 Mar 29, 2010
TooBad wrote:
Pets are a luxury item and whether dog-crazy America wants to admit it or not, they are nothing more than property. If this economic crisis does nothing else, perhaps it will open the eyes of a few people and they will finally realize there are things in this world more important than d@*^#$ dogs!-- food, shelter, clothing, a job and one's children -- to name just a few.
how dare you! would you put a family member out on the street or dump them at some doorstep!? these animals are family members and not just property! shame on people---they are the 'animals"
Another Animal Lover

Morris Plains, NJ

#8 Mar 31, 2010
animallover wrote:
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how dare you! would you put a family member out on the street or dump them at some doorstep!? these animals are family members and not just property! shame on people---they are the 'animals"
You are right Animal Lover I believe that pets are part of my family, actually they are my family. I love them more than anything in the world and if necessary I would work part time on weekends. I work two jobs as it is and volunteer on weekend at an animal shelter but if it became necessary I would work another to be able to keep them. They are what is important to my well being.

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