Do you know the forgotten victims of the Real Estate Downturn?
The housing slump hurts more than just people. Animals suffer from the housing market downturn and current economic times too. If you happened to read the LA Times on Saturday, December 6, 2008, the Home Section (Section F) was entitled The Pet Issue. On the front page of Section F was a picture of Baldwin, a black, 1-year old Chihuahua mix currently awaiting adoption (the plight of black dogs and black cats is also addressed in this Section).
Animal shelters across the nation, sadly, are filled to overcapacity, due largely in part to pet owners losing their jobs and their homes. Many animals that were once part of a loving home environment now they find themselves bewildered and scared on concrete floors in over-crowded shelter kennel runs. Many of these animals will face euthanasia. LA Animal Services recorded a 20% increase in the number of impounded dogs compared to the same period in 2007.
If you are considering bringing an animal into your home by promising to make a lifetime commitment to that animal, I urge you to visit one of your local animal shelters or reputable animal rescue groups. If you are not able to adopt an animal into your home, you may want to consider donating to a reputable animal rescue organization. These organizations work tirelessly every single day to rescue as many animals as they can from the shelters and help place them in new homes.
If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home,investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles,Beverly Hills,Culver City,Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 (USA) or email me at EndreBarath@TheMLS.Com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com