Some people are just scum. And then there's stories like these, which show a level worse than scum.
The United States is no longer a nation of laws, so I'd imagine nobody is following up on going after the failed housing gamblers who are now abandoning and abusing their animals as they skip town.
How these people sleep at night I'll never know. Screw the bank, sure, but for the love of god, the dogs? The cats?
If you want to help, here's an animal shelter in Stockton. Give 'em a few bucks if you can.
Foreclosures lead to abandoned animals
STOCKTON, Calif. - The house was ravaged — its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in the wreckage was an abandoned member of the family: a starving pit bull.
The dog found by workers was too far gone to save — another example of how pets are becoming the newest victims of the nation's mortgage crisis as homeowners leave animals behind when they can no longer afford their property.
Pets "are getting dumped all over," said Traci Jennings, president of the Humane Society of Stanislaus County in northern California. "Farmers are finding dogs dumped on their grazing grounds, while house cats are showing up in wild cat colonies."
The abandoned pets are overwhelming animal shelters and drawing fury from bloggers, especially as photos of emaciated animals circulate on the Internet.
February 06, 2008
OK, this really pisses me off: Failed housing gamblers who are abandoning their pets as they abandon their houses
Posted by blogger at 2/06/2008