TORONTO, February 5, 2010 — Author Joanne Wannan, writing atwww.InspiringRescueStories.com, announces contest to inspire and encourage animal lovers everywhere.
It would be very difficult to find many people who have not felt the affects of the current global recession. The financial woes of big business and government typically dominate the headlines. However, they are not the only ones having to struggle through this new economy.
Wannan is the author of NEW LIVES: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope. “During the process of writing New Lives I became aware of numerous animal shelters and other organizations who are really struggling right now due to the slow economy. It’s really the small shelters and organizations that are have been affected the most,” says Wannan.
Unfortunately, not only are many shelters facing budget cuts, but they are also seeing an increase in the number of animals they are required to care for.
“We’re also seeing more animals dumped on our properties. People have been leaving dogs in runs, walking through the doors and just leaving animals in the lobby, leaving cats in bags outside our doors — that’s something that’s happening a lot at all our adoption centers. It was happening before, but not at the rate it’s happening now,” says Brian Adams spokesperson for Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.