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Pet Care Tips For A Tough Economy

First Posted: 03/ 7/2012 4:45 pm   Updated: 03/ 7/2012 4:56 pm

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson:

Our unemployment rate may be dipping, but many U.S. families still struggle to make ends meet. “Doing more with less” requires tough decisions about household expenses, and many pet owners face the possibility of losing their pets. Fortunately, there is a network of resources available to keep pets and their people together. Here are a few options if you need help -- or can lend a hand.

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When Ann King created Save Our Pets food bank in 2008, she had a hard time convincing friends of the need for pet food banks. Four years later, we all know at least one friend or family member who has faced economic challenges, and King has seen her idea spread across the country.

"More and more, we still have people coming who are living in their cars with their pets," King says. "They've been evicted; rather than giving pets up they're staying in their cars with them."

Check SaveOurPets.com to find a pet food bank in your area. Some traditional food banks also are beginning to carry pet food, or provide resources in your area. It also helps to call local breed rescue groups for recommendations.



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