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Animal sanctuary helps pet parents during economic crisis

While the economy seems to be turning around at the moment, there are still millions of people across the country who are suffering. And, for pet parents, the financial responsibilities that come with taking care of an animal can sometimes be overwhelming.

According to, New Jersey resident Laura Pople is doing her best to help animal owners during this trying time. She has developed Seer Farms, a 3-acre property where pets can live while their owners get back on their feet.

"We want to provide someplace safe for the animals," she told the news outlet, "but we want to provide hope for their owners, that they would get through this crisis and someday get their animals back."

So far Seer Farms has taken care of more than 120 animals, with almost half of them being reclaimed.

"I think it's great there's a resource like this available for pet owners who need help with some long-term assistance for their pets," Adam Goldfarb, director of the Pets at Risk Program at the Humane Society of the U.S. told the news outlet.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, between three and four million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters every year.
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