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Number Of Abandoned Animals Jumped In '08

By jim Published: March 5, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New statistics show that as more homes are lost to the struggling economy more people are breaking the law by leaving their pets behind.

According to the Capital Area Humane Society, there was a 34 percent increase last year in dogs and cats that were left behind.

Humane Society agents said they understand that families suffer in times of crisis and foreclosure, but they also said that pet owners still need to be aware of their responsibilities.

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