If you have been keeping an eye on the news recently, you know how tough times are for lots of men and women. Hopefully, you are not taking a significant hit from the economic recession. If you are not you ought to consider yourself lucky. A group that is suffering, but not getting a great deal of recognition for this, is animals. Check out the local pet shelter and you will see exactly what we mean. They have been overrun with dogs in the recent months and fewer puppy supplies. There are a few reasons for this
- Money is tight
The first reason is that many people must spend less across the board. For some, they make the choice to eliminate their dog as a means to save on the monthly expenses for the home. They send the dog to the humane society and hope it will find a new home. The humane society will then keep the dogs for as long as they could, trying to do that. Also, the tight money situation is stopping many folks who would usually be eager to adopt a puppy, for now. They figure that they should wait till their financial situation is a bit better before bringing a new pet into their dwelling.
Another reason the humane society is seeing a lot more dogs is because there are lots of men and women that are losing their houses. The foreclosure rates are through the ceiling which means there are a great deal of people that are losing their homes and moving into something more modest. Often that means they are moving into flats. The problem is that many apartments do not allow dogs and thus they are left giving away their dog so that they can move into a cheaper home.
- The demand for dog supplies
All these additional dogs being sent into the pet shelters has put a significant strain on the shelters for pet supplies. From food to bedding and anything else you can think of, the supplies are being used almost as rapidly as they arrive in. People who used to drop supplies off frequently, are now rarely able to pay for those additional cans of food and other dog shelter that are necessary.
This is where you can come in. If you are among the lucky ones who’s not in severely tight fiscal times, you are able to use your good fortune to help those less fortunate, like creatures in your regional shelter. Call them and find out what types of dog supplies they are in most dire need of. Chances are they will need everything and anything, but there might be things they are more desperate for. As soon as you know which dog supplies are most critical, do what you can to buy some and encourage others you know to do the same to help the humane society through this challenging time.