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Wonderful idea Rebecca. When our daughter lived in downtown Boston, in the winter we would see the homless gather on the grates over the subways where there was some heat, and cover up with their blankets. Others we saw, headed down the street to the park with a fountain, there was quite a group of them. When daylight came, the park was empty and daily life when on as if the group had never been there....till the next night....and they'd come back.
There is a vet in my city who treats pets of the homeless free, subsidized by donations. If you want to, you can try to find out if there is such a vet in your town or city, and make a donation. I wonder whether anyone has thought of setting up a "feeding station" at downtown dog parks? Maybe the homeless could get a cup of kibble a day by inserting one of their welfare cards.
This is happening in almost every city in our country, Healer. There are many, many homeless people who attach themselves to stray animals in the city...they have a bond. I think the guy in this photo would not go to a shelter because they wouldn't allow his dog in, so he'd rather stay where he is. It breaks my heart to think we have homeless people in this country, yet nothing seems to be done about it...except for the shelters...but that doesn't solve their problems.
Marion, do you know what city this was taken in, and when. If it's a current photo, maybe someone will see this, and help.
I'm glad you posted this, Marion. It's very touching. I agree - so sad, but the love between them is beautiful.
so sad to see this
Dog looks like it's starving.......wish someone could help them. This gives me tears.
So sad and if he goes to a homeless shelter they won't let him bring his best friend in.