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Some Owners Give Up Pets Due to High Inflation

Shelters are increasingly receiving animals from people facing financial troubles

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Inflation across the U.S. is forcing many tough choices, and in some cases it has led to owners giving up their pets.

Shelters are increasingly receiving animals from people facing financial troubles, News 12 Hudson Valley in New Jersey reported.

The news outlet quoted Julie Skellenger of Kiya Koda Humane Society saying that “people call us every day wanting to surrender their animal.”

And Bailey Deacon of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter noted that “we’re seeing more people that need help,” according to CBS Baltimore. The shelter has introduced programs to try to prevent pets from being handed over. For example, it has held free pet health clinics held throughout the city and boarded pets for owners facing eviction or other problems.

Watch a news video about the shelter’s efforts:

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