Having a pet is one obstacle the homeless face when applying for a job. Where do they leave Fido during the interview?
A unique solution to a growing problem.
“But the unique attribute is that the shelter will be staffed exclusively by homeless people who live on the streets with their pets and thus have a demonstrated affinity for caring for animals in need. By providing them employment in animal shelters centered around the passion they have already developed — along with social work and other services to aid them in managing their income and transitioning them from the streets into permanent employment — we believe we can utilize the mutual support that homeless people and animals in need provide one another in order to help both.”
I will be promoting this idea to animal shelters across the country because the homeless with pets have demonstrated their love for pets.
A first step might be that animal shelters give these caring homeless a job while their own pet is kenneled during the day.