July 15th, 2010
05:31 PM ET

Tonight: Text 360

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It’s not just pelicans and turtles and dolphins that are affected by the oil spill. While the family pet may not be covered in oil, too many of them are now homeless because their owners, mainly fisherman, can no longer afford to take care of them. They are out of work and behind on bills, so now as many as 80 dogs a month are ending up in shelters, given away by their owners. Randi Kaye spent time at one shelter. Do you have questions for Randi? We want to know!

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. jan

    With so many animals effected by this BP disaster,
    doesn't this area also come under BP's responsibility?

    July 16, 2010 at 11:05 am |
  2. johanna Pizzo

    Is there a fund to which I can contribute that would enable an owner to keep their pet? It's so heartbreaking to see and know these animals have been surrendered! Pet food is not extremely costly. Vet fees may be but there are low cost clinics for routine treatment.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  3. Brian Riback - Waldwick, NJ


    Do you trust BP or agree with me that once the media hype dies down their willingness to pay back will die with it?


    July 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  4. Emily

    Anderson, clearly you and Finnegan were meant to be together. You're going to adopt him, right? And a few others as well, no? If not you, then who?
    With best wishes from Brooklyn and our trio of rescues.

    July 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  5. Paul Lopes

    Hi Anderson,

    After watching your segment about the oprhaned pets in LA we
    would like to learn how to adopt.


    Paul Lopes
    Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    July 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  6. katherine

    why no natural dispertants ????

    July 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  7. Mollie

    Im from Philadelphia but i want to help. I would love to foster a dog. where and how would i go about doing that for the shelter that is featured or a shelter that is receiving dogs from the areas affected by the oil spill.

    July 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  8. Ed Treaster

    Hi Anderson,

    Yesterday you & Randi reported on a dog shelter in LA. can you tell me how I can contact them or their location.

    Thanks Very Much,


    July 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  9. Laurie Burns

    I was wondering why some people are blaming the President for this oil spill and why these same people are proponents for the continuance of drilling offshore. President Obama is correct to be concerned with the safety of drilling. Why doesn't anyone contrast the problems that BP and other oil companies are causing around the world–especially in the Nigerian Delta Region where oil has destroyed this region? President Obama has become the "clean up" president for more than just the oil spill.

    July 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  10. Robert Stroney

    As I suggested yesterday, send these domesticated animals to other states for adoption; they can be trained as "guide-dogs", assist in loving folks at retirement / assisted living facilities – all over the Country and as we saw last night – AC has a soft side...kisses for the baby "d" "o" "g".

    July 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

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