Thoughts for Thursday – Homeless Pets for Homeless People: How’s That Working?

Are you’re concerned when seeing homeless people living on the streets with pets? Do you wonder if the pet is being well cared for—what sort of life is this for a domestic animal, anyway? Here’s an organization designed to intervene in this area. In fact they encourage pets for the homeless and help them take good care of the animal. Take a look and see what you think:

In Book 22 of my Klepto Cat Mystery series, A Christmas to Purr About, Michael opens a clinic during a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless to give free vet checks and treatment for their pets. You may recall that Rags helps that day as their therapy cat to sooth frightened pooches and kitty-cats.

If you’re ever concerned about pets living with the homeless—here’s an interesting article featuring why the homeless need pets. It’s eye-opening. They say that pets can help homeless people feel more stable. Homeless people with pets are less likely to become a problem within society. For some, the pet is the only friend they have and it can make a huge difference in the quality of the homeless person’s life. I think we can all relate to that concept. And if the pet is being well-cared for, it is certainly a plus for the otherwise homeless animal.

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