What kind of Monster would leave THIS behind in a foreclosure?

This is a living thing, people!

April 7, 2017

At the height of the foreclosure crisis, HousingWire regularly ran ads from a nonprofit called No Paws Left Behind.

The charity worked hard to find no-kill shelters for the droves of innocent cats and dogs being abandoned when their owners fled the property.

While we’ve lost contact through the years, and the fallout from housing bust began to ameliorate to some extent, it comes with some sadness to learn the act of abandoning pets is still happening.

Take the following Facebook post as proof:


A friend of mine found this cute dog abandoned in a remodel house she bought and it needs a home. It’s in the DFW/ Terrell area.

This leads me first to ask: What kind of monsters would leave THIS behind in a foreclosure?

But more importantly, what should be done about it? Please leave suggestions in the comments below.

And who can forget about our former reporter, Christine Ricciardi, who wrote in this HousingWire article about two kittens left behind in a foreclosure and then went and adopted them herself!

Unfortunately, in this case, we can’t adopt this cute dog, but let me know if you think you can solve this problem.

UPDATE! Christine tweeted this to me, so must share the success story of the foreclosure kitten who found a good home!

3 Responses

  1. This is who does this: the same loser humans that are the reason 9,000 adoptable cats and dogs are killed in shelters in this country every single day. Because these loser humans are irresponsible and heartless. They don’t spay/neuter and they don’t honor a lifetime commitment to an animal. As soon as life becomes inconvenient, they dump their pets. This happens ALL THE TIME foreclosure or not.

    There is always hope and help for those who try to do right by their pets, whether they need training help, food or vet care donations, referrals to an animal friendly landlord/property to live, etc… many simply don’t consider asking because they either do not care or they temporarily lack the coping skills to manage whatever shit storm they are in.

    When you volunteer in rescue you hear it all — usually ‘sudden’ allergies, new baby, not enough time, have to move, etc… are the excuses, but there really are no excuses. Well, except for death of the owner with no family members able to step forward – that’s about the only legitimate one there is.

    Some people should never have pets let alone children. And for those families with children and pets that left their pets behind in their foreclosed home, what does this do to the mind of a child?

    Animals are always at the mercy of people – if the younger generations don’t learn to respect and value them as the sentient beings that they are, these awful statistics will continue. Everyone who reads this article has the power to change things.

    I’m with the Best Friends slogan that “together, we can save them all!”

  2. Foreclosure crisis in this country is pathetic and shame. When some emerging economies are cancelling out debts of their people for economic improvements, we are making people burdened with debts. This is awful as it affects their employment opportunities, disposable income and even getting a decent place to live. If we need to make this country great gain, we need to make sure that all people have homes to live in.

  3. Perhaps people this cruel deserve to be foreclosed on! What a loser.

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