Posted by | December 16, 2008 23:30 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevenetion of Cruelty to Animals says there’s a 45% increase in animals being up up for adoption, with foreclosure being the primary reason.

Count two barking dogs – a Jack Russell terrier named Shadow and a rat terrier named Precious – among the not-so-quiet victims of the recession. After six years of living together in a Dorchester apartment, they were surrendered to the Animal Rescue League of Boston last month after the woman who owned them lost her home to foreclosure. Now they share a chain-link kennel at the league’s South End shelter.


And in a tough economy, fewer people are coming by animal shelters to  take in new family members.  This might be a good time to adopt a furry friend.

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