Losing one's home is painful for many reasons--loss of security, loss of self, loss of a family space, loss of the American dream. But I would expect that the loss is especially acute when the family has to part with their pet, because, as most pet-owners will tell you, they may have four legs, but they are still members of our families. Certainly this isn't as consequential as homelessness, but my guess is that it doesn't make it any less painful when Mom or Dad has to leave their child's horse or the family dog at the shelter. It's just another example of the range of the fallout from our current economic situation in this country.Also, as an aside, I am obligated to point out that the post was authored by from a professor from my alma mater Ohio University, which also adds to its overall excellence. Go Bobcats!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
More on the foreclosure crisis and its impact on animals
I'd posted previously about the problems for animals when the homes where they are living go into foreclosure. Credit Slips, the best blog on credit and bankruptcy, weighed in on the subject here. From the post: