Petition to allow pets in homeless shelters with their owners

PETITION: Allow pets in homeless shelters with their owners

TARGET: US Department of Housing and Urban Development

3.5 million Americans are homeless. Five to ten percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. Every homeless person has a unique story- some have lost their homes and jobs, some have mental disorders, some are addicts, and parolees. Some are: families, disabled, elderly, abused spouses, teens, and veterans. Pets provide a deep comfort. Pets are non-judgmental. They are loyal. They provide warmth and security. The homeless get a type of normalcy by providing food and water for their pets. In some cases, they provide them with reality.Some homeless would sacrifice their own food for their pets.
Then there is the protection factor. Living on the streets is dangerous especially for women and the disabled. Animals provide them with security from other homeless, beatings, and from others who may steal their modest possessions.
Why should homeless people who have good hearts, enough to care for their 4-legged best friends, be denied emergency or council housing? We ask for your signature to allow pets in all shelters across the country.

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Recent Supporters

Denise D McIlwaine
  • 4 hours ago
For a homeless person, the animal that loves them and they love, may be the anchor that keeps them tied to mental stability, and gives purpose to day to day life.
Tammy Charters
  • 22 hours ago
No dog should ever be torn away from a homeless person. Most of the time, it's their dog that keeps them going .
rachel braun
  • 1 day ago
Mindy Kelly
  • 1 day ago
Angel Baca
  • 2 days ago
It's very necessary
Jacques Autain
  • 3 days ago
joanne montgomery
  • 3 days ago
Because the homeless have enough to deal with without having to choose shelter over care of their pets?
Наталья Грицан
  • 4 days ago
Dawn Mason
  • 4 days ago
Maria Chartulum
  • 4 days ago