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Pets flood local shelters during hard times

Original post made on Apr 13, 2010

As head of Palo Alto Animal Services, Sandi Stadler has a unique perspective on how the recession is hurting Peninsula residents. More than ever before, she says, people are abandoning their pets at the shelter because they can no longer afford to keep them.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:06 PM

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Posted by Miss USA
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm

A truly heartbreaking story, indeed. If you are considering getting a pet PLEASE think about adoption instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a designer dog!


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Posted by Reason
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

And please...before having childeren yourself, consider adopting one of the kids in foster care today. It's equally silly to bring in another person onto this planet when there is already plenty available for adoption.


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