Many of the pets at 157 West Grand were loved by their owners, but had to be given up. In this case it was a foreclosure, which can be a real problem.
"Some people will just open the doors and let them go ... or others will just abandon the home with the pet in them and that is not a good thing to do. If you need to relinquish your animal get it to a shelter," said Barbiers.
There are lots of dogs and cats up for adoption for $55. But before rushing down to The Anti-Cruelty Society, people should consider the full cost of owning a pet.
"If your dog is healthy it costs about $1,000- $2,000 to keep that animal for a year. Feed costs, vet costs, vaccinations, rabies tags things like that," said Dr. Barbiers. "Cats are about $800 a year."