Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

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Thousands of pets are being abandoned across Portugal, either being dumped at the gates of charitable associations or simply taken far from home and left behind, as owners struggle to make ends meet due to the continuing financial crisis. Animal associations around the capital are also struggling to make ends meet and pay the expenses of looking after other people's unwanted animals as the number of paid members has fallen, along with the number of animal adoptions.

Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel.

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Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. So what does this mean for animal shelters that are already overflowing? Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People.