There’s an amazing organization here in the Phoenix area that does wonderful work with families facing foreclosure to help them keep their pets, and rescues animals that are often abandoned when a family leaves their home.
Check out everything the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation does”¦ Financial aid, pet food bank, foster program, adoptions, rescue aid. I don’t know how many animals they saved or families they have helped. But they need our help to continue.
Their mission is simple:
Our mission is to be a source for real estate professionals and others when they encounter a pet in need. To rescue, rehome, and advocate for pets that have been abandoned or left behind due to foreclosure or eviction. To provide options for families to keep their pets if hard economic times are making it difficult to keep or care for their pet, and to promote spaying and neutering.
Simple, but this requires time, money, volunteers, coordination and lots of effort. And it requires lots of people that are willing and able to provide a foster home for animals.
One of our agents, Michele Guss, is a volunteer with “LOHPF”. She let me know that the foundation is in desperate need of fosters. At this point, the intake of the foundation is at a total stop until more fosters can be located.
Summer will soon be upon us. Can you imagine spending the 115 degree days out in the back yard, or wandering the streets in that kind of heat?
It’s very sad that so many animals get abandoned due to foreclosure. The critters are the forgotten victims of the housing mess.
If you’ve got the space and the means, please consider fostering an animal or two. It’ll do ya good. And Fido too.
Here’s a video that shows more about the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation”¦