Joe Biden can add biggest killer of pets in the nation to his resume, now that pet owners are surrendering their animals to shelters in greater quantities than ever because they can’t afford to keep them.
Shelters nationwide are reporting some of the highest numbers of surrenders they have ever seen, according to The Blaze.
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.”
These shelters don’t like to talk about it, but the fact is, most animals that end up in shelters later end up dead.
So, there you have it, Joe Biden has also become the grim reaper for America’s pets.
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