Foreclosure Pets

February 1, 2008 7:50:21 AM PST
Philadelphia pet owners who are losing their homes to foreclosures will now have a place for their animals.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering its "good home guarantee" to people who can no longer keep their pets.

Spokeswoman Heather Redford says rather than letting a pet become a stray, or leaving it behind to die, pet owners will have a guarantee that the PSPCA will find the animal a good home.

The Pennsylvania SPCA typically charges a fee for the program - $25 for cats and $50 for dogs - but the agency is waiving that fee for anyone losing a home because of foreclosure.

The offer is only good for residents of Philadelphia, and they need proof of foreclosure.