Pets that have been accustomed to a loving and comfortable home typically don't adjust well to shelter life.
They refuse to eat.
They become depressed, showing signs of being un-adoptable.
They become the first to be euthanized.
This is a preventable problem that can be eliminated if you follow these steps.
IDENTIFY A CAREGIVER
Someone who will care for your pets with the same love and attention you have. Short term for the days or weeks after an emergency or long term, should you die or become permanently incapacitated.
PREPARE WRITTEN EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS
SET UP A FUND SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR PETS
Food, shelter, medical care.....these expenses won't stop even if you're not around to pay for them. Help your pets' new caregiver with a savings account to cover ongoing needs.
You can find more information on how to follow these steps and much more by going to 2ndchance4pets.org and clicking on their Resources tab.