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Recession leaves more pets in cold

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The struggling economy is taking its toll on animal shelters across the country. Families who are facing hard financial times are being forced to surrender their dogs, cats and other pets to animal shelters at an alarming rate.

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In turn, animal shelters are having a hard time keeping up because while demand for their services is skyrocketing, financial donations to these shelters -- also due to the economy -- are dramatically declining.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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