Financial, housing insecurities leading more people to surrender pets, Seattle Humane says

Seattle Humane has seen what it’s calling a massive increase in requests for pet assistance.

SEATTLE — Seattle Humane is seeing an increase in people looking to rehome their pets and the shelter wants people to know it’s not because people are returning to the office. 

“We really want to dispel that myth because quite honestly it’s just not true,” said Seattle Humane Chief Operating Officer, Libby Jones. 

The shelter looked at its data collected from people who have surrendered their companions and believed the trend is caused by increasing levels of financial and housing insecurity. 

“What is happening is people that

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