The real victims with foreclosures

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Real Estate Agent with Aksland Real Estate

Many of you know that I come from an area in the country which statistically has more foreclosures than any other part.  There are issues with banks and people trashing the homes and people vandalazing the homes for copper, but that is not the issue with this blog.  This deals with the victims that are often not talked about, which is the household pet.  Many people have just left their dogs or cats in the house or garage, tied up with little or no food or shelter. Sometimes it could be a month or so before a cleanup person or a realtor comes by the house to discern its value and discover the abandoned pet.  Many times it is too late and there is tremendous property damage to the house as a result of the neglect.

The question that comes to my mind is how could someone do that to something that they loved and was a part of their family? At the very least take the animal to the humane society or ASPCA so that it can be adopted out to a family that will care for it.  I understand that there is a lot of anger toward the bank when a house is foreclosed upon, but to leave a pet behind is just outright wrong. A pet trusts that their owners will care for them and feed them, not to leave them to be a problem for someone else.  I just do not understand the reasoning. I do understand that sometimes that they cannot take the pet with them, but there are always other options.

The really sad part is that there are articles in the Associated Press that talk about Stockton and Modesto by name as areas where this is happening more and more frequently.

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Roberta LaRocca
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Matthew, I don't know how anyone could do that to a pet!  The least they could do is take it to a shelter.
February 05, 2008 09:28 PM
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Matthew Zgonc
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It makes absolutely no sense Roberta.  The only thing I can think of is that the sheriff escorted them off the property and they couldn't find the pet.
February 06, 2008 09:45 AM
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Rich Dansereau
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This is a horrible thing for anyone to do to a member of their family that they hopefully loved at some point. I rescued one of my dogs 8 years ago when someone in my former apartment complex moved away and left her on a 2 foot chain on the balcony. When she was discovered after two weeks, she was in bad shape, nearly starved and living in her own feces an urine. After several thousand of dollars in the first few months, she made a full recovery. She is a very happy dog that hopefully does not remember that awful time. I saw a story on the NBC Nightly News on this very topic tonight.
February 09, 2008 07:59 PM
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Steve Shatsky
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This is criminal, unthinkable and cruel.  Period.  Would anyone be forced out of their home and leave their child behind?
February 09, 2008 10:55 PM
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Matthew Zgonc
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Good points, Rich and Steve. Would someone really leave a child behind? Who knows it could be possible.

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