|Don't Forget the Pets! Coverage|
|Tuesday, 29 September 2009 00:00|
Q Salt Lake covered our "Don't Forget the Pets!" campaign in their September issue!
Of all those hit by the recent economic crisis, one could argue that pets have suffered the most. With home foreclosures up and human homelessness at highs unseen since the Great Depression, many people have been forced to give their beloved pets up to shelters and rescues at an alarming rate. Worse, some have simply abandoned their animals to fend for themselves — an act that puts them in danger of starvation, sickness and death.
In other words, pets are often the forgotten victims of an economy gone south. And Anne Davis wants to make sure that humans remember and help them. When the economy began turning down in 2008, she created Don’t Forget the Pets, a year-long drive to collect kibble, canned food, bird seed, hamster pellets, fish flakes and all forms of pet food.
"We were seeing them abandoned at every shelter in the state, from horses to kittens,” said Davis, the Executive Director and President of Animal Advocacy Alliance, noting that several shelters — including the one in Draper City — have been inundated with drop-offs in the last year. Read more >