Oil Spill Hardships Force Owners To Leave Pets In Public Pet SheltersJune 14th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Gulf Of Mexico, June 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill is ultimately showing its effect on the families and the pets living in the Gulf areas.
Reports claim that many fishermen who have become unemployed due to the oil spill are now giving away their pets to animal centers. Unable to maintain their families, the owners are now leaving their pets to the animal shelters for them to be adopted by some other pet lovers.
Reports claim that the pet centers are filled with dogs and cats who have indirectly become the victim of the oil spill. Every cage of the rescue centers are filled with dogs and cats and still many more are pouring in every day.
The workers are trying to accommodate the ever increasing number of pets that are being handed over to the center. They are also trying to get new owners for the pets to make some space for the new arrivals.
Jacob Stroman, the director of Plaquemines Parish Animal Welfare Society mentions that the present situation has arisen due to the gulf oil leak and says that while the center is trying hard to provide for the pets it is also preparing for the worse which they fear is yet to come.
Charles Ballay the co-owner of the marina says that he can understand the frustration and the insecurity of the fishermen who still do not know when they will receive their next pay check.
He says that in such a situation the fishermen are left with no other choices than to make a tough decision of departing from their pets. As for the centers, they only urge people to consider these pets once when they decide to buy one.
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