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The Ruff Report: Dogs and Money


These ideas can put a leash on high pet costs
Animal welfare experts say cash-strapped pet parents can reap big savings during these difficult economic times by making their own toys, doing their own grooming and buying food in bulk. More

This formula is certain to sicken your pet
A popular formula that more and more pet parents are using on their dogs and cats may appear to be good for you and your pet now, but it will assuredly ruin the health of your dog or cat later, animal welfare advocates warn. More

Homeless pets are in dire need of help
Animal welfare organizations across the United States report that their shelters are filled to capacity because of the economic recession and foster care volunteers who provide temporary shelter for pets have become an essential part of their work to provide care for the newly homeless animals.
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These poor pets are hungry for your help
Feeding Pets of the Homeless is trying to collect 75,000 pounds of pet food by year-end to distribute to the approximately 30,000 pets that are forced to sleep on the streets each night with their homeless owners. The problem has been exacerbated by hard economic times and the housing foreclosure crisis. More

Influx of homeless pets overwhelms shelters
Animal welfare organizations across the United States report that their shelters are filled to capacity because of the economic recession and foster care volunteers who provide temporary shelter for pets have become an essential part of their work to provide care for the newly homeless animals. More

Economic crisis could leave 1 million pets homeless
The expected surge in homelessness because of the economic recession is likely to create a huge burden on already strained humane societies and rescue shelters.
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Our dogs come first even in bad economic times
A survey has found that Americans would rather give up creature comforts like gourmet coffee, massages and cosmetic dental procedures than shortchange medical care for their dogs. More

Airlines impose higher fees, restrictions for pets
A watchdog group says flying with a pet could become as expensive as flying an additional person as airlines raise in-cabin and cargo fees. More

UK pets bearing brunt of hard economic times
A survey has found that pets owners in the United Kingdom are cutting back in all aspects of pet care including buying cheaper food and avoiding purchasing medication. More

Recession is endangering your pet's health
Many pet parents are skipping routine veterinary visits and preventive care for their companions because of money problems, a trend that veterinarians say is dangerous for a pet's well being. More