A "Pup Crawl" event was held Saturday, September 26, walking dogs across New York's Brooklyn Bridge in an effort to cast light on the plight of dogs and cats endangered by the rash of US home foreclosures, reports the New York Times .
Joseph Hassan organized the walk to raise funds and awareness for animal shelters. The Pup Crawl Web site has earned US$1,000 for three shelters in New York, Los Angeles and Florida.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals believes that up to 1 million pets may lose their homes due to the housing crisis.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.