Shelters nationwide report that more pet owners are surrendering their dogs and cats because they can no longer afford to take care of them. With rising inflation and an increased cost of living, pet owners across the country are making the difficult decision to give up their four-legged friends.
Rover, an online marketplace for pet care services, issued a March press release addressing the costs of pet care.
The report found that owners are currently spending $480-$3,470 per year for each dog and that a majority of owners are concerned that the costs of caring for their beloved pets will continue to rise. In an attempt to reduce costs, people are spending less on treats and accessories.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of pet-related products increased 8.3% from May 2021 to May 2022.
Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson reported that people are giving up their pets because they can no longer afford housing costs. The Arizona shelter reported a 12% increase in housing-related surrenders from last year.
Shelter Animals Count Executive Director Stephanie Filer told CNBC , “They’re now more commonly seeing issues related to housing or finances as why families – often tearfully – are forced to say goodbye to their family’s pet.”
KC Pet Project in Missouri told the news outlet that it expects to receive 15,000 surrendered pets this year alone. In previous years, the total number of pets relinquished to that shelter averaged 10,000. Chief Communications Officer Tori Fugate, stated that 40% of the dogs at that shelter were relinquished because of housing or financial constraints.
St. Joseph Animal Shelter, another Missouri facility, reported that the number of animals being surrendered continues to be an ongoing issue. Humane educator Aubrey Silvey told KNPG-LD , “We’re seeing more owner relinquishes, and usually for the reasons that people can’t […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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