If the economy has made you feel like a rubber band and you're currently stretched to the max, please don't think that getting rid of the family pet is the best way to save money. It's during times like this, when you're stressed, even lonely, that having the kind of unconditional love a pet provides is helpful, even downright necessary.
FloridaPets.net has put together a resource page called "Aid for Pets - and Their Pepole." If you need help caring for your pet, we've got some great resources for free or low cost assistance that can help you keep your pet healthy and yourself sane. Here are some of the highlights:
*** Regular and emergency veterinarian care.
*** Low cost or free spaying and/or neutering.
*** Solutions to housing issues.
*** Prescription drugs for pets.
*** Pet food.
*** Dog coats for pets of homeless people.
*** Prescription and dental care for the humans.
*** And much more - for both pets and people.