7 Ways to Help Homeless Pet Owners
Care2 March 22, 2018
Genevieve Frederick recently got a call from a woman who was upset because she believed a homeless man was using his dog to get more money. She saw them frequently at her bus stop and said that the dog had grown up on the streets with the man.
“She wanted to know how to get the dog away from the homeless man,” said Frederick, founder and president of Pets of the Homeless, a national nonprofit that works to help the homeless feed and provide veterinary care for their animal companions. “She wasn’t considering the strong bond that had developed between the two. I suggested that she stop and give the dog treats and talk to the man about his situation.”
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless 3.5 million Americans are homeless. Five to 10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 24 percent. Pets of the Homeless have helped 17,641 animals that included dogs, cats, a pig, ferrets and reptiles. (Read Full Story Here)