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CNN's Anderson Cooper Reports Pets Are Dying Due to Oil Spill


I am not surprised by Anderson Cooper 360: Reporter’s Notebook that animals are being up in large numbers because of the oil spill.

Responsible for wildlife deaths, increased unemployment, economic losses in fisheries and tourism, and now breaking up families as pets are being given up – BP star doesn’t shine so bright

He writes that we hear about pelicans and sea turtles, but not so much about dogs or cats. However, as people lose their jobs and/or their homes – in places all around America, the pets lose out. Ana Zorilla, of the Louisiana SPCA showed Cooper that her shelter is filled with give-ups, and I’ve heard that’s now true elsewhere in the Gulf region. But Anderson didn’t didn’t tell the whole story. What he may not have thought about are all the animals just dumped, mostly cats, but dogs too…Animals simply discarded in the woods or even on city streets.  

Zorrilla told Cooper that when some families come in to turn in
their pets they can hardly bring themselves to say it’s because of the
spill. She says they are just too torn up. She says she’d like BP to
help to may for some of the bills and help keep the family pet at home
instead of at the shelters. She would like BP to pay for pet food and
veterinary expenses so families can stay intact.

BP – where are you? Keeping families in tact, you’d think that might be a priority. My goal is for this piece for be forwarded enough so BP can see it.

(Thank you Anderson Cooper)

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