Firstly apologies to followers for not visiting or commenting on your posts for a while, I have not been active concerning this blog for a number of reasons. I have several posts (six) ready to publish which have been delayed, some may seem a little dated now but all the petitions and other actions are still active so if you have not already signed them elsewhere please do so.
The post below in any case concerns an ongoing problem both here in the UK and the US and indeed the world over, though in rich countries it seems more shocking.
In one of the richest countries in the world 3.5 million Americans are homeless, a grave social injustice for people to live in the midst of such affluence and be without a real home or even basic shelter. In the midst of the loneliness, the isolation from society, the physical hardships of cold and hunger and the anxiety of insecurity many people find comfort and solace in the companionship of an animal, in fact 5 to 10% of homeless people have cats or dogs.
Click the link below to find out how you can help homeless people with their companion animals:
“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.”
Please read the entire article:
While the article refers to the US some of the suggestions may well be applied in any country.
For more ideas check out
Pets of the Homeless
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Pets of the Homeless is the only national (U.S) animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.
Read about homeless people and their pets in the UK
It is not known how many have a dog or other pet.
The article below has personal stories about how dogs have changed the lives of homeless people here in the UK.
Free veterinary care for homeless people’s dogs can change lives
“For countless homeless men and women, their dog is a lifeline. Veterinary care can often prove difficult to access and impossible to afford for people living on the street, or with no steady income.”
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How to help homeless people and their dogs UK
Check out suggestions and information from Street Vet
Street Vet delivers free care to homeless and their dogs in London, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge.
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. The bond between many homeless people and their dogs is profound and the health and wellbeing of their canine companions is often a major priority for their owners.
It is a disgrace that in so many wealthy countries people are homeless, adequate shelter , food clothing and warmth should be a basic human right. While many charities and caring individuals help both homeless people and their pets it should never become an accepted part of life here in the UK or anywhere else.
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