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Aleesha Harris, Fall 2009, Past Students

Slideshow: Pets impacted by San Diego Recession

By Aleesha Harris

During these tough financial times, officials at the San Diego Animal Services agency are troubled by a new trend. Though agency officials haven’t seen an increase in pet owners formally surrendering their animals, more pets are being dropped off as ‘strays.’ But when the records of these ‘strays’ are traced through microchips and registration, the person who turned in the animal often appears to be the actual owner.
Find more information at County Department of Animal Services


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