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5 Miniature Pinschers Need Love and Understanding



For months, six Miniature Pinschers lived in their owners’ car. It wasn’t that their owners didn’t want them. But after being evicted from their home and forced to live in a hotel, which would only allow them to keep three of their nine pets, the family didn’t know where else to turn.

It was then that they met an animal control officer from our Forked River shelter who helped the family surrender the dogs so they might be properly cared for. One of the six dogs has already been adopted. Five more are being socialized and are looking for stable, forever homes.

At right is one of the five Mini-Pins awaiting adoption.

According to our Executive Director, Roseann Trezza, “It’s a heartbreaking story, but one we are seeing almost daily. Families in financial crisis sometimes go to extreme measures to keep their beloved pets. Unfortunately, sometimes it is in the best interest of the animal – or animals in this case – to give them up, by either having a friend or relative foster them or surrendering them to a reputable, caring shelter.”

If we could hear the secret being whispered, surely it would be "I hope someone will love me forever!"

AHS is seeing a surge in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered to its three animal care centers in Forked River, Tinton Falls and Newark, as families and individuals struggle to keep their personal finances in check and fewer people look to adopt new pets. It is important to note that AHS does not euthanize animals already living at any of their centers to make room for new ones. That makes the need to find homes for these homeless animals even greater.

“It’s a tough quandary. Whereas we want every one of the animals in our care to find a happy forever home, we also need to be sure that potential adopters understand the long-term financial, emotional and time commitment of taking in a new pet,” Ms Trezza said. “And although we’d love to see all five of these mini pinschers go to one happy home, we understand that in this climate, that may not be reasonable. We just want them to be happy and thrive.”

Staff members at any of our three shelters can discuss what type of pet will best meet your lifestyle. There are hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small animals available for adoption in Tinton Falls, Newark and Forked River. You can check them out before meeting them in person by logging on to Petfinder.

Not able to adopt right now? Consider sponsoring on our Share-A-Pet program! There are so mnay wonderful cats and dogs that would appreciate your support, your visits and your attention!

5/26/2009

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