The Coming Eviction Crisis Will Affect Pets, Too

With the federal eviction moratorium expiring Saturday July 31, 2021, millions of American families are at risk of losing their homes. The number of animals displaced with their people is likely to be catastrophic.

“No one should be faced with the decision of having to give up a family member while in a housing emergency.”

Animal shelters across the country, already full, will be further stretched for space and resources.

“We can and must keep pets and families together, and save shelter animals’ lives,” says Kristen Hassen, director for American Pets Alive! and a national expert on community-based animal sheltering. “No one should be faced with the decision of having to give up a family member while in a housing emergency. With shelters and communities working together, we can help families facing this devastating eviction crisis.”

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