Imagine the hopeful eyes of countless dogs and cats, once cherished companions, now facing uncertain futures within the crowded walls of shelters across America. Four years into the pandemic, this is the reality for millions of homeless animals. The initial surge of pet adoptions has reversed into a surge of abandonments, leaving shelters overcrowded and under-resourced. The financial difficulties many Americans face, compounded by the rising costs of pet care, have turned our shelters into overwhelmed refuges for abandoned pets.
Sign the petition to urge Congress to increase federal funding for animal shelters across the United States!
The pandemic's economic impact has made pet ownership unaffordable for many, leading to a heartbreaking increase in pet abandonment. The financial strain on pet owners, coupled with the escalating costs of veterinary care, has created a situation where federal intervention is not only compassionate but necessary.
This funding is essential for the shelters' operational costs, medical care for the animals, and the expansion of adoption programs. It's a step towards ensuring that these animals receive the care they deserve and that the shelters have the resources to sustain their vital work.
Sign this petition to urge Congress to act now to increase federal funding to our nation's animal shelters!