Every year, thousands of pets are turned in to shelters nationwide.
Some are abandoned because their owners made hurried decisions about what pet to get, many are turned in due to the downturn in the economy and still others are abandoned because their owners are military and are moving cross country or overseas.
H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue, located in Panama City, sees many of these situations on a daily basis. With so many military bases located in Northwest Florida, military owners are turning in their pets at an alarming rate.
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